One of Brickyard’s most appealing attributes is our proximity to Broadway theater.
Wicked: The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz is among the most popular shows in our neighborhood, staged at the Gershwin Theatre at 222 W. 51st St., which is about a three-minute walk from the Brickyard Gastropub.
Have brunch, lunch or dinner here before the show, and avoid the hectic pre-theater dining scene one avenue over. Our carefully prepared organic dishes are less expensive and our atmosphere is far less rushed, so you can enjoy your meal at a relaxed pace and still get to your seat on time.
If you have tickets for a Wednesday matinee, enjoy the best lunch special in New York city, where everyone can dine for just $10. For Sunday matinees, enjoy the best Sunday brunch in the Theater District, featuring a Crab Frittata, French Toast with carmelized peaches, or the only Eggs Benedict you’ll ever find with lump crabmeat. Regardless of when you come, you’ll learn why reviews of Brickyard Gastropub on Open Table rank us one of the top restaurants in New York City in our category. We’re the best family friendly restaurant near the Gershwin Theater, and our kids’ menu offers burgers, chicken and sandwiches for $6 or less.
Wicked is one of the rare musicals that is great for kids and adults alike. As nyc.com explains, the story of Wicked is unique and fun, as well as a compelling commentary on friendship and love. This combination is part of what earned the show three Tony Awards in 2004.
Here’s a taste of what to expect, from nyc.com:
“Long before Dorothy drops in, two girls meet in the land of Oz. One, born with emerald-green skin, is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. Wicked tells the story of how these two unlikely friends grew to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch.”
Wicked is based on Gregory Maguire’s novel, and features music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and Winnie Holzman. Visit Maguire’s website for insight into his upcoming books, including “Making Mischief,” a tribute to illustrator Maurice Sendak.
Wicked‘s venue is also fascinating–the Gershwin Theater takes up six floors of the art nouveau Uris Building, and “has the largest seating capacity of any Broadway theater” except the New York State Theatre and the City Center, according to newyorkcitytheater.com. The Uris is designed to host “lavish musicals” like Wicked and Sweeney Todd, which it hosted in 1979, and has also drawn major performers like Sammy Davis Jr. and Bing Crosby. View a seating chart of the Gershwin Theater and learn more about its star-studded history on the New York City Theater website.