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Book, Music & Lyrics by CAROLINE SHERMAN & ROBERT HULL
Directed by CADY HUFFMAN

Experience the soaring heights of EMPIRE, the elevated new musical that celebrates the world’s most iconic building: the Empire State Building.

Told through the lens of three generations of dreamers and doers spanning New York City in the Roaring Twenties, the Great Depression, and the Bicentennial Year of 1976, this original story shines new light on one of history’s greatest feats of will and desire. With a desperate city pinning its hopes on this seemingly impossible project, only skyscraper-high levels of grit and determination can keep it climbing. Discover the dramatic tales of derring-do through spectacular choreography, foot-tapping music, and colorful, timeless characters. Take the thrilling ride to the sky with the brave Mohawk Skywalkers, industrialist visionaries, and can-do immigrants, all of whom had the guts to go up when everyone else was down. Witness the extraordinary resilience and optimism that built a landmark that still inspires today.

With book, music and lyrics by Caroline Sherman & Robert Hull, and directed by Tony Award winner Cady Huffman (The Producers), EMPIRE will play a not-to-be-missed 12-week limited engagement this summer in the heart of Broadway.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

When and where is Empire performing?

For 12 weeks only, July 1 thru September 22 at New World Stages in New York City, located at 340 West 50th Street.

What is the recommended age?

Family friendly for all ages 6+. Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theater.

What is the running time?

2 hours and 30 minutes including one intermission.

What is the performance schedule?

Mon 7pm, Wed 2pm & 8pm, Thurs 7pm, & Fri 8pm, Sat 2pm & 8pm, Sun 3pm. For holiday schedules and special performance times, click HERE to view the full calendar.

Where can I park near the theater?

We recommend booking convenient and affordable parking in advance through SpotHero, the nation's leading parking reservations app. To reserve your parking spot, visit our Partner Page on our website or the New World Stages parking page and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up.

Can I take photographs or video during the show?

The use of cameras, video equipment or flash photography is not allowed during the performance. However, we encourage taking photos and videos before the performance, during intermission and after the show.

Is the theater ADA accessible?

Yes! New World Stages is wheelchair and elevator accessible. The “Access Information” tab on the Telecharge show page provides information on access into the theatre, as well as specific locations of wheelchair, transfer arm, and companion seating. To search for seats, go to “Find Tickets” and click on “Wheelchair-Only Locations & Transfer Arm Seats.” If you need assistance purchasing wheelchair or transfer arm seating, contact Telecharge Access Services at (212) 239-6222.

What is the late seating policy?

Late seating will be at the discretion of the house manager. Please note that latecomers may not be able to access their purchased seats.

Are there strobe lights in the show?

Yes, there will be strobe effects and flashing lights used in the show.

Are there devices for the hearing impaired?

Infrared assisted listening devices and neck induction loop systems (requires t-coil) are available to borrow at the Shubert Audience Services kiosk.

Can I bring food or drink into the theater?

Outside food or beverage are not permitted in the theater.

Will there be merchandise available for purchase?

Yes, EMPIRE branded merchandise will be available in the lobby before and after performances, as well as during intermission.

Who do I contact to book a group of 8+ or special event?

Contact Broadway Inbound at (866) 302-0995 or email empiretickets@visceral-entertainment.com with the date/time of your requested performance, and the approximate number of tickets your group is looking to purchase.

TICKETING FAQS

How will I receive my tickets?

You will receive an order confirmation email that will have your ticket details and confirmation number which you can click on to view your detailed order information. If you do not know your order number or need assistance with your order, please call Telecharge Customer Service at 212-239-6210 or 800-543-4835.

What are the service fees?

Tickets purchased online and by phone include a Telecharge imposed service charge: $9 for tickets up to $50, $11 for tickets up to $100, and $15 for tickets over $100

Can I purchase tickets in person at the Box Office to avoid service fees?

Yes, tickets can be purchased during the box office’s operating hours located at 340 West 50th Street. Tickets purchased in person at the box office are not subject to a service fee. Please note, all ticket purchases are subject to a $2 facility fee per ticket.

What are the Box Office hours?

Box Office Hours:
Monday: 1pm - 8pm
Tuesday: 1pm - 7pm
Wednesday: 1pm - 8pm
Thursday: Noon - 8pm
Friday: 1pm - 8pm
Saturday: 10am - 8pm
Sunday: 10am - 7pm

Is there a phone number to call for questions and to purchase tickets?

For any ticketing inquiries or assistance purchasing tickets, please call the official box office, Telecharge, at (212) 239-6200.

What is the range of ticket prices?

Tickets range $49 - $129. All prices include a $2 Facility Fee. Additional service fees may apply depending on your point of purchase.

Where can I view the seating chart?

You can find the seating chart by visiting the Telecharge show page and clicking on the "Seating Chart" tab.

What is the refund / exchange policy?

There are no refunds or exchanges available.