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Herbert J. Krapp

+1 212-719-4099

Brooks Atkinson Theatre

Nederlander Organization

256 W 47th St, New York, NY 10036, USA

Broadhurst Theatre, Bernard B Jacobs Theatre, Al Hirschfeld Theatre, Richard Rodgers Theatre, Walter Kerr Theatre

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The Brooks Atkinson Theatre is a Broadway theater located at 256 West 47th Street in Manhattan.


Designed by architect Herbert J. Krapp, it was constructed as the Mansfield Theatre by the Chanin brothers in 1926. After 1933, the theatre fell into relative disuse until 1945, when Michael Myerberg bought and leased it to CBS for television productions. Known as CBS Studio 59, the theater played host to the long-running panel shows I've Got a Secret and What's My Line?. In 1960, it was renamed after the former New York Times theater critic, Brooks Atkinson, and returned to legitimate use. The Nederlander Organization purchased part-ownership of the Atkinson in 1967.

In 2000, the interior was refurbished with restored decorative finishes by EverGreene Architectural Arts, and now the theatre is once again illuminated by the original chandelier that had been removed over 40 years prior. It has 1,069 seats and is one of the Nederlander Organization's nine Broadway houses.

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Notable productions pre-2000

  • Shuffle Along (1932)
  • Thunder Rock (1939)
  • Juno and the Paycock (1940 revival)
  • The Cradle Will Rock (1947 revival)
  • The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (October – December, 1950)
  • Come Blow Your Horn (1961)
  • Something More! (1964)
  • A Day in the Death of Joe Egg (1968)
  • Lovers and Other Strangers (1968)
  • Charley's Aunt (1970 revival)
  • Lenny (1971)
  • My Fat Friend (1974)
  • Same Time, Next Year (1975)
  • Tribute (1978)
  • Talley's Folly (1980)
  • Lolita (1981 Edward Albee adaptation)
  • Beyond Therapy (1982)
  • Noises Off (original 1983 production)
  • Aren't We All? (April 29, 1985 – July 21, 1985)
  • Benefactors (1985)
  • Jackie Mason's The World According to Me! (1988)
  • The Cemetery Club (1990)
  • Shadowlands (1990)
  • Death and the Maiden (1992)
  • She Loves Me (1993 revival)
  • Wait Until Dark (1998 revival)
  • The Iceman Cometh (1999 revival)
  • References

    Brooks Atkinson Theatre Wikipedia