|Venue name:||Minskoff Theatre|
200 W 45th St
|Cross street:||between Broadway and Eighth Ave|
|Transport:||Subway: A, C, E to 42nd St–Port Authority; N, Q, R, 42nd St S, 1 2, 3, 7 to 42nd St–Times Sq|
Most Broadway houses originate from the 1920s or ’30s, but the Minskoff opened its doors in 1973 with a lavish revival of the 1919 musical Irene, starring Debbie Reynolds. Today, it’s home to The Lion King. The Minskoff is distinguished by altitude: It’s located on the third floor of One Astor Plaza, a 55-story office tower. With 1,654 seats, it's the third largest house on Broadway. The lobby features hand-painted, gold-leaf-covered sculpted tableaus that adorn interior walls and showcase its panoramic views of Broadway.