Inside the Theatre, the series that documents Broadway’s historic playhouses, continues with the Cort.
Playbill’s Inside the Theatre captures the dazzling architecture and unseen details of the world’s most famous theatres, taking you inside all 41 of Broadway's currently-operating houses.
Built by John Cort, the Cort Theatre opened in 1912 withJ. Hartley Manners hit play Peg O’ My Heart. Designed by architect Edward B. Corey, the theatre was created in the style of Louis XVI, featuring four Corinthian columns, a lobby of Pavanozza marble with panels of Marie Antoinette plasterwork, and an auditorium with a seating capacity of 999 (currently updated to 1102).
Currently playing at the theatre is Mike Birbiglia's The New One, which officially opened November 11.