Eugene O'Neill Theatre

The Eugene O'Neill Theatre is a Broadway theatre located at 230 West 49th Street in midtown Manhattan, New York City. The O’Neill Theatre, named after playwright Eugene O’Neill,[1] is owned and operated by Jujamcyn Theaters. The house can accommodate up to 1,108 guests[1] and has been home to several big hits, such as 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 2019, during the run of The Book of Mormon
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
ProductionThe Book of Mormon
OpenedNovember 24, 1925
ArchitectHerbert J. Krapp


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.[1]

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.[3] Jujamcyn is one of the three leading Broadway theatre companies, and since 2009, Jujamcyn Theaters has been owned and operated by Jordan Roth.[4]

The theatre has been closed as of March 12, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It will reopen on November 5, 2021 with performances of The Book Of Mormon.

Box office recordEdit

The Book of Mormon achieved the box office record for the Eugene O'Neill Theatre. The production grossed $2,224,280 over nine performances for the week ending January 4, 2015.[5]

Notable productionsEdit


  1. ^ a b c "Eugene O'Neill Theatre | Theaters |". Retrieved April 1, 2019.
  2. ^ "The Book of Mormon – Broadway Musical – Original | IBDB". Retrieved April 1, 2019.
  3. ^ Vine, Hannah (August 23, 2017). "Step Inside Broadway's Eugene O'Neill Theatre". Playbill. Retrieved April 1, 2019.
  4. ^ Jones, Kenneth (January 22, 2013). "Jordan Roth Is Now Principal Owner of Broadway's Jujamcyn Theaters". Playbill. Retrieved April 1, 2019.
  5. ^ [1] Production Gross,

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