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Imperial Theatre

249 W. 45th St., New York, NY
Seats (approximate): 1443

Herbert J. Krapp, architect. Built by the Shuberts to replace their out of date Lyric Theatre. From 1938 to 1968, only two productions played fewer than three hundred performances. Most often home to musicals.

To learn more about the history of the Imperial Theatre, see historical information provided by the Shubert Organization and Spotlight on Broadway's video on the Imperial Theatre.

Built: 1923   

Theatre Names Named
Imperial Theatre
Opened December 25, 1923
1923

Broadway Productions

Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
Musical, Original
Nov 14, 2016 - Sep 03, 2017

Les Misérables
Musical, Revival, Drama
Mar 23, 2014 - Sep 04, 2016

700 Sundays
Play, Original, Solo
Nov 13, 2013 - Jan 05, 2014

Nice Work If You Can Get It
Musical, Original, Comedy
Apr 24, 2012 - Jun 15, 2013

Billy Elliot: The Musical
Musical, Original
Nov 13, 2008 - Jan 08, 2012

August: Osage County
Play, Original
Dec 04, 2007 - Apr 20, 2008

Coram Boy
Play, Original, Drama, Play with music
May 02, 2007 - May 27, 2007

High Fidelity
Musical, Original, Comedy
Dec 07, 2006 - Dec 17, 2006

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Musical, Original, Comedy
Mar 03, 2005 - Sep 03, 2006

The Boy From Oz
Musical, Original
Oct 16, 2003 - Sep 12, 2004

Les Misérables
Musical, Original, Drama
Oct 17, 1990 - May 18, 2003

Jerome Robbins' Broadway
Musical, Original, Revue, Dance
Feb 26, 1989 - Sep 01, 1990

Chess
Musical, Original, Drama
Apr 28, 1988 - Jun 25, 1988

Cabaret
Musical, Revival, Drama
Oct 22, 1987 - Feb 07, 1988

The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Musical, Original, Comedy
Dec 02, 1985 - May 16, 1987

Dreamgirls
Musical, Original
Dec 20, 1981 - Aug 11, 1985

They're Playing Our Song
Musical, Original, Romantic Comedy
Feb 11, 1979 - Sep 06, 1981

Chapter Two
Play, Original, Comedy
Dec 04, 1977 - Jan 16, 1979

Comedy With Music
Special, Original, Comedy
Oct 03, 1977 - Nov 27, 1977

Anna Christie
Play, Revival, Drama
Apr 14, 1977 - Jul 30, 1977

Mark Twain Tonight!
Play, Original, Solo
Mar 14, 1977 - Mar 26, 1977

Pippin
Musical, Original, Comedy
Oct 23, 1972 - Mar 13, 1977

Lost in the Stars
Musical, Revival, Tragedy
Apr 18, 1972 - May 21, 1972

On the Town
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Oct 31, 1971 - Jan 01, 1972

Two By Two
Musical, Original
Nov 10, 1970 - Sep 11, 1971

Minnie's Boys
Musical, Original
Mar 26, 1970 - May 30, 1970

A Patriot for Me
Play, Original, Drama
Oct 06, 1969 - Nov 15, 1969

Zorba
Musical, Original
Nov 16, 1968 - Aug 09, 1969

Cabaret
Musical, Original, Drama
Mar 07, 1967 - Oct 02, 1968

Fiddler on the Roof
Musical, Original, Comedy, Drama
Sep 22, 1964 - Feb 25, 1967

Oliver!
Musical, Original, Comedy, Drama
Jan 06, 1963 - Sep 12, 1964

Carnival!
Musical, Original, Puppets
Apr 13, 1961 - Dec 15, 1962

Gypsy
Musical, Original, Drama
Aug 15, 1960 - Mar 25, 1961

Destry Rides Again
Musical, Original, Comedy
Apr 23, 1959 - Jun 18, 1960

Jamaica
Musical, Original
Oct 31, 1957 - Apr 11, 1959

The Most Happy Fella
Musical, Original, Comedy
May 03, 1956 - Oct 19, 1957

Silk Stockings
Musical, Original, Comedy
Feb 24, 1955 - Apr 14, 1956

By the Beautiful Sea
Musical, Original, Comedy
Oct 02, 1954 - Nov 27, 1954

John Murray Anderson's Almanac
Musical, Original, Revue
Dec 10, 1953 - Jun 26, 1954

Wish You Were Here
Musical, Original, Comedy
Jun 25, 1952 - Nov 28, 1953

Call Me Madam
Musical, Original, Comedy
Oct 12, 1950 - May 03, 1952

Peter Pan
Play, Revival
Apr 24, 1950 - Sep 30, 1950

Miss Liberty
Musical, Original, Comedy
Jul 15, 1949 - Apr 08, 1950

Along Fifth Avenue
Musical, Original, Revue
Feb 21, 1949 - Jun 18, 1949

Annie Get Your Gun
Musical, Original, Comedy
May 16, 1946 - Feb 12, 1949

Song of Norway
Musical, Original, Operetta
Aug 21, 1944 - Apr 13, 1946

Ziegfeld Follies of 1943
Musical, Original, Revue
Jan 25, 1944 - Jul 22, 1944

One Touch of Venus
Musical, Original, Comedy
Oct 07, 1943 - Jan 24, 1944

Rosalinda
Musical, Original, Operetta
May 24, 1943 - Oct 02, 1943

Let's Face It!
Musical, Original, Comedy
Oct 29, 1941 - Mar 20, 1943

Louisiana Purchase
Musical, Original, Comedy
May 28, 1940 - Jun 14, 1941

Too Many Girls
Musical, Original, Comedy
Oct 18, 1939 - Apr 21, 1940

Leave It to Me!
Musical, Original, Comedy
Nov 09, 1938 - Jul 15, 1939

You Can't Take It With You
Play, Original, Comedy, Farce
Sep 19, 1938 - Oct 30, 1938

Between the Devil
Musical, Original, Comedy
Dec 22, 1937 - Mar 12, 1938

Orchids Preferred
Musical, Original, Comedy
May 11, 1937 - May 15, 1937

Frederika
Musical, Original, Operetta
Feb 04, 1937 - May 01, 1937

Hamlet
Play, Revival, Tragedy
Nov 10, 1936 - Closing date unknown

On Your Toes
Musical, Original, Comedy
Apr 11, 1936 - Nov 1936

Jubilee
Musical, Original, Comedy
Oct 12, 1935 - Mar 07, 1936

Panic
Play, Original, Tragedy
Mar 14, 1935 - Mar 15, 1935

Nowhere Bound
Play, Original, Melodrama
Jan 22, 1935 - Feb 1935

Say When
Musical, Original, Comedy
Nov 08, 1934 - Jan 12, 1935

Saluta
Musical, Original, Comedy, Satire
Aug 28, 1934 - Sep 29, 1934

All the King's Horses
Musical, Original, Romantic Comedy
Feb 19, 1934 - May 12, 1934

Let 'Em Eat Cake
Musical, Original, Comedy
Oct 21, 1933 - Jan 06, 1934

Of Thee I Sing
Musical, Revival, Comedy
May 15, 1933 - Jun 10, 1933

Flying Colors
Musical, Original, Revue
Sep 15, 1932 - Jan 25, 1933

The Laugh Parade
Musical, Original, Revue
Nov 02, 1931 - May 21, 1932

Meet My Sister
Musical, Original, Comedy
Apr 06, 1931 - May 21, 1931

The Gang's All Here
Musical, Original, Comedy, Revue
Feb 18, 1931 - Mar 09, 1931

Babes in Toyland
Musical, Revival, Extravaganza
Dec 20, 1930 - Jan 1931

Princess Charming
Musical, Original, Operetta, Romance
Oct 13, 1930 - Nov 29, 1930

Sons O' Guns
Musical, Original, Comedy
Nov 26, 1929 - Aug 09, 1930

The New Moon
Musical, Original, Romance
Sep 19, 1928 - Nov 1929

Sunny Days
Musical, Original, Comedy
Feb 08, 1928 - May 05, 1928

The Desert Song
Musical, Original, Operetta
Nov 02, 1927 - Jan 07, 1928

Oh, Kay!
Musical, Original, Comedy
Nov 08, 1926 - Jun 1927

Deep River
Musical, Original, Opera
Oct 04, 1926 - Oct 30, 1926

The Merry World
Musical, Original, Revue
Jun 08, 1926 - Aug 1926

Sweetheart Time
Musical, Original, Comedy
Jan 19, 1926 - May 22, 1926

Rose-Marie
Musical, Original, Comedy
Sep 02, 1924 - Jan 16, 1926

Sitting Pretty
Musical, Original, Comedy
Jun 09, 1924 - Jun 28, 1924

Peg-O'-My-Dreams
Musical, Original, Comedy
May 19, 1924 - May 31, 1924

The Lower Depths
Play, Revival
May 01, 1924 - Closing date unknown

Mistress of the Inn
Play, Original
May 01, 1924 - Closing date unknown

Ivanov
Play, Revival
May 01, 1924 - Closing date unknown

The Cherry Orchard
Play, Revival, Drama
May 01, 1924 - Closing date unknown

In the Claws of Life
Play, Original
May 01, 1924 - Closing date unknown

An Enemy of the People
Play, Revival
May 01, 1924 - Closing date unknown

Enough Stupidity in Every Wise Man
Play, Original
May 01, 1924 - Closing date unknown

Uncle Vanya
Play, Revival, Drama
May 01, 1924 - Closing date unknown

The Death of Pazukhin
Play, Original
May 01, 1924 - Closing date unknown

Tsar Fyodor Ivanovitch
Play, Revival
May 01, 1924 - Closing date unknown

The Brothers Karamazoff
Play, Original
May 1924 - Closing date unknown

Mary Jane McKane
Musical, Original, Comedy
Dec 25, 1923 - May 03, 1924

Benefits and Special Events

A Gala Tribute to Joshua Logan
Special, Original, Benefit, Tribute
Mar 09, 1975 - Mar 09, 1975

A Celebration of Richard Rodgers
Special, Original, Benefit
Mar 26, 1972 - Mar 26, 1972

Gratefully Yours
Special, Original, Benefit
Apr 07, 1942 - Apr 12, 1942

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