George H. Broadhurst, the Anglo-American manager and playwright (1866-1952), built his eponymous theatre in association with the Shubert brothers. Broadhurst had previously managed theatres in Milwaukee, Baltimore, and San Francisco (and written many popular plays). The playhouse has remained one of the Shubert Organization’s most consistently booked theatres.
Mirror images of each other, the Broadhurst and the neighboring Plymouth Theatre, which opened within two weeks of eachother, were the brainchild of architect Herbert J. Krapp, and were his first independent commissions. While the two playhouses are nearly identical on the outside, the Broadhurst's interior employs Doric columns, and Greek-style cornices and friezes. Its spare exterior is decorated with brickwork, enhanced by touches of stone and terra-cotta trim.
Theatre is not completely wheelchair accessible. There are no steps into the theatre from the sidewalk. Please be advised that where there are steps either into or within the theatre, we are unable to provide assistance.
Accessibility by Seating Section
Orchestra Location: Seating is accessible to all parts of the Orchestra without steps. There are no steps to the designated wheelchair seating location.
Mezzanine Location: Located on the Second Level, up 1 flight of steps. Please Note: On the Mezzanine Level, there are approximately 2 steps down per row. Entrance to the Mezzanine is behind row L.
Handrails: Available at the end of every stepped seat row in the Mezzanine.
Located in lobby. Accessible at 54", with TTY utility outlet.
Wheelchair accessible (unisex) restroom is located on the main level.
Located in the Rear Orchestra. Accessible at 36".