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The Broadhurst Theatre is a Broadway theatre located at 235 West 44th Street in midtown Manhattan.

The Broadhurst was designed by architect Herbert J. Krapp, one of the major theatre designers of the early 1900s. Built back-to-back with the Plymouth, it was meant to resemble the style of the neighboring Henry B. Herts-designed Shubert and Booth theaters, using less expensive brick and terra cotta materials on the facades. Like all of Krapp's work during this period, it features minimal ornamentation, a single balcony, wide space, and excellent sightlines.

It was named after George Howells Broadhurst, an Anglo-American dramatist who came to America in 1886. In addition to writing plays, he managed theatres in Milwaukee, Baltimore, and San Francisco before he decided to open his own in association with the Shubert brothers. The theatre was constructed to house both musicals and plays, which it has done successfully for nearly ninety years. It has been designated a New York City landmark.

The Broadhurst opened on September 27, 1917 with George Bernard Shaw's Misalliance, the first New York production of Shaw's philosophical 1910 comedy. It ran for only 52 performances and was not performed on Broadway again until 1953.

Its current tenant is Les Miserables, which began a special six-month return engagement on October 24, 2006.

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