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Nederlander Theatre

208 W. 41st St., New York, NY
Seats (approximate): 1235

William Neil Smith, architect. Built by Walter C. Jordan and managed by the Shuberts, who bought it in 1927. They sold it (during a U.S. antitrust investigation) to Billy Rose, who refurbished it, renamed it after himself, and reopened it in 1959. The Nederlander Organization bought it in 1978 and it soon bore their name (1980). It was a church from 1987 to 1989, when it returned to legit use.

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

Built: 1921   

Theatre Names Named
Nederlander Theatre
Named for David T. Nederlander, Reopened October 20, 1980
1980
Trafalgar Theatre
Reopened April 17, 1979
1979
Billy Rose Theatre
Named for Billy Rose, Reopened October 18, 1959
1959
National Theatre
Opened September 1, 1921
1921

Broadway Productions

War Paint
Musical, Original
Apr 06, 2017 - Nov 05, 2017

Motown The Musical
Musical, Original, Drama
Jul 12, 2016 - Jul 31, 2016

Disaster!
Musical, Original, Comedy
Mar 08, 2016 - May 08, 2016

Amazing Grace
Musical, Original
Jul 16, 2015 - Oct 25, 2015

Honeymoon in Vegas
Musical, Original, Comedy
Jan 15, 2015 - Apr 05, 2015

Newsies The Musical
Musical, Original, Comedy
Mar 29, 2012 - Aug 24, 2014

Million Dollar Quartet
Musical, Original
Apr 11, 2010 - Jun 12, 2011

Brighton Beach Memoirs
Play, Revival, Comedy
Oct 25, 2009 - Nov 01, 2009

Guys and Dolls
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Mar 01, 2009 - Jun 14, 2009

Rent
Musical, Original, Drama
Apr 29, 1996 - Sep 07, 2008

Jackson Browne
Special, Original, Concert
Nov 09, 1993 - Nov 11, 1993

Solitary Confinement
Play, Original, Solo
Nov 08, 1992 - Nov 29, 1992

Our Country's Good
Play, Original
Apr 29, 1991 - Jun 08, 1991

Dangerous Games
Musical, Original
Oct 19, 1989 - Oct 21, 1989

Sherlock's Last Case
Play, Original
Aug 20, 1987 - Dec 06, 1987

Raggedy Ann
Musical, Original
Oct 16, 1986 - Oct 19, 1986

Robert Klein on Broadway
Special, Original, Stand-up, Comedy, Solo
Jun 25, 1986 - Jun 25, 1986

Wind in the Willows
Musical, Original
Dec 19, 1985 - Dec 22, 1985

Strange Interlude
Play, Revival, Drama
Feb 21, 1985 - May 05, 1985

Beethoven's Tenth
Play, Original, Comedy
Apr 22, 1984 - May 13, 1984

Amen Corner
Musical, Original
Nov 10, 1983 - Dec 04, 1983

Teaneck Tanzi: The Venus Flytrap
Play, Original, Comedy
Apr 20, 1983 - Apr 20, 1983

84 Charing Cross Road
Play, Original
Dec 07, 1982 - Feb 27, 1983

Lena Horne: "The Lady and Her Music"
Special, Original, Concert
May 12, 1981 - Jun 30, 1982

Broadway Follies
Musical, Original, Variety
Mar 15, 1981 - Mar 15, 1981

One Night Stand
Musical, Original
Never Officially Opened - Oct 25, 1980

Trafalgar Theatre

Betrayal
Play, Original, Drama
Jan 05, 1980 - May 31, 1980

Whose Life is it Anyway?
Play, Original, Drama
Apr 17, 1979 - Oct 27, 1979

Billy Rose Theatre

The November People
Play, Original
Jan 14, 1978 - Jan 14, 1978

Big Bertha
Special, Original, Dance
Jun 09, 1976 - Closing date unknown

Esplanade
Special, Original, Dance
Jun 09, 1976 - Closing date unknown

Public Domain
Special, Original, Dance
Jun 09, 1976 - Closing date unknown

Jumpers
Play, Original, Farce
Apr 22, 1974 - Jun 01, 1974

Next Time I'll Sing to You
Play, Revival
Jan 02, 1974 - Jan 06, 1974

Scapin
Play, Revival, Comedy
Dec 28, 1973 - Dec 28, 1973

Measure for Measure
Play, Revival, Comedy
Dec 26, 1973 - Jan 05, 1974

The Beggar's Opera
Musical, Revival, Drama,Operetta
Dec 22, 1973 - Dec 31, 1973

The Three Sisters
Play, Revival, Drama
Dec 19, 1973 - Jan 11, 1974

Purlie
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Dec 27, 1972 - Jan 07, 1973

Heathen!
Musical, Original
May 21, 1972 - May 21, 1972

The Country Girl
Play, Revival
Mar 15, 1972 - May 06, 1972

Old Times
Play, Original
Nov 16, 1971 - Feb 26, 1972

Earl of Ruston
Musical, Original
May 05, 1971 - May 08, 1971

A Midsummer Night's Dream
Play, Revival, Comedy
Jan 20, 1971 - Mar 13, 1971

The President's Daughter
Musical, Original, Comedy
Nov 03, 1970 - Jan 03, 1971

Private Lives
Play, Revival, Comedy, Romantic Comedy
Dec 04, 1969 - Apr 25, 1970

Billy
Musical, Original
Mar 22, 1969 - Mar 22, 1969

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui
Play, Revival, Drama
Dec 22, 1968 - Jan 05, 1969

Agamemnon
Play, Original, Drama
Dec 17, 1968 - Jan 05, 1969

Eumenides
Play, Original
Dec 17, 1968 - Jan 05, 1969

Choephori
Play, Original
Dec 17, 1968 - Jan 05, 1969

Happy Days
Play, Original
Oct 12, 1968 - Oct 26, 1968

Krapp's Last Tape
Play, Original, One Act
Oct 09, 1968 - Oct 26, 1968

The Zoo Story
Play, Original, One Act
Oct 09, 1968 - Oct 26, 1968

The Death of Bessie Smith
Play, Original, One Act
Oct 02, 1968 - Oct 26, 1968

The American Dream
Play, Original, One Act
Oct 02, 1968 - Oct 26, 1968

Quotations From Chairman Mao Tse-Tung
Play, Original
Sep 30, 1968 - Oct 26, 1968

Box
Play, Original
Sep 30, 1968 - Oct 26, 1968

Soldiers
Play, Original
May 01, 1968 - May 18, 1968

Here's Where I Belong
Musical, Original
Mar 03, 1968 - Mar 03, 1968

Paul Taylor Dancers
Special, Original
Dec 19, 1967 - Dec 31, 1967

Mother Courage and Her Children
Play, Revival
Nov 16, 1967 - Dec 17, 1967

Mirele Efros
Play, Original
Oct 19, 1967 - Dec 17, 1967

Come Live With Me
Play, Original, Comedy
Jan 26, 1967 - Jan 28, 1967

The Rose Tattoo
Play, Revival, Drama
Nov 09, 1966 - Dec 31, 1966

Threepenny Opera
Musical, Revival, Puppets
Oct 27, 1966 - Nov 06, 1966

Venus Is
Play, Original
Never Officially Opened - Apr 09, 1966

Where's Daddy?
Play, Original, Comedy
Mar 02, 1966 - Mar 19, 1966

The Right Honourable Gentleman
Play, Original
Oct 19, 1965 - Jan 29, 1966

Tiny Alice
Play, Original
Dec 29, 1964 - May 22, 1965

Conversation at Midnight
Play, Original
Nov 12, 1964 - Nov 14, 1964

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Play, Original, Drama
Oct 13, 1962 - May 16, 1964

A Family Affair
Musical, Original, Comedy
Jan 27, 1962 - Mar 25, 1962

Do You Know the Milky Way?
Play, Original
Oct 16, 1961 - Oct 28, 1961

The Devil's Advocate
Play, Original
Mar 09, 1961 - Jun 17, 1961

The Wall
Play, Original
Oct 11, 1960 - Mar 04, 1961

Dear Liar
Play, Original
Mar 17, 1960 - Apr 30, 1960

Heartbreak House
Play, Revival, Comedy
Oct 18, 1959 - Jan 23, 1960

National Theatre

Once More, With Feeling
Play, Original, Comedy
Oct 21, 1958 - Jun 06, 1959

Winesburg, Ohio
Play, Original
Feb 05, 1958 - Feb 15, 1958

The Tunnel of Love
Play, Original, Comedy
Dec 26, 1957 - Feb 02, 1958

The Square Root of Wonderful
Play, Original
Oct 30, 1957 - Dec 07, 1957

Inherit the Wind
Play, Original, Drama
Apr 21, 1955 - Jun 22, 1957

Mrs. Patterson
Play, Original, Play with music
Dec 01, 1954 - Feb 26, 1955

King of Hearts
Play, Original, Comedy, Farce, Satire
Oct 04, 1954 - Nov 27, 1954

Sabrina Fair
Play, Original, Comedy
Nov 11, 1953 - May 15, 1954

Late Love
Play, Original, Comedy
Oct 13, 1953 - Nov 07, 1953

Camino Real
Play, Original, Drama
Mar 17, 1953 - May 09, 1953

Maggie
Musical, Original
Feb 18, 1953 - Feb 21, 1953

The Bat
Play, Revival, Drama, Mystery, Melodrama
Jan 20, 1953 - Feb 07, 1953

Candida
Play, Revival, Comedy
Apr 22, 1952 - May 17, 1952

The Constant Wife
Play, Revival, Comedy
Dec 08, 1951 - Apr 05, 1952

Dinosaur Wharf
Play, Original, Melodrama
Nov 08, 1951 - Nov 10, 1951

Courtin' Time
Musical, Original, Comedy
Jun 13, 1951 - Jun 30, 1951

Angels Kiss Me
Play, Original
Apr 17, 1951 - Apr 18, 1951

The Small Hours
Play, Original, Comedy
Feb 15, 1951 - Mar 03, 1951

King Lear
Play, Revival, Tragedy
Dec 25, 1950 - Feb 03, 1951

L'Oeuf รก la Coque
Special, Revival
Oct 08, 1950 - Nov 18, 1950

Les Forains
Special, Original
Oct 08, 1950 - Nov 18, 1950

Carmen
Special, Revival, Ballet, Dance
Oct 08, 1950 - Nov 18, 1950

Caesar and Cleopatra
Play, Revival, Comedy
Dec 21, 1949 - Apr 29, 1950

The Big Knife
Play, Original
Feb 24, 1949 - May 28, 1949

Lend an Ear
Musical, Original, Revue
Dec 16, 1948 - Feb 19, 1949

The Leading Lady
Play, Original
Oct 18, 1948 - Oct 23, 1948

Town House
Play, Original
Sep 23, 1948 - Oct 02, 1948

Hold It!
Musical, Original, Comedy
May 05, 1948 - Jun 12, 1948

Macbeth
Play, Revival, Tragedy
Mar 31, 1948 - Apr 24, 1948

Shadow Play
Play, Revival, One Act, Play with music
Feb 23, 1948 - Mar 13, 1948

Hands Across the Sea
Play, Revival, One Act, Satire
Feb 23, 1948 - Mar 13, 1948

Fumed Oak
Play, Revival, Comedy, One Act
Feb 23, 1948 - Mar 13, 1948

Family Album
Play, Revival, Comedy, Play with music, One Act
Feb 20, 1948 - Mar 13, 1948

Red Peppers
Play, Revival, Comedy, One Act, Burlesque
Feb 20, 1948 - Mar 13, 1948

Ways and Means
Play, Revival, Comedy, One Act
Feb 20, 1948 - Mar 13, 1948

Crime and Punishment
Play, Revival, Drama
Dec 22, 1947 - Jan 24, 1948

Medea
Play, Revival, Drama, Tragedy
Oct 20, 1947 - Dec 14, 1947

Anna Lucasta
Play, Revival
Sep 22, 1947 - Oct 18, 1947

The Mystery of Theodosia Burr
Play, Original, Solo
Mar 09, 1947 - Closing date unknown

Ruth Mata, Eugene Hari
Special, Original, Dance
Dec 11, 1946 - Apr 13, 1947

Call Me Mister
Musical, Original, Revue
Apr 18, 1946 - Jul 19, 1947

The Day Before Spring
Musical, Original
Nov 22, 1945 - Apr 13, 1946

The Assassin
Play, Original
Oct 17, 1945 - Oct 27, 1945

The Overtons
Play, Original
Jun 25, 1945 - Jul 07, 1945

Martha Graham
Special, Original, Dance
May 14, 1945 - May 19, 1945

It's a Gift
Play, Original, Comedy
Mar 26, 1945 - Apr 21, 1945

Calico Wedding
Play, Original, Comedy
Mar 07, 1945 - Mar 10, 1945

And Be My Love
Play, Original, Comedy
Feb 21, 1945 - Mar 03, 1945

Alice in Arms
Play, Original, Comedy
Jan 31, 1945 - Feb 03, 1945

Embezzled Heaven
Play, Original, Drama
Oct 31, 1944 - Jan 13, 1945

Men to the Sea
Play, Original
Oct 03, 1944 - Oct 21, 1944

The Day Will Come
Play, Original
Sep 07, 1944 - Sep 23, 1944

Slightly Scandalous
Play, Original, Comedy
Jun 13, 1944 - Jun 17, 1944

Career Angel
Play, Revival
May 23, 1944 - Jun 10, 1944

Martha Graham and Company
Special, Original, Dance
May 07, 1944 - May 14, 1944

Pretty Little Parlor
Play, Original
Apr 17, 1944 - Apr 22, 1944

The Cherry Orchard
Play, Revival, Comedy
Jan 25, 1944 - Apr 15, 1944

What's Up
Musical, Original, Comedy
Nov 11, 1943 - Jan 04, 1944

Hairpin Harmony
Musical, Original, Farce
Oct 01, 1943 - Oct 02, 1943

The Patriots
Play, Original
Jan 29, 1943 - Jun 26, 1943

Strip for Action
Play, Original
Sep 30, 1942 - Jan 02, 1943

Billy the Kid
Special, Revival, Ballet
Apr 21, 1942 - Closing date unknown

Macbeth
Play, Revival, Tragedy
Nov 11, 1941 - Feb 28, 1942

The Corn Is Green
Play, Original, Drama
Nov 26, 1940 - Sep 09, 1941

Journey to Jerusalem
Play, Original, Drama
Oct 05, 1940 - Oct 19, 1940

The Return of the Vagabond
Play, Original, Melodrama, Satire
May 17, 1940 - May 18, 1940

Heavenly Express
Play, Original, Fantasy
Apr 18, 1940 - May 04, 1940

A Case of Youth
Play, Original, Comedy
Mar 23, 1940 - Mar 27, 1940

Another Sun
Play, Original, Drama
Feb 23, 1940 - Mar 02, 1940

The Little Foxes
Play, Original, Drama
Feb 15, 1939 - Feb 03, 1940

Everywhere I Roam
Play, Original
Dec 29, 1938 - Jan 1939

A Woman's a Fool - to Be Clever
Play, Original, Comedy
Oct 18, 1938 - Oct 1938

Julius Caesar
Play, Revival, Tragedy
May 13, 1938 - May 28, 1938

The Shoemakers' Holiday
Play, Revival
Jan 27, 1938 - Apr 01, 1938

Julius Caesar
Play, Revival, Tragedy
Jan 24, 1938 - Apr 02, 1938

Angel Island
Play, Original, Comedy, Mystery
Oct 20, 1937 - Nov 1937

Without Warning
Play, Original, Drama
May 01, 1937 - May 1937

Red Harvest
Play, Original, Drama
Mar 30, 1937 - Apr 1937

Still Life
Play, Original, One Act
Nov 30, 1936 - Closing date unknown

Family Album
Play, Original, Comedy, One Act, Play with music
Nov 30, 1936 - Closing date unknown

Ways and Means
Play, Original, Comedy, One Act
Nov 30, 1936 - Closing date unknown

We Were Dancing
Play, Original, Comedy, One Act
Nov 27, 1936 - Closing date unknown

Fumed Oak
Play, Original, Comedy, One Act
Nov 27, 1936 - Closing date unknown

Shadow Play
Play, Original, One Act, Play with music
Nov 27, 1936 - Closing date unknown

Red Peppers
Play, Original, Comedy, One Act, Burlesque
Nov 24, 1936 - Closing date unknown

Hands Across the Sea
Play, Original, Satire, One Act
Nov 24, 1936 - Closing date unknown

The Astonished Heart
Play, Original, One Act
Nov 24, 1936 - Closing date unknown

White Man
Play, Original, Drama
Oct 17, 1936 - Oct 1936

Arrest That Woman
Play, Original, Melodrama
Sep 18, 1936 - Sep 1936

The County Chairman
Play, Revival, Comedy
May 25, 1936 - Jun 1936

Ethan Frome
Play, Original
Jan 21, 1936 - May 05, 1936

Remember the Day
Play, Original
Sep 25, 1935 - Jan 1936

Seven Keys to Baldpate
Play, Revival, Comedy
May 27, 1935 - Jun 1935

Times Have Changed
Play, Original, Drama
Feb 25, 1935 - Mar 1935

Within the Gates
Play, Original, Drama
Oct 22, 1934 - Feb 1935

Picnic
Play, Original
May 02, 1934 - May 1934

Queer People
Play, Original, Comedy
Feb 15, 1934 - Feb 1934

Yoshe Kalb
Play, Original, Drama
Dec 28, 1933 - Dec 1933

An Undesirable Lady
Play, Original
Oct 09, 1933 - Oct 1933

Keeping Expenses Down
Play, Original, Comedy
Oct 20, 1932 - Oct 29, 1932

The Inside Story
Play, Original
Feb 22, 1932 - Mar 1932

Grand Hotel
Play, Original, Drama
Nov 13, 1930 - Dec 1931

A Farewell to Arms
Play, Original, Drama
Sep 22, 1930 - Oct 1930

Room 349
Play, Original, Drama
Apr 21, 1930 - May 1930

Mei Lan-fang
Play, Original, Solo
Mar 1930 - Closing date unknown

The Criminal Code
Play, Original, Melodrama
Oct 02, 1929 - Mar 1930

Congratulations
Play, Original, Comedy
Apr 30, 1929 - Jun 1929

Zeppelin
Play, Original, Thriller, Mystery, Drama
Jan 14, 1929 - Mar 1929

Sign of the Leopard
Play, Original, Drama
Dec 11, 1928 - Jan 1929

The War Song
Play, Original
Sep 24, 1928 - Dec 1928

Trapped
Play, Original, Melodrama
Sep 11, 1928 - Sep 1928

The Trial of Mary Dugan
Play, Original, Melodrama
Sep 19, 1927 - Jun 09, 1928

Africana [1927]
Musical, Original, Revue
Aug 20, 1927 - Sep 10, 1927

Fog
Play, Original
Feb 07, 1927 - May 1927

Sam Abramovitch
Play, Original
Jan 18, 1927 - Jan 1927

Yellow
Play, Original, Melodrama
Sep 21, 1926 - Jan 1927

The Half-Caste
Play, Original
Mar 29, 1926 - May 1926

Ashes of Love
Play, Original
Mar 22, 1926 - Mar 1926

The Monkey Talks
Play, Original
Feb 01, 1926 - Mar 1926

Money Business
Play, Original, Comedy
Jan 20, 1926 - Jan 30, 1926

Harry Houdini
Special, Revival, Magic
Jan 1926 - Closing date unknown

Just Beyond
Play, Original, Drama
Dec 01, 1925 - Dec 1925

Hamlet
Play, Revival, Tragedy
Nov 1925 - Dec 1925

Arabesque
Play, Original, Play with music
Oct 20, 1925 - Nov 07, 1925

When You Smile
Musical, Original, Comedy
Oct 05, 1925 - Oct 1925

Easy Terms
Play, Original, Comedy
Sep 21, 1925 - Oct 1925

The Bride Retires
Play, Original, Comedy
May 16, 1925 - May 1925

The Gorilla
Play, Original, Comedy, Mystery
May 1925 - May 1925

Silence
Play, Original, Melodrama
Nov 12, 1924 - Jan 1925

Ashes
Play, Original, Drama
Oct 20, 1924 - Nov 1924

Bewitched
Play, Original
Oct 01, 1924 - Oct 1924

Bye, Bye, Barbara
Musical, Original, Comedy
Aug 25, 1924 - Sep 06, 1924

Cyrano de Bergerac
Play, Revival, Comedy, Poem
Nov 01, 1923 - Jun 1924

The Jolly Roger
Play, Original, Comedy
Aug 30, 1923 - Oct 1923

The Dice of the Gods
Play, Original, Drama
Apr 05, 1923 - Apr 1923

Will Shakespeare
Play, Original
Jan 01, 1923 - Mar 1923

Fashions for Men
Play, Original, Comedy
Dec 05, 1922 - Feb 1923

The Cat and the Canary
Play, Original, Melodrama
Feb 07, 1922 - May 1922

Trilby
Play, Revival, Comedy
Dec 23, 1921 - Jan 1922

Main Street
Play, Original, Drama
Oct 05, 1921 - Dec 1921

Swords
Play, Original, Drama
Sep 01, 1921 - Sep 1921

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