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Gershwin Theatre

222 W. 51st St., New York, NY
Seats (approximate): 1933

Ralph Alswang, architect. When it opened on November 28, 1972, the Uris was the first legitimate Broadway theatre built since 1928. The Theatre Hall of Fame is housed in a special oval room in the lobby. On June 5, 1983, during a Tony Awards broadcast, the name was changed to honor composer George Gershwin and his brother, lyricist Ira Gershwin.

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

Built: 1972   

Theatre Names Named
Gershwin Theatre
Named for George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin; Renamed June 5, 1983
1983
Uris Theatre
1972

Broadway Productions

Wicked
Musical, Original
Oct 30, 2003 - Present

Oklahoma!
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Mar 21, 2002 - Feb 23, 2003

Linda Eder at the Gershwin
Special, Original, Concert
Dec 26, 2001 - Dec 30, 2001

Riverdance - On Broadway
Musical, Original, Dance, Revue
Mar 16, 2000 - Aug 26, 2001

Tango Argentino
Musical, Revival, Revue, Dance
Nov 16, 1999 - Jan 09, 2000

Peter Pan
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Apr 07, 1999 - Aug 29, 1999

On the Town
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Nov 19, 1998 - Jan 17, 1999

1776
Musical, Revival, Comedy, History
Dec 03, 1997 - Jun 14, 1998

Candide
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Apr 29, 1997 - Jul 27, 1997

Men are from Mars, Women are From Venus
Special, Original, Lecture, Solo
Jan 27, 1997 - Feb 01, 1997

Something Wonderful
Special, Original, Concert, Tribute
Jul 12, 1995 - Jul 12, 1995

Show Boat
Musical, Revival, Drama
Oct 02, 1994 - Jan 05, 1997

The Red Shoes
Musical, Original
Dec 16, 1993 - Dec 19, 1993

Camelot
Musical, Revival
Jun 21, 1993 - Aug 07, 1993

Yanni
Special, Original, Solo
Jun 08, 1993 - Jun 13, 1993

Raffi
Special, Original, Concert
Apr 07, 1993 - Apr 11, 1993

Tommy Tune Tonite!
Special, Original, Revue
Dec 28, 1992 - Jan 03, 1993

Grand Hotel
Musical, Original, Drama
Feb 03, 1992 - Apr 25, 1992

Moscow Circus - Cirk Valentin
Special, Original
Nov 06, 1991 - Dec 01, 1991

Fiddler on the Roof
Musical, Revival, Comedy, Drama
Nov 18, 1990 - Jun 16, 1991

Bugs Bunny on Broadway
Special, Original
Oct 04, 1990 - Oct 23, 1990

Meet Me in St. Louis
Musical, Original, Comedy
Nov 02, 1989 - Jun 10, 1990

Barry Manilow at the Gershwin
Special, Original, Concert
Apr 18, 1989 - Jun 10, 1989

Starlight Express
Musical, Original, Comedy
Mar 15, 1987 - Jan 08, 1989

Singin' in the Rain
Musical, Original, Comedy
Jul 02, 1985 - May 18, 1986

Cyrano de Bergerac
Play, Revival, Drama
Oct 16, 1984 - Jan 19, 1985

Much Ado About Nothing
Play, Revival, Comedy
Oct 14, 1984 - Jan 16, 1985

Patti La Belle on Broadway
Special, Original, Concert
Sep 11, 1984 - Sep 16, 1984

Nureyev and Friends
Special, Original, Ballet, Dance
Aug 16, 1984 - Aug 26, 1984

Shirley MacLaine on Broadway
Special, Original
Apr 19, 1984 - May 27, 1984

Mame
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Jul 24, 1983 - Aug 28, 1983

Uris Theatre

Show Boat
Musical, Revival, Drama
Apr 24, 1983 - Jun 26, 1983

Annie
Musical, Original, Comedy
Dec 10, 1981 - Jan 02, 1983

My Fair Lady
Musical, Revival, Comedy, Romantic Comedy
Aug 18, 1981 - Nov 29, 1981

The Pirates of Penzance
Musical, Revival, Operetta
Jan 08, 1981 - Aug 08, 1981

Makarova and Company
Special, Original, Ballet
Sep 1980 - Sep 1980

Boston Ballet Company
Special, Original, Ballet
Sep 1980 - Sep 1980

The Bat
Special, Revival, Ballet
Aug 20, 1980 - Closing date unknown

Coppelia
Special, Original, Ballet
Aug 20, 1980 - Closing date unknown

Marcel Proust Remembered
Special, Original, Ballet
Aug 20, 1980 - Closing date unknown

Dance Theatre of Harlem
Special, Dance
Feb 25, 1980 - Mar 08, 1980

Sweeney Todd
Musical, Original, Thriller
Mar 01, 1979 - Jun 29, 1980

The King and I
Musical, Revival, Comedy, Drama
May 02, 1977 - Dec 30, 1978

Nureyev
Special, Original, Ballet, Dance
Mar 01, 1977 - Mar 20, 1977

Barry Manilow on Broadway
Special, Original, Concert
Dec 21, 1976 - Jan 02, 1977

Bing Crosby on Broadway
Special, Original, Concert
Dec 07, 1976 - Dec 19, 1976

Porgy and Bess
Musical, Revival, Opera
Sep 25, 1976 - Dec 05, 1976

Al Green / Ashford & Simpson
Special, Original
Jun 03, 1976 - Jun 06, 1976

H.M.S. Pinafore
Musical, Revival, Operetta
May 16, 1976 - May 23, 1976

The Pirates of Penzance
Musical, Revival, Operetta
May 06, 1976 - May 23, 1976

The Mikado
Musical, Revival, Operetta
May 05, 1976 - May 23, 1976

Paul Anka
Special, Original, Concert
Feb 1976 - Feb 1976

Push Comes to Shove
Special, Original, Ballet
Jan 09, 1976 - Closing date unknown

Awakening
Special, Original, Ballet
Dec 30, 1975 - Jan 08, 1976

Fonteyn & Nureyev on Broadway
Special, Original, Dance
Nov 18, 1975 - Nov 29, 1975

Treemonisha
Musical, Original, Opera
Oct 21, 1975 - Nov 02, 1975

Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, and Count Basie
Special, Original, Concert
Sep 08, 1975 - Sep 20, 1975

Seals and Crofts, with Walter Heath
Special, Original
Mar 11, 1975 - Mar 16, 1975

Apollo
Special, Original, Ballet
Dec 26, 1974 - Jan 12, 1975

Flower Festival in Genzano
Special, Original, Ballet
Dec 26, 1974 - Jan 12, 1975

Aureole
Special, Original, Ballet
Dec 26, 1974 - Jan 12, 1975

The Moor's Pavane
Special, Original, Ballet
Dec 26, 1974 - Jan 12, 1975

Raphael in Concert with The Voices of New York
Special, Original
Dec 19, 1974 - Dec 22, 1974

The Fifth Dimension with Jo Jo's Dance Factory
Special, Original
Nov 27, 1974 - Dec 08, 1974

Johnny Mathis and The Miracles
Special, Original
Nov 13, 1974 - Nov 24, 1974

Anthony Newley / Henry Mancini
Special, Original, Concert
Oct 31, 1974 - Nov 10, 1974

Andy Williams with Michel Legrand
Special, Original
Oct 16, 1974 - Oct 27, 1974

Enrico Macias and his La Fete Orientale Co.
Special, Original, Concert
Oct 1974 - Oct 1974

Mott the Hoople
Special, Original, Concert
May 07, 1974 - May 11, 1974

Sammy
Special, Original
Apr 23, 1974 - May 04, 1974

Gigi
Musical, Original, Comedy
Nov 13, 1973 - Feb 10, 1974

The Desert Song
Musical, Revival, Operetta
Sep 05, 1973 - Sep 16, 1973

Seesaw
Musical, Original, Romantic Comedy
Mar 18, 1973 - Jul 21, 1973

Via Galactica
Musical, Original
Nov 28, 1972 - Dec 02, 1972

Benefits and Special Events

The Yellow Brick Road Not Taken
Special, Original, Benefit
Oct 27, 2008 - Oct 27, 2008

Something Good
Special, Original, Benefit,Concert,Tribute
Jun 28, 2002 - Jun 28, 2002

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