Thursday, February 5, 2009

Brady Theater

Completed in 1914, the Brady Theater was originally designed as a municipal auditorium and convention hall. The building was known as Convention Hall for the first forty years of its life. When the facility officially opened, it was billed as the largest hall between Kansas City and Houston.

The Brady Theater is in the old part of downtown Tulsa north of the railroad tracks was a thriving area in the early days.  As time went by, the tall buildings went up on the south side and the old area became run down.  More recently it has been revived as an arts and entertainment  area.

Some of the greatest names in show business have graced the Historic Brady Theater stage. A partial listing of those artists who have performed at the Historic Brady Theater: Enrico Caruso, Chet Atkins, Tony Bennett, Blood Sweat & Tears, Pat Boone, Glen Campbell, Chicago, Roy Clark, Rosemary Clooney, George M. Cohan, Phil Collins, David Allen Coe, Alice Cooper, David Copperfield, Bill Cosby, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, John Fogerty, Kenny G., Gallagher, Genesis, Al Green, Merle Haggard, Don Henley, Buddy Holly, Tom Jones, Journey, Kansas, B.B. King, Cyndi Lauper, Lyle Lovett, Motley Crue, Willie Nelson, Ted Nugent, John Prine, Kenny Rogers, Will Rogers, Styx, Ed Sullivan, Randy Travis, U2, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Robin Williams, Dwight Yoakam, and many many more.