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Gershwin Theatre (Broadway) - Theater Information

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Address:
222 West 51st St.

New York, NY

BUILT: 1972

SEATING CAPACITY: 1933
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Gershwin Theatre (Broadway) History

The Gershwin Theatre was named in honor of one of America's greatest composers, George Gershwin, and his brother, lyricist Ira Gershwin. The theatre's rotunda was designed to showcase the names and photographs of Broadway's own Theater Hall of Fame. The Gershwin opened in 1972 with 1,900 seats, and is one of the Nederlander Organization's nine Broadway theatres. The Gershwin Theatre was host to the Tony Awards in 1983, 1984, 1992, 1993, 1994 and 1999.

The theater hall of fame, located inside the Gershwin Theatre, was founded in 1970 by Earl BlackwellJames M. NederlanderGerard Oestreicher and L. Arnold Weissberger to honor Lifetime Achievement in the American Theater. There are 10 categories and over 50 nominees from which to vote, and to be eligible for induction, the theater professional must have given 25 years distinguished service to the American Theater and have at least five major production credits on Broadway. The inductees are voted upon by over 275 members of the Theater Hall of Fame and American drama critics.



What Shows Played the Gershwin Theatre (Broadway)

DATES PRODUCTION
10/8/2003 - ? Wicked (2003)
6/28/2002 - 6/28/2002 Something Good (2002)
2/23/2002 - 2/23/2003 Oklahoma! (2002)
12/26/2001 - 12/30/2001 Linda Eder at the Gershwin (2001)
3/3/2000 - 8/26/2001 Riverdance (2000)
11/9/1999 - 1/9/2000 Tango Argentino (1999)
4/7/1999 - 8/29/1999 Peter Pan (1999)
11/19/1998 - 1/17/1999 On the Town (1998)
12/3/1997 - 6/14/1998 1776 (1997)
4/19/1997 - 7/27/1997 Candide (1997)
1/27/1997 - 2/1/1997 Men are from Mars, Women are From Venus (1997)
7/12/1995 - 7/12/1995 Something Wonderful (1995)
9/22/1994 - 1/5/1997 Show Boat (1994)
11/2/1993 - 12/19/1993 The Red Shoes (1993)
6/17/1993 - 8/7/1993 Camelot (1993)
6/8/1993 - 6/13/1993 Yanni (1993)
4/7/1993 - 4/11/1993 Raffi (1993)
12/25/1992 - 1/3/1993 Tommy Tune Tonite! (1992)
2/3/1992 - 4/25/1992 Grand Hotel (1989)
11/6/1991 - 12/1/1991 Moscow Circus - Cirk Valentin (1991)
11/3/1990 - 6/16/1991 Fiddler on the Roof (1990)
10/4/1990 - 10/23/1990 Bugs Bunny on Broadway (1990)
10/19/1989 - 6/10/1990 Meet Me in St. Louis (1989)
4/18/1989 - 6/10/1989 Barry Manilow at the Gershwin (1989)
2/24/1987 - 1/8/1989 Starlight Express (1987)
6/13/1985 - 5/18/1986 Singin' in the Rain (1985)
10/6/1984 - 1/19/1985 Cyrano de Bergerac (1984)
10/6/1984 - 1/16/1985 Much Ado About Nothing (1984)
10/6/1984 - 1/16/1985 Cyrano de Bergerac / Much Ado About Nothing (1984)
9/11/1984 - 9/16/1984 Patti La Belle on Broadway (1984)
4/19/1984 - 5/27/1984 Shirley MacLaine on Broadway (1984)
7/20/1983 - 8/28/1983 Mame (1983)
? - ? Béjart: Ballet of the Twentieth Century (unknown)


Frequently Asked Questions

What show is currently in Gershwin Theatre (Broadway)?
Gershwin Theatre (Broadway)'s current show is Cyrano de Bergerac / Much Ado About Nothing which opened on 10/14/1984.

What when was Gershwin Theatre (Broadway) built?
Gershwin Theatre (Broadway) was built in 1972.

How many seats does Gershwin Theatre (Broadway) have?
Gershwin Theatre (Broadway) has 1933 seats.

What were the longest running shows at Gershwin Theatre (Broadway)?
Grand Hotel which ran from 11/12/1989 to 4/25/1992, Show Boat which ran from 10/2/1994 to 1/5/1997, Starlight Express which ran from 3/15/1987 to 1/8/1989, Riverdance which ran from 3/16/2000 to 8/26/2001 and Oklahoma! which ran from 3/21/2002 to 2/23/2003,

What are the box office hours for Gershwin Theatre (Broadway)?
Monday – Thursday: 10:00am – 8:00pm Friday – Saturday: 10:00am – 8:30pm Sunday: 12:00pm – 6:00pm (one show day) & 11:00am – 7:00pm (two show days).

What accessibility options are there at Gershwin Theatre (Broadway)?

The Gershwin 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 and Mezzanine 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 folding armrests (“Aisle transfer seats”) in these locations: Orchestra (requires steps): A2, A101, BB1, BB118, E118, K101, N1, N2, N35, N36, Q35, Q36. Mezzanine (requires steps): D2, C118, J33, J34. Mezzanine (no steps): E101, E116.

There is a minimum of 10 stairs to access rows BB–Q in the Orchestra.

For low vision, Deaf, and hard of hearing guests, accessible seats are available in the Orchestra Row BB1-3, BB 2-4, CC 1-3, CC 2-4.

The Gershwin is equipped with one wheelchair-accessible restroom on the theatre’s second floor, as well as wide stalls in the restrooms of the fourth floor. These floors can be accessed via a main lobby elevator that is strictly designated for guests with disabilities.

Theatre representatives are available to meet patrons with disabilities in the lobby of the building to escort them to designated wheelchair accessible areas via elevators or escalators. The main orchestra level of the theater is not accessible by elevators and escalators.

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. A photo identification is required as a deposit. For patrons with a tele coil, this theatre is equipped with an induction loop. Please set your device to the “t” setting.

The Gershwin provides “Audio Description For Our Patrons Who Are Blind or Partially Sighted,” a detailed account of the visual aspects of the production. The theatre also offers “I-Caption” hand-held devices that provide captioning for Deaf or hard-of-hearing patrons. Performances are not presented in sign- language.

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.

ShowTrans Systems, which provide automated multilingual commentary of the production, is available on the second floor for a rental fee of $10.00. Commentary is available in German, Japanese, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Mandarin, and Korean.

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