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Brooks Atkinson Theatre
Mansfield Theatre
Brooks Atkinson Theatre NYC 2007.jpg
Brooks Atkinson Theatre showing A Moon for the Misbegotten, 2007
Address 256 West 47th Street
Manhattan, New York City
United States
Coordinates 40°45′35.25″N 73°59′10.5″W / 40.7597917°N 73.986250°W / 40.7597917; -73.986250Coordinates: 40°45′35.25″N 73°59′10.5″W / 40.7597917°N 73.986250°W / 40.7597917; -73.986250
Owner Nederlander Organization
Type Broadway
Capacity 1,069
Production Spring Awakening
Opened 1926
Architect Herbert J. Krapp

The Brooks Atkinson Theatre is a Broadway theater located at 256 West 47th Street in Manhattan.

Designed by architect Herbert J. Krapp, it was constructed as the Mansfield Theatre by the Chanin brothers in 1926. After 1933, the theatre fell into relative disuse until 1945, when Michael Myerberg bought and leased it to CBS for television productions. Known as CBS Studio 59, the theater played host to the long-running panel shows I've Got a Secret and What's My Line?.[1] In 1960, it was renamed after the former New York Times theater critic, Brooks Atkinson, and returned to legitimate use. The Nederlander Organization purchased part-ownership of the Atkinson in 1967.[2]

In 2000, the interior was refurbished with restored decorative finishes by EverGreene Architectural Arts, and now the theatre is once again illuminated by the original chandelier that had been removed over 40 years prior. It has 1,069 seats and is one of the Nederlander Organization's nine Broadway houses.

Notable productions pre-2000[edit]

Productions since January 1, 2000[edit]

Show Opening date Closing date Notes
The Rainmaker November 11, 1999 January 23, 2000 Revival
Uncle Vanya April 30, 2000 June 11, 2000 Revival
Jane Eyre December 10, 2000 June 10, 2001 2001 Tony Award Best Musical nominee
Noises Off November 1, 2001 September 1, 2002
Medea December 10, 2002 February 22, 2003 Revival
The Look of Love May 4, 2003 June 15, 2003
Jackie Mason's Laughing Room Only November 19, 2003 November 30, 2003
Jumpers April 25, 2004 July 11, 2004 Revival
2004 Tony Award Best Revival of a Play nominee
Democracy November 18, 2004 April 17, 2005 2005 Tony Award Best Play nominee
Mark Twain Tonight June 9, 2005 June 26, 2005
The Blonde in the Thunderbird July 17, 2005 July 24, 2005
The Odd Couple October 27, 2005 June 4, 2006 Revival with Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick
The Times They Are A-Changin' October 26, 2006 November 19, 2006
A Moon for the Misbegotten April 9, 2007 June 10, 2007 Revival with Kevin Spacey
Grease July 24, 2007 January 4, 2009 Revival with reality show winners Max Crumm and Laura Osnes
Rock of Ages April 7, 2009 January 9, 2011 Starring Constantine Maroulis; Nominated for 5 Tony Awards in 2009 – production moved to the Helen Hayes Theatre
RAIN: A Tribute To The Beatles February 8, 2011 July 31, 2011 Reopened for indefinite extension after a 12-week run at the Neil Simon Theatre
Relatively Speaking October 20, 2011 January 29, 2012
Peter and the Starcatcher April 15, 2012 January 20, 2013 Previews began March 28, 2012; Nominated for 9 Tony Awards – the production transferred to Off-Broadway[3]
Hands on a Hardbody March 21, 2013 April 13, 2013 Previews began February 23, 2013[4]
After Midnight November 3, 2013 June 29, 2014 Previews began October 18, 2013[5]
Love Letters September 18, 2014 February 1, 2015 Previews began September 13, 2014[6]
It Shoulda Been You April 14, 2015 August 9, 2015 Previews began March 17, 2015[7]
Spring Awakening September 27, 2015 January 24, 2016 Limited engagement of the transferred Deaf West production, with previews beginning September 8, 2015.
Waitress April 26, 2016 Open-Ended Previews are scheduled to begin March 25, 2016.


  1. ^ "What's My Line?: EPISODE #477". TV.com. Retrieved 2009. [not in citation given]
  2. ^ Zolotow, Sam. "THEATER FAMILY BUYS INTO HOUSE; Nederlanders of Detroit Get Half-Interest in Atkinson". The New York Times. Retrieved November 6, 2014. (subscription required (help)). 
  3. ^ "PETER AND THE STARCATCHER to Play Broadway's Brooks Atkinson Theater; Previews March 28 and Opens April 15". Broadway World. January 19, 2012. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  4. ^ Jones, Kenneth (October 2, 2012). "Hands On a Hardbody Will Truck Into Broadway's Brooks Atkinson; Cast and Design Team Confirmed". Playbill. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  5. ^ Gioia, Michael (24 June 2013). "Jack Viertel-Conceived Cotton Club Parade, Entitled After Midnight, Sets Dates at Broadway's Brooks Atkinson". Playbill. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  6. ^ Isherwood, Charles (September 18, 2014). "The Muted Melancholy Between the Lines". New York Times. Retrieved November 18, 2014. 
  7. ^ Playbill, Vault (May 5, 2015). "It Shoulda Been You". Playbill Vault. Retrieved May 5, 2015. 

External links[edit]

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Tue, 24 Nov 2015 22:29:08 -0800

The Deaf West production of Spring Awakening, re-imagined and performed simultaneously in English and American Sign Language, officially opened on Broadway Sept. 27 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. Ken Davenport, Cody Lassen, Hunter Arnold and ...


Tue, 24 Nov 2015 09:03:45 -0800

An interactive American Sign Language experience will be held at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre prior to the Tuesday, December 1 performance of Deaf West Theatre's Broadway revival of Spring Awakening. Producer and Deaf West Theatre artistic director ...


Tue, 24 Nov 2015 13:00:00 -0800

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City Guide Magazine
Mon, 23 Nov 2015 09:37:30 -0800

Spring Awakening Broadway. On the stage of the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, the cast goes about the business of dressing. They move with purpose: fluid, effortless, and a little mysterious. But once the show begins in earnest, almost all movement is about ...

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DC Metro Theater Arts (press release) (blog)
Sun, 27 Sep 2015 16:41:37 -0700

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times
Wed, 18 Nov 2015 13:02:31 -0800

The production by L.A.'s Deaf West Theatre, which had critically acclaimed engagements last fall at L.A.'s Inner-City Arts and earlier this year at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, is now playing on Broadway at the Brooks Atkinson ...


Broadway World
Tue, 07 Jul 2015 08:51:00 -0700

Ken Davenport, Cody Lassen, Hunter Arnold and Deaf West Theatre (Artistic Director David J. Kurs) announced today that Spring Awakening, the Tony Award-winning Best Musical of 2007, will play a strictly limited Broadway engagement at the Brooks ...

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter
Wed, 18 Nov 2015 05:30:17 -0800

The new production begins previews March 25, 2016, before its April 24 opening at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. Read More Marketing Musicals in the Digital Age: Sara Bareilles' 'Waitress' Reaches Beyond Broadway. The musical is based on the 2007 Fox ...

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