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Imperial Theatre

Imperial Theatre
Imperial Theatre, May 2012
Address 249 West 45th Street
Manhattan, New York City
United States
Coordinates
Owner The Shubert Organization
Type Broadway, Musical Theatre
Capacity 1,417
Production Les Misérables
Construction
Opened December 25, 1923
Architect Herbert J. Krapp

The Imperial Theatre is a Manhattan. The theatre seats up to 1417 people.

New York City, it was constructed to replace their outdated Lyric Theatre. Designed by Herbert J. Krapp specifically to accommodate musical theatre productions, it opened on December 25, 1923 with the Oscar Hammerstein II-Vincent Youmans production Mary Jane McKane. Since then, it has hosted numerous important musicals, including Annie Get Your Gun (1946), Fiddler on the Roof (1964), Dreamgirls (1981), The Mystery of Edwin Drood (1985) and Les Misérables (1990), which played at the theatre until 2003. Billy Elliot the Musical played at the theatre from November 2008 until January 2012.

Among the famed 20th-century composers and lyricists whose works were housed here are George and [[Ira Gershwin

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