The Broadhurst Theatre was designed by Herbert J. Krapp and named after the playwright/producer George Howells Broadhurst, who oversaw the building of the theatre in partnership with the Shubert family.
The venue officially opened on September 27, 1917 with the New York premiere of George Bernard Shaw's Misalliance. Multiple of Broadhurst's own plays also went up there between 1917 and 1924.
The theatre is a designated New York City landmark. Its architectural style mirrors that of the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, which was also designed by Krapp and built at the same time.
The nearest subway stops to the Broadhurst Theatre are the 42nd Street stops on the A, C, E, 1, 2, 3, 7, N, Q, R, W, or S lines. Audiences can also take the bus to either 7th Ave/W 44th St. on the M4, M20, or M014 line; or the W 43rd St. and 8th Ave stop on the M20, M104, or M34A-SBS line.
Popular restaurants near the Broadhurst Theatre include Nizza (Italian), Marseille (French), and Five Napkin Burger (American), all of which are on Ninth Avenue between 44th and 45th Streets. The Broadhurst is on 44th Street between Eighth Avenue and Broadway, and other nearby restaurants include Junior's (American), Carmine's (Italian), and Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. (American).