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Lunt-Fontanne Theatre


205 W. 46th St., New York, NY
Seats (approximate): 1519

Carrere & Hastings, architect. Producer Charles Dillingham built the theatre in 1910 and lost it in 1931. It became a movie house and was bought by the Brandt chain in 1936. City Playhouses Inc. bought it in 1957. It was extensively renovated and reopened as the Lunt-Fontanne in 1958. The Nederlander Organization bought it in 1973.

To learn more about the history of the Lunt-FontanneTheatre, visit the Nederlander Organization's website and Spotlight on Broadway's video on the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.

Built: 1910   

Theatre Names Named
Lunt-Fontanne Theatre 1957      Named for Alfred Lunt and Lynne Fontanne, the acting team. Opened May 5, 1958
Globe Theatre 1910      Opened January 10, 1910
Productions Production Dates
Finding Neverland
Musical, Original
Apr 15, 2015 - Present
Motown The Musical
Musical, Original, Drama
Apr 14, 2013 - Jan 18, 2015
A Christmas Story The Musical
Musical, Original, Comedy
Nov 19, 2012 - Dec 30, 2012
Ghost The Musical
Musical, Original
Apr 23, 2012 - Aug 18, 2012
The Addams Family
Musical, Original
Apr 08, 2010 - Dec 31, 2011
The Little Mermaid
Musical, Original, Fantasy
Music by Alan Menken; Book by Doug Wright; Lyrics by Howard Ashman, Glenn Slater
Jan 10, 2008 - Aug 30, 2009
Beauty and the Beast
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Alan Menken; Book by Linda Woolverton; Lyrics by Howard Ashman, Tim Rice
Nov 11, 1999 - Jul 29, 2007
Titanic
Musical, Original
Music by Maury Yeston; Story and book by Peter Stone; Lyrics by Maury Yeston
Apr 23, 1997 - Mar 21, 1999
Into the Whirlwind
Special, Original
Written by Euginia Ginzburg
Nov 15, 1996 - Nov 16, 1996
The Three Sisters
Special, Revival, Drama
Written by Anton Chekhov
Nov 07, 1996 - Nov 13, 1996
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Play, Revival, Comedy
Mar 31, 1996 - May 26, 1996
Hello, Dolly!
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Music by Jerry Herman; Book by Michael Stewart; Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Oct 19, 1995 - Jan 28, 1996
Comedy Tonight
Special, Original, Variety, Comedy
Dec 18, 1994 - Dec 25, 1994
The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public
Musical, Original
Music by Carol Hall; Book by Larry L. King, Peter Masterson; Lyrics by Carol Hall
May 10, 1994 - May 22, 1994
Ain't Broadway Grand
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Mitch Leigh; Book by Lee Adams, Thomas Meehan; Lyrics by Lee Adams
Apr 18, 1993 - May 09, 1993
Catskills on Broadway
Musical, Original, Revue, Comedy, Stand-up
Dec 05, 1991 - Jan 03, 1993
Oh, Kay!
Musical, Revival, All Black Cast
Apr 14, 1991 - Apr 14, 1991
Peter Pan
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Lyrics by Carolyn Leigh
Dec 13, 1990 - Jan 20, 1991
An Evening with Harry Connick Jr. and His Orchestra
Special, Original, Concert
Nov 23, 1990 - Dec 08, 1990
3 Penny Opera
Musical, Revival, Drama
Music by Kurt Weill; Written by Bertolt Brecht; Lyrics by Bertolt Brecht
Nov 05, 1989 - Dec 31, 1989
Freddie Jackson: Up Close & Personal
Special, Original
Sep 12, 1989 - Sep 17, 1989
Joan Jett and the Black Hearts on Broadway
Special, Original, Concert
Mar 01, 1989 - Mar 05, 1989
The Gospel at Colonus
Musical, Original
Music by Bob Telson; Book by Lee Breuer; Lyrics by Lee Breuer
Mar 24, 1988 - May 15, 1988
Jerry Garcia Acoustic & Electric
Special, Original, Concert
Oct 15, 1987 - Oct 31, 1987
Smile
Musical, Original
Music by Marvin Hamlisch; Book by Howard Ashman; Lyrics by Howard Ashman
Nov 24, 1986 - Jan 03, 1987
Uptown...It's Hot!
Musical, Original, Revue
Jan 29, 1986 - Feb 16, 1986
The Iceman Cometh
Play, Revival, Drama
Written by Eugene O'Neill
Sep 29, 1985 - Dec 01, 1985
Doug Henning & His World of Magic
Special, Original, Magic
Dec 11, 1984 - Jan 27, 1985
The Wiz
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Music by Charlie Smalls; Book by William F. Brown; Lyrics by Charlie Smalls
May 24, 1984 - Jun 03, 1984
Peg
Special, Original
New music by Paul Horner; Book by Peggy Lee
Dec 14, 1983 - Dec 17, 1983
The Corn Is Green
Play, Revival, Drama
Written by Emlyn Williams
Aug 22, 1983 - Sep 18, 1983
Private Lives
Play, Revival, Comedy, Romantic Comedy
Written by Noël Coward
May 08, 1983 - Jul 17, 1983
Aznavour
Special, Original, Solo, Concert
Mar 14, 1983 - Mar 26, 1983
Sophisticated Ladies
Musical, Original, Revue
Mar 01, 1981 - Jan 02, 1983
Peter Pan
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Music by Mark Charlap; Lyrics by Carolyn Leigh
Sep 06, 1979 - Jan 04, 1981
Beatlemania
Musical, Original, Revue
Editorial Content by Bob Gill, Robert Rabinowitz, Lynda Obst
Mar 01, 1979 - Aug 03, 1979
A Broadway Musical
Musical, Original
Music by Charles Strouse; Book by William F. Brown; Lyrics by Lee Adams
Dec 21, 1978 - Dec 21, 1978
Hello, Dolly!
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Music by Jerry Herman; Book by Michael Stewart; Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Mar 05, 1978 - Jul 09, 1978
Paul Robeson
Play, Original, Solo, Play with music
Jan 19, 1978 - Feb 26, 1978
Primitive Mysteries
Special, Original, Dance
Music by Louis Horst
May 16, 1977 - Closing date unknown
My Fair Lady
Musical, Revival, Comedy, Romantic Comedy
Music by Frederick Loewe; Book by Alan Jay Lerner; Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Dec 09, 1976 - Feb 20, 1977
Rex
Musical, Original
Music by Richard Rodgers; Book by Sherman Yellen; Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Apr 25, 1976 - Jun 05, 1976
Raisin
Musical, Original
Jan 13, 1975 - Dec 07, 1975
Who's Who in Hell
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Peter Ustinov
Dec 09, 1974 - Dec 14, 1974
Good Evening
Play, Original, Revue
Oct 07, 1974 - Nov 30, 1974
The Sunshine Boys
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Neil Simon
Feb 11, 1974 - Apr 21, 1974
The Pajama Game
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Dec 09, 1973 - Feb 03, 1974
6 Rms Riv Vu
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Bob Randall
Jan 30, 1973 - May 19, 1973
Ambassador
Musical, Original
Nov 19, 1972 - Nov 25, 1972
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Musical, Revival, Comedy, Farce
Mar 30, 1972 - Aug 12, 1972
To Live Another Summer, To Pass Another Winter
Musical, Original, Revue
Music by Dov Seltzer; Book by Hayim Hefer; Lyrics by Naomi Shemer, Hayim Hefer
Jan 10, 1972 - Mar 19, 1972
The Rothschilds
Musical, Original
Music by Jerry Bock; Book by Sherman Yellen; Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Oct 19, 1970 - Jan 01, 1972
Look to the Lilies
Musical, Original
Music by Jule Styne; Book by Leonard Spigelgass; Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Mar 29, 1970 - Apr 19, 1970
La Strada
Musical, Original
Music by Lionel Bart; Book by Charles K. Peck, Jr.; Lyrics by Lionel Bart
Dec 14, 1969 - Dec 14, 1969
The New Music Hall of Israel
Special, Original, Vaudeville
Oct 02, 1969 - Nov 29, 1969
Hamlet
Play, Revival, Tragedy
May 01, 1969 - Jun 14, 1969
Come Summer
Musical, Original
Music by David Baker; Book by Will Holt; Lyrics by Will Holt
Mar 18, 1969 - Mar 22, 1969
The Shock of Recognition
Play, Original, One Act
Written by Robert Anderson
Dec 02, 1968 - Jan 04, 1969
The Footsteps of Doves
Play, Original, One Act
Written by Robert Anderson
Dec 02, 1968 - Jan 04, 1969
I'll Be Home For Christmas
Play, Original, One Act
Written by Robert Anderson
Dec 02, 1968 - Jan 04, 1969
I'm Herbert
Play, Original, One Act
Written by Robert Anderson
Dec 02, 1968 - Jan 04, 1969
Her First Roman
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Ervin M. Drake; Book by Ervin M. Drake; Lyrics by Ervin M. Drake
Oct 20, 1968 - Nov 02, 1968
How Now, Dow Jones
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Elmer Bernstein; Book by Max Shulman; Lyrics by Carolyn Leigh
Dec 07, 1967 - Jun 15, 1968
Marlene Dietrich
Special, Original, Concert
Oct 09, 1967 - Nov 18, 1967
Walking Happy
Musical, Original
Nov 26, 1966 - Apr 16, 1967
Skyscraper
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by James Van Heusen; Book by Peter Stone; Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Nov 13, 1965 - Jun 11, 1966
Bajour
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Walter Marks; Book by Ernest Kinoy; Lyrics by Walter Marks
May 10, 1965 - Jun 12, 1965
Ben Franklin in Paris
Musical, Original
Oct 27, 1964 - May 01, 1965
Wiener Blut
Musical, Revival, Operetta
Written by Leo Stein, Victor Leon; Lyrics by Leo Stein, Victor Leon
Sep 11, 1964 - Oct 03, 1964
Hamlet
Play, Revival, Tragedy
Apr 09, 1964 - Aug 08, 1964
Luther
Play, Original
"De Profundis" composed by Max Walmer; Written by John Osborne
Jan 13, 1964 - Mar 28, 1964
Arturo Ui
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Bertolt Brecht
Nov 11, 1963 - Nov 16, 1963
Martha Graham
Special, Original, Dance
Oct 13, 1963 - Oct 27, 1963
Little Me
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Cy Coleman; Book by Neil Simon; Lyrics by Carolyn Leigh
Nov 17, 1962 - Jun 29, 1963
The Sound of Music
Musical, Original, Drama
Nov 16, 1959 - Nov 03, 1962
Much Ado About Nothing
Play, Revival, Comedy
Sep 17, 1959 - Nov 07, 1959
Les Ballets Africains
Special, Original, Dance, Ballet
Mar 02, 1959 - Mar 28, 1959
Goldilocks
Musical, Original, Comedy
Oct 11, 1958 - Feb 28, 1959
The Visit
Play, Original, Drama
May 05, 1958 - Jul 05, 1958
 
Globe Theatre
The Cat and the Fiddle
Musical, Original, Romantic Comedy
Oct 15, 1931 - May 1931
Three Cheers
Musical, Original, Comedy
Oct 15, 1928 - Apr 13, 1929
She's My Baby
Musical, Original, Comedy, Farce
Music by Richard Rodgers; Book by Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby; Lyrics by Lorenz Hart
Jan 03, 1928 - Mar 03, 1928
Criss Cross
Musical, Original, Comedy
Oct 12, 1926 - Apr 09, 1927
No Foolin'
Musical, Original, Revue
Jun 24, 1926 - Sep 25, 1926
No, No, Nanette
Musical, Original, Comedy
Sep 16, 1925 - Jun 19, 1926
Aren't We All?
Play, Original, Romantic Comedy
Apr 13, 1925 - Apr 1925
The Little Minister
Play, Revival, Drama
Written by James M. Barrie
Mar 23, 1925 - Apr 1925
The Grab Bag
Musical, Original, Revue
Music by Ed Wynn; Book by Ed Wynn; Lyrics by Ed Wynn
Oct 06, 1924 - Mar 14, 1925
Stepping Stones
Musical, Original, Comedy, Fantasy
Sep 01, 1924 - Oct 04, 1924
Keep Kool
Musical, Original, Revue, Comedy
Music by Jack Frost; Book by Paul Gerard Smith; Lyrics by Paul Gerard Smith
Jul 07, 1924 - Aug 31, 1924
Stepping Stones
Musical, Original, Comedy, Fantasy
Nov 06, 1923 - May 31, 1924
George White's Scandals [1923]
Musical, Original, Revue
Jun 18, 1923 - Nov 04, 1923
Jack and Jill
Musical, Original, Comedy
Mar 22, 1923 - Jun 09, 1923
Lady Butterfly
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Werner Janssen; Book by Clifford Grey; Lyrics by Clifford Grey
Jan 22, 1923 - Closing date unknown
The Bunch and Judy
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Jerome Kern; Book by Anne Caldwell, Hugh Ford; Lyrics by Anne Caldwell
Nov 28, 1922 - Jan 20, 1923
Molly Darling
Musical, Original, Comedy
Nov 13, 1922 - Nov 25, 1922
George White's Scandals [1922]
Musical, Original, Revue
Aug 28, 1922 - Nov 11, 1922
Good Morning Dearie
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Jerome Kern; Book by Anne Caldwell; Lyrics by Anne Caldwell
Nov 01, 1921 - Aug 26, 1922
The Love Letter
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Victor Jacobi; Book by William Le Baron; Lyrics by William Le Baron
Oct 04, 1921 - Oct 29, 1921
Ziegfeld Follies of 1921
Musical, Original, Revue
Jun 21, 1921 - Oct 01, 1921
Sun-kist
Musical, Original, Revue
Music by Fanchon & Marco; Book by Fanchon & Marco; Lyrics by Fanchon & Marco
May 23, 1921 - Jun 1921
Tip Top
Musical, Original, Extravaganza
Oct 05, 1920 - May 07, 1921
George White's Scandals [1920]
Musical, Original, Revue
Jun 07, 1920 - Oct 02, 1920
The Girl from Home
Musical, Original, Farce
Music by Silvio Hein; Book by Frank Craven; Lyrics by Frank Craven
May 03, 1920 - May 22, 1920
Apple Blossoms
Musical, Original, Operetta
Oct 07, 1919 - Apr 24, 1920
She's a Good Fellow
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Jerome Kern; Book by Anne Caldwell; Lyrics by Anne Caldwell
May 05, 1919 - Aug 16, 1919
The Honor of the Family
Play, Revival, Melodrama
Mar 17, 1919 - May 1919
The Canary
Musical, Original, Comedy
Nov 04, 1918 - Mar 15, 1919
Ziegfeld Follies of 1918
Musical, Original, Revue
Oct 07, 1918 - Closing date unknown
Penrod
Play, Original
Sep 02, 1918 - Closing date unknown
Hitchy-Koo [1918]
Musical, Original, Revue
Jun 06, 1918 - Aug 03, 1918
Jack O'Lantern
Musical, Original, Extravaganza
Oct 16, 1917 - Jun 01, 1918
Out There
Play, Original
Mar 27, 1917 - Jun 1917
The Harp of Life
Play, Original
Nov 27, 1916 - Mar 1917
Betty
Musical, Original
Oct 03, 1916 - Nov 25, 1916
The Amber Empress
Musical, Original, Comedy, Opera
Music by Zoel Parenteau; Book by Marc Connelly; Lyrics by Marc Connelly
Sep 19, 1916 - Sep 30, 1916
Fast and Grow Fat
Play, Original
Sep 01, 1916 - Sep 1916
Stop! Look! Listen!
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Irving Berlin; Book by Harry B. Smith; Lyrics by Irving Berlin
Dec 25, 1915 - Mar 25, 1916
Chin Chin
Musical, Original, Fantasy
Oct 20, 1914 - Jul 03, 1915
The Queen of the Movies
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Jean Gilbert; Book by Glen MacDonough; Lyrics by Edward A. Paulton
Jan 12, 1914 - Apr 11, 1914
The Madcap Duchess
Musical, Original, Comedy, Opera
Nov 11, 1913 - Jan 10, 1914
The Censor and the Dramatists
Play, Original
Written by James M. Barrie
Oct 14, 1913 - Nov 1913
The Doll Girl
Musical, Original
Music by Leo Fall; Book by Harry B. Smith; Lyrics by Harry B. Smith
Aug 25, 1913 - Nov 08, 1913
Mlle. Modiste
Musical, Revival, Comedy, Opera
Music by Victor Herbert; Book by Henry Blossom; Lyrics by Henry Blossom
May 26, 1913 - Jun 14, 1913
The Lady of the Slipper
Musical, Original, Fantasy
Oct 28, 1912 - May 17, 1913
The Charity Girl
Musical, Original
Music by Victor Holländer; Book by Edward Peple; Lyrics by Edward Peple
Oct 02, 1912 - Oct 19, 1912
The Rose Maid
Musical, Original, Operetta
Music by Bruno Granichstaedten; Book by Harry B. Smith; From the Viennese original "Bub Oder Madel" by Felix Dormann, Adolf Altmann; Lyrics by Robert B. Smith
Apr 22, 1912 - Sep 21, 1912
Over the River
Musical, Original, Extravaganza, Farce
Jan 08, 1912 - Apr 20, 1912
The Three Romeos
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Raymond Hubbell; Book by R.H. Burnside; Lyrics by R.H. Burnside
Nov 13, 1911 - Dec 30, 1911
Gypsy Love
Musical, Original, Opera, Romance
Oct 17, 1911 - Nov 11, 1911
A Gentleman of Leisure
Play, Original, Comedy
Sep 13, 1911 - Closing date unknown
The Red Rose
Musical, Original, Comedy
Jun 22, 1911 - Aug 26, 1911
La Dame aux Camelias
Play, Revival
Jun 19, 1911 - Jun 19, 1911
Jean Marie
Play, Original
Jun 19, 1911 - Jun 19, 1911
Sister Beatrice
Play, Revival
Jun 19, 1911 - Jun 19, 1911
L'Aiglon
Play, Revival
Written by Edmond Rostand
Jun 19, 1911 - Jun 19, 1911
La Femme X
Play, Revival
Written by Alexandre Bisson
Jun 19, 1911 - Jun 19, 1911
Little Miss Fix-It
Musical, Original
Apr 03, 1911 - May 20, 1911
The Slim Princess
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Leslie Stuart; Book by Henry Blossom; Lyrics by Henry Blossom
Jan 02, 1911 - Apr 01, 1911
L'Aiglon
Play, Revival
Written by Edmond Rostand
Dec 05, 1910 - Closing date unknown
Le Proces de Jeanne d'Arc
Play, Original
Written by Emile Moreau
Dec 05, 1910 - Closing date unknown
La Dame aux Camelias
Play, Revival
Dec 05, 1910 - Closing date unknown
La Sorciere
Play, Original
Written by Victorien Sardou
Dec 05, 1910 - Closing date unknown
Les Bouffons
Play, Original
Written by Miguel Zamacois
Dec 05, 1910 - Closing date unknown
La Femme X
Play, Original
Written by Alexandre Bisson
Dec 05, 1910 - Closing date unknown
La Tosca
Play, Revival
Written by Victorien Sardou
Dec 05, 1910 - Closing date unknown
La Beffa
Play, Original
Written by Sem Benelli
Dec 05, 1910 - Closing date unknown
Sapho
Play, Revival
Written by Alphonse Daudet
Dec 05, 1910 - Closing date unknown
Phèdre
Play, Original
Written by Jean Racine
Dec 05, 1910 - Closing date unknown
Judas
Play, Original
Written by John De Kay
Dec 05, 1910 - Closing date unknown
La Samaritaine
Play, Original
Written by Edmond Rostand
Dec 05, 1910 - Closing date unknown
The Bachelor Belles
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Raymond Hubbell; Book by Harry B. Smith; Lyrics by Harry B. Smith
Nov 07, 1910 - Dec 03, 1910
The Girl in the Train
Musical, Original, Operetta
Music by Leo Fall; Book by Harry B. Smith; Lyrics by Harry B. Smith
Oct 03, 1910 - Nov 05, 1910
The Echo
Musical, Original
Aug 17, 1910 - Oct 01, 1910
The Old Town
Musical, Original
Music by Gustav Luders; Book by George Ade; Lyrics by George Ade
Jan 10, 1910 - Jun 04, 1910