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256 W. 47th St.

New York, NY

BUILT: 1926

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Brooks Atkinson Theatre (Broadway) History

Built in 1926 and originally named the Mansfield Theatre, the Brooks Atkinson Theatre was renamed in 1960 to honor the famed New York Times drama critic Brooks Atkinson. This intimate playhouse is popular with theatergoers having housed a long list of distinguished dramas and comedies starring such talents as Matthew Broderick, Glenn Close, Richard Dreyfuss, Gene Hackman, Ed Harris, Derek Jacobi, Nathan Lane, Gary Sinise, Jerry Stiller, and Marisa Tomei. Redecorated in 2000, the theatre is once again illuminated by the original chandelier that had been removed more than 40 years ago. The Brooks Atkinson has 1,069 seats and is one of The Nederlander Organization's nine Broadway theatres.

The show to break the Brooks Atkinson box office record is Waitress! During previews for Waitress, the production set a new box office record for a single performance at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, taking in $145,532. The show began previews on March 25, 2016 and officially opened on April 24, 2016. Waitress features music and lyrics by Sara Bareilles, book by Jessie Nelson, direction by Diane Paulus, and choreography by Chase Brock. The cast featured Jessie Mueller as Jenna, Drew Gehling as Jim, Joe Tippett as Earl, Jeanna de Waal as Dawn, Keala Settle as Becky, Dakin Matthews as Joe, Jeremy Morse as Ogie, and Eric Anderson as Cal. The show garnered Tony Award nominations for Best Musical, Best Original Score, Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical, and Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical. Waitress closed on January 5, 2020, after playing 33 previews and 1,544 regular performances.


Shows at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre (Broadway)

2/13/2020 - Six (2021)
3/25/2016 - 1/5/2020 Waitress (2016)
9/8/2015 - 1/24/2016 Spring Awakening (2015)
3/17/2015 - 8/9/2015 It Shoulda Been You (2015)
9/13/2014 - 12/14/2014 Love Letters (2014)
10/18/2013 - 6/29/2014 After Midnight (2013)
2/23/2013 - 4/13/2013 Hands on a Hardbody (2013)
3/28/2012 - 1/20/2013 Peter and the Starcatcher (2012)
9/20/2011 - 1/29/2012 Relatively Speaking (2011)
2/8/2011 - 7/31/2011 Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles (2010)
3/17/2009 - 1/9/2011 Rock of Ages (2009)
7/24/2007 - 1/4/2009 Grease (2007)
3/29/2007 - 6/10/2007 A Moon for the Misbegotten (2007)
9/25/2006 - 11/19/2006 The Times They are A-Changin' (2006)
10/4/2005 - 6/4/2006 The Odd Couple (2005)
10/4/2005 - 6/4/2006 The Odd Couple (2005)
7/8/2005 - 7/23/2005 The Blonde in the Thunderbird (2005)
6/6/2005 - 6/26/2005 MARK-TWAIN-TONIGHT (2005)
11/3/2004 - 4/17/2005 Democracy (2004)
11/3/2004 - 4/17/2005 Democracy (2004)
4/6/2004 - 7/11/2004 Jumpers (2004)
10/23/2003 - 11/30/2003 Jackie Mason's Laughing Room Only (2003)
4/4/2003 - 6/15/2003 The Look of Love (2003)
12/4/2002 - 2/22/2003 Medea (2002)
10/16/2001 - 9/1/2002 Noises Off (2001)
11/9/2000 - 6/10/2001 Jane Eyre (2000)
4/5/2000 - 6/11/2000 Uncle Vanya (2000)
10/21/1999 - 1/23/2000 The Rainmaker (1999)
3/29/1999 - 7/17/1999 The Iceman Cometh (1999)
11/17/1998 - 1/3/1999 Fool Moon (1998)
3/27/1998 - 6/28/1998 Wait Until Dark (1998)
10/28/1997 - 2/1/1998 Street Corner Symphony (1997)
3/4/1997 - 5/11/1997 Play On! (1997)
10/4/1996 - 12/29/1996 Taking Sides (1996)
4/16/1996 - 6/30/1996 Buried Child (1996)
4/12/1995 - 5/7/1995 On the Waterfront (1995)
11/15/1994 - 12/18/1994 What's Wrong With This Picture? (1994)
9/28/1993 - 6/19/1994 She Loves Me (1993)
3/19/1993 - 5/2/1993 Redwood Curtain (1993)
5/4/1992 - 5/4/1992 Mike Nichols and Elaine May: Together Again on Broadway (1992)
2/18/1992 - 8/2/1992 Death and the Maiden (1992)
12/18/1991 - 12/18/1991 Winchell (1991)
11/2/1990 - 4/7/1991 Shadowlands (1990)
5/5/1990 - 7/1/1990 The Cemetery Club (1990)
12/26/1989 - 12/31/1989 Stephanie Mills Comes "Home" to Broadway (1989)
12/12/1989 - 12/17/1989 Peter, Paul & Mary "A Holiday Celebration" (1989)
12/5/1989 - 12/10/1989 The Victor Borge Holiday Show on Broadway (1989)
2/18/1989 - 3/26/1989 Cafe Crown (1989)
5/2/1988 - 12/31/1988 Jackie Mason's The World According to Me! (1988)
12/15/1986 - 1/2/1988 Jackie Mason's The World According to Me! (1986)
10/6/1986 - 10/18/1986 Rowan Atkinson at the Atkinson (1986)
12/12/1985 - 6/29/1986 Benefactors (1985)
4/16/1985 - 7/21/1985 Aren't We All? (1985)
12/2/1983 - 4/6/1985 Noises Off (1983)
9/22/1983 - 10/29/1983 Edmund Kean (1983)
3/22/1983 - 6/11/1983 K2 (1983)
12/3/1982 - 2/5/1983 Steaming (1982)
8/23/1982 - 10/2/1982 Ghosts (1982)
5/17/1982 - 6/13/1982 Beyond Therapy (1982)
10/15/1981 - 5/1/1982 The Dresser (1981)
5/13/1981 - 6/20/1981 Wally's Cafe (1981)
2/20/1981 - 3/28/1981 Lolita (1981)
12/23/1980 - 1/3/1981 Mixed Couples (1980)
10/29/1980 - 11/6/1980 Tricks of the Trade (1980)
2/7/1980 - 11/18/1980 Talley's Folly (1980)
12/6/1979 - 1/6/1980 Teibele and Her Demon (1979)
3/27/1979 - 11/24/1979 Bedroom Farce (1979)
5/29/1978 - 12/2/1978 Tribute (1978)
3/10/1975 - 5/16/1978 Same Time, Next Year (1975)
12/12/1974 - 2/8/1975 Of Mice and Men (1974)
3/26/1974 - 12/7/1974 My Fat Friend (1974)
12/13/1973 - 3/25/1974 Find Your Way Home (1973)
3/23/1973 - 11/24/1973 The River Niger (1973)
2/14/1973 - 2/18/1973 Status Quo Vadis (1973)
10/20/1972 - 11/18/1972 Lysistrata (1972)
5/10/1971 - 6/24/1972 Lenny (1971)
3/4/1971 - 4/24/1971 Abelard and Heloise (1971)
10/20/1970 - 11/14/1970 Not Now, Darling (1970)
6/30/1970 - 7/11/1970 Charley's Aunt (1970)
1/19/1970 - 4/18/1970 Paris Is Out! (1970)
10/13/1969 - 1/3/1970 Indians (1969)
4/29/1969 - 5/3/1969 Trumpets of the Lord (1969)
12/5/1968 - 4/26/1969 Jimmy Shine (1968)
9/18/1968 - 11/16/1968 Lovers and Other Strangers (1968)
1/26/1968 - 6/15/1968 A Day in the Death of Joe Egg (1968)
10/30/1967 - 12/31/1967 Halfway Up the Tree (1967)
9/25/1967 - 10/7/1967 A Minor Adjustment (1967)
5/11/1967 - 6/11/1967 Sing, Israel, Sing (1967)
2/8/1967 - 3/4/1967 Love in E Flat (1967)
11/8/1966 - 1/28/1967 Let's Sing Yiddish (1966)
3/7/1966 - 3/26/1966 The Best Laid Plans (1966)
2/4/1966 - 2/26/1966 Nathan Weinstein, Mystic, Connecticut (1966)
11/25/1965 - 1/1/1966 The Playroom (1965)
10/25/1965 - 11/6/1965 Postmark Zero (1965)
5/3/1965 - 10/2/1965 The Glass Menagerie (1965)
11/30/1964 - 2/13/1965 Ready When You Are, C.B.! (1964)
2/26/1964 - 11/28/1964 The Deputy (1964)
2/4/1964 - 2/16/1964 Josephine Baker (1964)
12/30/1963 - 1/4/1964 The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore (1964)
11/7/1963 - 12/28/1963 Man and Boy (1963)
10/29/1963 - 11/3/1963 Berenice (1963)
10/20/1963 - 11/3/1963 Phedre (1963)
2/11/1963 - 6/27/1963 Photo Finish (1963)
10/23/1962 - 12/15/1962 Night Life (1962)
2/21/1961 - 10/6/1962 Come Blow Your Horn (1961)
2/2/1961 - 2/11/1961 How to Make a Man (1961)
12/5/1960 - 1/7/1961 Send Me No Flowers (1960)
9/12/1960 - 9/17/1960 Vintage '60 (1960)

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St. MalachyCategory: Attraction
Address: 239 W 49th St
Description: St. Malachy's - The Actors' Chapel, located in the heart of New York City, is a unique and historic landmark that attracts visitors from all over the world. Built in 1902, the chapel was originally part of the Roman Catholic Church and served as a place of worship for the Irish community in the area. However, it became known as the "Actors' Chapel" in the mid-1920s due to its close proximity to the Theater District and the large number of actors who attended services there. Today, St. Malachy's continues to be a popular destination for tourists, especially those with an interest in theater and the arts. The chapel's interior features beautiful stained glass windows, intricate woodwork, and a cozy atmosphere that provides a peaceful respite from the bustling city outside. Visitors can also view the numerous memorials and plaques dedicated to famous actors and performers who have attended services at the chapel over the years. In addition to its historical significance and artistic appeal, St. Malachy's - The Actors' Chapel also hosts a variety of cultural events throughout the year, including concerts, art exhibits, and theatrical performances. Whether you're a theater enthusiast or simply looking for a quiet and inspiring space to reflect, St. Malachy's is a must-visit destination for any tourist in New York City.

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Name: Father Duffy Square
Father Duffy SquareCategory: Outdoor
Address: 7th Ave &, W 46th St
Description: Father Duffy Square is a popular tourist destination in New York City, located at the intersection of Broadway, Seventh Avenue, and 47th Street in Times Square. It is named after Francis P. Duffy, a prominent military chaplain who served in World War I and was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for his bravery. Tourists are drawn to Father Duffy Square for several reasons. Firstly, it is located in the heart of Times Square, one of the most iconic and bustling areas of New York City. Visitors can take in the bright lights, billboards, and crowds that make Times Square famous. Additionally, Father Duffy Square is home to several landmarks, including the TKTS booth, where tourists can purchase discounted Broadway show tickets, and the statue of Father Duffy himself, which honors his contributions to the military and the city of New York. Overall, Father Duffy Square is a must-visit destination for anyone interested in experiencing the energy and excitement of New York City, particularly in the heart of Times Square.

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Playwright Bar And RestaurantName: Playwright Bar And Restaurant
Address: 202 W 49th St
Description: Located just west of Penn Station, Playwright Irish Pub serves Irish and American style dishes along with a nice variety of beers and cocktails. With over a dozen flatscreen TVs, this gastropub is a great place to catch a game. The Playwright serves lunch and dinner, as well as a late night bar menu.

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Blue FinName: Blue Fin
Address: 1567 Broadway
Description: Blue Fin, just steps away from a variety of Broadway theatres, offers fresh, modern seafood and sushi. Enjoy your favorite dishes with Blue Fin’s favorite specialty cocktails and extensive wine list.

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Da MarinoName: Da Marino
Address: 220 W 49th St
Description: Festive downstairs restaurant with an old-school setting & traditional Southern Italian cuisine.

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Serafina at the Time HotelName: Serafina at the Time Hotel
Address: 224 W 49th St
Description: Located at the bottom of the Time Hotel, Serafina offers delicious, Italian cuisine. Serafina specializes in tradiational, Northern Italian recipes. Right next to the Eugene O'Neill Theatre, this charming restaurant serves as a nice refuge from the bustling Theatre District.

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Brooks Atkinson Theatre on Broadway Frequently Asked Questions

What show is currently in Brooks Atkinson Theatre (Broadway)?
Brooks Atkinson Theatre (Broadway)'s current show is Six which began performances on 2/13/2020.

What when was Brooks Atkinson Theatre (Broadway) built?
Brooks Atkinson Theatre (Broadway) was built in 1926.

How many seats does Brooks Atkinson Theatre (Broadway) have?
Brooks Atkinson Theatre (Broadway) has 1094 seats.

What are the box office hours for Brooks Atkinson Theatre (Broadway)?
Monday – Saturday: 10:00am – 8:00pm Sunday: 12:00pm – 7:00pm.

What accessibility options are there at Brooks Atkinson Theatre (Broadway)?

The Brooks Atkinson Theatre is committed to the needs of patrons with disabilities. Accessible seating is available for this performance as indicated on the seating map.

All accessible seating locations may be purchased online, pending availability. If you do not see accessible seats available for a selected performance, it means that performance is sold out of accessible tickets and you should try selecting a different performance.

Wheelchair locations are available in the orchestra section of the theatre (pending availability). You may purchase one wheelchair and three companion seats per order if available.

For guests with limited mobility, there are seats available with movable/folding armrests (“Aisle transfer Seats”) in these locations: Orchestra C101, C114, J101, J114, N101, N114, N26, P23. Mezzanine: D1, D25, D 26. The mezzanine requires stairs, as this theatre does not have an elevator or an escalator. All seats in the orchestra section are accessible without using any stairs.

The Brooks Atkinson is equipped with one wheelchair-accessible restroom on the Orchestra level.

Although animals are not permitted in the theatre, an exception is made for guide dogs and service animals. Please inform your ticket sales representative if any accommodations are required.

Headsets for sound augmentation are available at the theatre, free of charge. Photo identification is required as a deposit.

This theatre offers automated closed captioning and audio description via I-Caption or on your personal mobile device with the GalaPro App. Download from the App Store or Google Play.


What were the longest running shows at Brooks Atkinson Theatre (Broadway)?
Rock of Ages which ran from 4/7/2009 to 1/18/2015, Waitress which ran from 4/24/2016 to 1/5/2020, Same Time, Next Year which ran from 3/14/1975 to 9/3/1978, Come Blow Your Horn which ran from 2/22/1961 to 10/6/1962 and