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Longacre Theatre

220 W. 48th St., New York, NY
Seats (approximate): 1091

Henry B. Herts, architect. Presumably named for Longacre Square, the former name of Times Square. Manager-promoter Harry Frazee (who also owned the Boston Red Sox) built the Longacre in 1913. The Shuberts bought it in 1919. In the 1930s, the Group Theatre produced several Clifford Odets plays there. From 1943 to 1953, it was leased as a radio and television playhouse. Finally returned to legit use in 1954.

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

Built: 1913   

Theatre Names Named
Longacre Theatre
Opened May 1, 1913
1913

Broadway Productions

A Bronx Tale The Musical
Musical, Original, Drama
Dec 01, 2016 - Present

Allegiance
Musical, Original
Nov 08, 2015 - Feb 14, 2016

Living on Love
Play, Original, Comedy
Apr 20, 2015 - May 03, 2015

You Can't Take It With You
Play, Revival, Comedy,Farce
Sep 28, 2014 - Feb 22, 2015

Of Mice and Men
Play, Revival, Drama
Apr 16, 2014 - Jul 27, 2014

First Date
Musical, Original, Comedy
Aug 08, 2013 - Jan 05, 2014

The Performers
Play, Original, Comedy
Nov 14, 2012 - Nov 18, 2012

Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth
Special, Original, Solo
Aug 02, 2012 - Aug 12, 2012

Magic/Bird
Play, Original, Drama
Apr 11, 2012 - May 12, 2012

Chinglish
Play, Original, Comedy
Oct 27, 2011 - Jan 29, 2012

La Cage aux Folles
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Apr 18, 2010 - May 01, 2011

Burn the Floor
Special, Original, Dance
Aug 02, 2009 - Jan 10, 2010

Boeing-Boeing
Play, Revival, Comedy
May 04, 2008 - Jan 04, 2009

Talk Radio
Play, Original, Drama
Mar 11, 2007 - Jun 24, 2007

Well
Play, Original, Comedy
Mar 30, 2006 - May 14, 2006

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Play, Revival, Drama
Mar 20, 2005 - Sep 04, 2005

Prymate
Play, Original, Drama,Sign Language
May 05, 2004 - May 08, 2004

Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All
Play, Original, Solo
Nov 17, 2003 - Nov 17, 2003

Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam
Special, Original, Poem, Rap, Drama
Nov 14, 2002 - May 04, 2003

One Mo' Time
Musical, Original, Revue
Mar 06, 2002 - Mar 24, 2002

A Thousand Clowns
Play, Revival, Comedy
Jul 11, 2001 - Sep 23, 2001

Judgment at Nuremberg
Play, Original, Drama
Mar 26, 2001 - May 13, 2001

Taller Than a Dwarf
Play, Original, Comedy
Apr 25, 2000 - Jun 11, 2000

Voices in the Dark
Play, Original, Mystery
Aug 12, 1999 - Oct 10, 1999

The Gershwins' Fascinating Rhythm
Musical, Original, Revue
Apr 25, 1999 - May 09, 1999

Golden Child
Play, Original, Drama
Apr 02, 1998 - May 31, 1998

The Young Man from Atlanta
Play, Original
Mar 27, 1997 - Jun 08, 1997

Paul Robeson
Play, Revival, Solo, Play with music
Dec 20, 1995 - Dec 31, 1995

Medea
Play, Revival, Drama, Tragedy
Apr 07, 1994 - Jun 26, 1994

Any Given Day
Play, Original
Nov 16, 1993 - Dec 12, 1993

Tony Bennett in Concert
Special, Original, Concert
Oct 19, 1993 - Oct 23, 1993

Tango Pasion
Musical, Original, Dance
Apr 28, 1993 - May 02, 1993

Truly Blessed
Musical, Original
Apr 22, 1990 - May 20, 1990

Hizzoner!
Play, Original, Solo
Feb 23, 1989 - Mar 05, 1989

Don't Get God Started
Musical, Original, Revue
Oct 29, 1987 - Jan 10, 1988

The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940
Play, Original, Comedy, Melodrama
Apr 06, 1987 - Aug 01, 1987

Cuba & His Teddy Bear
Play, Original
Jul 16, 1986 - Sep 21, 1986

Precious Sons
Play, Original
Mar 20, 1986 - May 10, 1986

Joe Egg
Play, Revival, Comedy
Mar 27, 1985 - Jun 23, 1985

Harrigan 'n Hart
Musical, Original
Jan 31, 1985 - Feb 03, 1985

Play Memory
Play, Original
Apr 26, 1984 - Apr 29, 1984

Passion
Play, Original
May 15, 1983 - Aug 08, 1983

Angels Fall
Play, Original
Jan 22, 1983 - Mar 13, 1983

Almost an Eagle
Play, Original
Dec 16, 1982 - Dec 19, 1982

Children of a Lesser God
Play, Original, Drama
Mar 30, 1980 - May 16, 1982

Last Licks
Play, Original
Nov 20, 1979 - Dec 01, 1979

But Never Jam Today
Musical, Original
Jul 31, 1979 - Aug 05, 1979

Bosoms and Neglect
Play, Original, Comedy
May 03, 1979 - May 05, 1979

Faith Healer
Play, Original
Apr 05, 1979 - Apr 22, 1979

Ain't Misbehavin'
Musical, Original, Revue
May 09, 1978 - Jan 28, 1979

Jesus Christ Superstar
Musical, Revival, Drama
Nov 23, 1977 - Feb 12, 1978

Some of My Best Friends
Play, Original
Oct 25, 1977 - Oct 29, 1977

The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel
Play, Revival
Apr 24, 1977 - Sep 03, 1977

The Trip Back Down
Play, Original
Jan 04, 1977 - Mar 05, 1977

No Man's Land
Play, Original, Drama
Nov 09, 1976 - Dec 18, 1976

Checking Out
Play, Original
Sep 14, 1976 - Sep 25, 1976

The Belle of Amherst
Play, Original, Solo
Apr 28, 1976 - Aug 08, 1976

The Ritz
Play, Original, Comedy, Farce
Jan 20, 1975 - Jan 04, 1976

Thieves
Play, Original, Comedy
Nov 11, 1974 - Jan 04, 1975

The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window
Play, Revival
Jan 26, 1972 - Jan 29, 1972

The Me Nobody Knows
Musical, Original
Sep 15, 1971 - Nov 14, 1971

Frank Merriwell
Musical, Original
Apr 24, 1971 - Apr 24, 1971

Les Blancs
Play, Original
Nov 15, 1970 - Dec 19, 1970

Candida
Play, Revival, Comedy
Apr 06, 1970 - Apr 11, 1970

The Megilla of Itzik Manger
Musical, Original
Apr 19, 1969 - Apr 27, 1969

The Critic
Play, Revival, Drama, One Act, Sign Language
Mar 05, 1969 - Mar 08, 1969

On The Harmfulness of Tobacco
Play, Revival, Drama, One Act, Sign Language
Mar 05, 1969 - Mar 08, 1969

Tyger! Tyger! and other burnings
Play, Original, Drama, Poem, Sign Language
Mar 05, 1969 - Mar 08, 1969

The Tale of Kasane
Play, Original, Drama, Sign Language
Feb 24, 1969 - Mar 04, 1969

Gianni Schicchi
Play, Original, Farce, Sign Language
Feb 24, 1969 - Mar 04, 1969

Blueprints: Projections and Perspectives
Play, Original, Poem, Sign Language
Feb 24, 1969 - Mar 04, 1969

Fire!
Play, Original, Drama
Jan 28, 1969 - Feb 01, 1969

Cactus Flower
Play, Original, Comedy
Sep 09, 1968 - Nov 23, 1968

I Never Sang for My Father
Play, Original, Drama
Jan 25, 1968 - May 11, 1968

Daphne in Cottage D
Play, Original
Oct 15, 1967 - Nov 18, 1967

The Natural Look
Play, Original, Comedy
Mar 11, 1967 - Mar 11, 1967

My Sweet Charlie
Play, Original
Dec 06, 1966 - Dec 31, 1966

Gilbert Becaud on Broadway
Special, Original, Solo
Oct 31, 1966 - Nov 19, 1966

A Hand Is on the Gate
Play, Original
Sep 21, 1966 - Oct 08, 1966

Mark Twain Tonight!
Play, Original, Solo
Mar 23, 1966 - Jun 11, 1966

The Mutilated
Play, Original, One Act
Feb 22, 1966 - Feb 26, 1966

The Gnadiges Fraulein
Play, Original, One Act
Feb 22, 1966 - Feb 26, 1966

Peterpat
Play, Original
Jan 06, 1965 - Jan 23, 1965

The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window
Play, Original
Oct 15, 1964 - Dec 26, 1964

A Case of Libel
Play, Original, Drama
Oct 10, 1963 - May 09, 1964

Hidden Stranger
Play, Original
Jan 08, 1963 - Jan 12, 1963

The White Snake
Special, Original
Jan 02, 1963 - Jan 05, 1963

The Beautiful Bait
Special, Original
Nov 12, 1962 - Nov 18, 1962

Purlie Victorious
Play, Original, Comedy
Nov 20, 1961 - May 13, 1962

Everybody Loves Opal
Play, Original, Comedy
Oct 11, 1961 - Oct 28, 1961

Rhinoceros
Play, Original
Sep 18, 1961 - Sep 30, 1961

Rhinoceros
Play, Original
Jan 09, 1961 - Aug 05, 1961

Little Moon of Alban
Play, Original
Dec 01, 1960 - Dec 17, 1960

Viva Madison Avenue!
Play, Original, Comedy
Apr 06, 1960 - Apr 07, 1960

The Deadly Game
Play, Original
Feb 02, 1960 - Mar 05, 1960

Jolly's Progress
Play, Original
Dec 05, 1959 - Dec 12, 1959

The Highest Tree
Play, Original
Nov 04, 1959 - Nov 21, 1959

An Evening With Yves Montand
Special, Original, Solo
Oct 12, 1959 - Oct 31, 1959

The Pleasure of His Company
Play, Original, Comedy
Oct 22, 1958 - Jun 13, 1959

Fair Game
Play, Original, Comedy
Nov 02, 1957 - May 10, 1958

Emlyn Williams as A Boy Growing Up
Special, Original
Oct 07, 1957 - Oct 20, 1957

Holiday for Lovers
Play, Original, Comedy
Feb 14, 1957 - May 11, 1957

Girls of Summer
Play, Original
Nov 19, 1956 - Jan 05, 1957

Sixth Finger in a Five Finger Glove
Play, Original
Oct 08, 1956 - Oct 09, 1956

The Lark
Play, Original, Drama
Nov 17, 1955 - Jun 02, 1956

The Young and Beautiful
Play, Original
Oct 01, 1955 - Nov 05, 1955

Almost Crazy
Musical, Original, Revue
Jun 20, 1955 - Jul 02, 1955

The Honeys
Play, Original, Farce, Comedy
Apr 28, 1955 - May 28, 1955

Tea and Sympathy
Play, Original, Drama
Feb 09, 1955 - Apr 09, 1955

Festival
Play, Original, Comedy
Jan 18, 1955 - Feb 05, 1955

The Tender Trap
Play, Original, Comedy
Oct 13, 1954 - Jan 08, 1955

Now You See It
Special, Original, Magic
Apr 19, 1954 - Apr 24, 1954

The Burning Glass
Play, Original, Drama
Mar 04, 1954 - Mar 27, 1954

Mademoiselle Colombe
Play, Original
Jan 06, 1954 - Feb 27, 1954

The Ladies of the Corridor
Play, Original
Oct 21, 1953 - Nov 28, 1953

Three's a Family
Play, Original
May 05, 1943 - May 28, 1944

This Rock
Play, Original
Feb 18, 1943 - Mar 20, 1943

Nine Girls
Play, Original, Melodrama
Jan 13, 1943 - Jan 16, 1943

Yankee Point
Play, Original
Nov 23, 1942 - Dec 12, 1942

Let Freedom Sing
Musical, Original, Revue
Oct 05, 1942 - Oct 11, 1942

All the Comforts of Home
Play, Original
May 25, 1942 - May 30, 1942

Johnny 2 X 4
Play, Original, Melodrama
Mar 16, 1942 - May 09, 1942

Hedda Gabler
Play, Revival, Drama
Jan 29, 1942 - Feb 07, 1942

The First Crocus
Play, Original, Comedy
Jan 02, 1942 - Jan 06, 1942

The Distant City
Play, Original
Sep 22, 1941 - Sep 23, 1941

Johnny Belinda
Play, Original, Drama
Dec 08, 1940 - Jun 21, 1941

Morning Star
Play, Original, Comedy
Apr 16, 1940 - Jun 08, 1940

Leave Her To Heaven
Play, Original, Drama
Feb 27, 1940 - Mar 09, 1940

The Man Who Killed Lincoln
Play, Original, Drama
Jan 17, 1940 - Jan 20, 1940

Morning's at Seven
Play, Original, Comedy
Nov 30, 1939 - Jan 06, 1940

The Three Sisters
Play, Revival, Drama
Oct 14, 1939 - Oct 21, 1939

Wuthering Heights
Play, Original, Drama
Apr 27, 1939 - May 1939

I Must Love Someone
Play, Original
Feb 07, 1939 - Jul 22, 1939

Window Shopping
Play, Original, Comedy
Dec 23, 1938 - Jan 1939

Lorelei
Play, Original, Drama
Nov 29, 1938 - Dec 1938

On Borrowed Time
Play, Original, Comedy
Feb 03, 1938 - Nov 05, 1938

Siege
Play, Original, Drama
Dec 08, 1937 - Dec 11, 1937

The Lady Has a Heart
Play, Original, Comedy
Sep 25, 1937 - Dec 1937

Call Me Ziggy
Play, Original, Farce
Feb 12, 1937 - Feb 1937

Howdy Stranger
Play, Original, Farce
Jan 14, 1937 - Closing date unknown

All Editions
Play, Original, Comedy
Dec 22, 1936 - Closing date unknown

Hedda Gabler
Play, Revival, Drama
Nov 16, 1936 - Closing date unknown

Iron Men
Play, Original, Drama
Oct 19, 1936 - Nov 1936

Timber House
Play, Original, Melodrama
Sep 19, 1936 - Sep 19, 1936

Among Those Sailing
Play, Original, Comedy
Feb 11, 1936 - Feb 1936

Paradise Lost
Play, Original, Drama
Dec 09, 1935 - Feb 1936

Strip Girl
Play, Original, Comedy
Oct 19, 1935 - Nov 1935

Kind Lady
Play, Original, Drama
Sep 09, 1935 - Closing date unknown

Till the Day I Die
Play, Original
Mar 26, 1935 - Jul 1935

Waiting For Lefty
Play, Original, One Act
Mar 26, 1935 - Jul 1935

Noah
Special, Original, Fantasy, Play with music
Feb 13, 1935 - Mar 1935

Portrait of Gilbert
Play, Original, Drama
Dec 28, 1934 - Dec 30, 1934

A Roman Servant
Play, Original, Drama
Dec 01, 1934 - Dec 1934

Geraniums in My Window
Play, Original, Comedy
Oct 26, 1934 - Nov 1934

Strangers at Home
Play, Original, Comedy
Sep 14, 1934 - Sep 1934

Brain Sweat
Play, Original, Comedy
Apr 04, 1934 - Apr 1934

The Pure in Heart
Play, Original, Drama
Mar 20, 1934 - Mar 1934

Wednesday's Child
Play, Original, Drama
Jan 16, 1934 - Mar 1934

Three and One
Play, Original, Comedy
Oct 25, 1933 - Dec 1933

Nine Pine Street
Play, Original
Apr 27, 1933 - May 1933

Blessed Event
Play, Original
Feb 12, 1932 - May 1932

Experience Unnecessary
Play, Original, Comedy
Dec 30, 1931 - Feb 1932

In Times Square
Play, Original, Comedy
Nov 23, 1931 - Nov 1931

Nikki
Musical, Original, Comedy
Sep 29, 1931 - Oct 1931

School for Virtue
Play, Original, Comedy
Apr 21, 1931 - Apr 1931

Napi
Play, Original, Comedy
Mar 11, 1931 - Mar 1931

She Lived Next to the Firehouse
Play, Original, Farce
Feb 10, 1931 - Mar 1931

Overture
Play, Original, Drama
Dec 05, 1930 - Jan 1931

The Tyrant
Play, Original, Drama, Romance
Nov 12, 1930 - Nov 1930

Roadside
Play, Original, Comedy
Sep 26, 1930 - Oct 1930

The Long Road
Play, Original, Drama
Sep 09, 1930 - Sep 1930

The Matriarch
Play, Original, Drama
Mar 18, 1930 - Mar 1930

Ritzy
Play, Original, Comedy
Feb 10, 1930 - Mar 1930

The Unsophisticates
Play, Original, Comedy
Dec 30, 1929 - Jan 1930

Diana
Play, Original, Drama
Dec 09, 1929 - Dec 1929

A Primer for Lovers
Play, Original, Farce
Nov 18, 1929 - Dec 1929

Her Friend the King
Play, Original, Comedy
Oct 07, 1929 - Oct 1929

Hawk Island
Play, Original, Melodrama
Sep 16, 1929 - Oct 1929

Nice Women
Play, Original, Comedy
Jun 10, 1929 - Aug 1929

Mystery Square
Play, Original
Apr 04, 1929 - May 1929

Flight
Play, Original, Comedy
Feb 18, 1929 - Mar 1929

Judas
Play, Original
Jan 24, 1929 - Feb 1929

Jarnegan
Play, Original
Sep 24, 1928 - Jan 1929

The Golden Age
Play, Original
Apr 24, 1928 - Apr 1928

The Command to Love
Play, Original, Comedy
Sep 20, 1927 - Apr 1928

House of Shadows
Play, Original
Apr 21, 1927 - May 1927

An American Tragedy
Play, Original, Drama
Oct 11, 1926 - Apr 1927

Sour Grapes
Play, Original, Comedy
Sep 06, 1926 - Oct 1926

Pomeroy's Past
Play, Original, Comedy
Apr 19, 1926 - Jul 1926

The Butter and Egg Man
Play, Original, Comedy
Sep 23, 1925 - Apr 1926

The Dagger
Play, Original, Melodrama
Sep 09, 1925 - Sep 1925

Mercenary Mary
Musical, Original, Comedy
Apr 13, 1925 - Aug 08, 1925

The Dark Angel
Play, Original
Feb 10, 1925 - Apr 1925

Two Married Men
Play, Original, Comedy
Jan 13, 1925 - Jan 1925

The Mongrel
Play, Original
Dec 15, 1924 - Jan 12, 1925

The Desert Flower
Play, Original
Nov 18, 1924 - Dec 1924

Moonlight
Musical, Original, Comedy
Jan 30, 1924 - Jun 28, 1924

Little Jessie James
Musical, Original, Farce, Comedy
Aug 15, 1923 - Jan 27, 1924

For Value Received
Play, Original
May 07, 1923 - Jun 1923

The Laughing Lady
Play, Original, Comedy
Feb 12, 1923 - May 1923

Extra
Play, Original, Comedy, Drama
Jan 23, 1923 - Feb 1923

Romeo and Juliet
Play, Revival, Tragedy
Dec 27, 1922 - Jan 1923

Rose Bernd
Play, Original, Drama
Sep 26, 1922 - Dec 1922

The Woman Who Laughed
Play, Original
Aug 16, 1922 - Aug 1922

Go Easy, Mabel
Musical, Original, Comedy
May 08, 1922 - May 20, 1922

Thank You
Play, Original, Comedy
Oct 03, 1921 - May 1922

Nobody's Money
Play, Original, Comedy, Farce
Aug 17, 1921 - Sep 1921

The Hero
Play, Original, Drama
Mar 14, 1921 - Mar 1921

The Champion
Play, Original, Comedy, Farce
Jan 03, 1921 - Jun 1921

Pitter Patter
Musical, Original, Comedy
Sep 28, 1920 - Jan 01, 1921

The Cave Girl
Play, Original, Comedy
Aug 18, 1920 - Sep 1920

Adam and Eva
Play, Original, Comedy
Sep 13, 1919 - Jun 1920

Three Faces East
Play, Original
Feb 17, 1919 - Closing date unknown

Ghosts
Play, Revival
Feb 07, 1919 - Feb 07, 1919

Just Around the Corner
Play, Original
Feb 05, 1919 - Feb 1919

Nothing But Lies
Play, Original
Oct 08, 1918 - Feb 1919

The Blue Pearl
Play, Original
Aug 08, 1918 - Sep 1918

Yes or No
Play, Original
Jan 21, 1918 - Apr 1918

Leave It to Jane
Musical, Original, Comedy
Aug 28, 1917 - Jan 19, 1918

Nothing But the Truth
Play, Original
Sep 14, 1916 - Jul 1917

A Pair of Queens
Play, Original
Aug 29, 1916 - Sep 1916

The Silent Witness
Play, Original
Aug 10, 1916 - Closing date unknown

The Great Lover
Play, Original, Romantic Comedy
Nov 10, 1915 - Jun 1916

The Girl Who Smiles
Musical, Original, Comedy
Aug 30, 1915 - Nov 06, 1915

A Full House
Play, Original
May 10, 1915 - Aug 1915

Ghosts
Play, Revival
Apr 20, 1915 - Apr 22, 1915

Inside the Lines
Play, Original
Feb 09, 1915 - May 1915

Secret Strings
Play, Original
Dec 28, 1914 - Jan 1915

So Much for So Much
Play, Original
Dec 02, 1914 - Dec 1914

What It Means to a Woman
Play, Original
Nov 19, 1914 - Nov 1914

Kick In
Play, Original
Oct 15, 1914 - Closing date unknown

Tipping the Winner
Play, Original
Sep 23, 1914 - Oct 1914

A Pair of Sixes
Play, Original, Comedy
Mar 17, 1914 - Sep 1914

The Last Resort
Play, Original
Mar 02, 1914 - Mar 1914

Maria Rosa
Play, Original
Feb 02, 1914 - Closing date unknown

The House of Bondage
Play, Original
Jan 19, 1914 - Jan 1914

Iole
Musical, Original, Comedy
Dec 29, 1913 - Jan 17, 1914

Adele
Musical, Original, Comedy
Aug 28, 1913 - Dec 1913

The Silver Wedding
Play, Original
Aug 11, 1913 - Aug 1913

Are You a Crook?
Play, Original, Comedy
May 01, 1913 - May 1913

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