Brooks Atkinson Theatre

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?. 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.

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

    Productions since January 1, 2000

    Show Opening date Closing date 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
    Hands on a Hardbody March 21, 2013 April 13, 2013 Previews began February 23, 2013
    After Midnight November 3, 2013 June 29, 2014 Previews began October 18, 2013
    Love Letters September 18, 2014 February 1, 2015 Previews began September 13, 2014
    It Shoulda Been You April 14, 2015 August 9, 2015 Previews began March 17, 2015
    Spring Awakening September 27, 2015 January 24, 2016 Limited engagement of the transferred Deaf West production, with previews beginning September 8, 2015.
    Waitress April 26, 2016 Open-Ended Previews are scheduled to begin March 25, 2016.

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