The Gershwin Theatre is named in honor of composer George Gershwin, and his brother, lyricist Ira Gershwin. It seats 1,900 and is currently home to the Broadway musical Wicked.
The John Golden Theatre was originally built in 1927 as the Theatre Masque by real-estate magnates, the Chanin Brothers. The Golden's interior has a Spanish influence, an example of the Mission Revival style popular on the West Coast.
With only 597 seats, the Helen Hayes Theater is the smallest of all of the Broadway houses. Privately owned and operated since 1979, it was announced in 2008 that the theater would be bought by SecondStage after completing a fundraising drive. The theater will remain open and active until SecondStage takes over, a transfer that is expected to happen in 2010.
Completed in 1998, the Hilton is a Broadway theater built on the site of the old Lyric and Apollo theaters. Certain architectural elements from the previous theaters remaining at the Hilton include the Lyric's dome and the facades and the Apollo's proscenium stage. Originally named the Ford Center for the Performing Arts, it was renovated and renamed the Hilton for the US premiere of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang in 2005.
Hospital Audiences, Inc. (HAI) provides cultural access to music, dance, theater and the visual arts, reaching out to the frail elderly, mentally and physically disabled, seriously ill children at health and social service facilities and youth in grades K through 12.
The Shuberts conceived of the Imperial Theatre, their 50th New York venue, as a home to musical theater hits, and their dream has been realized many times over. Billy Elliot plays there currently.
This 16.3-acre campus is home to 12 resident companies, including Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the New York City Opera, the New York City Ballet, the Metropolitan Opera, the Film Society of Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and the New York Philharmonic, among others.
Established in 1985, Lincoln Center Theater has become one of America's favorite nonprofit theaters, producing a year-round schedule of good plays at popular prices. The company performs at its two home spaces‚ the 1,050-seat Vivian Beaumont Theater designed by Eero Saarinen and the 294-seat Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater‚ and mounts productions on Broadway from time to time.