The Longacre Theatre is a Broadway theatre in Midtown Manhattan, New York. The Theatre has a rich history presenting Broadway shows and was even rumored to be cursed at one point in time.
The building was constructed by H.H. Frazee, who is better remembered as the owner of the Boston Red Sox that sold Babe Ruth’s contract to the New York Yankees. As a result, a curse allegedly lingered on the theatre, resulting in superstitious producers avoiding it altogether. Despite this belief, several performers who have appeared on the Longacre stage have gone on to win Tony Awards for their performances!
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The Longacre underwent major restoration between 2007 and 2008, bringing the original plasterwork and architectural detail back to life, while also improving and expanding patron amenities.