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Al Hirschfeld Theatre

302 W. 45th St., New York, NY
Seats (approximate): 1424

G. Albert Lansburgh, architect. Built by vaudeville promoter Martin Beck, who managed it until his death in 1940. In 1968, the Martin Beck Estate sold the theatre to Jujamcyn. In 2003, it was renamed the Al Hirschfeld in honor of the caricaturist-cartoonist who had chronicled live theatre for seventy-five years. His hundredth birthday was the date chosen to change the name but, sadly, he did not live to see the theatre renamed.

To learn more about the history of the Al Hirschfeld Theatre, see Spotlight on Broadway's video on the Al Hirschfeld Theatre.

Built: 1924   

Theatre Names Named
Al Hirschfeld Theatre
Named for Al Hirschfeld, Renamed June 21, 2003
2003
Martin Beck Theatre
Named for Martin Beck, Opened November 11, 1924
1924

Broadway Productions

Kinky Boots
Musical, Original
Apr 04, 2013 - Present

Elf
Musical, Original, Comedy
Nov 09, 2012 - Jan 06, 2013

Fela!
Musical, Original
Jul 12, 2012 - Aug 04, 2012

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Mar 27, 2011 - May 20, 2012

Elf
Musical, Original, Comedy
Nov 14, 2010 - Jan 02, 2011

Hair
Musical, Revival
Mar 31, 2009 - Jun 27, 2010

A Tale of Two Cities
Musical, Original, Drama
Sep 18, 2008 - Nov 09, 2008

Curtains
Musical, Original, Comedy
Mar 22, 2007 - Jun 29, 2008

The Wedding Singer
Musical, Original, Comedy
Apr 27, 2006 - Dec 31, 2006

Sweet Charity
Musical, Revival, Comedy
May 04, 2005 - Dec 31, 2005

Wonderful Town
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Nov 23, 2003 - Jan 30, 2005

Martin Beck Theatre

Man of La Mancha
Musical, Revival, Drama
Dec 05, 2002 - Aug 31, 2003

Sweet Smell of Success
Musical, Original, Drama
Mar 14, 2002 - Jun 15, 2002

Kiss Me, Kate
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Nov 18, 1999 - Dec 30, 2001

The Sound of Music
Musical, Revival, Drama
Mar 12, 1998 - Jun 20, 1999

Eugene Onegin
Special, Original, Opera
Nov 19, 1997 - Nov 23, 1997

The Cherry Orchard
Play, Revival, Comedy
Oct 30, 1997 - Nov 09, 1997

Annie
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Mar 26, 1997 - Oct 19, 1997

David Copperfield: Dreams and Nightmares
Special, Original
Dec 05, 1996 - Dec 29, 1996

Moon Over Buffalo
Play, Original, Comedy
Oct 01, 1995 - Jun 30, 1996

My Thing Of Love
Play, Original
May 03, 1995 - May 14, 1995

Guys and Dolls
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Apr 14, 1992 - Jan 08, 1995

Grand Hotel
Musical, Original, Drama
Nov 12, 1989 - Jan 27, 1992

Into the Woods
Musical, Original, Comedy, Drama
Nov 05, 1987 - Sep 03, 1989

Take Me Along
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Apr 14, 1985 - Apr 14, 1985

Requiem for a Heavyweight
Play, Original
Mar 07, 1985 - Mar 09, 1985

The Rink
Musical, Original
Feb 09, 1984 - Aug 04, 1984

All's Well that Ends Well
Play, Original, Comedy
Apr 13, 1983 - May 15, 1983

A Little Family Business
Play, Original, Comedy
Dec 15, 1982 - Dec 26, 1982

Come Back to the 5 & Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean
Play, Original
Feb 18, 1982 - Apr 04, 1982

The First
Musical, Original
Nov 17, 1981 - Dec 13, 1981

The Little Foxes
Play, Revival, Drama
May 07, 1981 - Sep 05, 1981

Bring Back Birdie
Musical, Original, Comedy
Mar 05, 1981 - Mar 07, 1981

Onward Victoria
Musical, Original
Dec 14, 1980 - Dec 14, 1980

It's So Nice to Be Civilized
Musical, Original
Jun 03, 1980 - Jun 08, 1980

Harold and Maude
Play, Original
Feb 07, 1980 - Feb 09, 1980

Dracula
Play, Revival, Drama
Oct 20, 1977 - Jan 06, 1980

Happy End
Musical, Original
May 07, 1977 - Jul 10, 1977

Ladies at the Alamo
Play, Original
Apr 07, 1977 - Apr 23, 1977

Habeas Corpus
Play, Original, Farce, Comedy
Nov 25, 1975 - Feb 15, 1976

Saturday Sunday Monday
Play, Original, Comedy
Nov 21, 1974 - Nov 30, 1974

No Hard Feelings
Play, Original, Comedy
Apr 08, 1973 - Apr 08, 1973

Ring Around the Bathtub
Play, Original
Apr 29, 1972 - Apr 29, 1972

The Grass Harp
Musical, Original, Comedy
Nov 02, 1971 - Nov 06, 1971

All Over
Play, Original, Drama
Mar 28, 1971 - May 01, 1971

Man of La Mancha
Musical, Original, Drama
Mar 20, 1968 - Mar 01, 1971

Hallelujah, Baby!
Musical, Original
Apr 26, 1967 - Jan 13, 1968

A Delicate Balance
Play, Original, Drama
Sep 22, 1966 - Jan 14, 1967

The Persecution and Assassination of Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade
Play, Original, Drama, Play with music
Dec 27, 1965 - Apr 30, 1966

Baker Street
Musical, Original
Nov 03, 1965 - Nov 14, 1965

Drat! The Cat!
Musical, Original, Comedy
Oct 10, 1965 - Oct 16, 1965

Oliver!
Musical, Original, Comedy, Drama
Aug 02, 1965 - Sep 25, 1965

I Had a Ball
Musical, Original, Comedy
Dec 15, 1964 - Jun 12, 1965

The Physicists
Play, Original
Oct 13, 1964 - Nov 28, 1964

Cafe Crown
Musical, Original, Comedy
Apr 17, 1964 - Apr 18, 1964

The Ballad of the Sad Cafe
Play, Original
Oct 30, 1963 - Feb 15, 1964

Strange Interlude
Play, Revival, Drama
May 27, 1963 - Jun 29, 1963

Mother Courage and Her Children
Play, Original
Mar 28, 1963 - May 11, 1963

Milk and Honey
Musical, Original, Comedy
Oct 10, 1961 - Jan 26, 1963

The Happiest Girl in the World
Musical, Original, Comedy
Apr 03, 1961 - Jun 24, 1961

Midgie Purvis
Play, Original
Feb 01, 1961 - Feb 18, 1961

Love and Libel
Play, Original
Dec 07, 1960 - Dec 10, 1960

Rape of the Belt
Play, Original
Nov 05, 1960 - Nov 12, 1960

Bye Bye Birdie
Musical, Original, Comedy
Apr 14, 1960 - Oct 22, 1960

Semi-Detached
Play, Original
Mar 10, 1960 - Mar 12, 1960

Beg, Borrow or Steal
Musical, Original
Feb 10, 1960 - Feb 13, 1960

Sweet Bird of Youth
Play, Original, Drama
Mar 10, 1959 - Jan 30, 1960

Les Ballets Africains
Special, Original, Dance, Ballet
Feb 16, 1959 - Feb 28, 1959

Say, Darling
Play, Original, Comedy, Play with music
Dec 08, 1958 - Jan 17, 1959

Maria Golovin
Musical, Original, Drama
Nov 05, 1958 - Nov 08, 1958

Handful of Fire
Play, Original, Drama
Oct 01, 1958 - Oct 04, 1958

Who Was That Lady I Saw You With?
Play, Original, Comedy
Mar 03, 1958 - Aug 30, 1958

The Tunnel of Love
Play, Original, Comedy
Feb 04, 1958 - Feb 22, 1958

Copper and Brass
Musical, Original, Comedy
Oct 17, 1957 - Nov 16, 1957

Orpheus Descending
Play, Original, Drama
Mar 21, 1957 - May 18, 1957

Candide
Musical, Original, Comedy
Dec 01, 1956 - Feb 02, 1957

Major Barbara
Play, Revival, Comedy
Oct 30, 1956 - Nov 17, 1956

The Lovers
Play, Original
May 10, 1956 - May 12, 1956

Mister Johnson
Play, Original, Drama
Mar 29, 1956 - May 05, 1956

The Teahouse of the August Moon
Play, Original, Comedy
Oct 15, 1953 - Mar 24, 1956

The Crucible
Play, Original, Drama
Jan 22, 1953 - Jul 11, 1953

The Grey-Eyed People
Play, Original, Comedy
Dec 17, 1952 - Dec 20, 1952

The Climate of Eden
Play, Original, Drama
Nov 06, 1952 - Nov 22, 1952

The Grass Harp
Play, Original, Comedy
Mar 27, 1952 - Apr 26, 1952

Mrs. McThing
Play, Original, Comedy, Fantasy
Feb 20, 1952 - Mar 22, 1952

The Grand Tour
Play, Original
Dec 10, 1951 - Dec 15, 1951

Barefoot in Athens
Play, Original, Drama, History
Oct 31, 1951 - Nov 24, 1951

The Rose Tattoo
Play, Original, Drama
Feb 03, 1951 - Oct 27, 1951

Ring Round the Moon
Play, Original, Comedy
Nov 23, 1950 - Jan 13, 1951

The Curious Savage
Play, Original, Comedy
Oct 24, 1950 - Nov 18, 1950

The Wisteria Trees
Play, Original, Drama
Mar 29, 1950 - Sep 16, 1950

That Lady
Play, Original, Drama, Romance
Nov 22, 1949 - Jan 28, 1950

Goodbye, My Fancy
Play, Original, Comedy
Sep 19, 1949 - Nov 19, 1949

Edward, My Son
Play, Original
Sep 30, 1948 - May 14, 1949

Sally
Musical, Revival, Comedy
May 06, 1948 - Jun 05, 1948

You Never Can Tell
Play, Revival, Comedy
Mar 16, 1948 - Apr 17, 1948

Antony and Cleopatra
Play, Revival, Tragedy
Nov 26, 1947 - Mar 13, 1948

The Voice of the Turtle
Play, Original, Comedy
Oct 15, 1947 - Nov 22, 1947

Barefoot Boy With Cheek
Musical, Original, Comedy
Apr 03, 1947 - Jul 05, 1947

The Iceman Cometh
Play, Original, Drama
Oct 09, 1946 - Mar 15, 1947

St. Louis Woman
Musical, Original
Mar 30, 1946 - Jul 06, 1946

Little Brown Jug
Play, Original
Mar 06, 1946 - Mar 09, 1946

Jeb
Play, Original
Feb 21, 1946 - Feb 28, 1946

On the Town
Musical, Original, Comedy
Jul 30, 1945 - Feb 02, 1946

Foolish Notion
Play, Original, Comedy
Mar 13, 1945 - Jun 09, 1945

Jacobowsky and the Colonel
Play, Original, Comedy
Mar 14, 1944 - Mar 10, 1945

A Connecticut Yankee
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Nov 17, 1943 - Mar 11, 1944

Tropical Revue
Special, Original, Dance
Sep 19, 1943 - Nov 15, 1943

Button Your Lip
Play, Original
Aug 02, 1943 - Sep 04, 1943

First Cousins
Play, Original
Aug 02, 1943 - Sep 04, 1943

Mail Call
Play, Original
Aug 02, 1943 - Sep 04, 1943

Pack Up Your Troubles
Play, Original
Aug 02, 1943 - Sep 04, 1943

Where'er We Go
Play, Original
Aug 02, 1943 - Sep 04, 1943

The Corn Is Green
Play, Original, Drama
May 03, 1943 - Jun 19, 1943

The Pirate
Play, Original, Comedy
Nov 25, 1942 - Apr 27, 1943

My Sister Eileen
Play, Original, Comedy
Aug 04, 1942 - Nov 21, 1942

The Cat Screams
Play, Original
Jun 16, 1942 - Jun 20, 1942

The Moon Is Down
Play, Original
Apr 07, 1942 - Jun 06, 1942

Watch on the Rhine
Play, Original, Drama
Apr 01, 1941 - Feb 21, 1942

Cabin in the Sky
Musical, Original, Fantasy
Oct 25, 1940 - Mar 08, 1941

Lady in Waiting
Play, Original, Comedy
Mar 27, 1940 - Jun 08, 1940

Ladies and Gentlemen
Play, Original
Oct 17, 1939 - Jan 13, 1940

Air and Variations
Special, Original, Ballet, One Act
May 24, 1939 - Closing date unknown

Billy the Kid
Special, Original, Ballet, One Act
May 24, 1939 - Closing date unknown

Pocahontas
Special, Original, Ballet, One Act
May 24, 1939 - Closing date unknown

Susanna, Don't You Cry
Musical, Original, Romance
May 22, 1939 - May 27, 1939

The Devil and Daniel Webster
Play, Original, Play with music
May 18, 1939 - May 26, 1939

Filling Station
Musical, Original, Ballet, One Act
May 18, 1939 - May 26, 1939

The Pirates of Penzance
Musical, Revival, Comedy, Operetta
Jan 05, 1939 - Closing date unknown

Trial by Jury
Musical, Revival, Comedy, Operetta
Jan 05, 1939 - Closing date unknown

The Mikado
Musical, Revival, Operetta
Jan 05, 1939 - Closing date unknown

Iolanthe
Musical, Revival, Operetta
Jan 05, 1939 - Closing date unknown

Cox and Box
Musical, Revival, Operetta
Jan 05, 1939 - Closing date unknown

H.M.S. Pinafore
Musical, Revival, Comedy, Operetta
Jan 05, 1939 - Closing date unknown

The Gondoliers
Musical, Revival, Operetta
Jan 05, 1939 - Closing date unknown

The Yeomen of the Guard
Musical, Revival, Operetta
Jan 05, 1939 - Closing date unknown

Patience
Musical, Revival, Operetta
Jan 05, 1939 - Closing date unknown

Victoria Regina
Play, Revival, Drama, History
Oct 03, 1938 - Dec 1938

Spring Thaw
Play, Original, Comedy
Mar 21, 1938 - Mar 26, 1938

Save Me the Waltz
Play, Original, Comedy
Feb 28, 1938 - Mar 1938

How to Get Tough About It
Play, Original, Comedy
Feb 08, 1938 - Feb 1938

Barchester Towers
Play, Original, Comedy
Nov 30, 1937 - Jan 1938

High Tor
Play, Original, Fantasy
Jan 09, 1937 - Closing date unknown

Ruddigore
Musical, Revival, Operetta
Oct 22, 1936 - Dec 16, 1936

Princess Ida
Musical, Revival, Operetta
Oct 12, 1936 - Dec 05, 1936

Patience
Musical, Revival, Operetta
Oct 05, 1936 - Nov 30, 1936

Cox and Box
Musical, Revival, Operetta
Sep 28, 1936 - Nov 21, 1936

H.M.S. Pinafore
Musical, Revival, Comedy, Operetta
Sep 28, 1936 - Nov 21, 1936

Iolanthe
Musical, Revival, Operetta
Sep 21, 1936 - Dec 30, 1936

The Yeomen of the Guard
Musical, Revival, Operetta
Sep 14, 1936 - Dec 19, 1936

The Gondoliers
Musical, Revival, Operetta
Sep 07, 1936 - Sep 1936

The Pirates of Penzance
Musical, Revival, Comedy, Operetta
Aug 31, 1936 - Sep 1936

Trial by Jury
Musical, Revival, Comedy, Operetta
Aug 31, 1936 - Sep 1936

The Mikado
Musical, Revival, Operetta
Aug 20, 1936 - Sep 1936

Saint Joan
Play, Revival, Drama
Mar 09, 1936 - May 1936

Romeo and Juliet
Play, Revival, Tragedy
Dec 23, 1935 - Jan 1936

Winterset
Play, Original, Tragedy
Sep 25, 1935 - Mar 1936

Flowers of the Forest
Play, Original, Drama
Apr 08, 1935 - May 1935

The Barretts of Wimpole Street
Play, Revival, Comedy
Feb 25, 1935 - Mar 1935

Romeo and Juliet
Play, Revival, Tragedy
Dec 20, 1934 - Feb 1935

Patience
Musical, Revival, Operetta
Oct 11, 1934 - Dec 04, 1934

Princess Ida
Musical, Revival, Comedy, Operetta
Sep 27, 1934 - Dec 08, 1934

Ruddigore
Musical, Revival, Operetta
Sep 24, 1934 - Nov 27, 1934

The Yeomen of the Guard
Musical, Revival, Comedy, Operetta
Sep 20, 1934 - Dec 01, 1934

The Mikado
Musical, Revival, Operetta
Sep 17, 1934 - Dec 07, 1934

Trial by Jury
Musical, Revival, Comedy, Operetta
Sep 13, 1934 - Nov 29, 1934

H.M.S. Pinafore
Musical, Revival, Comedy, Operetta
Sep 13, 1934 - Nov 29, 1934

Iolanthe
Musical, Revival, Operetta
Sep 10, 1934 - Dec 15, 1934

Cox and Box
Musical, Revival, Operetta
Sep 06, 1934 - Dec 11, 1934

The Pirates of Penzance
Musical, Revival, Comedy, Operetta
Sep 06, 1934 - Dec 11, 1934

The Gondoliers
Musical, Revival, Operetta
Sep 03, 1934 - Dec 15, 1934

Yellow Jack
Play, Original, Drama, History
Mar 06, 1934 - May 1934

The Lake
Play, Original, Drama
Dec 26, 1933 - Feb 1934

Hilda Cassidy
Play, Original
May 04, 1933 - May 1933

Far-Away Horses
Play, Original, Comedy
Mar 21, 1933 - Mar 1933

Chrysalis
Play, Original
Nov 15, 1932 - Dec 03, 1932

The New Gossoon
Play, Original, Comedy
Oct 21, 1932 - Nov 1932

The Far-off Hills
Play, Original, Comedy
Oct 18, 1932 - Oct 1932

Things That Are Caesar's
Play, Original, Tragedy
Oct 17, 1932 - Oct 1932

Reunion in Vienna
Play, Original, Comedy
Nov 16, 1931 - Jul 1932

The House of Connelly
Play, Original, Drama
Sep 28, 1931 - Dec 1931

Miracle at Verdun
Play, Original, Drama
Mar 16, 1931 - Apr 1931

Roar China
Play, Original, Drama
Oct 27, 1930 - Dec 1930

Hotel Universe
Play, Original, Drama, One Act
Apr 14, 1930 - Jun 1930

The Apple Cart
Play, Original, Comedy
Feb 24, 1930 - Closing date unknown

Red Rust
Play, Original, Drama
Dec 17, 1929 - Feb 1930

The Silver Swan
Musical, Original, Romance
Nov 27, 1929 - Dec 14, 1929

Porgy
Play, Revival
Sep 13, 1929 - Oct 1929

The Camel Through the Needle's Eye
Play, Original
Apr 15, 1929 - Oct 1929

Dynamo
Play, Original
Feb 11, 1929 - Mar 1929

Wings Over Europe
Play, Original
Dec 10, 1928 - Closing date unknown

Night Hostess
Play, Original, Comedy, Drama
Sep 12, 1928 - Dec 1928

The Shannons of Broadway
Play, Original, Comedy
Sep 26, 1927 - Jun 02, 1928

A la Carte
Musical, Original, Revue
Aug 17, 1927 - Sep 1927

Spread Eagle
Play, Original, Drama
Apr 04, 1927 - Jun 1927

Wooden Kimono
Play, Original, Comedy, Melodrama, Mystery
Dec 27, 1926 - Jun 1927

The Wild Rose
Musical, Original, Comedy
Oct 20, 1926 - Dec 11, 1926

The Shanghai Gesture
Play, Original, Melodrama
Feb 01, 1926 - Jul 1926

Captain Jinks
Musical, Original, Romantic Comedy
Sep 08, 1925 - Jan 30, 1926

Cape Smoke
Play, Original
Feb 16, 1925 - May 1925

China Rose
Musical, Original, Operetta
Jan 19, 1925 - Feb 14, 1925

Madame Pompadour
Musical, Original
Nov 11, 1924 - Jan 17, 1925

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