The Minskoff was named after the family of brothers Jerome, Myron, and Henry Minskoff, who were theater developers. This very large theater was erected in place of the old Astor Hotel. It is designed exclusively for large musicals. The seats are comfortable and the sightlines are excellent and there is a spectacular view from the windows on all sides of the orchestra level lobby. The Minskoff has a seating capacity of about 1,722.