Eugene O'Neill Theatre

The Eugene O'Neill Theatre is a Broadway theatre located at 230 West 49th Street in midtown-Manhattan.

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. It opened on November 24, 1925 with the musical Mayflowers as its premiere production.

The venue was renamed the Coronet in 1945, with renovations by architects Walker & Gillette, then in 1959 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.

Notable productions
  • 1934: Tobacco Road
  • 1945: Dream Girl
  • 1947: All My Sons
  • 1952: The Children's Hour
  • 1953: The Little Hut
  • 1955: The Bad Seed; A Memory of Two Mondays
  • 1957: The Waltz of the Toreadors
  • 1962: A Thousand Clowns
  • 1963: She Loves Me
  • 1966: The Odd Couple
  • 1968: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
  • 1969: The Last of the Red Hot Lovers
  • 1971: The Prisoner of Second Avenue
  • 1973: The Good Doctor
  • 1974: God's Favorite
  • 1975: Yentl
  • 1976: California Suite
  • 1979: Chapter Two
  • 1980: I Ought to Be in Pictures
  • 1981: Annie
  • 1982: The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
  • 1983: Moose Murders
  • 1985: Big River
  • 1988: M. Butterfly
  • 1991: La Bête
  • 1992: Five Guys Named Moe
  • 1994: Grease
  • 1999: Death of a Salesman
  • 2000: The Full Monty
  • 2003: Nine
  • 2004: Caroline, or Change
  • 2005: Good Vibrations; Sweeney Todd
  • 2006: Spring Awakening
  • 2009: 33 Variations; Fela!
  • 2011: The Book of Mormon
Box Office Record

The Book of Mormon achieved the box office record for the Eugene O'Neill Theatre. The production grossed $1,173,580 over eight performances, for the week ending June 5, 2011.

Media

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Building Activity

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