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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
Website
brooksatkinsontheater.com

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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External links[edit]


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Broadway World
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 04:57:06 -0700

Former American Idol contestant and star of Broadway's The Color Purple Fantasia Barrino recently brought audiences to their feet with her performance in the new Broadway musical After Midnight, now playing at Broadway's Brooks Atkinson Theatre.
 
Burlington County Times
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:15:00 -0700

Brooks Atkinson Theatre 256 W. 47th St., New York. Tickets: 800-745-3000, 877-250-2929 or www.ticketmaster.com. Aladdin: A poor street kid who falls in love with a princess has a life-changing experience after discovering the secrets of a magic lamp.
 
Huffington Post
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:32:14 -0700

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 01: Vanessa Williams poses backstage at 'After Midnight' on Broadway at The Brooks Atkinson Theatre on April 1, 2014 in New York City. (FilmMagic) | Bruce Glikas via Getty Images. Share. Tweet. Email. Comment. Share on Google+ ...
 
Playbill.com
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:55:43 -0700

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Wall Street Journal
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 17:33:45 -0700

"When an audience erupts the way it did at City Center, you kind of know," said Scott Sanders, lead producer of "After Midnight," now at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. "I don't have to be a brain surgeon to see there's something going on here." "Chicago ...
 
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Tue, 22 Apr 2014 12:59:54 -0700

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Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:48:45 -0700

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