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Brooks Atkinson Theatre
Brooks Atkinson Theatre NYC 2007.jpg
Brooks Atkinson Theatre showing A Moon for the Misbegotten, 2007
Address 256 West 47th Street
City Manhattan, New York City
Country 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
Architect Herbert J. Krapp
Owned by Nederlander Organization
Capacity 1,069
Type Broadway
Opened 1926
Other names Mansfield Theatre
Production After Midnight

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 it 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 bought into 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 ago. 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 day Closing day 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 winner, Best Revival of a Play nominee
Democracy November 18, 2004 April 17, 2005 Tony Award 2005 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 transfer 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 N/A Previews Begin October 18, 2013[5]


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The Journal News | LoHud.com
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:48:45 -0700

The show is playing at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. 5. Tom Kitt's music in 'If/Then'. You won't see Armonk-raised composer Tom Kitt on stage in "If/Then" at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. But you will hear the dazzling score that the Pulitzer Prize ...

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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:15:00 -0700

Broadway musical After Midnight, currently playing the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, where it began previews on 18 Oct 2013 and officially opened on 03 Nov 2013, has extended its booking period to 23 Nov 2014. The show currently guest stars Vanessa ...

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Tue, 15 Apr 2014 04:15:00 -0700

Vanessa Williams took time out of her busy schedule to talk to this writer about her role in “After Midnight” which she presently appears in until May 11 with Dule Hill as her leading man. After Midnight is at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, located at ...
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:37:30 -0700

Performances start Oct. 18 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, with an official opening night set for Nov. 3. Hill was last on Broadway as Spoon, a lawyer-turned-budding novelist, in Lydia R. Diamond's thoughtful family drama "Stick Fly" in 2011. Hill ...

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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 08:33:45 -0700

After Midnight - a new production of Cotton Club Parade - opened at Broadway's Brooks Atkinson Theatre on 03 Nov 2013, following previews from 18 Oct 2013. The regular cast of After Midnight features Dulé Hill, who leads the audience through the Harlem ...
City Guide Magazine
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 11:45:00 -0700

... M&M alter ego, actress/recording artist/Tony & Emmy-nominee Vanessa Williams (Into the Woods; Ugly Betty) has currently assumed the role of “Special Guest Star” in the Cotton Club revue-style musical After Midnight at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre.

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Fri, 11 Apr 2014 14:11:15 -0700

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Wed, 09 Apr 2014 23:02:29 -0700

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