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HISTORY: Originally built by Winthrop Ames in 1912, "The Little Theatre" was an intimate 300-seat theater dedicated to presenting new playwrights and experimental dramas deemed too risky to stage in large Broadway theater. Through the years, the theater served as the television studio for "The Merv Griffin Show" and "The Dick Clark Show," as well as the original home of The New York Times town hall. In the 1970s the building was returned to use as a legitimate theater, and in 1987 New York’s Landmark Preservation commission designated the building as a Landmark Site. Notable engagements at the Helen Hayes over the years have included a five-year run of Albert Innaurato's Gemini, Harvey Fierstein's Tony-winning Torch Song Trilogy, Tony-winner The Last Night of Ballyhoo, Dirty Blonde, Golda's Balcony, Xanadu, Rock of Ages, and most recently, Stephen Karam's Tony-winning The Humans. Renamed in 1983 to honor the great "First Lady of American Theater," the Helen Hayes Theater remains the smallest house on Broadway - a perfect fit for the work Second Stage produces.



Address:
240 West 44th St.

New York, NY

BUILT: 1912

SEATING CAPACITY: 597


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Theatre History

DATES PRODUCTION
? - ? Take Me Out (2021)
? - ? Grand Horizons (2020)
? - ? Linda Vista (2019)
3/14/2019 - 8/24/2019 What the Constitution Means to Me (2019)
? - ? Torch Song (2018)
7/1/2018 - ? Straight White Men (2018)
3/1/2018 - 5/13/2018 Lobby Hero (2018)
1/23/2016 - 7/24/2016 The Humans (2016)
9/24/2015 - 1/3/2016 Dames at Sea (2015)
3/24/2011 - 1/18/2015 Rock of Ages (2009)
10/22/2010 - 3/5/2011 Long Story Short (2010)
2/16/2010 - 7/4/2010 Next Fall (2010)
1/21/2009 - 1/10/2010 The 39 Steps (2008)
12/2/2008 - 1/4/2009 Slava's Snowshow (2008)
5/23/2007 - 9/28/2008 Xanadu (2007)
9/19/2006 - 11/26/2006 Jay Johnson: The Two and Only (2006)
8/11/2006 - 9/10/2006 Kiki & Herb: Alive on Broadway (2006)
1/13/2006 - 8/6/2006 Bridge & Tunnel (2006)
9/13/2005 - 12/31/2005 Latinologues (2005)
3/8/2005 - 9/4/2005 Jackie Mason: Freshly Squeezed (2005)
10/3/2003 - 1/2/2005 Golda's Balcony (2003)
9/17/2002 - 8/24/2003 Say Goodnight, Gracie (2002)
3/7/2002 - 4/28/2002 The Smell of the Kill (2002)
10/16/2001 - 12/30/2001 By Jeeves (2001)
4/17/2001 - 7/22/2001 George Gershwin Alone (2001)
4/14/2000 - 3/4/2001 Dirty Blonde (2000)
2/8/2000 - 3/26/2000 Squonk (2000)
9/7/1999 - 12/19/1999 Epic Proportions (1999)
4/19/1999 - 6/27/1999 Night Must Fall (1999)
2/19/1999 - 3/21/1999 Band in Berlin (1999)
10/6/1998 - 11/29/1998 Getting and Spending (1998)
8/25/1998 - 9/19/1998 Colin Quinn -- An Irish Wake (1998)
2/7/1997 - 6/28/1998 The Last Night of Ballyhoo (1997)
2/28/1995 - 1/4/1997 Rob Becker's Defending the Caveman (1995)
11/15/1994 - 1/1/1995 The Flying Karamazov Brothers "Do The Impossible" (1994)
4/13/1994 - 6/19/1994 Sally Marr...and her escorts (1994)
4/19/1993 - 1/2/1994 Shakespeare for My Father (1993)
11/11/1992 - 12/27/1992 3 from Brooklyn (1992)
4/7/1992 - 5/2/1992 The High Rollers Social and Pleasure Club (1992)
4/29/1990 - 5/19/1991 Prelude to a Kiss (1990)
2/6/1990 - 2/25/1990 Miss Margarida's Way (1990)
11/22/1989 - 12/31/1989 Artist Descending a Staircase (1989)
7/25/1989 - 9/16/1989 Mandy Patinkin in Concert: Dress Casual (1989)
4/20/1988 - 1/15/1989 Romance / Romance (1988)
3/10/1987 - 4/10/1988 The Nerd (1987)
11/5/1986 - 1/3/1987 Oh Coward! (1986)
6/17/1986 - 10/26/1986 Mummenschanz: "The New Show" (1986)
12/12/1985 - 4/20/1986 Corpse! (1986)
10/18/1985 - 11/9/1985 The News (1985)
5/1/1981 - 5/10/1981 I Won't Dance (1981)
1/22/1981 - 2/8/1981 The Five O'Clock Girl (1981)
11/10/1980 - 12/13/1980 Perfectly Frank (1980)
9/4/1980 - 9/28/1980 Charlie and Algernon (1980)
11/7/1979 - 5/18/1980 Strider (1979)
10/2/1979 - 10/14/1979 Once a Catholic (1979)
4/27/1979 - 9/16/1979 Knockout (1979)
9/14/1978 - 4/22/1979 The Crucifer of Blood (1978)
12/26/1977 - 4/30/1978 A Touch of the Poet (1977)
10/7/1977 - 10/22/1977 The Night of the Tribades (1977)
10/5/1976 - 10/2/1977 Equus (1974)
12/30/1975 - 7/18/1976 The Royal Family (1975)
4/25/1975 - 8/16/1975 Rodgers & Hart (1975)
3/6/1975 - 3/18/1975 Don't Call Back (1975)
12/26/1974 - 1/11/1975 The Member of the Wedding (1975)
12/5/1974 - 12/21/1974 The Rules of the Game (1974)
11/6/1974 - 11/30/1974 Love for Love (1974)
5/3/1974 - 5/11/1974 Will Rogers' USA (1974)
3/25/1974 - 4/21/1974 Clarence Darrow (1974)
9/22/1973 - 12/8/1973 Crown Matrimonial (1973)
5/1/1973 - 6/2/1973 Nash at Nine (1973)
10/9/1972 - 1/27/1973 6 Rms Riv Vu (1972)
4/24/1972 - 4/29/1972 The Little Black Book (1972)
1/15/1972 - 1/29/1972 Wise Child (1972)
10/6/1971 - 1/8/1972 To Live Another Summer, To Pass Another Winter (1971)
12/18/1970 - 8/28/1971 The Me Nobody Knows (1970)
10/29/1970 - 11/28/1970 Hay Fever (1970)
5/21/1970 - 5/23/1970 The Engagement Baby (1970)
1/31/1970 - 5/2/1970 Sheep on the Runway (1970)
1/8/1969 - 11/15/1969 Hadrian VII (1969)
12/26/1967 - 12/14/1968 The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1968)
10/9/1967 - 12/2/1967 What Did We Do Wrong? (1967)
3/15/1967 - 3/25/1967 That Summer - That Fall (1967)
1/7/1967 - 1/28/1967 The Astrakhan Coat (1967)
10/24/1966 - 1/7/1967 Luv (1964)
10/5/1966 - 10/22/1966 The Loves of Cass McGuire (1966)
2/15/1966 - 10/1/1966 Philadelphia, Here I Come! (1966)
12/27/1965 - 1/8/1966 UTBU (1966)
3/23/1965 - 12/18/1965 The Subject Was Roses (1964)
11/30/1964 - 3/13/1965 Poor Richard (1964)
3/6/1961 - 11/28/1964 Mary, Mary (1961)
11/9/1960 - 3/4/1961 Period of Adjustment (1960)
9/27/1960 - 10/1/1960 Farewell, Farewell Eugene (1960)
4/19/1960 - 6/1/1960 Duel of Angels (1960)
2/24/1960 - 2/27/1960 The Tumbler (1960)
10/20/1959 - 1/2/1960 The Warm Peninsula (1959)
10/2/1958 - 6/13/1959 A Touch of the Poet (1958)
4/15/1958 - 4/19/1958 Love Me Little (1958)
11/7/1956 - 3/29/1958 Long Day's Journey Into Night (1956)
4/24/1956 - 4/28/1956 Goodbye Again (1956)
11/21/1955 - 4/7/1956 Tiger at the Gates (1955)