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Ethel Barrymore Theatre


243 W. 47th St., New York, NY
Seats (approximate): 1096

Herbert J. Krapp, architect. Built by the Shuberts and named for actress Ethel Barrymore, who was invited to open the house in the vehicle of her choice. The venue remains a Shubert theatre.

To learn more about the history of the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, see historical information provided by the Shubert Organization and Spotlight on Broadway's video on the Ethel Barrymore Theatre.

Built: 1928   

Theatre Names Named
Ethel Barrymore Theatre 1928     Named for Ethel Barrymore, actress. Opened December 20, 1928
ProductionsProduction Dates
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Play, Original
Written by Simon Stephens
Oct 05, 2014 - Present
A Raisin in the Sun
Play, Revival, Drama
Apr 03, 2014 - Jun 15, 2014
Betrayal
Play, Revival, Drama
Written by Harold Pinter
Oct 27, 2013 - Jan 05, 2014
Macbeth
Play, Revival, Tragedy
Apr 21, 2013 - Jul 14, 2013
Chaplin
Musical, Original
Sep 10, 2012 - Jan 06, 2013
Death of a Salesman
Play, Revival, Drama
Written by Arthur Miller
Mar 15, 2012 - Jun 02, 2012
An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin
Special, Original, Concert
Nov 21, 2011 - Jan 13, 2012
Arcadia
Play, Revival
Written by Tom Stoppard
Mar 17, 2011 - Jun 19, 2011
Elling
Play, Original, Comedy
New English Adaptation by Simon Bent
Nov 21, 2010 - Nov 28, 2010
Race
Play, Original
Written by David Mamet
Dec 06, 2009 - Aug 21, 2010
Exit the King
Play, Revival, Comedy
Written by Eugene Ionesco
Mar 26, 2009 - Jun 14, 2009
Speed-the-Plow
Play, Revival
Written by David Mamet
Oct 23, 2008 - Feb 22, 2009
November
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by David Mamet
Jan 17, 2008 - Jul 13, 2008
Duran Duran: Red Carpet Massacre
Special, Original, Concert
Music by Duran Duran; Lyrics by Duran Duran
Nov 01, 2007 - Nov 09, 2007
Company
Musical, Revival, Drama
Music by Stephen Sondheim; Book by George Furth; Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Nov 29, 2006 - Jul 01, 2007
Ring of Fire
Musical, Original
Mar 12, 2006 - Apr 30, 2006
The Glass Menagerie
Play, Revival, Drama
Mar 22, 2005 - Jul 03, 2005
Sly Fox
Play, Revival, Comedy
Written by Larry Gelbart
Apr 01, 2004 - Aug 29, 2004
Salome
Play, Revival, Drama, Staged Reading
Written by Oscar Wilde
Apr 30, 2003 - Jun 12, 2003
Imaginary Friends
Play, Original, Play with music
Music by Marvin Hamlisch; Written by Nora Ephron; Lyrics by Craig Carnelia
Dec 12, 2002 - Feb 16, 2003
The Tale of the Allergist's Wife
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Charles Busch
Nov 02, 2000 - Sep 15, 2002
The Real Thing
Play, Revival, Drama
Written by Tom Stoppard
Apr 17, 2000 - Aug 13, 2000
Putting It Together
Musical, Original, Revue
Nov 21, 1999 - Feb 20, 2000
Amy's View
Play, Original
Written by David Hare
Apr 15, 1999 - Jul 18, 1999
Electra
Play, Revival, Tragedy
Written by Sophocles
Dec 03, 1998 - Mar 21, 1999
The Life
Musical, Original
Music by Cy Coleman; Book by Cy Coleman, David Newman, Ira Gasman; Lyrics by Ira Gasman
Apr 26, 1997 - Jun 07, 1998
An Ideal Husband
Play, Revival, Comedy
Written by Oscar Wilde
May 01, 1996 - Jan 26, 1997
Indiscretions
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Jean Cocteau
Apr 27, 1995 - Nov 04, 1995
The Sisters Rosensweig
Play, Original
Mar 18, 1993 - Jul 16, 1994
A Streetcar Named Desire
Play, Revival, Drama
Apr 12, 1992 - Aug 09, 1992
Mule Bone
Play, Original
Prologue and Epilogue by George Houston Bass; Written by Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston
Feb 14, 1991 - Apr 14, 1991
Lettice and Lovage
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Peter Shaffer
Mar 25, 1990 - Dec 23, 1990
Rumors
Play, Original, Comedy, Farce
Written by Neil Simon
Dec 13, 1989 - Feb 24, 1990
The Secret Rapture
Play, Original
Written by David Hare
Oct 26, 1989 - Nov 04, 1989
Metamorphosis
Play, Original
Adapted by Steven Berkoff
Mar 06, 1989 - Jul 01, 1989
Joe Turner's Come and Gone
Play, Original, Drama
Written by August Wilson
Mar 27, 1988 - Jun 26, 1988
Social Security
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Andrew Bergman
Apr 17, 1986 - Mar 22, 1987
Lillian
Play, Original, Solo
Written by William Luce
Jan 16, 1986 - Feb 23, 1986
Hurlyburly
Play, Original
Written by David Rabe
Aug 07, 1984 - Jun 02, 1985
Baby
Musical, Original
Music by David Shire; Book by Sybille Pearson; Lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr.
Dec 04, 1983 - Jul 01, 1984
Foxfire
Play, Original, Play with music
Nov 11, 1982 - May 15, 1983
Is there life after high school?
Musical, Original
Music by Craig Carnelia; Book by Jeffrey Kindley; Lyrics by Craig Carnelia
May 07, 1982 - May 16, 1982
The West Side Waltz
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Ernest Thompson
Nov 19, 1981 - Mar 13, 1982
Lunch Hour
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Jean Kerr
Nov 12, 1980 - Jun 28, 1981
Romantic Comedy
Play, Original, Romantic Comedy
Written by Bernard Slade
Nov 08, 1979 - Oct 18, 1980
I Love My Wife
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Cy Coleman; Book by Michael Stewart; Lyrics by Michael Stewart
Apr 17, 1977 - May 20, 1979
American Buffalo
Play, Original
Written by David Mamet
Feb 16, 1977 - Apr 1977
Poor Murderer
Play, Original
Written by Pavel Kohout
Oct 20, 1976 - Jan 02, 1977
Legend
Play, Original, Romantic Comedy
Written by Samuel Taylor
May 13, 1976 - May 15, 1976
Travesties
Play, Original
Written by Tom Stoppard
Oct 30, 1975 - Mar 13, 1976
The Night That Made America Famous
Musical, Original, Revue
Music by Harry Chapin; Lyrics by Harry Chapin
Feb 26, 1975 - Apr 06, 1975
Dreyfus in Rehearsal
Play, Original, Comedy
Oct 17, 1974 - Oct 26, 1974
Come Into the Garden Maud
Play, Original, Comedy, One Act
Written by Noël Coward
Feb 28, 1974 - Jun 29, 1974
A Song at Twilight
Play, Original, Comedy, One Act
Written by Noël Coward
Feb 28, 1974 - Jun 29, 1974
Holiday
Play, Revival, Comedy
Written by Philip Barry
Dec 26, 1973 - Feb 16, 1974
Chemin de Fer
Play, Revival
Written by Georges Feydeau
Nov 26, 1973 - Feb 16, 1974
The Visit
Play, Revival, Drama
Nov 25, 1973 - Feb 16, 1974
Emperor Henry IV
Play, Revival
Written by Luigi Pirandello
Mar 28, 1973 - Apr 28, 1973
Don't Play Us Cheap!
Musical, Original, Fantasy
May 16, 1972 - Sep 30, 1972
Captain Brassbound's Conversion
Play, Revival, Comedy
Apr 17, 1972 - Apr 29, 1972
Voices
Play, Original, Play with music
Written by Richard Lortz
Apr 03, 1972 - Apr 08, 1972
Inner City
Musical, Original
Music by Helen Miller; Lyrics by Eve Merriam
Dec 19, 1971 - Mar 11, 1972
Ain't Supposed to Die a Natural Death
Musical, Original
Oct 20, 1971 - Nov 13, 1971
The Philanthropist
Play, Original, Comedy
Mar 15, 1971 - May 15, 1971
Conduct Unbecoming
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Barry England
Oct 12, 1970 - Feb 14, 1971
A Place for Polly
Play, Original
Written by Lonnie Coleman
Apr 18, 1970 - Apr 18, 1970
The Chinese
Play, Original, Comedy, One Act
Written by Murray Schisgal
Mar 10, 1970 - Mar 21, 1970
Dr. Fish
Play, Original, Comedy, One Act
Written by Murray Schisgal
Mar 10, 1970 - Mar 21, 1970
The Front Page
Play, Revival, Comedy
Oct 18, 1969 - Feb 28, 1970
The Front Page
Play, Revival, Comedy
May 10, 1969 - Jul 05, 1969
Zelda
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Sylvia Regan
Mar 05, 1969 - Mar 08, 1969
The Goodbye People
Play, Original
Written by Herb Gardner
Dec 03, 1968 - Dec 07, 1968
Rockefeller and the Red Indians
Play, Original
Oct 24, 1968 - Oct 26, 1968
Noël Coward's Sweet Potato
Musical, Original, Revue
Music by Noël Coward; Book by Noël Coward; Lyrics by Noël Coward
Sep 29, 1968 - Oct 12, 1968
Happiness Is Just a Little Thing Called a Rolls Royce
Play, Original, Comedy
May 11, 1968 - May 11, 1968
The Seven Descents of Myrtle
Play, Original
Mar 27, 1968 - Apr 20, 1968
Don't Drink the Water
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Woody Allen
Jan 22, 1968 - Mar 23, 1968
The Little Foxes
Play, Revival, Drama
Written by Lillian Hellman
Dec 19, 1967 - Jan 20, 1968
Black Comedy
Play, Original, Farce, Comedy
Written by Peter Shaffer
Feb 12, 1967 - Dec 02, 1967
White Lies
Play, Original
Written by Peter Shaffer
Feb 12, 1967 - Dec 02, 1967
Les Ballets Africains
Special, Revival, Dance, Ballet
Nov 16, 1966 - Jan 28, 1967
We Have Always Lived in the Castle
Play, Original
Written by Hugh Wheeler
Oct 19, 1966 - Oct 26, 1966
Wait Until Dark
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Frederick Knott
Feb 02, 1966 - Jul 02, 1966
Xmas in Las Vegas
Play, Original
Nov 04, 1965 - Nov 06, 1965
The Amen Corner
Play, Original
Written by James Baldwin
Apr 15, 1965 - Jun 26, 1965
Beyond the Fringe '65
Play, Original, Revue
Dec 15, 1964 - Jan 09, 1965
The Passion of Josef D.
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Paddy Chayefsky
Feb 11, 1964 - Feb 22, 1964
The Irregular Verb to Love
Play, Original
Sep 18, 1963 - Dec 28, 1963
Tchin-Tchin
Play, Original
Written by Sidney Michaels
Feb 11, 1963 - May 18, 1963
Moby Dick
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Orson Welles
Nov 28, 1962 - Dec 08, 1962
Step on a Crack
Play, Original
Written by Bernard Evslin
Oct 17, 1962 - Oct 17, 1962
A Gift of Time
Play, Original
Written by Garson Kanin
Feb 22, 1962 - May 12, 1962
The Complaisant Lover
Play, Original
Written by Graham Greene
Nov 01, 1961 - Jan 27, 1962
Critic's Choice
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Ira Levin
Dec 14, 1960 - May 27, 1961
The Hostage
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Brendan Behan
Nov 14, 1960 - Dec 10, 1960
Laughs and Other Events
Musical, Original, Revue
Oct 10, 1960 - Oct 15, 1960
A Majority of One
Play, Original, Comedy
Oct 19, 1959 - Jun 25, 1960
A Raisin in the Sun
Play, Original, Drama
Mar 11, 1959 - Oct 17, 1959
Look Homeward, Angel
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Ketti Frings
Nov 28, 1957 - Mar 07, 1959
The Egghead
Play, Original
Oct 09, 1957 - Oct 26, 1957
The Greatest Man Alive
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Tony Webster
May 08, 1957 - May 11, 1957
Hide and Seek
Play, Original
Apr 02, 1957 - Apr 06, 1957
Waiting for Godot
Play, Revival, Drama, All Black Cast
Written by Samuel Beckett
Jan 21, 1957 - Jan 26, 1957
Small War on Murray Hill
Play, Original, Comedy
Jan 03, 1957 - Jan 12, 1957
New Faces of 1956
Musical, Original, Revue
Music ("Tell Her," "A Doll's House," "Don't Wait...," "Boy Most Likely...," "White Witch") by Arthur Siegel; Music and lyrics for "Girls 'n' Girls 'n' Girls" by Irvin Graham; Music and lyrics for "I Could Love Him" and "Talent" by Paul Nassau; Music by John Rox, Dean Fuller; Music for "The Greatest Invention" by Matt Dubey, Sid Silvers; Music for "The Washingtons Are Doin' Okay" by Michael Brown; Music for "What Does Dream Mean?" and "The Greatest Invention" by Harold Karr; Opening number music and lyrics by Ronny Graham; "A Canful of Trash" sketch by Louis Botto; "Stars in the Rough," "Steady Edna," "Darts" sketches by Paul Lynde; "The Broken Kimona" sketch by Richard Maury; Lyrics ("Tell Her," "A Doll's House," "Don't Wait...," "Boy Most Likely...," "White Witch") by June Carroll; Lyrics by Marshall Barer; Lyrics for "The Greatest Invention" by Harold Karr, Sid Silvers; Lyrics for "The Washingtons Are Doin' Okay" Michael Brown; Lyrics for "What Does Dream Mean?" and "The Greatest Invention" by Matt Dubey; Music for "Hurry," "April in Fairbanks," "Rouge" by Murray Grand
Jun 14, 1956 - Dec 22, 1956
Wake Up, Darling
Play, Original, Comedy
Music by Jule Styne, Leo Robin; Written by Alex Gottlieb
May 02, 1956 - May 05, 1956
Affair of Honor
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Bill Hoffman
Apr 06, 1956 - Apr 28, 1956
The Chalk Garden
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Enid Bagnold
Oct 26, 1955 - Mar 31, 1956
Marcel Marceau
Special, Original, Pantomime
Oct 04, 1955 - Oct 16, 1955
The Desperate Hours
Play, Original, Melodrama
Written by Joseph Hayes
Feb 10, 1955 - Aug 13, 1955
Tea and Sympathy
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Robert Anderson
Sep 30, 1953 - Feb 07, 1955
Misalliance
Play, Revival, Comedy
Mar 06, 1953 - Jun 27, 1953
The Emperor's Clothes
Play, Original, Drama
Written by George Tabori
Feb 09, 1953 - Feb 21, 1953
I've Got Sixpence
Play, Original
Written by John Van Druten
Dec 02, 1952 - Dec 20, 1952
The Fourposter
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Jan De Hartog
Oct 24, 1951 - Nov 29, 1952
Out West of Eighth
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Kenyon Nicholson
Sep 20, 1951 - Sep 22, 1951
Bell, Book and Candle
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by John Van Druten
Nov 14, 1950 - Jun 02, 1951
The Consul
Musical, Original, Drama, Opera
Mar 15, 1950 - Nov 04, 1950
The Rat Race
Play, Original
Written by Garson Kanin
Dec 22, 1949 - Mar 04, 1950
A Streetcar Named Desire
Play, Original, Drama
Dec 03, 1947 - Dec 17, 1949
This Time Tomorrow
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Jan De Hartog
Nov 03, 1947 - Nov 29, 1947
The Telephone
Musical, Original
May 01, 1947 - Nov 01, 1947
The Medium
Musical, Original, Tragedy
May 01, 1947 - Nov 01, 1947
Bathsheba
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Jacques Deval
Mar 26, 1947 - Apr 19, 1947
Cyrano de Bergerac
Play, Revival, Drama
Written by Edmond Rostand
Nov 18, 1946 - Mar 22, 1947
The Duchess of Malfi
Play, Original, Tragedy
Written by John Webster
Oct 15, 1946 - Nov 16, 1946
Second Best Bed
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by N. Richard Nash
Jun 03, 1946 - Jun 08, 1946
Pygmalion
Play, Revival, Comedy
Dec 26, 1945 - Jun 01, 1946
Marinka
Musical, Original, Drama, Romance
Oct 01, 1945 - Dec 08, 1945
Make Yourself at Home
Play, Original
Written by Vera Mathews
Sep 13, 1945 - Sep 15, 1945
Foxhole in the Parlor
Play, Original
Written by Elsa Shelley
Jun 16, 1945 - Jun 30, 1945
The Barretts of Wimpole Street
Play, Revival, Comedy
Written by Rudolf Besier
Mar 26, 1945 - Jun 09, 1945
One-Man Show
Play, Original
Written by Augustus Goetz
Feb 08, 1945 - Mar 10, 1945
Rebecca
Play, Original, Drama
Jan 18, 1945 - Feb 03, 1945
The Perfect Marriage
Play, Original
Oct 26, 1944 - Jan 13, 1945
Last Stop
Play, Original
Sep 05, 1944 - Sep 23, 1944
Tomorrow the World
Play, Original, Drama
Apr 14, 1943 - Jun 17, 1944
The Three Sisters
Play, Revival, Drama
Written by Anton Chekhov
Dec 21, 1942 - Apr 03, 1943
R. U. R.
Play, Revival, Drama
Written by Karel Capek
Dec 03, 1942 - Dec 05, 1942
Count Me In
Musical, Original, Revue, Comedy
Choreographic music by Will Irwin; Music by Ann Ronell; Book by Leo Brady, Walter Kerr; Lyrics by Ann Ronell
Oct 08, 1942 - Nov 21, 1942
Best Foot Forward
Musical, Original, Comedy
Oct 01, 1941 - Jul 04, 1942
Pal Joey
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Richard Rodgers; Book by John O'Hara; Lyrics by Lorenz Hart
Dec 25, 1940 - Aug 16, 1941
Walk With Music
Musical, Original, Comedy
Jun 04, 1940 - Jul 20, 1940
An International Incident
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Vincent Sheean
Apr 02, 1940 - Apr 13, 1940
A Passenger to Bali
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Ellis St. Joseph
Mar 14, 1940 - Mar 16, 1940
Key Largo
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Maxwell Anderson
Nov 27, 1939 - Feb 24, 1940
No Time for Comedy
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by S. N. Behrman
Apr 17, 1939 - Sep 1939
Off to Buffalo
Play, Original, Comedy
Feb 21, 1939 - Feb 1939
Knickerbocker Holiday
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Kurt Weill; Book by Maxwell Anderson; Lyrics by Maxwell Anderson
Oct 19, 1938 - Feb 1939
The Women
Play, Original, Comedy
Dec 26, 1936 - Jul 1938
Night Must Fall
Play, Original, Mystery
Written by Emlyn Williams
Sep 28, 1936 - Nov 1936
Bury the Dead
Play, Original, Drama
Dialogue arranged by John O'Shaughnessy, J. Edward Shugrue; Written by Irwin Shaw
Apr 18, 1936 - Jul 1936
Prelude
Play, Original, Drama
Dialogue arranged by John O'Shaughnessy, J. Edward Shugrue; Written by Irwin Shaw
Apr 18, 1936 - Jul 1936
Case of Clyde Griffiths
Play, Original, Drama
Mar 13, 1936 - Mar 1936
Parnell
Play, Original
Written by Elsie Schauffler
Nov 11, 1935 - Feb 1936
Substitute For Murder
Play, Original, Comedy
Oct 22, 1935 - Nov 1935
Macbeth
Play, Revival, Tragedy
Oct 07, 1935 - Closing date unknown
Othello
Play, Revival, Drama, Tragedy
Sep 27, 1935 - Oct 1935
Them's the Reporters
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Phil Kanter
May 29, 1935 - Jun 1935
To See Ourselves
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by E.M. Delafield
Apr 30, 1935 - May 1935
Point Valaine
Play, Original, Melodrama
Written by Noël Coward
Jan 16, 1935 - Mar 1935
Ruth Draper
Special, Original, Sketches
Dec 26, 1934 - Jan 1935
Ladies' Money
Play, Original, Drama
Written by George Abbott
Nov 01, 1934 - Dec 1934
Divided By Three
Play, Original
Oct 02, 1934 - Oct 1934
Jigsaw
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Dawn Powell
Apr 30, 1934 - Jun 1934
Wife Insurance
Play, Original, Comedy
Apr 12, 1934 - Apr 1934
John Brown
Play, Original, Drama, History
Written by Ronald Gow
Jan 22, 1934 - Jan 1934
Jezebel
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Owen Davis
Dec 19, 1933 - Jan 1934
Ten Minute Alibi
Play, Original, Mystery
Oct 17, 1933 - Jan 1934
Both Your Houses
Play, Original, Drama
May 21, 1933 - Closing date unknown
Design For Living
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Noël Coward
Jan 24, 1933 - May 1933
Gay Divorce
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Cole Porter; Book by Dwight Taylor; Lyrics by Cole Porter
Nov 29, 1932 - Jan 14, 1933
There's Always Juliet
Play, Revival, Comedy
Written by John Van Druten
Oct 27, 1932 - Nov 1932
Here Today
Play, Original, Comedy
Sep 06, 1932 - Oct 1932
Whistling in the Dark
Play, Original, Farce, Melodrama
Jan 19, 1932 - Sep 1932
The Passing Present
Play, Original, Drama
Dec 07, 1931 - Dec 1931
The School for Scandal
Play, Revival, Comedy
Minuet in Tableau I composed by Maurice Nitke; Written by Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Nov 10, 1931 - Nov 1931
Melo
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Arthur Pollock
Apr 16, 1931 - Jun 1931
The Truth Game
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Ivor Novello
Dec 27, 1930 - Mar 1931
Scarlet Sister Mary
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Daniel Reed
Nov 25, 1930 - Dec 1930
His Majesty's Car
Play, Original, Comedy
Oct 23, 1930 - Nov 1930
Topaze
Play, Revival, Comedy
Written by Marcel Pagnol
Aug 18, 1930 - Sep 1930
Death Takes a Holiday
Play, Original, Drama, Fantasy
Written by Alberto Casella
Dec 26, 1929 - Jun 1930
Bird in Hand
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by John Drinkwater
Sep 09, 1929 - Dec 22, 1929
The Love Duel
Play, Original, Comedy
Apr 15, 1929 - Jul 1929
The Kingdom of God
Play, Original
Dec 20, 1928 - Mar 1929