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Circle in the Square (Broadway) - Theater Information

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Address:
1633 Broadway at 50th St.

New York, NY

BUILT: 1972

SEATING CAPACITY: 840
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Circle in the Square (Broadway) History

The Circle in the Square Theatre was founded in 1951. It was originally located at 5 Sheridan Square in Greenwich Village, and featured performances including Tennessee Williams' Summer and Smoke starring with Geraldine Page, and Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh, starring Jason Robard. In 1960 the company moved to the Circle in the Square Downtown, at 159 Bleecker Street in Greenwich Village. The current Circle in the Square Theatre in midtown was built in 1970. The theatre's first Broadway production was a revival of Mourning Becomes Electra in 1972. The theatre operated as a non-profit, subscription supported producing house for the following 25 years, before filing for bankruptcy in 1997. The theatre reopened in 1999, operating as an independent commercial receiving house, with profits from the operation of the used to support the Circle in the Square Theatre School.

Shows to have been performed at the Circle in the Square Theatre include: The Glass Menagerie (1975 revival) starring Maureen StapletonPamela Payton-WrightRip Torn, and Paul Rudd; A Streetcar Named Desire (1988 revival); Sweeney Todd (1989 revival) starring Bob GuntonBeth FowlerJim WaltonEddie Korbich and more; The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (2005); Godspell (2011) revival starring Hunter ParrishWallace SmithAnna Maria Perez de Tagle, Celisse HendersonTelly LeungGeorge SalazarMorgan JamesUzo AdubaNick Blaemire, and Lindsay Mendez; Fun Home (2015) starring Beth MaloneMichael CerverisJudy KuhnSydney LucasEmily Skeggs; Once on This Island (2017); and Oklahoma! (2019 revival) starring Rebecca Naomi JonesDamon DaunnoAli StrokerJames DavisWill BrillPatrick Vaill, and Mary Testa; plus many more!



What Shows Played the Circle in the Square (Broadway)

DATES PRODUCTION
? - ? American Buffalo (2022)
? - ? Chicken and Biscuits (2021)
? - ? Oklahoma! (2019)
11/9/2017 - ? Once On This Island (2017)
11/10/2016 - 4/16/2017 In Transit (2016)
3/27/2015 - 9/10/2016 Fun Home (2015)
10/31/2014 - 2/8/2015 The River (2014)
3/25/2014 - 10/5/2014 Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill (2014)
1/10/2014 - 3/2/2014 Bronx Bombers (2014)
7/17/2013 - 10/13/2013 Soul Doctor (2013)
10/13/2011 - 6/24/2012 Godspell (2011)
9/23/2010 - 5/22/2011 Lombardi (2010)
2/12/2010 - 4/4/2010 The Miracle Worker (2010)
4/11/2009 - 7/26/2009 The Norman Conquests Trilogy (2009)
4/9/2009 - 7/26/2009 The Norman Conquests: Living Together (2009)
4/8/2009 - 7/26/2009 The Norman Conquests: Table Manners (2009)
4/7/2009 - 7/26/2009 The Norman Conquests: Round and Round the Garden (2009)
8/19/2008 - 8/19/2008 for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf (2008) [Cancelled]
4/22/2008 - 5/6/2008 Glory Days (2008)
4/15/2005 - 1/20/2008 The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (2005)
1/31/2005 - 1/31/2005 Escape: 6 Ways to Get Away (2) (2005)
12/6/2004 - 12/6/2004 Escape: 6 Ways to Get Away (1) (2004)
4/28/2004 - 8/22/2004 Frozen (2004)
3/11/2003 - 6/29/2003 Life (x) 3 (2003)
2/21/2002 - 2/16/2003 Metamorphoses (2002)
10/19/2000 - 1/6/2002 The Rocky Horror Show (2000)
2/17/2000 - 7/29/2000 True West (2000)
1/13/1999 - 6/13/1999 Not About Nightingales (1999)
2/4/1997 - 4/27/1997 Stanley (1997)
7/25/1996 - 11/2/1996 Hughie (1996)
5/7/1996 - 6/23/1996 Tartuffe: Born Again (1996)
2/3/1996 - 3/17/1996 Bus Stop (1996)
11/18/1995 - 1/14/1996 Holiday (1995)
9/22/1995 - 11/5/1995 Garden District (1995)
3/23/1995 - 7/2/1995 The Rose Tattoo (1995)
2/4/1995 - 3/19/1995 Uncle Vanya (1995)
11/4/1994 - 1/1/1995 The Shadow Box (1994)
4/9/1993 - 5/16/1993 Wilder, Wilder, Wilder (1993)
8/11/1992 - 10/4/1992 Anna Karenina (1992)
5/28/1992 - 8/1/1992 Chinese Coffee (1992)
5/25/1992 - 7/29/1992 Salome (1992)
5/25/1992 - 8/1/1992 Salome / Chinese Coffee (1992)
2/7/1992 - 4/5/1992 Search and Destroy (1992)
9/20/1991 - 1/5/1992 On Borrowed Time (1991)
6/7/1991 - 8/25/1991 Getting Married (1991)
2/1/1991 - 4/28/1991 Taking Steps (1991)
10/11/1990 - 12/30/1990 The Miser (1990)
4/28/1990 - 6/17/1990 Zoya's Apartment (1990)
8/5/1989 - 2/25/1990 Sweeney Todd (1989)
4/8/1989 - 5/28/1989 Ghetto (1989)
10/21/1988 - 2/19/1989 The Devil's Disciple (1988)
6/19/1988 - 6/27/1988 An Evening With Robert Klein (1988)
6/17/1988 - 9/4/1988 The Night of the Iguana (1988)
2/20/1988 - 5/22/1988 A Streetcar Named Desire (1988)
2/14/1987 - 1/3/1988 Coastal Disturbances (1987)
9/19/1986 - 1/25/1987 You Never Can Tell (1986)
4/10/1986 - 6/29/1986 The Boys in Autumn (1986)
1/10/1986 - 3/9/1986 The Caretaker (1986)
12/20/1985 - 1/4/1986 The Robert Klein Show! (1985)
9/21/1985 - 12/15/1985 The Marriage of Figaro (1985)
5/9/1985 - 9/1/1985 Arms and the Man (1985)
2/20/1985 - 4/14/1985 The Loves of Anatol (1985)
6/1/1984 - 1/20/1985 Design For Living (1984)
2/17/1984 - 4/29/1984 Awake and Sing! (1984)
11/18/1983 - 2/5/1984 Heartbreak House (1983)
4/15/1983 - 11/6/1983 The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial (1983)
1/7/1983 - 3/27/1983 The Misanthrope (1983)
6/22/1982 - 1/2/1983 Present Laughter (1982)
3/19/1982 - 5/23/1982 Eminent Domain (1982)
1/12/1982 - 2/14/1982 Macbeth (1982)
9/18/1981 - 1/3/1982 Candida (1981)
6/12/1981 - 7/19/1981 Scenes and Revelations (1981)
3/13/1981 - 4/26/1981 The Father (1981)
11/28/1980 - 2/8/1981 John Gabriel Borkman (1980)
9/14/1980 - 11/23/1980 The Bacchae (1980)
6/8/1980 - 9/7/1980 The Man Who Came to Dinner (1980)
4/4/1980 - 6/1/1980 Past Tense (1980)
2/1/1980 - 3/30/1980 Major Barbara (1980)
5/25/1979 - 1/27/1980 Loose Ends (1979)
2/24/1979 - 5/20/1979 Spokesong (1979)
11/25/1978 - 2/18/1979 Man and Superman (1978)
9/1/1978 - 11/19/1978 The Inspector General (1978)
5/26/1978 - 8/27/1978 Once in a Lifetime (1978)
2/24/1978 - 5/21/1978 13 Rue de l'Amour (1978)
11/25/1977 - 2/19/1978 Saint Joan (1977)
9/2/1977 - 11/20/1977 Tartuffe (1977)
5/27/1977 - 8/28/1977 The Importance of Being Earnest (1977)
2/25/1977 - 5/22/1977 Romeo and Juliet (1977)
11/26/1976 - 2/20/1977 The Night of the Iguana (1976)
9/3/1976 - 11/21/1976 Days in the Trees (1976)
6/15/1976 - ? Becoming (1976)
5/28/1976 - 8/29/1976 Pal Joey (1976)
3/7/1976 - 3/14/1976 Geraldine Fitzgerald in Songs of the Street (1976)
2/27/1976 - 5/23/1976 The Lady from the Sea (1976)
11/28/1975 - 2/22/1976 The Glass Menagerie (1975)
9/2/1975 - 11/23/1975 Ah, Wilderness! (1975)
5/30/1975 - 8/24/1975 Death of a Salesman (1975)
2/28/1975 - 5/4/1975 All God's Chillun Got Wings (1975)
11/29/1974 - 2/23/1975 Where's Charley? (1974)
9/20/1974 - 11/23/1974 The National Health (1974)
5/14/1974 - 8/31/1974 Scapino (1974)
3/1/1974 - 5/5/1974 An American Millionaire (1974)
11/30/1973 - 2/16/1974 The Iceman Cometh (1973)
9/4/1973 - 11/25/1973 The Waltz of the Toreadors (1973)
5/21/1973 - 7/28/1973 Uncle Vanya (1973)
3/21/1973 - 5/13/1973 Here Are Ladies (1973)
1/4/1973 - 3/18/1973 Medea (1973)
11/2/1972 - 12/31/1972 Mourning Becomes Electra (1972)


Frequently Asked Questions

What show is currently in Circle in the Square (Broadway)?
Circle in the Square (Broadway)'s current show is Chicken and Biscuits which opened on 10/10/2021.

What when was Circle in the Square (Broadway) built?
Circle in the Square (Broadway) was built in 1972.

How many seats does Circle in the Square (Broadway) have?
Circle in the Square (Broadway) has 840 seats.

What were the longest running shows at Circle in the Square (Broadway)?
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee which ran from 5/2/2005 to 1/20/2008, Fun Home which ran from 4/19/2015 to 9/10/2016, The Rocky Horror Show which ran from 11/15/2000 to 1/6/2002, Once On This Island which ran from 12/3/2017 to 1/6/2019 and Metamorphoses which ran from 3/4/2002 to 2/16/2003,

What are the box office hours for Circle in the Square (Broadway)?
Monday: 10:00 AM-6:00 PM Tuesday–Saturday: 10:00 AM-8:00 PM Sunday: 12:00 PM-6:00 PM.

What accessibility options are there at Circle in the Square (Broadway)?

Accessible seating is available for this performance as indicated on the seating map.

The theatre is wheelchair-accessible. Not all sections of the theatre are wheelchair-accessible.

Orchestra: Seating is accessible at the Orchestra level.

Please note, once on the Orchestra level there are approximately two steps down per row. Entrance to the Orchestra is behind row K.

An accessible restroom is available. See a theatre usher for assistance.

Circle in the Square Theatre will provide audio description devices for every performance at the theatre beginning May 6, 2019. The theatre also will also offer handheld devices that provide captioning for Deaf or hard-of-hearing patrons beginning May 6, 2019. There will be a representative at the Audience Services desk at every performance to assist any patron with the audio description services or captioning devices.

Reservations for assisted-listening devices are not necessary, but please arrive early. A driver’s license or ID with a printed address is required.

Loop technology is also available at this theatre.

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