Upcoming Concerts at Longacre Theater
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Longacre Theater Description
Designed by architect Henry Beaumont Herts in 1912, the theatre was named for Longacre Square, the original name for Times Square. The French neo-classical building was constructed by impresario Harry Frazee, better remembered as the owner of the Boston Red Sox who, needing money for his theatrical ventures, sold Babe Ruth's contract to the New York Yankees. Despite the rumor, a large number of performers who have appeared on stage here have taken home a Tony Award for their efforts.