Marquis Theatre

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Marquis Theatre
Address 46th Street Between Broadway and Eighth Avenue
New York City
United States
Owner Nederlander Organization
Type Broadway
Capacity 1611
Production The Illusionists — Witness the Impossible
Construction
Opened July 9, 1986
Architect John Portman
Website
The Marquis Theatre

The Marquis Theatre is a Broadway theatre located at 46th Street Between Broadway and Eighth Avenue in midtown-Manhattan. Situated on the third floor of the Marriott Marquis Hotel, the 1611-seat venue was designed by developer/architect John C. Portman, Jr. Because construction of the hotel involved the demolition of five theaters – the original Helen Hayes, the Morosco, the Bijou, and remnants of the Astor and the GaietyNew York City officials permitted Portman to construct the new property only if he agreed to include a theater within the structure. It presently is one of nine operated by the Nederlander Organization.

The Marquis - with state-of-the-art backstage facilities and a sleekly modern auditorium - opened July 9, 1986, with a series of concerts by Shirley Bassey.

The stage version of White Christmas returned from November 13, 2009 through January 13, 2010. The previous production, the Dolly Parton musical, 9 to 5 closed September 6, 2009.

The new Twyla Tharp dance musical, Come Fly Away, based on the music of Frank Sinatra, opened officially March 25, 2010. However, due to low ticket sales, the production closed September 5, 2010. Donny and Marie Osmond presented their new show Donny & Marie - A Broadway Christmas, which played for twenty-two performances from December 9, 2010 through January 2, 2011.[1] The next production was Wonderland: Alice's New Musical Adventure which opened April 17, 2011 and closed May 15, 2011.

The Kennedy Center production of Follies began a limited engagement in preview August 7, 2011, with an official opening scheduled for September 12.[2] The first Broadway revival of Evita began performances March 12, 2012, with the official opening April 5.[3]

Notable productions[edit]

Box office record[edit]

Evita achieved the box office record for the Marquis Theatre. The production grossed $1,586,902 over eight performances, for the week ending May 10, 2012. [4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Donny and Marie". Broadwayworld.com. October 19, 2010. Retrieved 2014-11-06. 
  2. ^ Gans, Andrew (June 29, 2011). "'Follies', with Bernadette Peters, Jan Maxwell, Will Begin Broadway Previews in August". Playbill. Retrieved 2014-11-06. 
  3. ^ Gans, Andrew (March 12, 2012). "Elena Roger and Ricky Martin Begin a Waltz for Eva and Che in Broadway Revival of 'Evita' March 12". Playbill. Retrieved 2014-11-06. 
  4. ^ "INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 5/21; EVITA Breaks Marquis Record". Broadwayworld.com. May 21, 2012. Retrieved 2014-11-06. 

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