Stage Writes

The Official Stage Rights Blog

Scandals and Secrets of the Supernatural: The Stories Behind Broadway's Haunted Theatres

By   Posted 10.31.2016   From the Desk Of, #HauntedBroadway

Turn down the lights and move closer to the comforting glow of your computer screen. We’re going to tell you Broadway ghost stories: real ones.

Richard Rodgers Theatre

Richard Rodgers Theatre (Monica Simoes)

Playbill has been tracking reports of ghost sightings at Broadway theatres for most of the past decade.

One of the most interesting phenomena is the consistency of reporting from one show and one season to the next. Certain theatres — like the New Amsterdam and the Belasco — almost always produce ghost stories, while others — like the Shubert and the Beaumont — almost never do. It's almost as if some theatres really had ghosts and others really did not. The appearance and activities of the alleged ghosts also maintain a remarkable consistency.

Read some of the most curious reports we've gotten from Broadway's shadowy backstages.

Click here for the full article published on by Robert Viagas on October 31 2016.