Inside the Theatre, the photo feature series that documents Broadway’s historic playhouses, continues with the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.
Playbill’s photo series Inside the Theatre captures the dazzling architecture and unseen details of the world’s most famous theatres, taking you inside all 41 of the Broadway houses.
The Lunt-Fontanne opened in 1910 as the Globe Theatre, named after Shakespeare’s famed theatre in England. Designed by Carrere and Hastings for producer Charles B. Dillingham, the theatre remained dark during much of the Depression and later became a movie theatre. It was fully refurbished and returned to legitimate use in 1958 as the Lunt-Fontanne, named for married actors Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne.
Currently playing at the theatre is Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, which opened April 23, 2018. The Broadway musical tells the story of the late Donna Summer featuring songs from her music catalog. With three different actors playing Donna, Summer depicts her childhood, her rise to fame, and the heartache she experienced throughout her life.
Flip through photos from inside the theatre below: