HERE'S WHAT'S NEW:

CHECK OUT THE TABS ABOVE FOR PREVIOUS ARTICLES, INCLUDING #TBT, THE FRIDAY 5, AND THERE'S AN ALL-NEW BWAY REVIEWS PAGE! CHECK IT OUT!

COMING UP ON BROADWAY:
The Ferryman - Opens: 10.21.18 The Waverly Gallery - Opens: 10.25.18 Torch Song - Opens: 11.1.18 American Son - Opens: 11.4.18 King Kong - Opens: 11.8.18 The Prom - Previews: 10.23.18, Opens: 11.15.18 The Cher Show - Previews: 11.1.18, Opens: 12.3.18 Network - Previews: 11.10.18, Opens: 12.6.18 To Kill a Mockingbird - Previews: 11.1.18, Opens: 12.13.18 Choir Boy - Previews: 12.12.18, Opens: 1.8.19 True West - Previews: 12.27.18, Opens: 1.24.19

COMING UP ON THE BLOG: 10/19: The Friday 5

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Who Are These Broadway People?

Fans of the Great White Way enter through the doors of the forty designated Broadway theaters every year to see their favorite plays and musicals.  23 of them are currently named after actors, writers, producers, theatrical philanthropists, and even architects and critics!

When you go see The Lion King at the Minskoff Theatre, do you know who Minskoff was?  Or how about Vivian Beaumont, whose name adorns the theater at Lincoln Center that is home to War Horse?  Well, Minskoff is named for a New York architect, and Ms. Beaumont was an actress and philanthropist who donated much to the arts as heiress to the May Department Stores fortune.

Here are pictures of some 15 others who have been honored with having a Broadway theater named after him/her.  Can you tell who is who?

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Hint: 1, 6 and 7: Composers;  2, 4 and 5: Playwrights;  3: Theatre Artist;  8, 10 - 12: Actors;   9, 13 and 14: Theatre Owners/Producers;  15: Theatre Critic

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