PORTFOLIO Foxwoods Theatre New York, New York
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This project opened as the Ford Center for the Performing Arts in 1997, was renamed the Hilton Theatre in 2005, and renamed again in 2010 as the Foxwoods Theatre. The project  included new construction and reconstruction of the historic Lyric and Apollo Theatres to accommodate modern Broadway musicals. The challenge for Sachs Morgan Studio was to capture the spirit of the two demolished theatres yet project an identity of its own.

The decor of the lobby, including railings and mosaic floor, was inspired by details from the Lyric’s original facade. The 650-square-foot mosaic, designed by Sachs Morgan Studio,  is composed of 172,800 hand-cut marble pieces, fabricated by 18 artisans. The proscenium, side wall boxes, and centerpiece dome were preserved from the Apollo. Chrystal chandeliers and wall sconces, damask-covered wall panels, and woven axminster carpet defer to glorious islands of original detail.

Custom light fixtures include bare carbon filament bulbs of 1903, creating a candle-like glow. The new theatre feels like an old fixture on Broadway, reflecting a traditional approach to theatre design.

“…Incredibly, the theatre actually seems to be aging as it nears completion…” ~New York Times

1999 USITT Honor Award

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