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Eugene O'Neill Theatre (Broadway) - Theater Information

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Address:
230 West 49th St.

New York, NY

BUILT: 1925

SEATING CAPACITY: 1066
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Eugene O'Neill Theatre (Broadway) History

The Eugene O'Neill Theatre was built in 1925 and designed by architect Herbert J. Krapp, who designed nearly half of the current Broadway theatres, including the Lyceum, Shubert, Booth, New Amsterdam and Longacre Theatres. Originally named the Forrest Theatre, after Edwin Forrest, the first American-Born Broadway star, the theatre was the first to combine a theatre with a hotel, and was the first to use steel frame construction, which had only previously been used for skyscrapers. The theatre was renamed the Coronet Theatre in 1945, and in 1953 was renamed again after Eugene O'Neill! It was the first theater to be named after a playwright.

Neil Simon purchased the theatre from Broadway producer Lester Osterman in the 1960s and presented some of his best known plays there! The Neil Simon plays that were produced at the theatre include The Odd Couple in 1966, Last of the Red Hot Lovers in 1969, The Good Doctor in 1973, God's Favorite in 1974, California Suite in 1976, Chapter Two in 1979, and I Ought to Be in Pictures in 1980. Simon sold the theatre to Jujamcyn Theaters in 1982.

The Eugene O'Neill Theatre boasts an impressive list of plays and musicals that have graced its stage! All My Sons opened at the theatre in 1947; The Children's Hour in 1952; A View From the Bridge in 1955; She Loves Me in 1963; The Odd Couple in 1966; Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead in 1968; California Suite in 1976; Annie in 1981, Caroline, Or Change in 2004; Spring Awakening in 2006; The Book of Mormon in 2011 and many more! Stars who have appeared on the Eugene O'Neill Theatre's stage include Karl MaldenBarbara CookLinda LavinJack Lemmon,
Anne BancroftJohn LithgowBD WongTonya PinkinsAnika Noni RoseJonathan GroffJohn Gallagher Jr. and more.



What Shows Played the Eugene O'Neill Theatre (Broadway)

DATES PRODUCTION
2/24/2011 - ? The Book of Mormon (2011)
10/19/2009 - 1/2/2011 Fela! (2009)
2/9/2009 - 5/21/2009 33 Variations (2009)
3/31/2008 - 3/31/2008 You May Now Worship Me (2008)
11/16/2006 - 1/18/2009 Spring Awakening (2006)
10/3/2005 - 9/3/2006 Sweeney Todd (2005)
12/20/2004 - 4/24/2005 Good Vibrations (2005)
4/13/2004 - 8/29/2004 Caroline, or Change (2004)
3/21/2003 - 12/14/2003 Nine (2003)
11/17/2002 - 11/18/2002 Short Talks on the Universe (2002)
9/25/2000 - 9/1/2002 The Full Monty (2000)
2/17/2000 - 5/28/2000 Waiting in the Wings (1999)
12/27/1999 - 2/5/2000 Wrong Mountain (2000)
1/22/1999 - 11/7/1999 Death of a Salesman (1999)
10/1/1998 - 10/17/1998 More to Love (1998)
3/27/1998 - 4/26/1998 The Herbal Bed (1998)
4/23/1994 - 1/25/1998 Grease (1994)
3/20/1992 - 5/2/1993 Five Guys Named Moe (1992)
12/17/1991 - 12/29/1991 A Christmas Carol (1991)
3/26/1991 - 6/30/1991 Penn & Teller: The Refrigerator Tour (1991)
1/29/1991 - 3/2/1991 La Bete (1991)
3/14/1990 - 8/1/1990 Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1990)
3/13/1988 - 1/27/1990 M. Butterfly (1988)
10/13/1987 - 10/18/1987 Tom Waits in Concert on Broadway (1987)
4/5/1985 - 9/20/1987 Big River (1985)
11/24/1983 - 2/19/1984 The Glass Menagerie (1983)
1/30/1983 - 2/22/1983 Moose Murders (1983)
12/6/1982 - 12/18/1982 Monday After the Miracle (1982)
10/4/1982 - 10/23/1982 The Wake of Jamey Foster (1982)
5/25/1982 - 7/24/1982 The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982)
12/26/1981 - 2/21/1982 Little Me (1982)
10/29/1981 - 12/6/1981 Annie (1977)
3/25/1981 - 5/9/1981 Fools (1981)
3/15/1980 - 1/11/1981 I Ought to Be in Pictures (1980)
1/16/1979 - 12/9/1979 Chapter Two (1977)
4/10/1978 - 4/22/1978 Diversions and Delights (1978)
11/16/1977 - 1/1/1978 Your Arms Too Short to Box With God (1976)
6/7/1976 - 7/2/1977 California Suite (1976)
10/15/1975 - 5/2/1976 Yentl (1975)
12/3/1974 - 3/22/1975 God's Favorite (1974)
11/19/1973 - 5/25/1974 The Good Doctor (1973)
10/9/1971 - 9/29/1973 The Prisoner of Second Avenue (1971)
12/28/1969 - 9/4/1971 Last of the Red Hot Lovers (1969)
2/3/1969 - 5/18/1969 Canterbury Tales (1969)
1/8/1968 - 10/19/1968 Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (1967)
10/30/1967 - 11/1/1967 The Freaking Out of Stephanie Blake ()
8/1/1966 - 7/2/1967 The Odd Couple (1965)
3/3/1966 - 3/12/1966 Happily Never After (1966)
11/1/1965 - 11/3/1965 Mating Dance (1965)
1/17/1965 - 2/5/1966 The Great Indoors (1966)
10/28/1964 - 11/21/1964 Something More! (1964)
3/20/1964 - 4/4/1964 Never Live Over a Pretzel Factory (1964)
4/22/1963 - 1/11/1964 She Loves Me (1963)
4/4/1962 - 4/13/1963 A Thousand Clowns (1962)
12/26/1961 - 4/1/1962 Ross (1961)
10/11/1961 - 12/9/1961 Let it Ride (1961)
4/25/1961 - 5/6/1961 The Young Abe Lincoln (1961)
1/11/1961 - 4/8/1961 Show Girl (1961)
12/12/1960 - 1/7/1961 The Hostage (1960)
10/19/1960 - 11/19/1960 Face of a Hero (1960)
4/13/1960 - 5/7/1960 A Second String (1960)
2/22/1960 - 2/23/1960 The Cool World (1960)
1/13/1960 - 1/16/1960 A Distant Bell (1960)
11/28/1959 - 12/19/1959 A Loss of Roses (1959)


Frequently Asked Questions

What show is currently in Eugene O'Neill Theatre (Broadway)?
Eugene O'Neill Theatre (Broadway)'s current show is The Book of Mormon which opened on 3/24/2011.

What when was Eugene O'Neill Theatre (Broadway) built?
Eugene O'Neill Theatre (Broadway) was built in 1925.

How many seats does Eugene O'Neill Theatre (Broadway) have?
Eugene O'Neill Theatre (Broadway) has 1066 seats.

What were the longest running shows at Eugene O'Neill Theatre (Broadway)?
Annie which ran from 4/21/1977 to 1/2/1983, Grease which ran from 5/11/1994 to 1/25/1998, Big River which ran from 4/25/1985 to 9/20/1987, The Odd Couple which ran from 3/10/1965 to 7/2/1967 and Spring Awakening which ran from 12/10/2006 to 1/18/2009,

What are the box office hours for Eugene O'Neill Theatre (Broadway)?
Monday–Saturday: 10:00 AM-8:00 PM Sunday: 12:00 PM-7:00 PM.

What accessibility options are there at Eugene O'Neill Theatre (Broadway)?

The Eugene O’Neill Theatre provides wheelchair-accessible seating on the Orchestra level of the theatre for all performances for patrons who use wheelchairs and their companions. There are no steps leading into the Orchestra level of the theatre from the sidewalk. There are steps to access seating on other levels of the theatre. Pricing for wheelchair-accessible seats on the Orchestra level varies so as to capture the range of prices available throughout the theatre.

There is a wheelchair-accessible restroom available in the hotel adjacent to the theatre. If you require assistance, please ask a theatre employee to contact the manager. All other restrooms (not wheelchair accessible) are located in the lower level of the theatre, one flight down from the Orchestra.

Orchestra Location:
Seating is accessible to all parts of the Orchestra without steps. There are no steps to the designated wheelchair seating locations. Wheelchair seating is in the Orchestra only.

Mezzanine Location:
Located on the second level: up 25 steps from the Orchestra. There are an additional 15 steps up to the remainder of the Mezzanine. Entrance to Mezzanine is behind row D. Please note: On the Mezzanine level, there are approximately two steps up/down per row.

Reservations for assisted-listening devices are not necessary. Driver’s license or ID with printed address required as a deposit.

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