The Longacre Theatre lit up at night
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Longacre Theatre

About

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.

Location

Address

220 W 48th St
New York, NY 10036

Cross Streets: W 48th St & 8th Ave

Amenities and Accessibility

Wheelchair and companion seating available at the Orchestra level
Aisle transfer and companion seating available at the Orchestra level
Small elevator
Restrooms (non-accessible) are located 1 flight down 20 steps
Accessible restroom available by elevator
Water fountain located in restrooms
Assistive Listening Devices available upon request