Pinterest

IBDB: Internet Broadway Database Policies About the Internet Broadway Database Help FAQ/Contact the Internet Broadway Database
  Home Shows People Theatres Characters Awards Songs grosses  
The Broadway League
 

Official Broadway League sites:

 
Quick Search For:   In This Category:  

Lyric Theatre


213 W. 42nd St., New York, NY
Seats (approximate): 1938

Richard Blinder and Peter Kofman, architects. The Ford Center came about after Canadian producer Garth Drabinsky's Livent, Inc. purchased two 42nd Street theatres, the Lyric and the Academy . The new theatre incorporated elements of both earlier theatres. It was named for the Ford Motor Company, which offered significant financial assistance. Soon after the 1998 opening, Livent declared bankruptcy and the theatre was purchased by a media company, SFX, which was later subsumed by Clear Channel. In 2005, Live Nation was formed as a spin-off of Clear Channel Entertainment and owned and managed the theatre. In 2013, the venue was purchased by The Ambassador Theatre Group, an international theatre owner and production company, who renamed the venue once again.

To learn more about the history and restoration of the Lyric Theatre, see Spotlight on Broadway's video on the Lyric Theatre.

Built: 1998   

Theatre Names Named
Lyric Theatre 2014     Named for one of the two theatres that originally stood on the site
Foxwoods Theatre 2010     Named for the Foxwoods Resort Casino
Hilton Theatre 2005     
Ford Center for the Performing Arts 1998     Opened on January 26, 1998
ProductionsProduction Dates
On the Town
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Oct 16, 2014 -  
Foxwoods Theatre
Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark
Musical, Original, Spectacle
Jun 14, 2011 - Jan 04, 2014
Hilton Theatre
Young Frankenstein
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Mel Brooks; Book by Mel Brooks, Thomas Meehan; Lyrics by Mel Brooks
Nov 08, 2007 - Jan 04, 2009
The Pirate Queen
Musical, Original, Drama
Apr 05, 2007 - Jun 17, 2007
Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Mel Marvin; Book by Timothy Mason; Lyrics by Timothy Mason
Nov 08, 2006 - Jan 07, 2007
Hot Feet
Musical, Original, Dance
Music by Maurice White; Book by Heru Ptah; Lyrics by Maurice White
Apr 30, 2006 - Jul 23, 2006
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Musical, Original, Comedy
Apr 28, 2005 - Dec 31, 2005
Ford Center for the Performing Arts
42nd Street
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Music by Harry Warren; Book by Mark Bramble, Michael Stewart; Lyrics by Al Dubin
May 02, 2001 - Jan 02, 2005
Jesus Christ Superstar
Musical, Revival, Drama
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by Tim Rice
Apr 16, 2000 - Sep 03, 2000
Ragtime
Musical, Original, Drama
Music by Stephen Flaherty; Book by Terrence McNally; Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Jan 18, 1998 - Jan 16, 2000
Special EventsProduction Dates
 
Ford Center for the Performing Arts
Dreamgirls
Special, Revival, Benefit, Concert
Music by Henry Krieger; Book by Tom Eyen; Lyrics by Tom Eyen
Sep 24, 2001 - Sep 24, 2001