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Neil Simon Theatre


250 W. 52nd St., New York, NY
Seats (approximate): 1467

Herbert J. Krapp, architect. Built by real estate mogul Alexander Pincus for Alex Aarons and Vinton Freedley. Original name, the Alvin Theatre, was culled from the "Al" of "Alex" and the "vin" of "Vinton." Financial woes forced Aarons and Freedley to sell in 1932. Owned by Herman Bernstein in 1947. Purchased by the Nederlanders in 1977, who renamed it (in 1983) for Neil Simon, whose plays had succeeded in the venue.

To learn more about the history of the Neil Simon Theatre, visit the Nederlander Organization's website and Spotlight on Broadway's video on the Neil Simon Theatre.

Built: 1927   

Theatre Names Named
Neil Simon Theatre 1983     Named for Neil Simon, re-named Wednesday, June 23, 1983
Alvin Theatre 1927     Named for Alex A. Aarons and Vinton Freedley, Opened November 22, 1927
ProductionsProduction Dates
The Last Ship
Musical, Original
Music by Sting; Book by Brian Yorkey, John Logan; Lyrics by Sting
Oct 26, 2014 - Present
All The Way
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Robert Schenkkan
Mar 06, 2014 - Jun 29, 2014
Big Fish
Musical, Original, Drama
Music by Andrew Lippa; Book by John August; Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
Oct 06, 2013 - Dec 29, 2013
Scandalous
Musical, Original, Drama
Nov 15, 2012 - Dec 09, 2012
Jesus Christ Superstar
Musical, Revival, Drama
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by Tim Rice
Mar 22, 2012 - Jul 01, 2012
Catch Me If You Can
Musical, Original, Comedy
Apr 10, 2011 - Sep 04, 2011
Rain
Musical, Original, Concert, Tribute
Oct 26, 2010 - Jan 15, 2011
Harry Connick, Jr. in Concert on Broadway
Special, Original, Concert, Solo
Jul 15, 2010 - Jul 31, 2010
Ragtime
Musical, Revival, Drama
Music by Stephen Flaherty; Book by Terrence McNally; Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Nov 15, 2009 - Jan 10, 2010
Hairspray
Musical, Original, Comedy
Aug 15, 2002 - Jan 04, 2009
Elaine Stritch At Liberty
Special, Original, Solo, Play with music
Feb 21, 2002 - May 27, 2002
Mandy Patinkin in Concert
Special, Original, Concert, Solo
Sep 10, 2001 - Sep 10, 2001
The Music Man
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Apr 27, 2000 - Dec 30, 2001
The Scarlet Pimpernel
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Frank Wildhorn; Book by Nan Knighton; Lyrics by Nan Knighton
Sep 10, 1999 - Jan 02, 2000
Natalie Merchant
Special, Original, Concert
Jun 08, 1999 - Jun 13, 1999
Swan Lake
Musical, Original, Ballet
Oct 08, 1998 - Jan 23, 1999
A View From the Bridge
Play, Revival, Drama
Written by Arthur Miller
Apr 15, 1998 - Aug 30, 1998
The King and I
Musical, Revival, Comedy, Drama
Apr 11, 1996 - Feb 22, 1998
Danny Gans on Broadway: The Man of Many Voices
Special, Original, Solo, Comedy, Impersonations
Nov 08, 1995 - Nov 12, 1995
Laurie Anderson on Broadway (The Nerve Bible)
Special, Original
Apr 06, 1995 - Apr 09, 1995
Basia on Broadway
Special, Original, Concert
Nov 14, 1994 - Nov 27, 1994
The Rise and Fall of Little Voice
Play, Original
Written by Jim Cartwright
May 01, 1994 - May 08, 1994
Cyrano - The Musical
Musical, Original
Music by Ad Van Dijk; Book by Koen Van Dijk; Lyrics by Koen Van Dijk
Nov 21, 1993 - Mar 20, 1994
Jake's Women
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Neil Simon
Mar 24, 1992 - Oct 25, 1992
Jackie Mason: Brand New
Special, Original, Solo, Stand-up, Comedy
Written by Jackie Mason
Oct 17, 1990 - Jun 30, 1991
Don Cossacks
Special, Original, Dance
Featuring Music by Boris Ogurtsov, B. Kornev
Jan 23, 1990 - Feb 04, 1990
Orpheus Descending
Play, Revival, Drama
Sep 24, 1989 - Dec 17, 1989
Senator Joe
Musical, Original
Never Officially Opened - Jan 08, 1989
Kenny Loggins on Broadway
Special, Original, Solo, Concert
Nov 01, 1988 - Nov 06, 1988
Ah, Wilderness!
Play, Revival, Comedy
Written by Eugene O'Neill
Jun 23, 1988 - Jul 23, 1988
Long Day's Journey Into Night
Play, Revival, Drama
Written by Eugene O'Neill
Jun 14, 1988 - Jul 23, 1988
Breaking the Code
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Hugh Whitemore
Nov 15, 1987 - Apr 10, 1988
Mort Sahl on Broadway!
Special, Original, Comedy
Oct 11, 1987 - Nov 01, 1987
Blithe Spirit
Play, Revival, Comedy,Farce
Written by Noël Coward
Mar 31, 1987 - Jun 28, 1987
Into the Light
Musical, Original
Music by Lee Holdridge; Book by Jeff Tambornino; Lyrics by John Forster
Oct 22, 1986 - Oct 26, 1986
Biloxi Blues
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Neil Simon
Mar 28, 1985 - Jun 28, 1986
Alvin Theatre
Brighton Beach Memoirs
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Neil Simon
Mar 27, 1983 - Feb 24, 1985
Your Arms Too Short to Box With God
Musical, Revival
Music by Alex Bradford; Lyrics by Alex Bradford
Sep 09, 1982 - Nov 07, 1982
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Musical, Original
Jul 08, 1982 - Jul 11, 1982
Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?
Musical, Original, Comedy
May 27, 1982 - May 30, 1982
Little Johnny Jones
Musical, Revival
Music by George M. Cohan; Book by George M. Cohan; Lyrics by George M. Cohan
Mar 21, 1982 - Mar 21, 1982
The Little Prince and the Aviator
Musical, Original
Music by John Barry; Book by Hugh Wheeler; Lyrics by Don Black
Never Officially Opened - Jan 17, 1982
Merrily We Roll Along
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Stephen Sondheim; Book by George Furth; Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Nov 16, 1981 - Nov 28, 1981
Annie
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Charles Strouse; Book by Thomas Meehan; Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Apr 21, 1977 - Sep 13, 1981
Kings
Special, Original, Dance, Drama
Sep 27, 1976 - Oct 18, 1976
Shenandoah
Musical, Original
Jan 07, 1975 - Mar 27, 1977
The Freedom of the City
Play, Original
Written by Brian Friel
Feb 17, 1974 - Feb 23, 1974
Molly
Musical, Original
Nov 01, 1973 - Dec 29, 1973
Tricks
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Jerry Blatt; Book by Jon Jory; Lyrics by Lonnie Burstein
Jan 08, 1973 - Jan 13, 1973
Promenade, All!
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by David V. Robison
Apr 16, 1972 - May 27, 1972
Company
Musical, Original, Drama
Music by Stephen Sondheim; Book by George Furth; Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Apr 26, 1970 - Jan 01, 1972
The Great White Hope
Play, Original
Written by Howard Sackler
Oct 03, 1968 - Jan 31, 1970
The Education of H*Y*M*A*N K*A*P*L*A*N
Musical, Original
Apr 04, 1968 - Apr 27, 1968
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Tom Stoppard
Oct 16, 1967 - Jan 06, 1968
Sherry!
Musical, Original
Music by Laurence Rosenthal; Book by James Lipton; Lyrics by James Lipton
Mar 28, 1967 - May 27, 1967
Dinner at Eight
Play, Revival, Comedy
Sep 27, 1966 - Jan 14, 1967
"It's a Bird...It's a Plane...It's Superman"
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Charles Strouse; Book by David Newman, Robert Benton; Lyrics by Lee Adams
Mar 29, 1966 - Jul 17, 1966
The Yearling
Musical, Original
Dec 10, 1965 - Dec 11, 1965
Flora, The Red Menace
Musical, Original
Music by John Kander; Book by George Abbott, Robert Russell; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
May 11, 1965 - Jul 24, 1965
Maurice Chevalier at 77
Special, Original
Apr 01, 1965 - May 01, 1965
High Spirits
Musical, Original, Comedy
Apr 07, 1964 - Feb 27, 1965
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Musical, Original, Comedy, Farce
May 08, 1962 - Mar 07, 1964
New Faces of 1962
Musical, Original, Revue
Feb 01, 1962 - Feb 24, 1962
Giants, Sons of Giants
Play, Revival
Written by Joseph Kramm
Jan 06, 1962 - Jan 13, 1962
Irma La Douce
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Marguerite Monnot; English book by Julian More, Monty Norman, David Heneker; Original book by Alexandre Breffort; English lyrics by Julian More, Monty Norman, David Heneker; Original lyrics by Alexandre Breffort
Oct 30, 1961 - Dec 31, 1961
Wildcat
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Cy Coleman; Book by N. Richard Nash; Lyrics by Carolyn Leigh
Dec 16, 1960 - Jun 03, 1961
West Side Story
Musical, Revival, Drama
Oct 24, 1960 - Dec 10, 1960
Les Ballets Africains
Special, Revival, Dance, Ballet
Sep 26, 1960 - Oct 22, 1960
Greenwillow
Musical, Original, Comedy, Fantasy, Romantic Comedy
Mar 08, 1960 - May 28, 1960
Once Upon a Mattress
Musical, Original, Comedy
Nov 25, 1959 - Feb 22, 1960
The Girls Against the Boys
Musical, Original, Revue
Music by Richard Lewine; Sketches by Arnold B. Horwitt; Lyrics by Arnold B. Horwitt
Nov 02, 1959 - Nov 14, 1959
First Impressions
Musical, Original, Comedy
Mar 19, 1959 - May 30, 1959
Bells Are Ringing
Musical, Original, Comedy
Dec 15, 1958 - Mar 07, 1959
The Concert
Special, Original, Ballet
Sep 04, 1958 - Oct 11, 1958
Afternoon of a Faun
Special, Original, Ballet
Sep 04, 1958 - Oct 11, 1958
3 x 3
Special, Original, Ballet
Sep 04, 1958 - Oct 11, 1958
New York Export: Opus Jazz
Special, Original, Ballet
Sep 04, 1958 - Oct 11, 1958
Oh Captain!
Musical, Original, Comedy
Feb 04, 1958 - Jul 19, 1958
Rumple
Musical, Original, Comedy
Nov 06, 1957 - Dec 14, 1957
No Time for Sergeants
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Ira Levin
Oct 20, 1955 - Sep 14, 1957
House of Flowers
Musical, Original
Dec 30, 1954 - May 21, 1955
The Golden Apple
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Jerome Moross; Book by John La Touche; Lyrics by John La Touche
Apr 20, 1954 - Aug 07, 1954
Kind Sir
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Norman Krasna
Nov 04, 1953 - Mar 27, 1954
Two's Company
Musical, Original, Revue
Ballet Music by David Baker, Genevieve Pitot; Music by Vernon Duke; Sketches by Charles Sherman; Sketches written with Peter DeVries; Additional Lyrics by Sammy Cahn; Lyrics by Ogden Nash
Dec 15, 1952 - Mar 08, 1953
Point of No Return
Play, Original
Written by Paul Osborn
Dec 13, 1951 - Nov 22, 1952
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Musical, Original
Apr 19, 1951 - Dec 08, 1951
Darkness at Noon
Play, Original
Written by Sidney Kingsley
Jan 13, 1951 - Mar 24, 1951
Mister Roberts
Play, Original
Feb 18, 1948 - Jan 06, 1951
Man and Superman
Play, Revival, Comedy
Oct 08, 1947 - Feb 14, 1948
Life With Father
Play, Original, Comedy
Jun 17, 1947 - Jul 12, 1947
Joan of Lorraine
Play, Original, Drama, History
Written by Maxwell Anderson
Nov 18, 1946 - May 10, 1947
Cyrano de Bergerac
Play, Revival, Drama
Written by Edmond Rostand
Oct 08, 1946 - Nov 16, 1946
A Flag Is Born
Play, Original
Written by Ben Hecht
Sep 05, 1946 - Oct 05, 1946
Billion Dollar Baby
Musical, Original, Comedy
Dec 21, 1945 - Jun 29, 1946
Polonaise
Musical, Original
Adaptations and Original Numbers by Bronislaw Kaper; Music by Frédéric Chopin; Book by Anthony Veiller, Gottfried Reinhardt; Lyrics by John La Touche
Oct 06, 1945 - Dec 02, 1945
Hollywood Pinafore
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan; Book and Lyrics revised by George S. Kaufman
May 31, 1945 - Jul 14, 1945
The Firebrand of Florence
Musical, Original, Comedy
Mar 22, 1945 - Apr 28, 1945
The Tempest
Play, Revival, Comedy
Jan 25, 1945 - Mar 17, 1945
Sadie Thompson
Play, Original, Play with music
Music by Vernon Duke; Written by Howard Dietz, Rouben Mamoulian; Lyrics by Howard Dietz
Nov 16, 1944 - Jan 06, 1945
The Maid as Mistress
Musical, Revival, Operetta
May 14, 1944 - May 21, 1944
The Secret of Suzanne
Musical, Revival, Operetta
May 14, 1944 - May 21, 1944
Helen Goes to Troy
Play, Original
Apr 24, 1944 - Jul 15, 1944
Jackpot
Musical, Original, Comedy
Jan 13, 1944 - Mar 11, 1944
Something for the Boys
Musical, Original, Comedy
Jan 07, 1943 - Jan 08, 1944
Angna Enters
Special, Original, Dance
Dec 27, 1942 - Closing date unknown
Once Over Lightly
Musical, Original
Nov 19, 1942 - Nov 22, 1942
Laugh, Town, Laugh!
Musical, Original, Revue
Book by Ed Wynn
Jun 22, 1942 - Jul 25, 1942
Lady in the Dark
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Kurt Weill; Book by Moss Hart; Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Sep 02, 1941 - May 30, 1942
Lady in the Dark
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Kurt Weill; Book by Moss Hart; Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Jan 23, 1941 - Jun 15, 1941
There Shall Be No Night
Play, Original, Drama
Sep 09, 1940 - Nov 02, 1940
There Shall Be No Night
Play, Original, Drama
Apr 29, 1940 - Aug 09, 1940
The Fifth Column
Play, Original, Drama
Mar 06, 1940 - May 18, 1940
Very Warm for May
Musical, Original, Comedy
Nov 17, 1939 - Jan 06, 1940
George White's Scandals [1939]
Musical, Original, Revue
Music by Sammy Fain; Sketches by Eddie Davis, George White, Matt Brooks; Lyrics by Jack Yellen
Aug 28, 1939 - Nov 1939
The Boys from Syracuse
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Richard Rodgers; Book by George Abbott; Lyrics by Lorenz Hart
Nov 23, 1938 - Jun 10, 1939
I'd Rather Be Right
Musical, Original, Comedy
Nov 02, 1937 - May 1938
Red, Hot and Blue
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Cole Porter; Book by Howard Lindsay, Russel Crouse; Lyrics by Cole Porter
Oct 29, 1936 - Apr 10, 1937
Dear Old Darling
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by George M. Cohan
Mar 02, 1936 - Mar 1936
Porgy and Bess
Musical, Original, Opera
Music by George Gershwin; Libretto by DuBose Heyward; Lyrics by DuBose Heyward, Ira Gershwin
Oct 10, 1935 - Jan 25, 1936
Anything Goes
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Cole Porter; Book by Guy Bolton, P. G. Wodehouse; Book revised by Howard Lindsay, Russel Crouse; Lyrics by Cole Porter
Nov 21, 1934 - Sep 23, 1935
Mary of Scotland
Play, Original, Drama, History
Written by Maxwell Anderson
Nov 27, 1933 - Jul 1934
Uncle Tom's Cabin
Play, Original, Melodrama, Play with music
Musical program prepared by Edward T. Emery; Written by G. L. Aiken
May 29, 1933 - Jun 1933
Music in the Air
Musical, Original, Comedy
Nov 08, 1932 - Mar 13, 1933
Mourning Becomes Electra
Play, Revival, Drama
Written by Eugene O'Neill
May 09, 1932 - May 1932
Adam Had Two Sons
Play, Original
Written by John McDermott
Jan 20, 1932 - Jan 1932
Tom Sawyer
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Paul Kester
Dec 25, 1931 - Dec 1931
Wonder Boy
Play, Original, Comedy
Oct 22, 1931 - Nov 1931
Girl Crazy
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by George Gershwin; Book by Guy Bolton; Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Oct 14, 1930 - Jun 06, 1931
The Apple Cart
Play, Original, Comedy
Apr 1930 - Closing date unknown
Heads Up
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Richard Rodgers; Book by Paul Gerard Smith; Lyrics by Lorenz Hart
Nov 11, 1929 - Mar 15, 1930
Spring is Here
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Richard Rodgers; Book by Owen Davis; Lyrics by Lorenz Hart
Mar 11, 1929 - Jun 08, 1929
Wings Over Europe
Play, Original
1929 - Closing date unknown
Treasure Girl
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by George Gershwin; Book by Vincent Lawrence; Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Nov 08, 1928 - Jan 05, 1929
Funny Face
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by George Gershwin; Book by Paul Gerard Smith; Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Nov 22, 1927 - Jun 23, 1928
Special EventsProduction Dates
 
Alvin Theatre
The Taming of the Shrew
Play, Revival, Comedy, Benefit
Feb 05, 1940 - Feb 10, 1940