Designed by Henry B. Herts and built by producer/manager H.H. Frazee, the Longacre Theatre was exchanged into the hands of Shubert in 1919, thereafter leasing it as a radio and television playhouse in the #24;40s and #24;50s. The venue has been home to productions such as Kick In (1914), The Matriarch (1930), Hawk Island (1929), Mark Twain Tonight (1966), Ain#25;t Misbehavin#25; (1978) and Who#25;s Afraid of Virginia Wolff? (2005), among others.
The Longacre Theatre is part of the Shubert Organization#25;s collection of venues, and is named after Longacre Square (which is now Times Square.) The venue seats 1,091 guests and the seating chart includes orchestra, mezzanine, balcony, box and pits sections with wheelchair accessible seating available, as well. The theatre, which mostly sees dramas performed onstage these days, has a proscenium stage, and has a French Neo-classical-style exterior.