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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 It Shoulda Been You
Construction
Opened 1926
Architect Herbert J. Krapp
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 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 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 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 13, 2014 February 1, 2015 [6]
It Shoulda Been You April 14, 2015 August 9, 2015 [7]
Spring Awakening September 27, 2015 January 9, 2016

References[edit]

  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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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 ...

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New York Theatre Guide
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 01:26:15 -0700

Producers of the David Hyde Pierce-helmed new musical comedy It Shoulda Been You have announced the show will play its final performance on 9 August 2015. It Shoulda Been You officially opened at Broadway's Brooks Atkinson Theatre on 14 April 2015 ...

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Thu, 23 Jul 2015 14:19:07 -0700

Sheik, who won Tonys in 2007 for his score and orchestrations for Spring Awakening, will be a double threat this season, with Deaf West Theatre's lauded revival of that show opening in the fall at the Nederlander-owned Brooks Atkinson Theatre. Walker ...

UPI.com

UPI.com
Sun, 26 Jul 2015 08:11:15 -0700

Spring Awakening, the Tony Award-winning Best Musical of 2007, will play a strictly limited Broadway engagement at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. Previews are to begin Sept. 8 and opening night is set for Sept. 27. Directed by Michael Arden, the show ...
 
KBZK Bozeman News
Wed, 22 Jul 2015 05:33:45 -0700

22, 1961 - Simon's Broadway debut, "Come Blow Your Horn," opens at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. The semi-autobiographical play chronicles the misadventures of a womanizing bachelor and his naïve younger brother. The comedy is adapted into a movie ...

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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 23:56:15 -0700

8 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre and will be performed simultaneously in English and American Sign Language. Taylor Swift's next adventure? Stop Chinese counterfeiters. TATTLE DOESN'T often look to the Wall Street Journal as an entertainment source, ...

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Broadway.com
Thu, 23 Jul 2015 09:52:30 -0700

It Shoulda Been You began performances on March 17 and officially opened on April 14 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. At the time of closing, the new tuner, which received no 2015 Tony nominations, will have played 31 previews and 135 regular ...

TheaterMania.com

TheaterMania.com
Thu, 23 Jul 2015 20:56:15 -0700

Earlier this week, it was announced that Marlee Matlin will join the cast of Deaf West's Broadway revival of Spring Awakening, opening September 27 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. Though she'll be making her Broadway debut, Matlin holds the prestigious ...
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