(Mary Jo Murphy’s article appeared in The New York Times, 9/1; via Pam Green.)

Broadway theatergoers may have done this more than 13 million times last season: Looked up. Maybe for a second, maybe for a good long gaze. Those richly ornamented ceilings are a draw before the curtain rises and after you’ve finished spotting celebrities. Here’s what Broadway-goers will see at some theaters where new shows are opening. Take this quiz to see if you can match the ceiling to the theater.

A play by the writer of “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” is opening at this theater.

Neil Simon Theater

August Wilson Theater

Vivian Beaumont Theater

Samuel J. Friedman Theater


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