Theater Superstition # 8

Image of David Belasco

Beware of the ghost of David Belasco.

Located at 111 West 44th Street, Broadway’s Belasco Theatre is one of the Theatre District’s finest old showhouses. Many people also happen to believe it’s haunted. It is suggested that the ghost of David Belasco, the theater impresario who was known by some as “The Bishop of Broadway,” continues to oversee the happenings at his namesake theatre. Some who have worked at the theatre have reported seeing his spirit sitting alone in the balcony or wandering the lobbies, occasionally stopping to speak to patrons. Could it be the ghost of Thespis messing with us, or is Mr. Belasco still ever-present, making sure things are running smoothly?