Built in 1912 by Harry Frazee, the Boston Red Sox owner who sold Babe Ruth to the Yankees, this venue is rumored to be cursed. Although a few superstitious backers have avoided it in fear of producing a flop, quite a few Tony Awards have been earned on its stage, including those for recent revivals of "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" (Bill Irwin, Best Actor), "Boeing-Boeing" (Best Revival of a Play), and "La Cage aux Folles" (Best Revival of a Musical.)
There are steps into the theatre from the sidewalk, but a wheelchair ramp is available. Wheelchair seating is available in the Orchestra only. The Mezzanine is located up 2 flights of stairs, and the Balcony is located up 4 flights of stairs. Restrooms are located down a flight of stairs (20 steps) in the Lower Lounge, and are not wheelchair accessible. Wheelchair accessible restrooms are located at the Holiday Inn Crowne Plaza, on Broadway between West 48th and West 49th Streets.