Built over the foundations of the original Lyric (1903; 1,261 seats) and Apollo (1920; 1,194 seats) Theatres, today’s Lyric Theatre combines architectural preservation with state-of-the-art construction and technology. The spirit and character of New York’s grandest historic theatres have been maintained and united with the technical amenities of a modern facility.
Now at 1,896 seats, the Lyric is one of Broadway’s largest musical house. With every one of the seats in the auditorium offering excellent views of the stage, performances at the Lyric always feel intimate; the theatre combines the most up-to-date technology and the finest acoustics with a traditional sense of contact between the actor and audience.
Ambassador Theatre Group Ltd (ATG) is British theatre’s great commercial success story of the past 20 years. Co-founded by Sir Howard Panter and Rosemary Squire OBE in 1992, ATG has grown to be the UK’s largest theatre group with a total of with 46 venues in Britain, the US and Australia and an internationally recognized award-winning theatre producer with co-productions in New York and across North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. It is also a leader in theatre ticketing services through ATG Tickets.
Companies within the Group have for many years been active and critically acclaimed producers on Broadway. Recent Broadway productions within the Group have included The Mountaintop starring Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett, Exit the King starring Geoffrey Rush and Susan Sarandon, John Doyle’s award-winning production of Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd and the Tony® Award-winning Company. ATG also co-produced Constellations on Broadway and currently co-producing the multi-Tony winning The King and I with Lincoln Center Theatre. Recent Broadway credits for Sonia Friedman Productions (SFP) include The Book of Mormon, King Charles III, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Jerusalem, Death of a Salesman, Faith Healer, Boeing-Boeing, A View from the Bridge, The Norman Conquests, A Little Night Music, and Noises Off, all of which won Tony Awards®. ATG production output is currently at its highest ever, presenting an average of 40 productions a year, demonstrating the unique quality and range of ATG productions in diverse theatres and markets worldwide.
To find out more about ATG, visit www.atg.co.uk