Cort Theatre, New York City
The Cort Theatre is a Broadway theatre located at 138 West 48th Street in the Theater District of midtown Manhattan in New York City. It is owned by the Shubert Organization, the largest owner of Broadway theatres.The Cort Theatre was designated a New York City landmark on November 17, 1987.HistoryJohn Cort (ca. 1861-1929), founder of the Northwestern Theatrical Association, commissioned architect Thomas W. Lamb to design the theater. Its façade was modeled on the Petit Trianon in Versailles. The resulting 1082-seat Cort Theater is one of the few Lamb theaters still extant and functioning as a legitimate theater. The interior was designed in the style of the era of Louis XVI, with a Pavanozza marble lobby with plasterwork panels. The arch of the proscenium stage consists of perforated plaster treated with art glass, and was designed to be lit during performances. The arch still exists as of 2007, although the lighting feature is no longer in operation.Plan your visit to Cort Theatre and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our New York City road trip planning app .
Cort Theatre Reviews
What an amazing performance, she was everything I'd hoped. Never mind that at 82, she could be on her feet and on stage for 3 hrs., but the intensity and rage! We attended at the very end of the previ... more »
I was privileged to attend King Lear, with Glenda Jackson, and it was a wonderful performance. However the venue was a big disappointment, we had seats in the balcony and expected the climb, the steep... more »
Great theater. Very comfortable. But ladies room on my had two stalls as did the one on the third floor.
King Lear was amazing. 5 stars The old building with super minimal space for each person. Restrooms on the first floor are nice and clean. 4 stars
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