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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 Love Letters
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 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 June 29, 2014 Previews Begin October 18, 2013[5]

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The News-Press
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:07:30 -0700

He is one of a few performers to sell out multiple renowned theatres including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City Center, etc. 8-10 p.m. $38.04-$69.84. Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, 13350 Edison Parkway, south ...

Daily Mail

Daily Mail
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:37:30 -0700

According to E Online, performances kick off November 18 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, while the official opening day is scheduled for January 15. Meanwhile, Judith can next be seen in Digging For Fire, opposite Orlando Bloom and Anna Kendrick, out ...

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New York Theatre Guide
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:22:30 -0700

Rock of Ages opened at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre to mixed reviews: "A seriously silly, absurdly enjoyable arena-rock musical" (New York Times), "An irresistible, offbeat trip of a show that hits all the right notes." (NY1); "Cheesy exercise in rock ...

New York Theatre Guide

New York Theatre Guide
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 02:11:15 -0700

Rock of Ages opened at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre to mixed reviews: "A seriously silly, absurdly enjoyable arena-rock musical" (New York Times), "An irresistible, offbeat trip of a show that hits all the right notes." (NY1); "Cheesy exercise in rock ...

TheaterMania.com

TheaterMania.com
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 18:04:27 -0700

In A.R. Gurney's Love Letters (now playing at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on Broadway), nothing separates the audience from the performers. There's no production: just the actors, the scripts (the show is presented as a table reading), and hundreds of ...

Playbill.com

Playbill.com
Fri, 10 Oct 2014 21:02:50 -0700

The Broadway revival of A.R. Gurney's Love Letters, which features a rotating company of guest stars, welcomes stage and screen star Carol Burnett beginning Oct. 11 at 2 PM and 8 PM at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. Burnett joins Tony winner Brian ...

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New York Theatre Guide
Tue, 07 Oct 2014 08:00:00 -0700

Rock of Ages opened at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre to mixed reviews: "A seriously silly, absurdly enjoyable arena-rock musical" (New York Times), "An irresistible, offbeat trip of a show that hits all the right notes." (NY1); "Cheesy exercise in rock ...
 
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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:33:45 -0700

Oscar-winning stage veteran Cuba Gooding Jr. (The Trip to Bountiful) returned to Broadway over the weekend to visit his pal Carol Burnett at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. In her first return to the Broadway stage in nearly two decades, the legendary ...
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