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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]

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. 

External links[edit]


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DC Metro Theater Arts (press release) (blog)

DC Metro Theater Arts (press release) (blog)
Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16:10:32 -0700

If you leave your sense of disbelief checked in the cloak room at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on Broadway, you might just have a fun time as you watch this marriage romp unwind, filled with twists and turns that are always one jump ahead of you during ...

Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune
Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:52:30 -0700

NEW YORK — Jenny Steinberg, the full-figured older sister of the pretty-perfect bride whose chaotic nuptials make up the action of the highly entertaining new Broadway musical "It Shoulda Been You," does not exactly relish her bridesmaid duties. Her ...

British Theatre

British Theatre
Wed, 08 Apr 2015 04:03:45 -0700

Okay, so it's about a wedding. One of two sisters is getting married. The bride is Jewish, the groom is not. Neither mother wants the wedding to go ahead, but for different reasons. The bride's mother is an archetypal Jewish mother; the groom's an ...

Hartford Courant

Hartford Courant
Thu, 23 Apr 2015 09:16:02 -0700

This modernized tale of the romance between a French waitress and a former American soldier working to rebuild their lives after the horrors of World War II plays the Palace Theater on Broadway. Review here. This modernized tale of the romance between ...
 
Washington Post
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 07:48:45 -0700

The least objectionable of them, “It Shoulda Been You,” at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, is a musical situation comedy built on an endless string of wedding-day cliches — the overbearing Jewish mother, the browbeaten bride's father, the wisecracking ...
 
Broadway World
Wed, 22 Apr 2015 21:30:00 -0700

The performance will start promptly at 7:00 p.m. at The Brooks Atkinson Theatre in midtown Manhattan and will be followed by a private post-performance dinner with David Hyde Pierce and members of the cast at 9:45 p.m. at Pigalle for those who have ...
 
New York's PIX11 / WPIX-TV
Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:51:46 -0700

“The Brooks Atkinson Theatre, part of the history here is that it's where I made my Broadway debut as an actor, ” David Hyde Pierce said. It's a blast from the past for award-winning actor David Hyde Pierce. “This is our wig room, not only is this the ...
 
Broadway World
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 09:41:15 -0700

The play made its Broadway debut at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on February 20, 1980 and went on to win the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding New Play and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The play is the second in Lanford Wilson's "Talley Trilogy," ...
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