Harold Prince is a legend in the American theatre – the acclaimed director and producer behind a long list of America’s most iconic musicals and the winner of a staggering, record-breaking 21 Tony Awards. Now, he’s bringing together six decades of magical moments in a new musical event, Prince of Broadway.
Each thrilling night this show includes fully staged hits from such celebrated musicals as West Side Story, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Fiddler on the Roof, Cabaret, Evita, Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd, The Phantom of the Opera and more, in an unforgettable tribute to an unmatched Broadway career.
The show features a book by two-time Tony nominee David Thompson (Chicago), co-direction and choreography by five-time Tony winner Susan Stroman (The Producers), direction by Prince himself, and new songs by three-time Tony winner Jason Robert Brown (The Bridges of Madison County).
Prince of Broadway – Samuel J Friedman Theatre on Broadway
First Preview 03, Aug 2017
Opening Night 24, Aug 2017
Reviews – Soon
Bryonha Marie Parham
Kaley Ann Voorhees
Produced by Manhattan Theatre Club
Book by David Thompson
New Songs by Jason Robert Brown
Music arranged by Jason Robert Brown
Music orchestrated by Jason Robert Brown
Musical Director: Fred Lassen
Directed by Harold Prince
Co – Director: Susan Stroman
Choreographed by Susan Stroman
Scenic Design by Beowulf Boritt
Projection Design by Beowulf Boritt
Costume Design by William Ivey Long
Lighting Design by Howell Binkley
Wig Design by Paul Huntley
Musical Supervisor: Jason Robert Brown
Samuel J. Friedman Theatre
Samuel J. Friedman Theatre
The Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (formerly the Biltmore Theatre) is a Broadway theatre located at 261 West 47th Street in midtown-Manhattan.Designed by architect Herbert J. Krapp for impresario Irwin Chanin, it opened on December 7, 1925 with the play Easy Come Easy Go. With a seating capacity of 903, it was one of Broadway’s smaller venues. The theatre was used by Federal Theatre’s Living Newspaper project in the 1930s. CBS leased it for use as a radio and television studio from 1952 until 1961.
In 1968, the groundbreaking rock musical Hair opened at the theatre.In 1987, a fire struck the Biltmore. The blaze, which was later determined to be an act of arson, destroyed the interior. After the fire, the building sat vacant for fourteen years, suffering more structural damage from water and vandals. The theatre’s ownership changed hands several times between 1987 and 2001, but most plans proposed for its future use – such as a showcase for “Best of Broadway” revues – were rejected since its New York City landmark designation required it to operate only as a legitimate Broadway house if renovated.
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|261 W 47th St (between Broadway St & 8th Ave) New York, NY 10036|
|Subway: C, E to 50th St; N, R to 49th St; 1 to 50th St|
|Monday Noon – 6pm Tues – Saturday : Noon – Curtain Time pm Sunday 10am – 600pm|
|MTC’s Friedman Theatre is accessible to people with disabilities and is equipped with a hearing augmentation system|
|Wheelchair accessible restrooms are located on the lower and mezzanine levels. Elevators and escalators are available to all levels.|
|The Friedman Theatre seats 650. Seating is on Orchestra, Premier Circle and Mezzanine levels.|