Inside the Theatre, the series that documents Broadway’s historic playhouses, continues with the Barrymore.
Playbill’s Inside the Theatre captures the dazzling architecture and unseen details of the world’s most famous theatres, taking you inside all 41 of Broadway's currently-operating houses.
In 1927, the Shuberts offered to name their newest theatre for Ethel Barrymore if she agreed to star in its first production. She accepted, and the Barrymore Theatre, designed by Herbert J. Krapp, opened in 1928. The Barrymore was the last Broadway venue built prior to the Depression, and it remains one of the few theatres that has never changed name or owner.
Currently playing in the theatre is The Band's Visit, directed by David Cromer. The musical features a score by David Yazbek and a book by Itamar Moses; all three won Tony Awards for their work on the show, which also took home the award for Best Musical.