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The Eugene O'Neill Theatre is a Broadway theatre located at 230 West 49th Street in midtown Manhattan. The O’Neill Theatre, named after playwright Eugene O’Neill,[1] is owned and operated by Jujamcyn Theaters. The house can accommodate up to 1108 guests [1] and has been home to big hits, Big River, Spring Awakening, and the long-running 2011 Tony Award Best Musical winner, The Book of Mormon.[2]

Eugene O'Neill Theatre
Forrest Theatre, Coronet Theatre
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Eugene O'Neill Theatre in 2008, during the run of Spring Awakening
Address230 West 49th Street
New York City
United States
Coordinates40°45′40″N 73°59′9″W / 40.76111°N 73.98583°W / 40.76111; -73.98583Coordinates: 40°45′40″N 73°59′9″W / 40.76111°N 73.98583°W / 40.76111; -73.98583
OwnerJujamcyn Theaters
TypeBroadway
Capacity1,108
ProductionThe Book of Mormon
Construction
OpenedNovember 24, 1925
ArchitectHerbert J. Krapp
Website
www.jujamcyn.com

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HistoryEdit

Designed by architect Herbert J. Krapp, it was built for the Shuberts as part of a theatre-hotel complex named for 19th- century tragedian Edwin Forrest. The Forrest Theatre opened on November 24, 1925, with the musical Mayflowers as its premiere production.[3]

The venue was renamed the Coronet Theatre in 1945, with renovations by architects Walker & Gillette. In 1959 it was rechristened the O'Neill in honor of the American playwright by then-owner Lester Osterman. It later was purchased by playwright Neil Simon, who sold it to Jujamcyn Theaters in 1982[4]. Jujamcyn is one of the three leading Broadway theatre companies, and since 2009, Jujamcyn Theaters has been owned and operated by Jordan Roth.[5]

Box office recordEdit

The Book of Mormon achieved the box office record for the Eugene O'Neill Theatre. The production grossed $2,161,225 over nine performances, for the week ending December 1, 2013.[6]

Notable productionsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Eugene O'Neill Theatre | Theaters | Broadway.com". www.broadway.com. Retrieved April 1, 2019.
  2. ^ "The Book of Mormon – Broadway Musical – Original | IBDB". www.ibdb.com. Retrieved April 1, 2019.
  3. ^ "Eugene O'Neill Theatre | Theaters | Broadway.com". www.broadway.com. Retrieved April 1, 2019.
  4. ^ Vine, Hannah (August 23, 2017). "Step Inside Broadway's Eugene O'Neill Theatre". Playbill. Retrieved April 1, 2019.
  5. ^ Jones, Kenneth (January 22, 2013). "Jordan Roth Is Now Principal Owner of Broadway's Jujamcyn Theaters". Playbill. Retrieved April 1, 2019.
  6. ^ https://variety.com/2013/legit/news/broadway-box-office-gobbling-up-record-thanksgiving-sales-1200910446/ Variety.com

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