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Ethel Barrymore Theatre

243 W. 47th St., New York, NY
Seats (approximate): 1096

Herbert J. Krapp, architect. Built by the Shuberts and named for actress Ethel Barrymore, who was invited to open the house in the vehicle of her choice. The venue remains a Shubert theatre.

To learn more about the history of the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, see historical information provided by the Shubert Organization and Spotlight on Broadway's video on the Ethel Barrymore Theatre.

Built: 1928   

Theatre Names Named
Ethel Barrymore Theatre
Named for Ethel Barrymore, actress. Opened December 20, 1928
1928

Broadway Productions

Six Degrees of Separation
Play, Revival, Drama
Apr 25, 2017 - Jul 16, 2017

The Present
Play, Original, Drama
Jan 08, 2017 - Mar 19, 2017

Alton Brown Live: Eat Your Science
Special, Original, Solo
Nov 22, 2016 - Nov 27, 2016

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Play, Original
Oct 05, 2014 - Sep 04, 2016

A Raisin in the Sun
Play, Revival, Drama
Apr 03, 2014 - Jun 15, 2014

Betrayal
Play, Revival, Drama
Oct 27, 2013 - Jan 05, 2014

Macbeth
Play, Revival, Tragedy
Apr 21, 2013 - Jul 14, 2013

Chaplin
Musical, Original
Sep 10, 2012 - Jan 06, 2013

Death of a Salesman
Play, Revival, Drama
Mar 15, 2012 - Jun 02, 2012

An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin
Special, Original, Concert
Nov 21, 2011 - Jan 13, 2012

Arcadia
Play, Revival
Mar 17, 2011 - Jun 19, 2011

Elling
Play, Original, Comedy
Nov 21, 2010 - Nov 28, 2010

Race
Play, Original
Dec 06, 2009 - Aug 21, 2010

Exit the King
Play, Revival, Comedy
Mar 26, 2009 - Jun 14, 2009

Speed-the-Plow
Play, Revival
Oct 23, 2008 - Feb 22, 2009

November
Play, Original, Comedy
Jan 17, 2008 - Jul 13, 2008

Duran Duran: Red Carpet Massacre
Special, Original, Concert
Nov 01, 2007 - Nov 09, 2007

Company
Musical, Revival, Drama
Nov 29, 2006 - Jul 01, 2007

Ring of Fire
Musical, Original
Mar 12, 2006 - Apr 30, 2006

The Glass Menagerie
Play, Revival, Drama
Mar 22, 2005 - Jul 03, 2005

Sly Fox
Play, Revival, Comedy
Apr 01, 2004 - Aug 29, 2004

Salome
Play, Revival, Drama, Staged Reading
Apr 30, 2003 - Jun 12, 2003

Imaginary Friends
Play, Original, Play with music
Dec 12, 2002 - Feb 16, 2003

The Tale of the Allergist's Wife
Play, Original, Comedy
Nov 02, 2000 - Sep 15, 2002

The Real Thing
Play, Revival, Drama
Apr 17, 2000 - Aug 13, 2000

Putting It Together
Musical, Original, Revue
Nov 21, 1999 - Feb 20, 2000

Amy's View
Play, Original
Apr 15, 1999 - Jul 18, 1999

Electra
Play, Revival, Tragedy
Dec 03, 1998 - Mar 21, 1999

The Life
Musical, Original
Apr 26, 1997 - Jun 07, 1998

An Ideal Husband
Play, Revival, Comedy
May 01, 1996 - Jan 26, 1997

Indiscretions
Play, Original, Drama
Apr 27, 1995 - Nov 04, 1995

The Sisters Rosensweig
Play, Original
Mar 18, 1993 - Jul 16, 1994

A Streetcar Named Desire
Play, Revival, Drama
Apr 12, 1992 - Aug 09, 1992

Mule Bone
Play, Original
Feb 14, 1991 - Apr 14, 1991

Lettice and Lovage
Play, Original, Comedy
Mar 25, 1990 - Dec 23, 1990

Rumors
Play, Original, Comedy, Farce
Dec 13, 1989 - Feb 24, 1990

The Secret Rapture
Play, Original
Oct 26, 1989 - Nov 04, 1989

Metamorphosis
Play, Original
Mar 06, 1989 - Jul 01, 1989

Joe Turner's Come and Gone
Play, Original, Drama
Mar 27, 1988 - Jun 26, 1988

Social Security
Play, Original, Comedy
Apr 17, 1986 - Mar 22, 1987

Lillian
Play, Original, Solo
Jan 16, 1986 - Feb 23, 1986

Hurlyburly
Play, Original
Aug 07, 1984 - Jun 02, 1985

Baby
Musical, Original
Dec 04, 1983 - Jul 01, 1984

Foxfire
Play, Original, Play with music
Nov 11, 1982 - May 15, 1983

Is there life after high school?
Musical, Original
May 07, 1982 - May 16, 1982

The West Side Waltz
Play, Original, Comedy
Nov 19, 1981 - Mar 13, 1982

Lunch Hour
Play, Original, Comedy
Nov 12, 1980 - Jun 28, 1981

Romantic Comedy
Play, Original, Romantic Comedy
Nov 08, 1979 - Oct 18, 1980

I Love My Wife
Musical, Original, Comedy
Apr 17, 1977 - May 20, 1979

American Buffalo
Play, Original
Feb 16, 1977 - Apr 1977

Poor Murderer
Play, Original
Oct 20, 1976 - Jan 02, 1977

Legend
Play, Original, Romantic Comedy
May 13, 1976 - May 15, 1976

Travesties
Play, Original
Oct 30, 1975 - Mar 13, 1976

The Night That Made America Famous
Musical, Original, Revue
Feb 26, 1975 - Apr 06, 1975

Dreyfus in Rehearsal
Play, Original, Comedy
Oct 17, 1974 - Oct 26, 1974

Come Into the Garden Maud
Play, Original, Comedy, One Act
Feb 28, 1974 - Jun 29, 1974

A Song at Twilight
Play, Original, Comedy, One Act
Feb 28, 1974 - Jun 29, 1974

Holiday
Play, Revival, Comedy
Dec 26, 1973 - Feb 16, 1974

Chemin de Fer
Play, Revival
Nov 26, 1973 - Feb 16, 1974

The Visit
Play, Revival, Drama
Nov 25, 1973 - Feb 16, 1974

Emperor Henry IV
Play, Revival
Mar 28, 1973 - Apr 28, 1973

Don't Play Us Cheap!
Musical, Original, Fantasy
May 16, 1972 - Sep 30, 1972

Captain Brassbound's Conversion
Play, Revival, Comedy
Apr 17, 1972 - Apr 29, 1972

Voices
Play, Original, Play with music
Apr 03, 1972 - Apr 08, 1972

Inner City
Musical, Original
Dec 19, 1971 - Mar 11, 1972

Ain't Supposed to Die a Natural Death
Musical, Original
Oct 20, 1971 - Nov 13, 1971

The Philanthropist
Play, Original, Comedy
Mar 15, 1971 - May 15, 1971

Conduct Unbecoming
Play, Original, Drama
Oct 12, 1970 - Feb 14, 1971

A Place for Polly
Play, Original
Apr 18, 1970 - Apr 18, 1970

The Chinese
Play, Original, Comedy, One Act
Mar 10, 1970 - Mar 21, 1970

Dr. Fish
Play, Original, Comedy, One Act
Mar 10, 1970 - Mar 21, 1970

The Front Page
Play, Revival, Comedy
Oct 18, 1969 - Feb 28, 1970

The Front Page
Play, Revival, Comedy
May 10, 1969 - Jul 05, 1969

Zelda
Play, Original, Comedy
Mar 05, 1969 - Mar 08, 1969

The Goodbye People
Play, Original
Dec 03, 1968 - Dec 07, 1968

Rockefeller and the Red Indians
Play, Original
Oct 24, 1968 - Oct 26, 1968

Noël Coward's Sweet Potato
Musical, Original, Revue
Sep 29, 1968 - Oct 12, 1968

Happiness Is Just a Little Thing Called a Rolls Royce
Play, Original, Comedy
May 11, 1968 - May 11, 1968

The Seven Descents of Myrtle
Play, Original
Mar 27, 1968 - Apr 20, 1968

Don't Drink the Water
Play, Original, Comedy
Jan 22, 1968 - Mar 23, 1968

The Little Foxes
Play, Revival, Drama
Dec 19, 1967 - Jan 20, 1968

Black Comedy
Play, Original, Farce, Comedy
Feb 12, 1967 - Dec 02, 1967

White Lies
Play, Original
Feb 12, 1967 - Dec 02, 1967

Les Ballets Africains
Special, Revival, Dance, Ballet
Nov 16, 1966 - Jan 28, 1967

We Have Always Lived in the Castle
Play, Original
Oct 19, 1966 - Oct 26, 1966

Wait Until Dark
Play, Original, Drama
Feb 02, 1966 - Jul 02, 1966

Xmas in Las Vegas
Play, Original
Nov 04, 1965 - Nov 06, 1965

The Amen Corner
Play, Original
Apr 15, 1965 - Jun 26, 1965

Beyond the Fringe '65
Play, Original, Revue
Dec 15, 1964 - Jan 09, 1965

The Passion of Josef D.
Play, Original, Drama
Feb 11, 1964 - Feb 22, 1964

The Irregular Verb to Love
Play, Original
Sep 18, 1963 - Dec 28, 1963

Tchin-Tchin
Play, Original
Feb 11, 1963 - May 18, 1963

Moby Dick
Play, Original, Drama
Nov 28, 1962 - Dec 08, 1962

Step on a Crack
Play, Original
Oct 17, 1962 - Oct 17, 1962

A Gift of Time
Play, Original
Feb 22, 1962 - May 12, 1962

The Complaisant Lover
Play, Original
Nov 01, 1961 - Jan 27, 1962

Critic's Choice
Play, Original, Comedy
Dec 14, 1960 - May 27, 1961

The Hostage
Play, Original, Drama
Nov 14, 1960 - Dec 10, 1960

Laughs and Other Events
Musical, Original, Revue
Oct 10, 1960 - Oct 15, 1960

A Majority of One
Play, Original, Comedy
Oct 19, 1959 - Jun 25, 1960

A Raisin in the Sun
Play, Original, Drama
Mar 11, 1959 - Oct 17, 1959

Look Homeward, Angel
Play, Original, Drama
Nov 28, 1957 - Mar 07, 1959

The Egghead
Play, Original
Oct 09, 1957 - Oct 26, 1957

The Greatest Man Alive
Play, Original, Comedy
May 08, 1957 - May 11, 1957

Hide and Seek
Play, Original
Apr 02, 1957 - Apr 06, 1957

Waiting for Godot
Play, Revival, Drama, All Black Cast
Jan 21, 1957 - Jan 26, 1957

Small War on Murray Hill
Play, Original, Comedy
Jan 03, 1957 - Jan 12, 1957

New Faces of 1956
Musical, Original, Revue
Jun 14, 1956 - Dec 22, 1956

Wake Up, Darling
Play, Original, Comedy
May 02, 1956 - May 05, 1956

Affair of Honor
Play, Original, Comedy
Apr 06, 1956 - Apr 28, 1956

The Chalk Garden
Play, Original, Comedy
Oct 26, 1955 - Mar 31, 1956

Marcel Marceau
Special, Original, Pantomime
Oct 04, 1955 - Oct 16, 1955

The Desperate Hours
Play, Original, Melodrama
Feb 10, 1955 - Aug 13, 1955

Tea and Sympathy
Play, Original, Drama
Sep 30, 1953 - Feb 07, 1955

Misalliance
Play, Revival, Comedy
Mar 06, 1953 - Jun 27, 1953

The Emperor's Clothes
Play, Original, Drama
Feb 09, 1953 - Feb 21, 1953

I've Got Sixpence
Play, Original
Dec 02, 1952 - Dec 20, 1952

The Fourposter
Play, Original, Comedy
Oct 24, 1951 - Nov 29, 1952

Out West of Eighth
Play, Original, Comedy
Sep 20, 1951 - Sep 22, 1951

Bell, Book and Candle
Play, Original, Comedy
Nov 14, 1950 - Jun 02, 1951

The Consul
Musical, Original, Drama, Opera
Mar 15, 1950 - Nov 04, 1950

The Rat Race
Play, Original
Dec 22, 1949 - Mar 04, 1950

A Streetcar Named Desire
Play, Original, Drama
Dec 03, 1947 - Dec 17, 1949

This Time Tomorrow
Play, Original, Drama
Nov 03, 1947 - Nov 29, 1947

The Telephone
Musical, Original
May 01, 1947 - Nov 01, 1947

The Medium
Musical, Original, Tragedy
May 01, 1947 - Nov 01, 1947

Bathsheba
Play, Original, Drama
Mar 26, 1947 - Apr 19, 1947

Cyrano de Bergerac
Play, Revival, Drama
Nov 18, 1946 - Mar 22, 1947

The Duchess of Malfi
Play, Original, Tragedy
Oct 15, 1946 - Nov 16, 1946

Second Best Bed
Play, Original, Comedy
Jun 03, 1946 - Jun 08, 1946

Pygmalion
Play, Revival, Comedy
Dec 26, 1945 - Jun 01, 1946

Marinka
Musical, Original, Drama, Romance
Oct 01, 1945 - Dec 08, 1945

Make Yourself at Home
Play, Original
Sep 13, 1945 - Sep 15, 1945

Foxhole in the Parlor
Play, Original
Jun 16, 1945 - Jun 30, 1945

The Barretts of Wimpole Street
Play, Revival, Comedy
Mar 26, 1945 - Jun 09, 1945

One-Man Show
Play, Original
Feb 08, 1945 - Mar 10, 1945

Rebecca
Play, Original, Drama
Jan 18, 1945 - Feb 03, 1945

The Perfect Marriage
Play, Original
Oct 26, 1944 - Jan 13, 1945

Last Stop
Play, Original
Sep 05, 1944 - Sep 23, 1944

Tomorrow the World
Play, Original, Drama
Apr 14, 1943 - Jun 17, 1944

The Three Sisters
Play, Revival, Drama
Dec 21, 1942 - Apr 03, 1943

R. U. R.
Play, Revival, Drama
Dec 03, 1942 - Dec 05, 1942

Count Me In
Musical, Original, Revue, Comedy
Oct 08, 1942 - Nov 21, 1942

Best Foot Forward
Musical, Original, Comedy
Oct 01, 1941 - Jul 04, 1942

Pal Joey
Musical, Original, Comedy
Dec 25, 1940 - Aug 16, 1941

Walk With Music
Musical, Original, Comedy
Jun 04, 1940 - Jul 20, 1940

An International Incident
Play, Original, Comedy
Apr 02, 1940 - Apr 13, 1940

A Passenger to Bali
Play, Original, Drama
Mar 14, 1940 - Mar 16, 1940

Key Largo
Play, Original, Drama
Nov 27, 1939 - Feb 24, 1940

No Time for Comedy
Play, Original, Comedy
Apr 17, 1939 - Sep 1939

Off to Buffalo
Play, Original, Comedy
Feb 21, 1939 - Feb 1939

Knickerbocker Holiday
Musical, Original, Comedy
Oct 19, 1938 - Feb 1939

The Women
Play, Original, Comedy
Dec 26, 1936 - Jul 1938

Night Must Fall
Play, Original, Mystery
Sep 28, 1936 - Nov 1936

Bury the Dead
Play, Original, Drama
Apr 18, 1936 - Jul 1936

Prelude
Play, Original, Drama
Apr 18, 1936 - Jul 1936

Case of Clyde Griffiths
Play, Original, Drama
Mar 13, 1936 - Mar 1936

Parnell
Play, Original
Nov 11, 1935 - Feb 1936

Substitute For Murder
Play, Original, Comedy
Oct 22, 1935 - Nov 1935

Macbeth
Play, Revival, Tragedy
Oct 07, 1935 - Closing date unknown

Othello
Play, Revival, Drama, Tragedy
Sep 27, 1935 - Oct 1935

Them's the Reporters
Play, Original, Comedy
May 29, 1935 - Jun 1935

To See Ourselves
Play, Original, Comedy
Apr 30, 1935 - May 1935

Point Valaine
Play, Original, Melodrama
Jan 16, 1935 - Mar 1935

Ruth Draper
Special, Original, Sketches
Dec 26, 1934 - Jan 1935

Ladies' Money
Play, Original, Drama
Nov 01, 1934 - Dec 1934

Divided By Three
Play, Original
Oct 02, 1934 - Oct 1934

Jigsaw
Play, Original, Comedy
Apr 30, 1934 - Jun 1934

Wife Insurance
Play, Original, Comedy
Apr 12, 1934 - Apr 1934

John Brown
Play, Original, Drama, History
Jan 22, 1934 - Jan 1934

Jezebel
Play, Original, Drama
Dec 19, 1933 - Jan 1934

Ten Minute Alibi
Play, Original, Mystery
Oct 17, 1933 - Jan 1934

Both Your Houses
Play, Original, Drama
May 21, 1933 - Closing date unknown

Design For Living
Play, Original, Comedy
Jan 24, 1933 - May 1933

Gay Divorce
Musical, Original, Comedy
Nov 29, 1932 - Jan 14, 1933

There's Always Juliet
Play, Revival, Comedy
Oct 27, 1932 - Nov 12, 1932

Here Today
Play, Original, Comedy
Sep 06, 1932 - Oct 1932

Whistling in the Dark
Play, Original, Farce, Melodrama
Jan 19, 1932 - Sep 1932

The Passing Present
Play, Original, Drama
Dec 07, 1931 - Dec 1931

The School for Scandal
Play, Revival, Comedy
Nov 10, 1931 - Nov 1931

Melo
Play, Original, Drama
Apr 16, 1931 - Jun 1931

The Truth Game
Play, Original, Comedy
Dec 27, 1930 - Mar 1931

Scarlet Sister Mary
Play, Original, Drama
Nov 25, 1930 - Dec 1930

His Majesty's Car
Play, Original, Comedy
Oct 23, 1930 - Nov 1930

Topaze
Play, Revival, Comedy
Aug 18, 1930 - Sep 1930

Death Takes a Holiday
Play, Original, Drama, Fantasy
Dec 26, 1929 - Jun 1930

Bird in Hand
Play, Original, Comedy
Sep 09, 1929 - Dec 22, 1929

The Love Duel
Play, Original, Comedy
Apr 15, 1929 - Jul 1929

The Kingdom of God
Play, Original
Dec 20, 1928 - Mar 1929

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