American Airlines Theatre
The American Airlines Theatre is a Broadway theatre, located at 227 West 42nd Street, New York City.

History

Design
Originally named the Selwyn Theatre, it was constructed by the Selwyn brothers, Edgar and Archie, in 1918. It was one of three theatres they built and controlled on 42nd Street, along with the Apollo and the Times Square Theatre. It was decorated in the style of the Italian Renaissance, and originally had 1,180 seats. At the time of its opening, the design had several innovations. Its most novel feature was separate smoking rooms for men and women. Additionally, each dressing room was equipped with a shower and telephone.

Productions
The venue initially hosted major musical and dramatic productions, including Cole Porter's Wake Up and Dream, and in October 1930 Clifton Webb appeared there in Three's a Crowd, but eventually became a cinema. It would return to legitimate theatre several times over the next six decades, but eventually fell into disrepair. It was used briefly in the early 1990s as a home for the Times Square Visitors Center and for a limited production of Eugene O'Neill's The Hairy Ape, but for the most part, stood vacant.

Renovation
The City and State of New York took possession of the Selwyn in 1990. In 1992, it was one of six 42nd Street theatres to fall under the protection of the New 42nd Street organization. The Roundabout Theatre Company committed to renovating the Selwyn in 1997. It was restored to its former grandeur (albeit now with just 740 seats), renamed the American Airlines in honor of its principal sponsor, and reopened on June 30, 2000. The American Airlines Theatre, which is still informally known by its former name among many theatre fans, currently serves as the home of the Roundabout and houses its major dramatic productions.

Productions since June 30, 2000

Show Opening day Closing day Notes The Man Who Came to Dinner July 27, 2000 October 8, 2000 Revival Betrayal November 14, 2000 February 4, 2001 Revival 2001 Tony Award Best Revival of a Play nominee Design for Living March 15, 2001 May 13, 2001 Revival Major Barbara July 12, 2001 September 16, 2001 Revival The Women November 8, 2001 January 13, 2002 Revival An Almost Holy Picture February 7, 2002 April 7, 2002 The Man Who Had All the Luck May 1, 2002 June 30, 2002 Revival The Boys from Syracuse August 18, 2002 October 20, 2002 Revival Tartuffe January 9, 2003 February 23, 2003 Revival A Day in the Death of Joe Egg April 3, 2003 June 1, 2003 Revival 2003 Tony Award Best Revival of a Play nominee Big River July 24, 2003 September 21, 2003 Revival 2004 Tony Award Best Revival of a Musical nominee The Caretaker November 9, 2003 January 4, 2004 Revival Twentieth Century March 25, 2004 June 6, 2004 Revival After the Fall June 25, 2004 September 12, 2004 Revival 12 Angry Men October 28, 2004 May 15, 2005 2005 Tony Award Best Revival of a Play nominee The Constant Wife June 16, 2005 August 21, 2005 Revival 2006 Tony Award Best Revival of a Play nominee A Naked Girl on the Appian Way October 6, 2005 December 4, 2005 The Pajama Game February 23, 2006 June 17, 2006 Revival 2006 Tony Award Best Revival of a Musical Heartbreak House October 11, 2006 December 17, 2006 Revival Prelude to a Kiss March 8, 2007 April 29, 2007 Revival Old Acquaintance June 28, 2007 August 19, 2007 Revival Pygmalion September 21, 2007 December 16, 2007 Revival The 39 Steps January 10, 2008 March 16, 2008 2008 Best New Play Nominee Les Liaisons Dangereuses May 1, 2008 July 6, 2008 Revival 2008 Tony Award Best Revival of a Play Nominee A Man for All Seasons October 7, 2008 December 14, 2008 Revival Hedda Gabler January 25, 2009 March 28, 2009 Revival The Philanthropist April 26, 2009 July 5, 2009 Revival After Miss Julie October 22, 2009 December 6, 2009 Broadway Premiere Present Laughter January 21, 2010 March 21, 2010 Revival Everyday Rapture April 19, 2010 July 11, 2010 Broadway Premiere Mrs. Warren's Profession October 3, 2010 November 28 , 2010 Revival The Importance of Being Earnest January 13, 2011 March 6, 2011 Revival