The Longacre, named for Longacre Square (now Times Square), was built by producer/manager H.H. Frazee (also known as the owner of the Boston Red Sox who sold Babe Ruth to the Yankees). After Frazee fell into financial difficulties, the theatre changed hands many times before being sold to Astor Theatre Incorporated, a Shubert subsidiary, in 1919. WOR leased it from 1943-1953 as a radio and television playhouse.
Henry B. Herts designed the Longacre, one of four currently operating Shubert playhouses that he designed. It boasts a French Neo-classical-style exterior and a Beaux Arts-style interior, but lacks some of the individuality and flair which characterized Herts’ other designs.
In 2007-08, architect Michael Kostow oversaw a multimillion dollar restoration of the theatre, restoring the original plasterwork and architectural detail, expanding patron amenities, improving sightlines and repairing and cleaning the neo-French Classical exterior facade.
Theatre is not completely wheelchair accessible.
Accessibility by Seating Section
Seating is accessible to all parts of the Orchestra without steps. Wheelchair seating in Orchestra Only.
Second level - Up 2 flights of stairs.
Third level - Up 4 flights of stairs from the Orchestra.
Handrails: Available at the end of every stepped seat row in the Mezzanine and Balcony.
None Available. No steps into theatre.
Located in the lobby. Accessible at 54".
Wheelchair accessible (unisex) restroom located on the Orchestra level.
Located in restrooms.
Their loyalty was questioned. Their freedom taken away. But their spirit could never be broken. Rejoice in one family’s triumphant story of hope, love, and forgiveness in the new Broadway musical: Allegiance.
Inspired by true events, Allegiance is the story of the Kimura family, whose lives are upended when they and 110,000 other Japanese-Americans are forced to leave their homes following the events of Pearl Harbor. Sam Kimura seeks to prove his patriotism by fighting for his country in the war, but his sister, Kei, fiercely protests the government’s treatment of her people. An uplifting testament to the power of the human spirit, Allegiance follows the Kimuras as they fight between duty and defiance, custom and change, family bonds and forbidden loves. Legendary performer George Takei (Star Trek, Heroes), who was himself an internee as a child, stars alongside Tony® winner Lea Salonga (Miss Saigon, Aladdin) in this enthralling and epic new musical.
“Powerful! It deserves to be seen.” - Entertainment Weekly
“Deeply touching. See it and cheer!” - Rex Reed, New York Observer
“Poignant and defiantly moving. It will grip your heartstrings.”- Elysa Gardner, USA Today
Allegiance Tickets | Allegiance Schedule
220 West 48th Street
Between Broadway and 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10036
|Aisle Transfer Arm||11|
|Proscenium Opening:||35' 0"|
|Height of Proscenium:||34' 10"|
|Depth to proscenium:||29' 7"|
|Depth to front of stage:||32' 3"|