Inside the Theatre, the photo feature series that documents Broadway’s historic playhouses, continues with the Minskoff Theatre.
Playbill’s photo series Inside the Theatre captures the dazzling architecture and unseen details of the world’s most famous theatres, taking you inside all 41 of the Broadway houses.
The Minskoff Theatre opened in 1973, designed by architects Kahn and Jacobs and named for owners Sam Minskoff and Sons. Situated in a high-rise building, the venue was innovative in its placement 35 feet above Broadway.
Disney’s iconic musical The Lion King, which recently celebrated 20 years on Broadway, currently plays at the theatre. The original musical, directed and designed by Julie Taymor, opened November 13, 1997, at the New Amsterdam Theatre before moving to the Minskoff in 2006.
The Minskoff Theatre is under the direction of the Nederlander Organization; the theatre is an ideal house for large-scale musicals, dance companies, and personal-appearance shows.