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Majestic Theatre


247 W. 44th St., New York, NY
Seats (approximate): 1645

Herbert J. Krapp, architect. Built by the Chanin Brothers and traded to the Shuberts during the Depression (in exchange for the Century Theatre on Central Park West).

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

Built: 1927   

Theatre Names Named
Majestic Theatre 1927     Opened March 28, 1927
ProductionsProduction Dates
The Phantom of the Opera
Musical, Original, Drama
Jan 26, 1988 - Present
42nd Street
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Harry Warren; Lead Ins and Crossovers by Bradford Ropes, Mark Bramble, Michael Stewart; Lyrics by Al Dubin
Mar 30, 1981 - Apr 05, 1987
Brigadoon
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Music by Frederick Loewe; Book by Alan Jay Lerner; Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Oct 16, 1980 - Feb 08, 1981
Blackstone!
Special, Original, Magic
May 19, 1980 - Aug 17, 1980
Grease
Musical, Original, Comedy
Jan 29, 1980 - Apr 13, 1980
Bette! Divine Madness
Special, Original, Concert
Special material written by Bette Midler, Bruce Vilanch, Jerry Blatt
Dec 05, 1979 - Jan 06, 1980
The Most Happy Fella
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Music by Frank Loesser; Book by Frank Loesser; Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Oct 11, 1979 - Nov 25, 1979
I Remember Mama
Musical, Original
Music by Richard Rodgers; Book by Thomas Meehan; Lyrics by Martin Charnin
May 31, 1979 - Sep 02, 1979
Ballroom
Musical, Original
Dec 14, 1978 - Mar 24, 1979
First Monday in October
Play, Original
Oct 03, 1978 - Nov 12, 1978
The Act
Musical, Original
Music by John Kander; Book by George Furth; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Oct 29, 1977 - Jul 01, 1978
Estrada
Special, Original, Revue
Sep 20, 1977 - Sep 26, 1977
The Wiz
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Charlie Smalls; Book by William F. Brown; Lyrics by Charlie Smalls
Jan 05, 1975 - May 25, 1977
Mack & Mabel
Musical, Original
Music by Jerry Herman; Book by Michael Stewart; Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Oct 06, 1974 - Nov 30, 1974
A Little Night Music
Musical, Original, Romantic Comedy
Music by Stephen Sondheim; Book by Hugh Wheeler; Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Sep 17, 1973 - Aug 03, 1974
Sugar
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Jule Styne; Book by Peter Stone; Lyrics by Bob Merrill
Apr 09, 1972 - Jun 23, 1973
1776
Musical, Original, Comedy, History
Music by Sherman Edwards; Book by Peter Stone; Lyrics by Sherman Edwards
Apr 27, 1971 - Feb 13, 1972
Lovely Ladies, Kind Gentlemen
Musical, Original, Comedy
Dec 28, 1970 - Jan 09, 1971
Fiddler on the Roof
Musical, Original, Comedy, Drama
Music by Jerry Bock; Book by Joseph Stein; Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Feb 27, 1967 - Dec 14, 1970
The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade
Play, Revival
Written by Peter Weiss
Jan 03, 1967 - Feb 25, 1967
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Musical, Original
Music by Bob Merrill; Lyrics by Bob Merrill
Never Officially Opened - Dec 14, 1966
Funny Girl
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Jule Styne; Book by Isobel Lennart; Lyrics by Bob Merrill
Mar 14, 1966 - Nov 26, 1966
Golden Boy
Musical, Original
Oct 20, 1964 - Mar 05, 1966
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Musical, Original, Comedy, Farce
May 11, 1964 - Aug 29, 1964
Anyone Can Whistle
Musical, Original
Apr 04, 1964 - Apr 11, 1964
Jennie
Musical, Original
Oct 17, 1963 - Dec 28, 1963
Tovarich
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Lee Pockriss; Book by David Shaw; Lyrics by Anne Croswell
Jun 10, 1963 - Sep 28, 1963
Hot Spot
Musical, Original
Apr 19, 1963 - May 25, 1963
The School for Scandal
Play, Revival, Comedy
Jan 24, 1963 - Mar 16, 1963
Camelot
Musical, Original
Music by Frederick Loewe; Book by Alan Jay Lerner; Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Dec 03, 1960 - Jan 05, 1963
The Music Man
Musical, Original, Comedy
Dec 19, 1957 - Oct 22, 1960
Happy Hunting
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Harold Karr; Book by Howard Lindsay, Russel Crouse; Lyrics by Matt Dubey
Dec 06, 1956 - Nov 30, 1957
Fanny
Musical, Original
Nov 04, 1954 - Dec 01, 1956
By the Beautiful Sea
Musical, Original, Comedy
Apr 08, 1954 - Oct 01, 1954
Me and Juliet
Musical, Original, Comedy
May 28, 1953 - Apr 03, 1954
South Pacific
Musical, Original, Drama
Apr 07, 1949 - May 16, 1953
Carousel
Musical, Revival, Drama
Feb 22, 1949 - Mar 05, 1949
Inside U.S.A.
Musical, Original, Revue
Music by Arthur Schwartz; Sketches by Arnold B. Horwitt, Moss Hart; Lyrics by Howard Dietz
Sep 23, 1948 - Feb 19, 1949
Allegro
Musical, Original
Oct 10, 1947 - Jul 10, 1948
Call Me Mister
Musical, Original, Revue
Jul 21, 1947 - Oct 04, 1947
Alice in Wonderland
Play, Revival, Fantasy, Play with music
May 28, 1947 - Jun 28, 1947
The Mayor of Zalemea
Play, Original
Written by Calderón
Dec 27, 1945 - Dec 1945
Oedipus Rex
Play, Revival, Tragedy
Written by Sophocles
Dec 16, 1945 - Dec 1945
Carousel
Musical, Original, Drama
Apr 19, 1945 - May 24, 1947
Mexican Hayride
Musical, Original, Comedy
Dec 18, 1944 - Mar 17, 1945
Star Time
Musical, Original, Vaudeville
Sep 12, 1944 - Dec 09, 1944
Dream With Music
Musical, Original, Fantasy
May 18, 1944 - Jun 10, 1944
The Merry Widow
Musical, Revival
Music by Franz Lehár; Book by Ben Roberts, Sidney Sheldon; Lyrics by Adrian Ross
Aug 04, 1943 - May 06, 1944
Junior Miss
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Jerome Chodorov
Mar 28, 1943 - Jul 24, 1943
Native Son
Play, Revival, Drama
Oct 23, 1942 - Jan 02, 1943
Porgy and Bess
Musical, Revival, Opera
Music by George Gershwin; Libretto by DuBose Heyward; Lyrics by DuBose Heyward, Ira Gershwin
Jan 22, 1942 - Sep 26, 1942
Hellzapoppin
Musical, Original, Revue, Vaudeville
Nov 25, 1941 - Dec 17, 1941
Viva O'Brien
Musical, Original, Comedy
Oct 09, 1941 - Oct 25, 1941
Gizelle
Special, Revival, Ballet
Feb 11, 1941 - Mar 09, 1941
Three Virgins and a Devil
Special, Original, Ballet
Feb 11, 1941 - Mar 09, 1941
Gala Performance
Special, Original, Ballet
Feb 11, 1941 - Mar 09, 1941
All in Fun
Musical, Original, Revue
Additional music by S. K. Russel, Will Irwin; Music by John Rox, Baldwin Bergersen; Special Music by Glen Bacon; Sketches by Charles Sherman, Everett Marcy, Virginia Faulkner; Additional lyrics by Irvin Graham, S. K. Russel, Virginia Faulkner, Will Irwin; Lyrics by John Rox
Dec 27, 1940 - Dec 28, 1940
Yokel Boy
Musical, Original, Comedy
Jul 06, 1939 - Jan 06, 1940
Stars In Your Eyes
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Arthur Schwartz; Book by J. P. McEvoy; Lyrics by Dorothy Fields
Feb 09, 1939 - May 27, 1939
Great Lady
Play, Original, Play with music
Dec 01, 1938 - Dec 17, 1938
Three Waltzes
Musical, Original, Romance
Dec 25, 1937 - Apr 09, 1938
Babes in Arms
Musical, Original, Comedy
Oct 25, 1937 - Dec 18, 1937
The Cat and the Canary
Play, Original
Written by John Willard
Jun 14, 1937 - Jun 1937
The Bat
Play, Revival, Melodrama, Mystery, Drama
May 31, 1937 - Jun 1937
On Your Toes
Musical, Original, Comedy
Nov 09, 1936 - Jan 23, 1937
Iolanthe
Musical, Revival, Operetta
Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan; Written by W. S. Gilbert
May 04, 1936 - May 09, 1936
Trial by Jury
Musical, Revival, Operetta
Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan; Written by W. S. Gilbert
Apr 27, 1936 - May 1936
H.M.S. Pinafore
Musical, Revival, Operetta
Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan; Written by W. S. Gilbert
Apr 27, 1936 - May 1936
The Pirates of Penzance
Musical, Revival, Operetta
Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan; Written by W. S. Gilbert
Apr 20, 1936 - Apr 1936
The Mikado
Musical, Revival, Operetta
Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan; Written by W. S. Gilbert
Apr 10, 1936 - May 1936
At Home Abroad
Musical, Original, Revue
Music by Arthur Schwartz; Book by Howard Dietz; Lyrics by Howard Dietz
Jan 20, 1936 - Mar 07, 1936
Want Ads
Special, Original, Ballet
Dec 1935 - Closing date unknown
Fridolin On the Road
Special, Original, Ballet
Music by Paul Schoop
Dec 1935 - Closing date unknown
Earl Carroll's Sketch Book [1935]
Musical, Original, Revue
Sep 04, 1935 - Nov 30, 1935
The Land of Bells
Musical, Original, Romance
Music by Virgilio Ranzato; Book by Carlo Lombardo; Lyrics by Carlo Lombardo
May 09, 1935 - May 12, 1935
Firebird
Musical, Original, Ballet
Mar 20, 1935 - Closing date unknown
Boutique Fantasque
Musical, Original, Ballet
Mar 20, 1935 - Closing date unknown
Bal
Musical, Original, Ballet
Music by Vittorio Rieti; Written by Boris Kochno
Mar 20, 1935 - Closing date unknown
Aurora's Wedding
Musical, Original, Ballet
Mar 20, 1935 - Closing date unknown
Public Gardens
Musical, Original, Ballet
Mar 20, 1935 - Closing date unknown
Three Cornered Hat
Musical, Original, Ballet
Mar 20, 1935 - Closing date unknown
Petrouchka
Musical, Original, Ballet
Mar 20, 1935 - Closing date unknown
Union Pacific
Musical, Revival, Ballet
Mar 20, 1935 - Closing date unknown
Revisor
Play, Original, Comedy, Satire
Feb 16, 1935 - Closing date unknown
Poverty Is No Crime
Play, Original
Feb 1935 - Closing date unknown
Strange Child
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Vasily Shkvarkin
Feb 1935 - Closing date unknown
Marriage
Play, Original
Feb 1935 - Closing date unknown
The White Guard
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Mikhael Bulgakov
Feb 1935 - Closing date unknown
The Deluge
Play, Revival, Drama
Written by Henning Berger
Feb 1935 - Closing date unknown
I Forgot
Play, Original
Written by Anton Chekhov
Feb 1935 - Closing date unknown
Enemies
Play, Original
Written by B. Lavrenoff
Feb 1935 - Closing date unknown
Music Hath Charms
Musical, Original, Comedy
Dec 29, 1934 - Jan 19, 1935
Iolanthe
Musical, Revival, Operetta
Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan; Libretto by W. S. Gilbert
Apr 30, 1934 - May 1934
H.M.S. Pinafore
Musical, Revival, Comedy, Operetta
Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan; Libretto by W. S. Gilbert; Written by W. S. Gilbert
Apr 16, 1934 - May 19, 1934
Trial by Jury
Musical, Revival, Comedy, Operetta
Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan; Libretto by W. S. Gilbert; Written by W. S. Gilbert
Apr 16, 1934 - May 19, 1934
The Pirates of Penzance
Musical, Revival, Comedy,Operetta
Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan; Libretto by W. S. Gilbert
Apr 09, 1934 - May 12, 1934
The Mikado
Musical, Revival, Operetta
Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan; Libretto by W. S. Gilbert
Apr 02, 1934 - May 26, 1934
Murder at the Vanities
Musical, Original, Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Music by Richard Meyers; Book by Earl Carroll, Rufus King; Lyrics by Edward Heyman
Nov 06, 1933 - Mar 10, 1934
The Yeomen of the Guard
Musical, Revival, Comedy, Operetta
Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan; Libretto by W. S. Gilbert
Aug 14, 1933 - Aug 19, 1933
The Pirates of Penzance
Musical, Revival, Comedy, Operetta
Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan; Libretto by W. S. Gilbert
Aug 07, 1933 - Aug 12, 1933
The Bohemian Girl
Musical, Revival, Comedy, Opera
Music by Michael Balfe
Jul 27, 1933 - Aug 05, 1933
Strike Me Pink
Musical, Original, Revue
Music by Ray Henderson; Additional dialogue by Mack Gordon, Richard Jerome, Jack McGowan; Sketches by Lew Brown, Ray Henderson; Lyrics by Lew Brown
Mar 04, 1933 - Jun 10, 1933
Pardon My English
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by George Gershwin; Book by Herbert Fields; Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Jan 20, 1933 - Feb 25, 1933
The Round Up
Play, Revival, Melodrama
Written by Edmund Day
Mar 07, 1932 - Mar 1932
Simple Simon
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Music by Richard Rodgers; Book by Guy Bolton, Ed Wynn; Lyrics by Lorenz Hart
Mar 09, 1931 - Mar 21, 1931
The Student Prince
Musical, Revival, Operetta
Jan 29, 1931 - Mar 1931
Nina Rosa
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Sigmund Romberg; Book by Otto Harbach; Lyrics by Irving Caesar
Sep 20, 1930 - Jan 17, 1931
Artists and Models [1930]
Musical, Original, Revue
Jun 10, 1930 - Jul 1930
The International Review
Musical, Original, Revue
Feb 25, 1930 - May 17, 1930
A Wonderful Night
Musical, Original, Operetta
Oct 31, 1929 - Feb 15, 1930
A Night in Venice
Musical, Original, Revue
Music by Lee Davis; Lyrics by J. Keirn Brennan, Moe Jaffe
Sep 16, 1929 - Oct 19, 1929
Pleasure Bound
Musical, Original, Revue
Feb 18, 1929 - Jun 15, 1929
The Jealous Moon
Play, Original
Nov 20, 1928 - Jan 1929
The Big Fight
Play, Original, Drama
Sep 18, 1928 - Oct 1928
Rio Rita
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Harry Tierney; Book by Guy Bolton; Lyrics by Joseph McCarthy
Mar 12, 1928 - Apr 07, 1928
Behold the Bridegroom
Play, Original
Written by George Kelly
Feb 1928 - Mar 1928
The Patriot
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Ashley Dukes
Jan 19, 1928 - Jan 1928
The Love Call
Musical, Original
Oct 24, 1927 - Jan 07, 1928
Rang Tang
Musical, Original, Revue
Book by Kaj Gynt; Lyrics by Jo Trent
Sep 1927 - Oct 1927
Rufus LeMaire's Affairs
Musical, Original, Revue
Mar 28, 1927 - May 1927
Special EventsProduction Dates
Angela Lansbury - A Celebration
Special, Original, Benefit
Nov 17, 1996 - Nov 17, 1996