9. The Minskoff Theatre

 Minskoff Theatre Lion KIng

Almost as large as the Majestic Theatre, the Minskoff Theatre is a 1,621-seat venue at 1515 Broadway on the third floor of One Astor Plaza. The theater is named after Sam Minskoff and Sons, who built and owned the building. Minskoff Theatre is one of the newer Broadway theaters, opening its doors on March 13, 1973, with a revival of Irene starring Debbie Reynolds. The theater has hosted a number of non-theatrical works as well, including Miss University 1981.

Since 2006, the theater has put on productions of The Lion King, which pulled in $3,696,977 over 12 performances for the week ending January 2, 2019. Other productions at the theater have included Joseph Papp’s production of The Pirates of Penzance, West Side Story, Cabaret, and Sunset Boulevard. The theater reopened on September 14 with a much-awaited performance of The Lion King.