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Eugene O'Neill Theatre

230 W. 49th St., New York, NY
Seats (approximate): 1066

Herbert J. Krapp, architect. Originally planned by the Shuberts as half of a theatre-hotel complex, both named for nineteenth century tragedian Edwin Forrest. But, by 1933, with the Depression on, the Shuberts could only, through clever dealings, hold onto the theatre. Through the years, it has seen many owners, including producer Lester Osterman (who renamed it the Eugene O'Neill), playwright Neil Simon, and, finally, Jujamcyn Theatres in 1982.

To learn more about the history of the Eugene O'Neill Theatre, see Spotlight on Broadway's video on the Eugene O'Neill Theatre.

Built: 1925   

Theatre Names Named
Eugene O'Neill Theatre
Named for Eugene O'Neill, Reopened November 19, 1959
1959
Coronet Theatre
Reopened December 14, 1945
1945
Forrest Theatre
Named for Edwin Forrest, Opened November 24, 1925
1925

Broadway Productions

The Book of Mormon
Musical, Original, Comedy
Mar 24, 2011 - Present

Fela!
Musical, Original
Nov 23, 2009 - Jan 02, 2011

33 Variations
Play, Original, Drama, Play with music
Mar 09, 2009 - May 21, 2009

Spring Awakening
Musical, Original, Drama
Dec 10, 2006 - Jan 18, 2009

Sweeney Todd
Musical, Revival, Thriller
Nov 03, 2005 - Sep 03, 2006

Good Vibrations
Musical, Original
Feb 02, 2005 - Apr 24, 2005

Caroline, or Change
Musical, Original, Drama
May 02, 2004 - Aug 29, 2004

Nine
Musical, Revival, Drama
Apr 10, 2003 - Dec 14, 2003

The Full Monty
Musical, Original, Comedy
Oct 26, 2000 - Sep 01, 2002

Waiting in the Wings
Play, Original
Feb 17, 2000 - May 28, 2000

Wrong Mountain
Play, Original, Comedy
Jan 13, 2000 - Feb 05, 2000

Death of a Salesman
Play, Revival, Drama
Feb 10, 1999 - Nov 07, 1999

More to Love
Play, Original, Comedy
Oct 15, 1998 - Oct 17, 1998

The Herbal Bed
Play, Original
Apr 16, 1998 - Apr 26, 1998

Grease
Musical, Revival, Comedy
May 11, 1994 - Jan 25, 1998

Five Guys Named Moe
Musical, Original, Revue
Apr 08, 1992 - May 02, 1993

A Christmas Carol
Play, Original, Solo
Dec 19, 1991 - Dec 29, 1991

Penn & Teller: The Refrigerator Tour
Special, Original, Comedy, Magic
Apr 03, 1991 - Jun 30, 1991

La BĂȘte
Play, Original, Comedy
Feb 10, 1991 - Mar 02, 1991

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Play, Revival, Drama
Mar 21, 1990 - Aug 01, 1990

M. Butterfly
Play, Original, Drama
Mar 20, 1988 - Jan 27, 1990

Tom Waits in Concert on Broadway
Special, Original, Concert
Oct 13, 1987 - Oct 18, 1987

Big River
Musical, Original, Comedy
Apr 25, 1985 - Sep 20, 1987

The Glass Menagerie
Play, Revival, Drama
Dec 01, 1983 - Feb 19, 1984

Moose Murders
Play, Original
Feb 22, 1983 - Feb 22, 1983

Monday After the Miracle
Play, Original
Dec 14, 1982 - Dec 18, 1982

The Wake of Jamey Foster
Play, Original
Oct 14, 1982 - Oct 23, 1982

The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
Musical, Original, Comedy
May 31, 1982 - Jul 24, 1982

Little Me
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Jan 21, 1982 - Feb 21, 1982

Annie
Musical, Original, Comedy
Oct 29, 1981 - Dec 06, 1981

Fools
Play, Original, Comedy
Apr 06, 1981 - May 09, 1981

I Ought to Be in Pictures
Play, Original, Comedy
Apr 03, 1980 - Jan 11, 1981

Chapter Two
Play, Original, Comedy
Jan 16, 1979 - Dec 08, 1979

Diversions and Delights
Play, Original, Solo
Apr 12, 1978 - Apr 22, 1978

Your Arms Too Short to Box With God
Musical, Original
Nov 16, 1977 - Jan 01, 1978

California Suite
Play, Original, Comedy
Jun 10, 1976 - Jul 02, 1977

Yentl
Play, Original
Oct 23, 1975 - May 02, 1976

God's Favorite
Play, Original, Comedy
Dec 11, 1974 - Mar 23, 1975

The Good Doctor
Play, Original
Nov 27, 1973 - May 26, 1974

The Prisoner of Second Avenue
Play, Original, Comedy, Drama
Nov 11, 1971 - Sep 29, 1973

Last of the Red Hot Lovers
Play, Original, Comedy
Dec 28, 1969 - Sep 04, 1971

Canterbury Tales
Musical, Original
Feb 03, 1969 - May 18, 1969

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
Play, Original, Comedy
Jan 08, 1968 - Oct 19, 1968

The Freaking Out of Stephanie Blake
Play, Original
Never Officially Opened - Nov 01, 1967

The Odd Couple
Play, Original, Comedy
Aug 01, 1966 - Jul 02, 1967

Happily Never After
Play, Original, Comedy
Mar 10, 1966 - Mar 12, 1966

The Great Indoors
Play, Original, Drama
Feb 01, 1966 - Feb 05, 1966

Mating Dance
Play, Original, Comedy
Nov 03, 1965 - Nov 03, 1965

Something More!
Musical, Original
Nov 10, 1964 - Nov 21, 1964

Never Live Over a Pretzel Factory
Play, Original, Comedy, Farce
Mar 28, 1964 - Apr 04, 1964

She Loves Me
Musical, Original, Comedy
Apr 23, 1963 - Jan 11, 1964

A Thousand Clowns
Play, Original, Comedy
Apr 05, 1962 - Apr 13, 1963

Ross
Play, Original
Dec 26, 1961 - Apr 01, 1962

Let It Ride!
Musical, Original, Comedy
Oct 12, 1961 - Dec 09, 1961

The Young Abe Lincoln
Musical, Original
Apr 25, 1961 - May 07, 1961

Show Girl
Musical, Original, Revue, Comedy
Jan 12, 1961 - Apr 08, 1961

The Hostage
Play, Original, Drama
Dec 12, 1960 - Jan 07, 1961

Face of a Hero
Play, Original
Oct 20, 1960 - Nov 19, 1960

A Second String
Play, Original
Apr 13, 1960 - May 07, 1960

The Cool World
Play, Original
Feb 22, 1960 - Feb 23, 1960

A Distant Bell
Play, Original
Jan 13, 1960 - Jan 16, 1960

A Loss of Roses
Play, Original
Nov 28, 1959 - Dec 19, 1959

Coronet Theatre

The Great God Brown
Play, Revival
Oct 06, 1959 - Nov 01, 1959

The Disenchanted
Play, Original, Drama
Dec 03, 1958 - May 16, 1959

The Man in the Dog Suit
Play, Original, Comedy
Oct 30, 1958 - Nov 29, 1958

The Firstborn
Play, Original
Apr 30, 1958 - May 31, 1958

The Waltz of the Toreadors
Play, Revival, Comedy
Mar 04, 1958 - Mar 29, 1958

Summer of the 17th Doll
Play, Original
Jan 22, 1958 - Feb 15, 1958

Nature's Way
Play, Original, Comedy
Oct 16, 1957 - Dec 07, 1957

The Waltz of the Toreadors
Play, Original, Comedy
Jan 17, 1957 - May 11, 1957

Saint Joan
Play, Revival, Drama
Dec 25, 1956 - Jan 05, 1957

The Sleeping Prince
Play, Original
Nov 01, 1956 - Dec 22, 1956

The Great Sebastians
Play, Original, Melodrama, Comedy
Feb 08, 1956 - Jun 02, 1956

A View From the Bridge
Play, Original, Drama, One Act
Sep 29, 1955 - Feb 04, 1956

A Memory of Two Mondays
Play, Original, One Act
Sep 29, 1955 - Feb 04, 1956

The Bad Seed
Play, Original
Apr 25, 1955 - Sep 27, 1955

Quadrille
Play, Original, Romantic Comedy
Nov 03, 1954 - Mar 12, 1955

All Summer Long
Play, Original
Sep 23, 1954 - Oct 30, 1954

The Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker
Play, Original, Comedy
Dec 30, 1953 - Jul 10, 1954

The Little Hut
Play, Original, Comedy
Oct 07, 1953 - Oct 31, 1953

The Children's Hour
Play, Revival, Drama
Dec 18, 1952 - May 30, 1953

Sunday Breakfast
Play, Original
May 28, 1952 - Jun 08, 1952

Jane
Play, Original, Comedy
Feb 01, 1952 - Apr 26, 1952

Faithfully Yours
Play, Original, Comedy
Oct 18, 1951 - Dec 15, 1951

The Autumn Garden
Play, Original
Mar 07, 1951 - Jun 02, 1951

Jotham Valley
Musical, Original, Play
Feb 20, 1951 - Mar 03, 1951

Not for Children
Play, Original, Comedy
Feb 13, 1951 - Feb 17, 1951

Hilda Crane
Play, Original, Drama
Nov 01, 1950 - Dec 31, 1950

Tickets, Please!
Musical, Original, Revue
Apr 27, 1950 - Nov 04, 1950

The Bird Cage
Play, Original
Feb 22, 1950 - Mar 11, 1950

Happy as Larry
Musical, Original, Fantasy
Jan 06, 1950 - Jan 07, 1950

The Browning Version
Play, Original, One Act
Oct 12, 1949 - Dec 10, 1949

Harlequinade
Play, Original, One Act
Oct 12, 1949 - Dec 10, 1949

Diamond Lil
Play, Revival, Comedy, Melodrama
Feb 05, 1949 - Feb 26, 1949

Small Wonder
Musical, Original, Revue
Sep 15, 1948 - Jan 08, 1949

Angel in the Wings
Musical, Original, Revue
Dec 11, 1947 - Sep 04, 1948

All My Sons
Play, Original, Drama
Jan 29, 1947 - Nov 08, 1947

Lovely Me
Play, Original, Comedy
Jan 06, 1947 - Jan 25, 1947

Wonderful Journey
Play, Original, Comedy
Dec 25, 1946 - Jan 01, 1947

Dream Girl
Play, Original, Comedy
Dec 14, 1945 - Dec 14, 1946

Beggars Are Coming to Town
Play, Original
Oct 27, 1945 - Nov 17, 1945

Forrest Theatre

The Overtons
Play, Original
Mar 12, 1945 - Jun 23, 1945

Signature
Play, Original
Feb 14, 1945 - Feb 15, 1945

Hand in Glove
Play, Original, Thriller
Dec 25, 1944 - Jan 06, 1945

Dark Hammock
Play, Original, Melodrama
Dec 11, 1944 - Dec 12, 1944

The Man Who Had All the Luck
Play, Original, Drama
Nov 23, 1944 - Nov 25, 1944

Meet a Body
Play, Original
Oct 16, 1944 - Nov 04, 1944

Suds in Your Eye
Play, Original
Jan 24, 1944 - Feb 12, 1944

Listen, Professor
Play, Original
Dec 22, 1943 - Jan 15, 1944

Manhattan Nocturne
Play, Original
Oct 26, 1943 - Nov 13, 1943

Bright Lights of 1944
Musical, Original, Revue
Sep 16, 1943 - Sep 18, 1943

King Richard III
Play, Revival, History
Mar 24, 1943 - Apr 03, 1943

Claudia
Play, Original, Comedy
Nov 08, 1942 - Jan 09, 1943

Three Men on a Horse
Play, Revival, Comedy
Oct 09, 1942 - Oct 31, 1942

Tobacco Road
Play, Revival, Drama
Sep 05, 1942 - Oct 03, 1942

Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Play, Original
Dec 21, 1941 - Feb 07, 1942

Walk Into My Parlor
Play, Original
Nov 19, 1941 - Dec 13, 1941

Tobacco Road
Play, Original, Drama
Sep 1934 - May 31, 1941

Keep Moving
Musical, Original, Revue
Aug 23, 1934 - Sep 08, 1934

Caviar
Musical, Original, Romantic Comedy
Jun 07, 1934 - Jun 23, 1934

Love Kills
Play, Original, Drama
May 01, 1934 - May 1934

Broadway Interlude
Play, Original, Comedy
Apr 19, 1934 - Apr 1934

Theodora, The Quean
Play, Original, Comedy
Jan 31, 1934 - Feb 1934

Re-Echo
Play, Original, Drama
Jan 10, 1934 - Jan 1934

The Jooss Ballet
Musical, Original, Ballet
Oct 31, 1933 - Dec 1933

Crucible
Play, Original, Drama
Sep 04, 1933 - Sep 1933

Tommy
Play, Revival, Comedy
Aug 07, 1933 - Aug 1933

As Husbands Go
Play, Revival, Comedy
Jan 19, 1933 - May 1933

The Good Fairy
Play, Revival, Comedy
Nov 17, 1932 - Jan 1933

Ol' Man Satan
Play, Original
Oct 03, 1932 - Oct 1932

Angeline Moves In
Play, Original, Comedy, Drama
Apr 19, 1932 - Apr 1932

A Few Wild Oats
Play, Original, Comedy
Mar 24, 1932 - Mar 1932

New York to Cherbourg
Play, Original, Comedy
Feb 19, 1932 - Feb 1932

Sugar Hill
Musical, Original, Comedy
Dec 25, 1931 - Jan 02, 1932

The Devil's Host
Play, Original, Drama
Nov 19, 1931 - Dec 1931

Lean Harvest
Play, Original, Drama
Oct 13, 1931 - Nov 1931

In the Best of Families
Play, Original, Farce
Mar 1931 - Jun 1931

On the Spot
Play, Original, Melodrama
Oct 29, 1930 - Mar 1931

The Blue Ghost
Play, Original, Comedy, Mystery
Mar 10, 1930 - Jun 1930

Bird in Hand
Play, Original, Comedy
Jan 07, 1930 - Mar 10, 1930

Headquarters
Play, Original, Melodrama
Dec 04, 1929 - Dec 1929

Abraham Lincoln
Play, Revival, Drama
Oct 21, 1929 - Oct 1929

Divided Honors
Play, Original, Drama
Sep 30, 1929 - Nov 1929

The Crooks' Convention
Play, Original, Farce, Satire
Sep 18, 1929 - Sep 1929

Now-a-Days
Play, Original, Drama
Aug 05, 1929 - Aug 1929

Chinese O'Neill
Play, Original, Melodrama
May 22, 1929 - Jun 1929

Carnival
Play, Original, Drama
Apr 24, 1929 - May 11, 1929

Paolo and Francesca
Play, Revival, Drama, Poem
Apr 01, 1929 - Apr 13, 1929

The Whispering Gallery
Play, Original, Comedy, Mystery
Feb 11, 1929 - Apr 1929

Cafe de Danse
Play, Original
Jan 14, 1929 - Feb 1929

The Squealer
Play, Original, Melodrama
Nov 12, 1928 - Jan 1929

The Common Sin
Play, Original
Oct 15, 1928 - Nov 1928

The Skull
Play, Original, Mystery
Apr 23, 1928 - Jul 1928

Saturday's Children
Play, Original, Comedy
Apr 09, 1928 - Apr 21, 1928

Veils
Musical, Original
Mar 13, 1928 - Mar 1928

The Clutching Claw
Play, Original
Feb 14, 1928 - Mar 1928

Mirrors
Play, Original
Jan 18, 1928 - Jan 1928

Bless You, Sister
Play, Original
Dec 26, 1927 - Jan 1928

Women Go On Forever
Play, Original
Sep 07, 1927 - Dec 1927

The Road to Happiness
Play, Original, Drama
May 02, 1927 - May 1927

The Crown Prince
Play, Original, Romance
Mar 23, 1927 - May 1927

The Heaven Tappers
Play, Original
Mar 08, 1927 - Mar 1927

Lady Alone
Play, Original
Jan 20, 1927 - Feb 1927

Lace Petticoat
Musical, Original, Comedy
Jan 04, 1927 - Jan 15, 1927

Hangman's House
Play, Original, Drama
Dec 16, 1926 - Dec 1926

The Woman Disputed
Play, Original, Melodrama
Sep 28, 1926 - Mar 1927

Rainbow Rose
Musical, Original
Mar 16, 1926 - May 01, 1926

Mama Loves Papa
Play, Original, Comedy
Feb 22, 1926 - Mar 1926

The Matinee Girl
Musical, Original, Comedy
Feb 01, 1926 - Feb 20, 1926

Mayflowers
Musical, Original, Comedy
Nov 24, 1925 - Jan 30, 1926

Benefits and Special Events

8
Special, Original, Benefit, Staged Reading
Sep 19, 2011 - Sep 19, 2011

You May Now Worship Me
Special, Original, Benefit, Concert
Mar 31, 2008 - Mar 31, 2008

Short Talks on the Universe
Special, Original, Benefit
Nov 17, 2002 - Nov 18, 2002

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