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Freaky Friday: Haunted Belasco Theatre on Broadway

Tonight I'm attending a performance of Good Night, Oscar starring Sean Hayes, who also just won the Tony Award for his role!

So, the spooky part is that I'll be sitting in a haunted theatre tonight! The Belasco Theatre is known to be haunted by David Belasco, who bought and opened the theatre in 1907.

Here is an eerie snippet of haunted encounters inside the Belasco Theatre.


Many have reported sightings of ghosts and experienced paranormal activity in New York City’s theaters. What makes the Belasco Theater so unique is that its resident ghost is a fun one to encounter. Belasco’s spirit never intentionally frightens or threatens anyone. In life, Belasco was never a malevolent being; if anything, he was more of a trickster and encouraging mentor. As a ghost, he continues to support and play pranks on the Belasco Theater’s cast and crew. Unlike the stories of so-called hauntings around New York City, this one is certainly refreshing!

Since his death at the age of seventy-seven in 1931, David Belasco has been seen in the theater’s private box during rehearsals and opening nights. He is usually alone, but sometimes the ghost of a woman in blue (dubbed the “Blue Lady”) is with him. This woman is said to be the spirit of a beautiful actress who died after falling down an elevator shaft that would take Belasco and his friends up to his penthouse. Others believe that she is the ghost of a red-headed stripper who worked in the building when it became a strip club called The Follies in the mid-1900s. She is said to have committed suicide by hanging herself in the Belasco Theater’s basement. Either way, there have been numerous sightings of the Blue Lady at the playhouse.

To read full article click the link below.

Stay tuned for part two of this Freak Friday post with Haunted Herbie tomorrow!

Be well, and may all your paranormal encounters be magical.

S.K. Andrews

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