Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre
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The Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre is a Broadway theatre, previously known as the Plymouth Theatre, located at 236 West 45th Street (George Abbott Way) in Midtown Manhattan and renamed in 2005 in honor of Gerald Schoenfeld.
Come From Away at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (2019)
|Address||236 West 45th Street|
New York City
|Owner||The Shubert Organization|
|Production||Come from Away|
|Architect||Herbert J. Krapp|
Designed by architect Herbert J. Krapp to resemble the neighboring Shubert and Booth theatres designed by Henry B. Herts in Spanish revival style. The building was constructed by the Shubert brothers in 1917–18, christened the Plymouth Theatre, and leased to producer Arthur Hopkins. He intended it to be a venue for legitimate plays starring notable actors such as John and Lionel Barrymore. The premiere production was A Successful Calamity, a comedy with William Gillette and Estelle Winwood.
After Hopkins died in 1948, control of the theatre returned to the Shuberts, who still own the property, which was designated a New York landmark in 1987. The 1,080-seat house was renamed after Gerald Schoenfeld, chairman of the Shubert Organization, in 2005.
- 1918: A Doll's House
- 1918: Redemption
- 1919: The Jest
- 1920: Little Old New York
- 1922: The Hairy Ape
- 1924: What Price Glory?
- 1926: The Pirates of Penzance
- 1928: Holiday
- 1934: Dark Victory
- 1936: Tovarich
- 1938: Abe Lincoln in Illinois
- 1942: The Skin of Our Teeth
- 1945: Ten Little Indians
- 1946: Lute Song; Present Laughter
- 1947: Call Me Mister
- 1948: Private Lives
- 1952: Dial M for Murder
- 1954: The Caine Mutiny Court Martial
- 1956: A Hatful of Rain
- 1957: Romanoff and Juliet
- 1960: Irma La Douce; From A to Z
- 1965: The Odd Couple
- 1966: The Star-Spangled Girl
- 1968: Plaza Suite
- 1970: The Gingerbread Lady
- 1974: Equus
- 1976: Godspell
- 1978: The Water Engine
- 1979: Ain't Misbehavin'
- 1981: The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby
- 1984: The Real Thing
- 1985: The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe
- 1986: The House of Blue Leaves
- 1987: Pygmalion
- 1988: Burn This
- 1989: The Heidi Chronicles
- 1991: Dancing at Lughnasa
- 1994: Passion
- 1996: A Delicate Balance
- 1997: Jekyll & Hyde
- 2001: Thou Shalt Not
- 2002: The Graduate
- 2003: Long Day's Journey into Night; Taboo
- 2004: Match, Brooklyn the Musical
- 2006: The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial; Chita Rivera: A Dancer's Life; A Chorus Line
- 2008: All My Sons
- 2009: Impressionism; A Steady Rain
- 2010: A Behanding in Spokane; A Life in the Theatre
- 2011: The Motherfucker With the Hat; Bonnie & Clyde
- 2012: The Best Man; Glengarry Glen Ross
- 2013: Orphans
- 2014: The Bridges of Madison County; It's Only a Play
- 2015: The Audience; China Doll
- 2016: American Psycho; The Humans
- 2017: Come from Away
The limited engagement drama A Steady Rain, which starred Daniel Craig and Hugh Jackman, achieved the box office record for the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. The production grossed $1,292,210 over eight performances, for the week ending December 6, 2009.
This record was later eclipsed on three occasions by the 2014 production It's Only a Play, starring Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane which grossed $1,424,039 over eight performances for the week ending December 7, 2014.
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