"The best 16 shows on Broadway are all playing at the Samuel J. Friedman Theater in the sumptuous Prince of Broadway."- Marilyn Stasio, VARIETY

"An astonishing array of musical gems. I got chills and a few tears. It soars!"- Sara Holdren, NEW YORK MAGAZINE

"AN EMBARRASSMENT OF RICHES! EVERY PERFORMER SHINES!"- David Rooney, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

"EVERYTHING YOU COULD ASK FOR! A smooth and seamless trip down memory lane with KNOCKOUT PERFORMANCES."- Christopher Kelly, THE STAR-LEDGER

"A cast of Broadway powerhouses in a show musical theater buffs will eat up."- Barbara Schuler, NEWSDAY

PRINCE OF BROADWAY PLAYED ITS FINAL PERFORMANCE ON OCTOBER 29, 2017

Harold Prince is a legend in the American theatre – the acclaimed director and producer behind a long list of America’s most iconic musicals and the winner of a staggering, record-breaking 21 Tony Awards. Now, he’s bringing together six decades of magical moments in a new musical event, Prince of Broadway.

This thrilling night of theatre includes fully staged hits from such celebrated musicals as West Side Story, Fiddler on the Roof, Cabaret, Evita, Company, Follies, A Little Night MusicSweeney ToddThe Phantom of the Opera and more, in an unforgettable tribute to an unmatched Broadway career.

The show features a book by two-time Tony nominee David Thompson (Chicago), co-direction and choreography by five-time Tony winner Susan Stroman (The Producers), direction by Prince himself, and new songs by three-time Tony winner Jason Robert Brown (The Bridges of Madison County).

Photo by Martha Swope Courtesy Billy Rose Theatre Division The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

HOW TO GET TICKETS

Post-Show Conversations with Harold Prince

Indicates post-show moderated conversations with Harold Prince. Conversations will take place immediately following the performance. All ticketholders for that performance are welcome to attend.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Prince of Broadway runs approximately 2 hours 30 minutes, with one intermission.

Click here for a seating chart. The Friedman Theatre seats 650. Seating is on Orchestra, Premier Circle and Mezzanine levels—all seating accessible by elevator. For more information on accessibility, please click here.

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Student tickets are available at the box office on the day of the show when the box office opens. Tickets are $30 (including all fees), payable by cash or credit card, and are available to students with an ID from a degree or diploma granting institution. Tickets are subject to availability and are limited to two per valid ID. Note that students aged 30 or under may prefer to purchase their tickets through the 30 Under 30 program instead – see above.

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1950s

The Pajama Game

Year Opened: 1954
Harold Prince’s Role Was: Producer
Harold Prince’s 1st Tony Award Win: Best Producer of a Musical

For more information on the 1954 production of The Pajama Game, visit Playbill Vault.

Damn Yankees

Year Opened: 1955
Harold Prince’s Role Was: Producer
Harold Prince’s 2nd Tony Award Win: Best Musical

For more information on the 1955 production of Damn Yankees, visit Playbill Vault.

New Girl In Town

Year Opened: 1957

Harold Prince’s Role Was: Producer

For more information on the 1957 production of New Girl In Town, visit the Playbill.com Vault.  

West Side Story

Year Opened: 1957
Harold Prince’s Role Was: Producer

Photo Caption:
Rehearsal photo of West Side Story, 1957.

(Left to Right) Producers Robert E. Griffith and Harold Prince, Director/Choreographer Jerome Robbins, lyricist Stephen Sondheim, Composer Leonard Bernstein, Author Arthur Laurents, Assistant Director Gerald Freedman, Production Assistant Sylvia Drulie and Scenic Designer Oliver Smith

For more information on the 1957 production of West Side Story, visit  Playbill Vault.

Fiorello!

Year Opened: 1959
Harold Prince’s Role Was: Producer
Harold Prince’s 3rd Tony Award Win: Best Musical

For more information on the 1959 production of Fiorello!, visit Playbill Vault.

The Pajama Game

Damn Yankees

New Girl In Town

West Side Story

Fiorello!

1960s

Tenderloin

Year Opened: 1960

Harold Prince’s Role Was: Producer

For more information on the 1960 production of Tenderloin, visit the Playbill.com Vault.

A Family Affair

Year Opened: 1962

Harold Prince’s Role Was: Director

For more information on the 1962 production of A Family Affair, visit the Playbill.com Vault.

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum

Year Opened: 1962
Harold Prince’s Role Was: Producer
Harold Prince’s 4th Tony Award Win: Best Producer of a Musical
Harold Prince’s 5th Tony Award Win: Best Musical

For more information on the 1962 production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, visit Playbill Vault.

She Loves Me

Year Opened: 1963
Harold Prince’s Role Was: Producer and Director

Photo Caption:
Barbara Cook as Amalia in She Loves Me, 1963. Produced and Directed by Harold Prince; Musical Staging by Carol Haney; Scenic and Lighting Design by William and Jean Eckart; Costume Design by Patricia Zipprodt.

Photo by Friedman-Abeles
Courtesy Billy Rose Theatre Division
The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

For more information on the 1963 production of She Loves Me, visit Playbill Vault.

Fiddler on the Roof

Year Opened: 1964
Harold Prince’s Role Was: Producer
Harold Prince’s 6th Tony Award Win: Best Producer of a Musical
Harold Prince’s 7th Tony Award Win: Best Musical
Harold Prince’s 12th Tony Award Win: Special Award (1972)

For more information on the 1964 production of Fiddler on the Roof, visit Playbill Vault.

Baker Street

Year Opened: 1965

Harold Prince’s Role Was: Director

For more information on the 1965 production of Baker Street, visit the Playbill.com Vault.

Flora, the Red Menace

Year Opened: 1965
Harold Prince’s Role Was: Producer

Photo Caption:
Rehearsal photo for Flora, the Red Menace, 1965. (Left to right) Producer Harold Prince, Director George Abbott, Liza Minnelli, Bob Dishy, Lyricist Fred Ebb with Composer John Kander seated at the piano.

Photo by Friedman-Abeles
Courtesy Billy Rose Theatre Division
The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

For more information on the 1965 production of Flora, the Red Menace, visit Playbill Vault.

Cabaret

Year Opened: 1966
Harold Prince’s Role Was: Producer & Director
Harold Prince’s 8th Tony Award Win Best Musical
Harold Prince’s 9th Tony Award Win Best Direction of a Musical

Photo Caption:
Rehearsal photo for Cabaret, 1966. From left to right: Producer/Director Harold Prince, Bert Convy, Lotte Lenya, Jack Gilford, Joel Grey, Peg Murray, Edward Winter, Jill Haworth and Choreographer Ron Field.

Photo by Friedman-Abeles
Courtesy Billy Rose Theatre Division
The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

For more information on the 1966 production of Cabaret, visit Playbill Vault.

It’s a Bird… It’s a Plane… It’s Superman

Year Opened: 1966
Harold Prince’s Role Was: Producer & Director

Photo Caption:
Exterior of the Alvin Theatre (now the Neil Simon Theatre) during the run of It’s a Bird…It’s a Plane…It’s Superman, 1966. Produced and Directed by Harold Prince.

Photo by Friedman-Abeles
Courtesy Billy Rose Theatre Division
The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

For more information on the 1966 production of It’s Bird… It’s a Plane… It’s Superman, visit Playbill Vault.

Zorba

Year Opened: 1968
Harold Prince’s Role Was: Producer and Director

For more information on the 1968 production of Zorba, visit Playbill Vault.

Tenderloin

A Family Affair

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum

She Loves Me

Fiddler on the Roof

Baker Street

Flora, the Red Menace

Cabaret

It’s a Bird… It’s a Plane… It’s Superman

Zorba

1970s

Company

Year Opened: 1970
Harold Prince’s Role Was: Producer & Director
Harold Prince’s 10th Tony Award Win: Best Musical
Harold Prince’s 11th Tony Award Win: Best Direction of a Musical

Photo Caption:
Dean Jones (foreground) and cast of Company, 1970. Produced and Directed by Harold Prince; Musical Staging by Michael Bennett. Scenic and Projection Design by Boris Aronson; Costume Design by D.D. Ryan.
Photo by Friedman-Abeles
Courtesy Billy Rose Theatre Division

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

For more information on the 1970 production of Company, visit Playbill Vault.

Follies

Year Opened: 1971
Harold Prince’s Role Was: Producer & Director
Harold Prince’s 13th Tony Award Win: Best Direction of a Musical

Photo Caption:
John McMartin with cast in Follies, 1971. Produced by Harold Prince; Directed by Harold Prince and Michael Bennett. Choreographed by Michael Bennett; Scenic Design by Boris Aronson; Costume Design by Florence Klotz.

Photo by Martha Swope
Courtesy Billy Rose Theatre Division
The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

For more information on the 1971 production of Follies, visit  Playbill Vault.

A Little Night Music

Year Opened: 1973
Harold Prince’s Role Was: Producer & Director
Harold Prince’s 14th Tony Award Win: Best Musical

Photo Caption:
Associate Producer Ruth Mitchell, Composer/Lyricist Stephen Sondheim, Librettist Hugh Wheeler, Costume Designer Florence Klotz, Patricia Elliott, Producer/Director Harold Prince and Glynis Johns from A Little Night Music backstage at the Tony Awards, 1973.

Photo by Friedman-Abeles
Courtesy Billy Rose Theatre Division
The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

For more information on the 1973 production of A Little Night Music, visit  Playbill Vault.  

Candide

Year Opened: 1974
Harold Prince’s Role Was: Director
Harold Prince’s 15th Tony Award Win: Special Award
Harold Prince’s 16th Tony Award Win: Direction of a Musical

For more information on the 1974 production of Candide, visit Playbill Vault.

Pacific Overtures

Year Opened: 1976

Harold Prince’s Role Was: Director

For more information on the 1976 production of Pacific Overtures, visit the Playbill.com Vault.

On the Twentieth Century

Year Opened: 1978
Harold Prince’s Role Was: Director

For more information on the 1978 production of On the Twentieth Century, visit Playbill Vault.

Sweeney Todd

Year Opened: 1979
Harold Prince’s Role Was: Director
Harold Prince’s 17th Tony Award Win: Best Direction of a Musical

Photo Caption:
Grave diggers in front of the show curtain designed by Eugene Lee for Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, 1979. Directed by Harold Prince; Dance and movement by Larry Fuller; Scenic Design by Eugene Lee; Costume Design by Franne Lee; Lighting Design by Ken Billington; Hair and Wig Design by Lyn Quiyou; Make-Up Design by Barbara Kelly.

Photo by Martha Swope
Courtesy Billy Rose Theatre Division
The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

For more information on the 1979 production of Sweeney Todd, visit Playbill Vault.

Evita

Year Opened: 1979
Harold Prince’s Role Was: Director
Harold Prince’s 18th Tony Award Win: Best Direction of a Musical

Photo Caption:
Director Harold Prince and Patti Lupone in rehearsal for Evita, 1979.
Photo by Martha Swope
Courtesy Billy Rose Theatre Division
The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

For more information on the 1979 production of Evita, visit Playbill Vault.

Company

Follies

A Little Night Music

Candide

Pacific Overtures

On the Twentieth Century

Sweeney Todd

Evita

1980s

Merrily We Roll Along

Year Opened: 1981
Harold Prince’s Role Was: Director & Producer

For more information on the 1981 production of Merrily We Roll Along, visit Playbill Vault.

A Doll's Life

Year Opened: 1982

Harold Prince’s Role Was: Director and Producer

For more information on the 1982 production of A Doll’s Life, visit the Playbill.com Vault.

Grind

Year Opened: 1985

Harold Prince’s Role Was: Director and Producer

For more information on the 1985 production of Grind, visit the Playbill.com Vault.  

Roza

Year Opened: 1987

Harold Prince’s Role Was: Director

For more information on the 1987 production of Roza, visit the Playbill.com Vault.

Cabaret (Revival)

Year Opened: 1987
Harold Prince’s Role Was: Director

For more information on the 1988 revival of Cabaret, visit Playbill Vault.

The Phantom of the Opera

Year Opened: 1988
Harold Prince’s Role Was: Director
Harold Prince’s 19th Tony Award Win: Best Direction of a Musical

For more information on the 1988 production of The Phantom of the Opera, visit Playbill  Vault.

Merrily We Roll Along

A Doll's Life

Grind

Roza

Cabaret (Revival)

The Phantom of the Opera

1990s

Kiss of the Spider Woman

Year Opened: 1993

Harold Prince’s Role Was: Director

Photo Caption:

Chita Rivera in a scene from the Broadway production of the musical Kiss Of The Spider Woman, 1993. Directed by Harold Prince; Scenic and Projection Design by Jerome Sirlin; Costume Design by Florence Klotz; Lighting Design by Howell Binkley.

Photo by Martha Swope

Courtesy Billy Rose Theatre Division

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

For more information on the 1993 production of Kiss of the Spider Woman, visit Playbill Vault.

Show Boat

Year Opened: 1994

Harold Prince’s Role Was: Director

Harold Prince’s 20th Tony Award Win: Best Direction of a Musical

Photo Caption:

A scene from the revival of Show Boat, 1994. Directed by Harold Prince; Choreographed by Susan Stroman; Scenic Design by Eugene Lee; Costume Design by Florence Klotz; Lighting Design by Richard Pilbrow.

Photo by Martha Swope

Courtesy Billy Rose Theatre Division

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

For more information on the 1994 production of Show Boat, visit Playbill Vault.

Parade

Year Opened: 1998

Harold Prince’s Role Was: Director & Co-Conceiver

For more information on the 1998 production of Parade, visit Playbill Vault.

Kiss of the Spider Woman

Show Boat

Parade

2000s

Lifetime Achievement Tony Award

Harold Prince’s 21st Tony Award Win: Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement

LoveMusik

Year Opened: 2007

Harold Prince’s Role Was: Director

For more information on the 2007 production of LoveMusik, visit the Playbill.com Vault.

Prince of Broadway – Japanese Production

Year Opened: 2015

City and Theatre Played: Tokyu Theatre Orb in Tokyo, Japan

Harold Prince’s Role: Director

Prince of Broadway

Year Opening: 2017

Harold Prince’s Role: Director

Prince of Broadway opened at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on August 24, 2017. The production is a part of Manhattan Theatre Club’s 2017-2018 season.

Lifetime Achievement Tony Award

LoveMusik

Prince of Broadway – Japanese Production

Prince of Broadway

Many thanks to Playbill Vault and The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts for providing the Playbill covers and photographs featured in this timeline.

REVIEWS

"THE BEST 16 SHOWS ON BROADWAY are all playing at the Samuel J. Friedman Theater in the sumptuous PRINCE OF BROADWAY."

- Marilyn Stasio, VARIETY

“AN ASTONISHING ARRAY OF MUSICAL GEMS. I got chills and a few tears. It soars!"

- Sara Holdren, NEW YORK MAGAZINE

"AN EMBARRASSMENT OF RICHES! EVERY PERFORMER SHINES!”

- David Rooney, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

"EVERYTHING YOU COULD ASK FOR! A smooth and seamless trip down memory lane with KNOCKOUT PERFORMANCES."

- Christopher Kelly, THE STAR-LEDGER

“A CAST OF BROADWAY POWERHOUSES in a show musical theater buffs will eat up."

- Barbara Schuler, NEWSDAY

"CATNIP FOR BROADWAY FANS!"

- Jeremy Gerard, DEADLINE

Damn Yankees, Photo Credit: Matthew Murphy

West Side Story, Photo Credit: Matthew Murphy

West Side Story, Photo Credit: Matthew Murphy

She Loves Me, Photo Credit: Matthew Murphy

It's A Bird...Superman, Photo Credit: Matthew Murphy

Follies, Photo Credit: Matthew Murphy

Follies, Photo Credit: Matthew Murphy

Follies, Photo Credit: Matthew Murphy

A Little Night Music, Photo Credit: Matthew Murphy

Fiddler on the Roof, Photo Credit: Matthew Murphy

Cabaret, Photo Credit: Matthew Murphy

Cabaret, Photo Credit: Matthew Murphy

Company, Photo Credit: Matthew Murphy

Company, Photo Credit: Matthew Murphy

Evita, Photo Credit: Matthew Murphy

Evita, Photo Credit: Matthew Murphy

Show Boat, Photo Credit: Matthew Murphy

Merrily We Roll Along, Photo Credit: Matthew Murphy

Parade, Photo Credit: Matthew Murphy

Kiss of the Spider Woman, Photo Credit: Matthew Murphy

Sweeney Todd, Photo Credit: Matthew Murphy

Phantom of the Opera, Photo Credit: Matthew Murphy