Majestic Theatre (Broadway)
The Majestic Theatre is a theater in New York City (245 West 44th Street). With 1,607 seats it is one of the largest theaters on Broadway.
The Majestic Theatre was opened on 28 March 1927, the musical Rufus LeMaire 's Affairs. It was the scene of premieres of major musicals from composers such as George Gershwin, Richard Rodgers, Alan Jay Lerner, Harold Rome to Stephen Sondheim and Andrew Lloyd Webber. These include Of Thee I Sing ( 1931), Pardon My English ( 1933), Carousel ( 1945), South Pacific (1949 ), Fanny (1954 ), The Music Man (1957 ), Camelot (1960 ), A Little Night Music ( 1973) and The Wiz - The Wizard of Oz ( 1978). Since 26 January 1988, the musical will be presented to The Phantom of the Opera.
The building, designed by Herbert J. Krapp and built by the Charnin Bros. Theatre is right next to the Broadhurst Theatre, with which it is managed jointly. It is part of a larger entertainment complex, the. , On the other side of the block, at 45th Street, and the John Golden Theatre, which includes Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre and the Milford Plaza Hotel
As early as 1903 there was a theater of the same name at Columbus Circle. Here operettas were approximately performed by Victor Herbert. It was founded in 1911 but renamed the Park Theatre in 1954 and demolished.
During the world economic crisis, the Shubert Brothers bought over the entity; the company that they Shubert Organization is up to the present day owner and operator of the Majestic Theatre. In 1987 it was declared a historic monument by the city. 1996 were awarded at the Majestic Theatre, the Tony Awards.