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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
Opened 1926
Architect Herbert J. Krapp

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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Broadway World
Mon, 25 Aug 2014 08:17:23 -0700

The strictly limited engagement of Carol Burnett & Brian Dennehy in the Broadway production of LOVE LETTERS at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47th Street) will be extended for two additional performances: Saturday, November 8 at 2pm and 8pm.

New York Theatre Guide

New York Theatre Guide
Mon, 04 Aug 2014 08:22:30 -0700

Producers of Jason Robert Brown's new musical Honeymoon in Vegas, which opens on Broadway at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on 15 January 2015, following previews from 18 November 2014, have announced further cast and creative team. Joining the ...
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Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:00:00 -0700

The Brooks Atkinson Theatre box office (256 West 47th Street) will open on Monday, August 25 at 10am, for tickets to the first Broadway revival of A.R. Gurney's enduring romance about first loves and second chances, Love Letters. A limited number of ...
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 12:35:09 -0700

Brooks Atkinson Theatre​. The new staging of A.R. Gurney's ode to romantic love will feature a succession of celebrity (onstage) couples. Brian Dennehy and Mia Farrow star through Oct. 10, followed by Dennehy and Carol Burnett, Alan Alda and Candice ...
Mon, 25 Aug 2014 20:56:15 -0700

... in previews, is Signature Theatre Company's production of his rarely seen 1977 drama, The Wayside Motor Inn. The second, beginning performances September 13, is the star-studded Broadway revival of Love Letters at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre.

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New York Theatre Guide
Fri, 15 Aug 2014 05:00:00 -0700

The two-hander play Love Letters, which will feature a revolving cast of celebrity actors, will suit the more intimate atmosphere of the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. Musical comedy Honeymoon in Vegas will benefit from the extra 126 seats, as well as the ...
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 15:11:54 -0700

Love Letters, which was set to play the Nederlander Theatre, will now begin performances at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on September 13. Meanwhile, Honeymoon in Vegas will now play the Nederlander beginning November 18 (instead of the previously ...
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Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:36:23 -0700

Today in 2007, the second Broadway revival of Grease opened at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, where it ran for 554 performances. Grease is a 1971 musical by Jim Jacobs and WarRen Casey. The musical is named for the 1950s United States working-class ...

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