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- A Bronx Tale
A Bronx Tale is Broadway’s new hit musical. And now it’s a New York Times Critics’ Pick. Audiences are cheering for this crowd-pleaser from Broadway’s hottest creative team. Robert De Niro and Jerry Zaks direct this new musical adaptation of the classic story from Chazz Palminteri.
The Longacre Theatre was constructed by producer/manager H.H. Frazee (the owner of the Boston Red Sox who sold Babe Ruth to the Yankees). He named the theatre after Longacre Square, which is now known as Times Square. Frazee’s notable productions at the Longacre include Kick In (1914), with John Barrymore and Katherine Harris, A Pair of Sixes (1914), and Nothing but the Truth (1916), with William Collier. The theatre was designed by Henry B. Herts. The exterior features a French Neo-classical-style and the interior displays a Beaux Arts-style. Frazee was struggling financially and eventually had to give up the venue. In 1919, the theatre fell under the management of Astor Theatre Incorporated, a Shubert affiliate. From 1943 to 1953, the venue was rented out to WOR as a radio and television studio. From 2007-2008, architect Michael Kostow had the theatre restored, which was a multimillion dollar project.