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- Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune
Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune is the Broadway revival of Terrence McNally’s powerful two-hander, starring Audra McDonald and Michael Shannon.
The Broadhurst Theatre, which opened in 1917 with a production of George Bernard Shaw’s Misalliance, is named after playwright George H. Broadhurst. Broadhurst, who was from England, came to America in 1886. Along with being a playwright, he was also managed venues, running various theatres in Milwaukee, Baltimore, and San Francisco. He then decided to open his own theatre in association with the Shubert brothers. The theatre, which was built to house both musicals and straight plays, was designed by one of the preeminent theatre architects of the time, Herbert J. Krapp. Its capacity is 1,156. The Shubert Organization owns the Broadhurst.