Built specifically for musical theatre in 1923, the Gershwin tune "Someone Who'll Watch Over Me" was first played here three years later. This theatre was home to "Annie Get Your Gun," "Carnival," "Fiddler on the Roof," and "Chess." The original production of "Les Miserables" played 6,680 performances at the Imperial between 1990 and 2003. Since, it has been home to more original musicals such as "The Boy from Oz" and "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels."
There are no steps into the theatre from the sidewalk. Seating is accessible to all parts of the Orchestra without steps. Wheelchair seating is in the Orchestra only. The Mezzanine is located up 2 flights of stairs (23 steps). There is a wheelchair accessible restroom located on the main level. Additional restrooms are located on the Mezzanine level. An assisted listening system is available.