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Brooks Atkinson Theatre

256 W. 47th St., New York, NY
Seats (approximate): 1094

Herbert J. Krapp, architect. Built by the Chanin brothers. After they lost their theatres in 1933, it was rarely used. Michael Myerberg bought it in 1945 and leased it to CBS TV five years later. In 1960, it returned to legit use, reopening as the Brooks Atkinson, named for the New York Times drama critic. The Nederlanders took part interest in 1967 and bought it outright when Myerberg died in 1974.

To learn more about the history of the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, visit the Nederlander Organization's website and Spotlight on Broadway's video on the Brooks Atkinson Theatre.

Built: 1926   

Theatre Names Named
Brooks Atkinson Theatre
Named for Brooks Atkinson, renamed on September 12, 1960
1960
Mansfield Theatre
1929
Lew Fields' Mansfield Theatre
1928
Mansfield Theatre
Named for Richard Mansfield, opened on February 15, 1926
1926

Broadway Productions

Waitress
Musical, Original, Drama
Apr 24, 2016 - Present

Spring Awakening
Musical, Revival, Drama,Sign Language
Sep 27, 2015 - Jan 24, 2016

It Shoulda Been You
Musical, Original, Comedy
Apr 14, 2015 - Aug 09, 2015

Love Letters
Play, Revival
Sep 18, 2014 - Dec 14, 2014

After Midnight
Musical, Original, Revue
Nov 03, 2013 - Jun 29, 2014

Hands on a Hardbody
Musical, Original
Mar 21, 2013 - Apr 13, 2013

Peter and the Starcatcher
Play, Original, Play with music
Apr 15, 2012 - Jan 20, 2013

George is Dead
Play, Original, Comedy
Oct 20, 2011 - Jan 29, 2012

Honeymoon Motel
Play, Original, Comedy
Oct 20, 2011 - Jan 29, 2012

Talking Cure
Play, Original, Comedy
Oct 20, 2011 - Jan 29, 2012

Rain
Musical, Original, Concert, Tribute
Feb 08, 2011 - Jul 31, 2011

Rock of Ages
Musical, Original
Apr 07, 2009 - Jan 09, 2011

Grease
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Aug 19, 2007 - Jan 04, 2009

A Moon for the Misbegotten
Play, Revival, Drama
Apr 09, 2007 - Jun 10, 2007

The Times They Are A-Changin'
Musical, Original, Dance
Oct 26, 2006 - Nov 19, 2006

The Odd Couple
Play, Revival, Comedy
Oct 27, 2005 - Jun 04, 2006

The Blonde in the Thunderbird
Special, Original, Solo
Jul 17, 2005 - Jul 23, 2005

Mark Twain Tonight!
Play, Original, Solo
Jun 09, 2005 - Jun 26, 2005

Democracy
Play, Original, Drama
Nov 18, 2004 - Apr 17, 2005

Jumpers
Play, Revival, Farce
Apr 25, 2004 - Jul 11, 2004

Jackie Mason's Laughing Room Only
Musical, Original, Comedy
Nov 19, 2003 - Nov 30, 2003

The Look of Love
Musical, Original, Revue
May 04, 2003 - Jun 15, 2003

Medea
Play, Revival, Drama, Tragedy
Dec 10, 2002 - Feb 22, 2003

Noises Off
Play, Revival, Comedy, Farce
Nov 01, 2001 - Sep 01, 2002

Jane Eyre
Musical, Original
Dec 10, 2000 - Jun 10, 2001

Uncle Vanya
Play, Revival, Drama
Apr 30, 2000 - Jun 11, 2000

The Rainmaker
Play, Revival, Romance
Nov 11, 1999 - Jan 23, 2000

The Iceman Cometh
Play, Revival, Drama
Apr 08, 1999 - Jul 17, 1999

Fool Moon
Special, Original, Comedy
Nov 23, 1998 - Jan 03, 1999

Wait Until Dark
Play, Revival, Drama
Apr 05, 1998 - Jun 28, 1998

Street Corner Symphony
Musical, Original, Revue
Nov 24, 1997 - Feb 01, 1998

Play On!
Musical, Original
Mar 20, 1997 - May 11, 1997

Taking Sides
Play, Original
Oct 17, 1996 - Dec 29, 1996

Buried Child
Play, Original, Drama
Apr 30, 1996 - Jun 30, 1996

On the Waterfront
Play, Original, Drama
May 01, 1995 - May 07, 1995

What's Wrong With This Picture?
Play, Original, Comedy
Dec 08, 1994 - Dec 18, 1994

She Loves Me
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Oct 07, 1993 - Jun 19, 1994

Redwood Curtain
Play, Original, Drama
Mar 30, 1993 - May 02, 1993

Death and the Maiden
Play, Original, Drama
Mar 17, 1992 - Aug 02, 1992

Shadowlands
Play, Original
Nov 11, 1990 - Apr 07, 1991

The Cemetery Club
Play, Original, Comedy
May 15, 1990 - Jul 01, 1990

Stephanie Mills Comes "Home" to Broadway
Special, Original
Dec 26, 1989 - Dec 31, 1989

Peter, Paul & Mary "A Holiday Celebration"
Special, Original, Concert
Dec 12, 1989 - Dec 17, 1989

The Victor Borge Holiday Show on Broadway
Special, Original, Comedy
Dec 05, 1989 - Dec 10, 1989

Cafe Crown
Play, Revival, Comedy
Feb 18, 1989 - Mar 26, 1989

Jackie Mason's The World According to Me!
Special, Original, Solo, Stand-up, Comedy
May 02, 1988 - Dec 31, 1988

Jackie Mason's The World According to Me!
Special, Original, Solo, Stand-up, Comedy
Dec 22, 1986 - Jan 02, 1988

Rowan Atkinson at the Atkinson
Special, Original, Comedy, Sketches
Oct 14, 1986 - Oct 18, 1986

Benefactors
Play, Original
Dec 22, 1985 - Jun 29, 1986

Aren't We All?
Play, Revival, Comedy, Romantic Comedy
Apr 29, 1985 - Jul 21, 1985

Noises Off
Play, Original, Comedy, Farce
Dec 11, 1983 - Apr 06, 1985

Edmund Kean
Play, Original, Solo
Sep 27, 1983 - Oct 29, 1983

K2
Play, Original, Drama
Mar 30, 1983 - Jun 11, 1983

Steaming
Play, Original
Dec 12, 1982 - Feb 05, 1983

Ghosts
Play, Revival, Drama
Aug 30, 1982 - Oct 02, 1982

Beyond Therapy
Play, Original, Comedy
May 26, 1982 - Jun 13, 1982

The Dresser
Play, Original
Nov 09, 1981 - May 01, 1982

Wally's Cafe
Play, Original, Comedy
Jun 12, 1981 - Jun 21, 1981

Lolita
Play, Original, Drama
Mar 19, 1981 - Mar 28, 1981

Mixed Couples
Play, Original, Comedy
Dec 28, 1980 - Jan 03, 1981

Tricks of the Trade
Play, Original, Romance, Mystery
Nov 06, 1980 - Nov 06, 1980

Talley's Folly
Play, Original, Comedy
Feb 20, 1980 - Nov 18, 1980

Teibele and Her Demon
Play, Original
Dec 16, 1979 - Jan 06, 1980

Bedroom Farce
Play, Original, Comedy, Farce
Mar 29, 1979 - Nov 24, 1979

Tribute
Play, Original
Jun 01, 1978 - Dec 02, 1978

Same Time, Next Year
Play, Original, Comedy
Mar 14, 1975 - May 16, 1978

Of Mice and Men
Play, Revival, Drama
Dec 18, 1974 - Feb 09, 1975

My Fat Friend
Play, Original, Comedy
Mar 31, 1974 - Dec 07, 1974

Find Your Way Home
Play, Original
Jan 02, 1974 - Mar 25, 1974

The River Niger
Play, Original
Mar 27, 1973 - Nov 25, 1973

Status Quo Vadis
Play, Original
Feb 18, 1973 - Feb 18, 1973

Lysistrata
Play, Revival, Comedy, Play with music
Nov 13, 1972 - Nov 18, 1972

Lenny
Play, Original
May 26, 1971 - Jun 24, 1972

Abelard and Heloise
Play, Original, Drama
Mar 10, 1971 - Apr 24, 1971

Not Now, Darling
Play, Original, Comedy
Oct 29, 1970 - Nov 15, 1970

Charley's Aunt
Play, Revival, Comedy, Farce
Jul 04, 1970 - Jul 11, 1970

Paris Is Out!
Play, Original, Comedy
Feb 02, 1970 - Apr 18, 1970

Indians
Play, Original
Oct 13, 1969 - Jan 03, 1970

Trumpets of the Lord
Musical, Original
Apr 29, 1969 - May 03, 1969

Jimmy Shine
Play, Original, Play with music
Dec 05, 1968 - Apr 26, 1969

Lovers and Other Strangers
Play, Original, Comedy
Sep 18, 1968 - Nov 16, 1968

A Day in the Death of Joe Egg
Play, Original, Comedy
Feb 01, 1968 - Jun 15, 1968

Halfway Up the Tree
Play, Original, Comedy
Nov 07, 1967 - Dec 31, 1967

A Minor Adjustment
Play, Original, Comedy
Oct 06, 1967 - Oct 07, 1967

Sing Israel, Sing
Special, Original
May 11, 1967 - Jun 11, 1967

Love in E Flat
Play, Original, Comedy
Feb 13, 1967 - Mar 04, 1967

Let's Sing Yiddish
Musical, Original
Nov 09, 1966 - Jan 28, 1967

The Best Laid Plans
Play, Original, Comedy
Mar 25, 1966 - Mar 26, 1966

Nathan Weinstein, Mystic, Connecticut
Play, Original, Comedy
Feb 25, 1966 - Feb 26, 1966

The Playroom
Play, Original
Dec 05, 1965 - Jan 01, 1966

Postmark Zero
Play, Original
Nov 01, 1965 - Nov 06, 1965

The Glass Menagerie
Play, Revival, Drama
May 04, 1965 - Oct 02, 1965

Ready When You Are, C.B.!
Play, Original, Comedy
Dec 07, 1964 - Feb 13, 1965

The Deputy
Play, Original
Feb 26, 1964 - Nov 28, 1964

Josephine Baker
Musical, Original, Revue
Feb 04, 1964 - Feb 16, 1964

The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore
Play, Revival
Jan 01, 1964 - Jan 04, 1964

Man and Boy
Play, Original
Nov 12, 1963 - Dec 28, 1963

Bérénice
Play, Revival, Foreign Lang.
Oct 29, 1963 - Nov 03, 1963

Phèdre
Play, Revival, Foreign Lang.
Oct 20, 1963 - Nov 03, 1963

Photo Finish
Play, Original
Feb 12, 1963 - Jun 29, 1963

Night Life
Play, Original, Drama
Oct 23, 1962 - Dec 15, 1962

Come Blow Your Horn
Play, Original, Comedy
Feb 22, 1961 - Oct 06, 1962

How to Make a Man
Play, Original
Feb 02, 1961 - Feb 11, 1961

Send Me No Flowers
Play, Original, Comedy
Dec 05, 1960 - Jan 07, 1961

Vintage '60
Musical, Original, Revue
Sep 12, 1960 - Sep 17, 1960

Mansfield Theatre

Cry of the Peacock
Play, Original, Comedy
Apr 11, 1950 - Apr 12, 1950

All You Need Is One Good Break
Play, Original
Feb 09, 1950 - Feb 11, 1950

Design for a Stained Glass Window
Play, Original, Drama
Jan 23, 1950 - Jan 28, 1950

Lend an Ear
Musical, Original, Revue
Oct 31, 1949 - Jan 21, 1950

Concerto for Fun
Special, Original
May 09, 1949 - May 09, 1949

Magnolia Alley
Play, Original, Comedy
Apr 18, 1949 - Apr 23, 1949

The Biggest Thief in Town
Play, Original, Comedy
Mar 30, 1949 - Apr 09, 1949

Red Gloves
Play, Original
Dec 04, 1948 - Mar 12, 1949

Holiday on Broadway
Special, Original
Apr 27, 1948 - May 01, 1948

Charles Weidman Dancers
Special, Original, Dance
Apr 18, 1948 - Apr 24, 1948

Where Stars Walk
Play, Original, Comedy
Feb 24, 1948 - Mar 06, 1948

The Old Lady Says "No!"
Play, Original
Feb 17, 1948 - Feb 22, 1948

John Bull's Other Island
Play, Revival
Feb 10, 1948 - Feb 14, 1948

Kathleen
Play, Original
Feb 03, 1948 - Feb 10, 1948

The Men We Marry
Play, Original
Jan 16, 1948 - Jan 17, 1948

Lament for Ignacio Sanches Mejias
Special, Original, Dance
Jan 04, 1948 - Closing date unknown

The Cradle Will Rock
Musical, Revival
Dec 26, 1947 - Jan 10, 1948

The Gentleman From Athens
Play, Original, Comedy
Dec 09, 1947 - Dec 13, 1947

Dear Judas
Play, Original, Drama
Oct 05, 1947 - Oct 18, 1947

Years Ago
Play, Original, Comedy
Dec 03, 1946 - May 31, 1947

Anna Lucasta
Play, Original, All Black Cast
Aug 30, 1944 - Nov 30, 1946

According to Law
Play, Revival, Drama, One Act
Jun 01, 1944 - Jun 03, 1944

A Strange Play
Play, Original, Comedy
Jun 01, 1944 - Jun 03, 1944

Hickory Stick
Play, Original
May 08, 1944 - May 13, 1944

Public Relations
Play, Original
Apr 06, 1944 - Apr 29, 1944

Thank You, Svoboda
Play, Original
Mar 01, 1944 - Mar 04, 1944

Janie
Play, Original, Comedy
Nov 28, 1943 - Jan 16, 1944

Victory Belles
Play, Original
Oct 26, 1943 - Nov 25, 1943

Apology
Play, Original
Mar 22, 1943 - Mar 26, 1943

For Your Pleasure
Special, Original, Dance
Feb 05, 1943 - Feb 13, 1943

Sweet Charity
Play, Original, Comedy
Dec 28, 1942 - Jan 02, 1943

The Time, the Place and the Girl
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Oct 21, 1942 - Oct 31, 1942

They Should Have Stood in Bed
Play, Original
Feb 13, 1942 - Feb 21, 1942

In Time to Come
Play, Original
Dec 28, 1941 - Jan 31, 1942

The Seventh Trumpet
Play, Original
Nov 21, 1941 - Nov 29, 1941

Cuckoos on the Hearth
Play, Original, Comedy
Nov 03, 1941 - Nov 16, 1941

As You Like It
Play, Revival, Comedy
Oct 20, 1941 - Oct 25, 1941

Meet the People
Musical, Original, Revue
Dec 25, 1940 - May 10, 1941

Horse Fever
Play, Original
Nov 23, 1940 - Dec 14, 1940

Separate Rooms
Play, Original, Comedy
Apr 15, 1940 - Jun 10, 1940

Juno and the Paycock
Play, Revival, Drama
Jan 16, 1940 - Apr 13, 1940

Thunder Rock
Play, Original, Drama
Nov 14, 1939 - Dec 02, 1939

Glorious Morning
Play, Original, Drama
Nov 26, 1938 - Dec 1938

If I Were You
Play, Original, Farce
Jan 24, 1938 - Jan 29, 1938

Tell Me Pretty Maiden
Play, Original, Comedy
Dec 16, 1937 - Feb 1938

Antony and Cleopatra
Play, Revival, Tragedy
Nov 10, 1937 - Nov 1937

Sea Legs
Musical, Original, Comedy
May 18, 1937 - May 29, 1937

Behind Red Lights
Play, Original, Drama
Jan 13, 1937 - Closing date unknown

Black Limelight
Play, Original, Drama
Nov 09, 1936 - Mar 1937

Lend Me Your Ears!
Play, Original, Comedy
Oct 05, 1936 - Oct 1936

Summer Wives
Play, Original, Comedy
Apr 13, 1936 - Apr 18, 1936

The Fields Beyond
Play, Original, Drama
Mar 06, 1936 - Mar 1936

Black Widow
Play, Original, Drama
Feb 12, 1936 - Feb 1936

On Stage
Play, Original, Comedy
Oct 29, 1935 - Dec 1935

Moon Over Mulberry Street
Play, Original, Comedy
Oct 1935 - May 1936

Lady of Letters
Play, Original, Comedy
Mar 28, 1935 - Apr 1935

Field of Ermine
Play, Original
Feb 08, 1935 - Feb 1935

Page Miss Glory
Play, Original, Comedy
Nov 27, 1934 - Mar 1935

Dance With Your Gods
Play, Original, Drama
Oct 06, 1934 - Oct 1934

I, Myself
Play, Original, Drama
May 09, 1934 - May 1934

Late Wisdom
Play, Original, Comedy
Apr 23, 1934 - Apr 1934

Whatever Possessed Her
Play, Original, Farce
Jan 25, 1934 - Jan 1934

The Gods We Make
Play, Original, Comedy
Jan 03, 1934 - Jan 1934

Kultur
Play, Original
Sep 26, 1933 - Oct 1933

A Church Mouse
Play, Revival, Comedy
Jun 26, 1933 - Jul 1933

Marilyn's Affairs
Play, Original, Comedy
Mar 15, 1933 - Mar 15, 1933

Marathon
Play, Original
Jan 27, 1933 - Jan 1933

Shuffle Along [1933]
Musical, Original, Comedy
Dec 26, 1932 - Jan 07, 1933

Monkey
Play, Original, Comedy
Feb 11, 1932 - Mar 1932

Lost Boy
Play, Original, Drama
Jan 05, 1932 - Jan 1932

1931-
Play, Original, Drama
Dec 10, 1931 - Dec 1931

The Green Pastures
Play, Original, Play with music
Feb 26, 1930 - Aug 29, 1931

Cortez
Play, Original, Comedy
Nov 04, 1929 - Nov 1929

Philadelphia
Play, Original, Melodrama
Sep 16, 1929 - Nov 1929

Indiscretion
Play, Original
Mar 04, 1929 - May 1929

Lew Fields' Mansfield Theatre

Hello, Daddy
Musical, Original, Comedy
Dec 26, 1928 - Jan 1929

Americana
Musical, Revival, Revue
Oct 30, 1928 - Nov 03, 1928

Chee-Chee
Musical, Original, Comedy
Sep 25, 1928 - Oct 20, 1928

Present Arms
Musical, Original, Comedy
Apr 26, 1928 - Sep 01, 1928

Mansfield Theatre

Atlas and Eva
Play, Original, Comedy
Feb 06, 1928 - Feb 1928

Mongolia
Play, Original, Romance
1928 - Feb 1928

Caste
Play, Original
Dec 23, 1927 - Dec 1927

New York
Play, Original, Melodrama
Nov 14, 1927 - Nov 1927

The Springboard
Play, Original, Comedy
Oct 12, 1927 - Nov 1927

Speak Easy
Play, Original, Melodrama
Sep 26, 1927 - Nov 1927

The Gossipy Sex
Play, Original, Farce
Apr 19, 1927 - May 1927

Lost
Play, Original, Drama
Mar 28, 1927 - Apr 1927

Window Panes
Play, Original, Drama
Feb 21, 1927 - Mar 1927

The Adventurous Age
Play, Original, Comedy
Feb 07, 1927 - Feb 1927

For Better or Worse
Play, Original, Comedy, Drama
Jan 31, 1927 - Feb 1927

Ghosts
Play, Revival, Drama
Jan 10, 1927 - Jan 1927

The Dybbuk
Play, Revival, Drama
Dec 13, 1926 - Mar 1927

Beyond the Horizon
Play, Revival, Drama, Tragedy
Nov 30, 1926 - Feb 1927

The Ladder
Play, Original, Drama
Oct 22, 1926 - May 1928

If I Was Rich
Play, Original
Sep 02, 1926 - Nov 1926

My Magnolia
Musical, Original, Revue
Jul 08, 1926 - Jul 1926

Beau-Strings
Play, Original, Comedy
Apr 26, 1926 - May 1926

Schweiger
Play, Original
Mar 23, 1926 - Apr 1926

The Masque of Venice
Play, Original, Comedy
Mar 02, 1926 - Mar 1926

The Night Duel
Play, Original
Feb 15, 1926 - Mar 1926

Benefits and Special Events

Mike Nichols and Elaine May: Together Again on Broadway
Special, Original, Benefit
May 04, 1992 - May 04, 1992

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