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Address: 1681 Broadway, New York City, NY 10019-5827
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The Broadway Theatre is one of only five playhouses that front on the...

The Broadway Theatre is one of only five playhouses that front on the street named Broadway. It opened in 1924 as B. S. Moss's Colony, a premiere film house. The most notable film that played there in the early years was Walt Disney's Steamboat Willie which opened in 1928, and introduced American audiences to an adorable rodent named Mickey Mouse. The theatre went "legit" from 1930 to 1934, when it was re-christened the Broadway. From 1934 to 1940, the house was once again dedicated to motion picture exhibition, and offered the premiere of Disney's Fantasia in 1939. In 1940, however, it returned to legitimate stage production and, except for a brief stint as a Cinerama movie theatre in the 1950s, has remained in the business of showcasing live theatre ever since. B. S. Moss commissioned architect Eugene DeRosa to design the Colony as part of his chain of movie theatres, many of which also housed vaudeville. The large size of the theatre made it ideal for musical comedies.

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Miss Saigon on Broadway
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Comfortable theater, great show of Miss Saigon

I have not done a lot of NYC theater, but this was one of the larger ones I have been to. Seating was tight, but not uncomfortable. Even though it is a large theater, our front... read more

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I have not done a lot of NYC theater, but this was one of the larger ones I have been to. Seating was tight, but not uncomfortable. Even though it is a large theater, our front mezz seats were great. There were lines for the bathrooms at intermission, of course, but they moved faster than many of the smaller theaters.... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I saw Miss Saigon here on April 18, 2017 with my fiance'. This was the first time I saw the show so I am not comparing it to it's original Broadway run. I loved the show. I stayed connected & entertained the ENTIRE show and am actually up for seeing it again, but as a mother-daughter experience.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had watched Miss Saigon as a teen in the London production many years ago. Since my son and I were in NYC for 2 days, I really wanted us to catch it at the Broadway theater. We bought tickets at the Seaport TKTS booth for $89 which seemed steep until we found out that we were sitting 3rd row... More 

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Great singing, acting, dancing, stage set, theatre, costumes......wonderful. First class!!! Only bad thing was the price for a glass of wine. Very stiff for average wine.

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I wonder if some of those jaded reviewers stay to witness the audience reaction at the end of a show. There was 10 minutes of thunderous applause with standing ovation starting with the chorus at the friday april 14th performance. The show was fantastic with many stunning performances. My only criticism was the first 6 minutes. The music volume drowned... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The entire cast tries very hard to make the show something it isn't - a hit. It's entertaining and that's about it. ( if you're looking for some thought provoking Sondheim angst it's nowhere in sight)There seems to be as much of a war going on stage between the two divas as to who can out-sing the other as there... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It has indeed been decades since a young and unknown 19 year old graced the Broadway stage after a worldwide audition initially for the London production of MISS SAIGON some two years previously. (Broadway Theatre) Lea Salonga was her name and she went on to become an international star, creating the role of Kim, the seventeen year old Vietnamese show-girl... More 

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War Paint is the story about two women icons----Helena Rubenstein and Elizabeth Arden. The play was extremely entertaining. The costumes were fantastic! Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole were amazing. Their singing was spectacular. The only complaint that I have is that the words were not always understandable. Part of the problem is that Helena Rubenstein (played by Patti LuPone) had... More 

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Went to se Bronx tale on broadway last week in was great the singers were the best It really followed the story The the part of sonny did a great job But over all a must se if in ny

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Have heard of Miss Saigon but never knew much about it and I'm not giving anything away now. It's a love story set in Vietnam. There is violence and swearing so not for children. You will cry so take tissues. Visit the box office or ask your concierge to book tickets as you can see from pictures, the Times Square... More 

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