way to take two theaters that had many magnificent design elements but were sadly deficient in most all areas required for a Broadway musical house such as, seating capacity, size of stage, proscenium opening, handicapped access, dressing rooms, lobby areas, public toilets to name a few and create a theater that adhered to the guidelines.#R##N##R##N#The product of collaboration between architects, engineers, craftsmen and designers, including Beyer Blinder Belle and the Roger Morgan Studio (now Sachs Morgan Studio), the design combines preservation with state of the art new construction to create the spirit and character of a great old theater with the needs of a modern one.#R##N##R##N#The Foxwoods Theatre incorporates many elements from the Apollo and Lyric theaters. First, these include the Lyric's magnificent turn of the century 42nd and 43rd street facades which will be restored to their original grandeur.#R##N##R##N#Second, key historic interior elements of the Apollo were used in the theater, these included the lobby which was restored and is used as a lounge during intermission and plaster elements were cut into sections, removed from the Apollo, restored, and reinstalled in the new theater. These included ceiling domes, the proscenium arch, sail vault, and side boxes. These latter elements were expanded to fit the scale of the larger theater.#R##N##R##N#The theater's interior design theme is based on the reinstalled historic elements from the Apollo. The historic dome is set within a new second dome and washed with light to feature it as the theater's centerpiece. The dome, proscenium, and side boxes are painted and gilded to be the featured design elements. The side walls design of pilasters and scalloped panels were first established by the structural grid and acoustical considerations and then designed as supporting elements in a sympathetic manner and in a similar vocabulary to the historic elements. New murals were commissioned to form a frieze over the new side boxes in a Greek mythological theme recalling the original concept of the Apollo.#R##N##R##N#To read more about the history of these theaters, click on the links below.
General infoNon Smoking · Full Bar · Coat Check · Good for Groups · Family Friendly
- 9/22/2013Spider-Man was a fun high flying action packed show. This show is a must see! Fun and entertaining for all ages. Read full review
- 8/17/2013Watched Spiderman in the Dark. Was a great performance. Both the theatre and the performance was great. I would definitely recommend watching a broadway show here, even the balcony seating is great. You do not feel like you are seated too far from the stage. Overall very efficient and neat setup. Read full review
- 4/27/2013In reading reviews of Foxwoods Theatre I was a bit confused to see several people applauding the leg room that was "suitable for tall people." As a guy who is well over 6 feet tall I take exception to people saying things are suitable for tall people when they clearly have no clue. What am I ranting for? Well, the … Read full review
- 2/25/2013A very comfortable and well-appointed theater. Personally I would have liked this theater even more if it wasn't for the underwhelming Spider Man show that's playing here right now. But from a "Broadway" perspective, this isn't an-old school traditional theater. That means you'll get more legroom than most places … Read full review
- 9/30/2012This theatre is deceptively large. There's a line out the main door to get in (not particularly spectacular when it's raining), a decent size lobby with bars, and a huge auditorium with really long rows. The shops seemed rather small and cramped. We saw Spiderman here and the seats were great. Read full review