Built in 1973 on the site of the landmark Astor Hotel, this is one of the largest and most comfortable theatres on Broadway. Past shows have included Debbie Reynolds in "Irene," the 1980 Revival of "West Side Story," and "Englebert Humperdinck On Broadway." More recently, it has been home to "The Scarlet Pimpernel," "Sunset Boulevard," and "Fiddler on the Roof." Since 2006, it has been home to Disney on Broadway's "The Lion King."
There are no steps into the theatre from the sidewalk. Escalators are available to the third floor lobby (Orchestra level). Wheelchair seating is available in the Rear Orchestra and Mezzanine. An elevator strictly designated for persons will disabilities goes to all levels of the theatre. Wheelchair accessible restrooms are available on the orchestra and mezzanine levels. An assisted listening system is available.