Built over the foundations of the original Lyric (1903; 1,261 seats) and Apollo (1920; 1,194 seats) Theatres, today’s Lyric Theatre combines architectural preservation with state-of-the-art construction and technology. The spirit and character of New York’s grandest historic theatres have been maintained and united with the technical amenities of a modern facility.
The blending of old and new traditions extends from the theatre itself to its inaugural production. Ragtime, a new musical set in the same New York Gilded Age. Since then productions at the Theatre have included the second revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Jesus Christ Superstar, a revival of the Broadway classic 42nd Street, Mel Brooks’ musical Young Frankenstein, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark which featured direction by Tony® Award-winner Julie Taymor, music and lyrics by 22-time Grammy® Award-winners Bono and The Edge, a jubilant revival of On the Town, and Cirque du Soleil’s first Broadway endeavor Paramour.
The Lyric Theatre is currently undergoing a complete redesign and transformation in preparation for the North American premiere of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which is scheduled to open on Sunday, April 22, 2018.
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