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“Enjoy the Show”
Review of Broadway Theatre

Broadway Theatre
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$74.00*
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Owner description: 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.
Bristol, Virginia, United States
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“Enjoy the Show”
Reviewed October 10, 2013

Wonderful, beautiful, classy old venue. The crowd is small and electrified with the performances. The staff is courteous but of course, your visit will depend on the show! I doubt you can see a performance that disappoints, though.

Visited November 2012
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Reviewed October 7, 2013

The play was good, however for $150 seats we were at the far back where our view of the play was at times obstructed and we were crouching down to see the "flying objects". The acoustics could use improvement also as we had a hard time hearing the play clearly. Snacks are high priced as 5 bucks for a bottle of water. There doesn't seem to be enough bathrooms as the lines were still in use at intermission and the 2nd half of the play began.

Visited September 2013
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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“Great looking theatre”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

I work at a theatre. This place was clean, comfortable, and the staff was very friendly. The show was really good and was just enough of everything without giving you too much as well. We booked our tickets through TKTS, but still, the show was awesome and we enjoyed our Broadway experience there.

Visited July 2013
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“Go to box office”
Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

We read a lot of reviews about the best possible way to get tickets for shows. We wanted to see the lion king. There is no need to book prior to your trip and we did not find it necessary to queue at the ticket booths in times square we just walked round to the Theatre where the show was and booked at their own box office. We booked on Saturday night and we could of chosen any show. We eventually booked for the following Tuesday and got front row seats. The show is amazing and is a must if you are in new york.

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“Awesome loved it!”
Reviewed August 21, 2013 via mobile

You must go to a.show while in New York! We got tickets for 30% off and we picked a comedy! Was sold out and was an experience I recommend highly! /)

Visited August 2013
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