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Music Box Theatre


239 W. 45th St., New York, NY
Seats (approximate): 1009

Charles Howard Crane and E. George Kiehler (Associate), architects. Built by Sam H. Harris and Irving Berlin for Berlin's "Music Box Revues" (1921-1924). Upon Harris' death, his interest went to Berlin. It was co-owned by the Berlin estate and the Shubert Organization until 2007, when the Shuberts took over full onwership.

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

Built: 1921   

Theatre Names Named
Music Box Theatre 1921     Opened February 22, 1921
ProductionsProduction Dates
Pippin
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Apr 25, 2013 - Present
Dead Accounts
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Theresa Rebeck
Nov 29, 2012 - Jan 06, 2013
One Man, Two Guvnors
Play, Original, Comedy, Play with music
Written by Richard Bean
Apr 18, 2012 - Sep 02, 2012
Shatner's World: We Just Live in It
Special, Original, Solo
Feb 16, 2012 - Mar 04, 2012
Private Lives
Play, Revival, Comedy, Romantic Comedy
Written by Noël Coward
Nov 17, 2011 - Dec 31, 2011
Jerusalem
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Jez Butterworth
Apr 21, 2011 - Aug 21, 2011
La Bęte
Play, Revival, Comedy
Written by David Hirson
Oct 14, 2010 - Jan 09, 2011
Lend Me a Tenor
Play, Revival, Comedy, Farce
Written by Ken Ludwig
Apr 04, 2010 - Aug 15, 2010
Superior Donuts
Play, Original
Written by Tracy Letts
Oct 01, 2009 - Jan 03, 2010
August: Osage County
Play, Original
Written by Tracy Letts
Apr 29, 2008 - Jun 28, 2009
The Farnsworth Invention
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Aaron Sorkin
Dec 03, 2007 - Mar 02, 2008
Deuce
Play, Original
Written by Terrence McNally
May 06, 2007 - Aug 19, 2007
The Vertical Hour
Play, Original
Written by David Hare
Nov 30, 2006 - Mar 11, 2007
Festen
Play, Original, Drama
A dramatization by David Eldridge
Apr 09, 2006 - May 20, 2006
In My Life
Musical, Original
Music by Joseph Brooks; Book by Joseph Brooks; Lyrics by Joseph Brooks
Oct 20, 2005 - Dec 11, 2005
Primo
Play, Original, Solo
Adapted by Antony Sher
Jul 11, 2005 - Aug 14, 2005
Dame Edna: Back with a Vengeance
Play, Original, Comedy
Music by Wayne Barker; Devised and written by Barry Humphries; Lyrics by Wayne Barker, Barry Humphries
Nov 21, 2004 - May 01, 2005
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Play, Revival, Drama
Nov 02, 2003 - Mar 07, 2004
Amour
Musical, Original, Romantic Comedy
Music by Michel Legrand; French Libretto by Didier van Cauwelaert
Oct 20, 2002 - Nov 03, 2002
Fortune's Fool
Play, Original, Comedy
Apr 02, 2002 - Jul 21, 2002
The Dinner Party
Play, Original
Written by Neil Simon
Oct 19, 2000 - Sep 01, 2001
Macbeth
Play, Revival, Tragedy
Jun 15, 2000 - Jun 25, 2000
Amadeus
Play, Revival, Drama
Written by Peter Shaffer
Dec 15, 1999 - May 14, 2000
Closer
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Patrick Marber
Mar 25, 1999 - Aug 22, 1999
The Diary of Anne Frank
Play, Revival, Drama
Dec 04, 1997 - Jun 14, 1998
Barrymore
Play, Original
Written by William Luce
Mar 25, 1997 - Nov 02, 1997
State Fair
Musical, Original, Comedy
Mar 27, 1996 - Jun 30, 1996
Swinging on a Star
Musical, Original, Revue
Oct 22, 1995 - Jan 13, 1996
Blood Brothers
Musical, Original
Music by Willy Russell; Book by Willy Russell; Lyrics by Willy Russell
Apr 25, 1993 - Apr 30, 1995
A Small Family Business
Play, Original
Written by Alan Ayckbourn
Apr 27, 1992 - Jun 07, 1992
Park Your Car in Harvard Yard
Play, Original
Written by Israel Horovitz
Nov 07, 1991 - Feb 22, 1992
Lucifer's Child
Play, Original, Solo
Written by William Luce
Apr 04, 1991 - Apr 27, 1991
A Few Good Men
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Aaron Sorkin
Nov 15, 1989 - Jan 26, 1991
Welcome to the Club
Musical, Original
Music by Cy Coleman; Book by A. E. Hotchner; Lyrics by A. E. Hotchner, Cy Coleman
Apr 13, 1989 - Apr 22, 1989
Spoils of War
Play, Original
Written by Michael Weller
Nov 10, 1988 - Dec 10, 1988
Mail
Musical, Original
Music by Michael Rupert; Book by Jerry Colker; Lyrics by Jerry Colker
Apr 14, 1988 - May 15, 1988
Les Liaisons Dangereuses
Play, Original, Drama
Apr 30, 1987 - Sep 06, 1987
Sweet Sue
Play, Original
Jan 08, 1987 - Mar 28, 1987
Loot
Play, Revival, Comedy
Written by Joe Orton
Apr 07, 1986 - Jun 28, 1986
Hay Fever
Play, Revival, Comedy
Written by Noël Coward
Dec 12, 1985 - Mar 29, 1986
The Octette Bridge Club
Play, Original
Written by P. J. Barry
Mar 05, 1985 - Mar 23, 1985
Alone Together
Play, Original
Written by Lawrence Roman
Oct 21, 1984 - Jan 12, 1985
End of the World
Play, Original
Written by Arthur Kopit
May 06, 1984 - Jun 02, 1984
Open Admissions
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Shirley Lauro
Jan 29, 1984 - Feb 12, 1984
Brothers
Play, Original
Written by George Sibbald
Nov 09, 1983 - Nov 09, 1983
Agnes of God
Play, Original, Drama
Written by John Pielmeier
Mar 30, 1982 - Sep 04, 1983
Special Occasions
Play, Original
Written by Bernard Slade
Feb 07, 1982 - Feb 07, 1982
Deathtrap
Play, Original, Mystery, Thriller, Comedy
Written by Ira Levin
Feb 26, 1978 - Jan 05, 1982
Side by Side by Sondheim
Musical, Original, Revue
Apr 18, 1977 - Feb 19, 1978
Comedians
Play, Original
Written by Trevor Griffiths
Nov 28, 1976 - Apr 03, 1977
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Play, Revival, Drama
Written by Edward Albee
Apr 01, 1976 - Jul 11, 1976
Absurd Person Singular
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Alan Ayckbourn
Oct 08, 1974 - Mar 06, 1976
Rainbow Jones
Musical, Original
Music by Jill Williams; Book by Jill Williams; Lyrics by Jill Williams
Feb 13, 1974 - Feb 13, 1974
Veronica's Room
Play, Original, Thriller
Written by Ira Levin
Oct 25, 1973 - Dec 29, 1973
Sleuth
Play, Original, Mystery, Thriller
Written by Anthony Shaffer
Nov 12, 1970 - Oct 13, 1973
Inquest
Play, Original
Written by Donald Freed
Apr 23, 1970 - May 16, 1970
Charles Aznavour
Special, Original, Solo, Concert
Feb 03, 1970 - Feb 28, 1970
Love Is a Time of Day
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by John Patrick
Dec 22, 1969 - Dec 27, 1969
Angela
Play, Original, Comedy
Oct 30, 1969 - Nov 01, 1969
The Watering Place
Play, Original
Written by Lyle Kessler
Mar 12, 1969 - Mar 12, 1969
Harkness Ballet
Special, Original
Jan 13, 1969 - Feb 01, 1969
Winners
Play, Original
Written by Brian Friel
Sep 17, 1968 - Nov 30, 1968
Losers
Play, Original
Written by Brian Friel
Sep 17, 1968 - Nov 30, 1968
There's a Girl in My Soup
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Terence Frisby
Oct 18, 1967 - Jul 27, 1968
The Homecoming
Play, Original
Written by Harold Pinter
Jan 05, 1967 - Oct 14, 1967
Wait Until Dark
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Frederick Knott
Nov 28, 1966 - Dec 31, 1966
How's the World Treating You?
Play, Original
Written by Roger Milner
Oct 24, 1966 - Nov 26, 1966
Hostile Witness
Play, Original
Written by Jack Roffey
Feb 17, 1966 - Jul 02, 1966
Any Wednesday
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Muriel Resnik
Feb 18, 1964 - Feb 12, 1966
Love and Kisses
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Anita Rowe Block
Dec 18, 1963 - Dec 28, 1963
Have I Got a Girl for You!
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Irving Cooper
Dec 02, 1963 - Dec 02, 1963
Semi-Detached
Play, Revival, Satire
Written by David Turner
Oct 07, 1963 - Oct 19, 1963
Dear Me, The Sky is Falling
Play, Original
Mar 02, 1963 - Jul 10, 1963
The Beauty Part
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by S. J. Perelman
Dec 26, 1962 - Feb 23, 1963
Infidel Caesar
Play, Original
Written by Gene Wesson
Never Officially Opened - Apr 28, 1962
Romulus
Play, Original
Jan 10, 1962 - Mar 10, 1962
Daughter of Silence
Play, Original
Written by Morris L. West
Nov 30, 1961 - Dec 30, 1961
A Far Country
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Henry Denker
Apr 04, 1961 - Nov 25, 1961
Once There Was a Russian
Play, Original
Written by Sam Spewack
Feb 18, 1961 - Feb 18, 1961
Invitation to a March
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Arthur Laurents
Oct 29, 1960 - Feb 04, 1961
Five Finger Exercise
Play, Original
Written by Peter Shaffer
Dec 02, 1959 - Oct 01, 1960
The Pleasure of His Company
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Samuel Taylor
Jun 15, 1959 - Nov 21, 1959
Rashomon
Play, Original, Drama
Jan 27, 1959 - Jun 13, 1959
The Dark at the Top of the Stairs
Play, Original, Drama
Written by William Inge
Dec 05, 1957 - Jan 17, 1959
Miss Lonelyhearts
Play, Original
Café music by Jule Styne; Written by Howard Teichmann
Oct 03, 1957 - Oct 12, 1957
Table by the Window
Play, Original
Written by Terence Rattigan
Oct 25, 1956 - Sep 28, 1957
Table Number Seven
Play, Original
Written by Terence Rattigan
Oct 25, 1956 - Sep 28, 1957
The Ponder Heart
Play, Original, Comedy
Feb 16, 1956 - Jun 23, 1956
Bus Stop
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by William Inge
Mar 02, 1955 - Feb 13, 1956
The Solid Gold Cadillac
Play, Original, Comedy
May 10, 1954 - Feb 12, 1955
Picnic
Play, Original
Written by William Inge
Feb 19, 1953 - Apr 10, 1954
Touchstone
Play, Original, Drama
Written by William Stucky
Feb 03, 1953 - Feb 07, 1953
The Male Animal
Play, Revival, Comedy
May 15, 1952 - Jan 31, 1953
Much Ado About Nothing
Play, Revival, Comedy
May 01, 1952 - May 03, 1952
Flight Into Egypt
Play, Original, Drama
Written by George Tabori
Mar 18, 1952 - Apr 19, 1952
Affairs of State
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Louis Verneuil
Nov 06, 1950 - Mar 08, 1952
Daphne Laureola
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by James Bridie
Sep 18, 1950 - Nov 04, 1950
Lost in the Stars
Musical, Original, Tragedy
Music by Kurt Weill; Book by Maxwell Anderson; Lyrics by Maxwell Anderson
Oct 30, 1949 - Jul 01, 1950
Mrs. Gibbons' Boys
Play, Original, Comedy
May 04, 1949 - May 07, 1949
They Knew What They Wanted
Play, Revival, Comedy
Written by Sidney Howard
Feb 16, 1949 - Apr 09, 1949
Summer and Smoke
Play, Original
Oct 06, 1948 - Jan 01, 1949
Susanna and the Elders
Special, Revival
Music by Jerome Moross; Lyrics by John La Touche
May 18, 1948 - Jul 10, 1948
Willie the Weeper
Special, Original
Music by Jerome Moross; Lyrics by John La Touche
May 18, 1948 - Jul 10, 1948
The Eccentricities of Davey Crockett
Special, Original
Music by Jerome Moross; Lyrics by John La Touche
May 18, 1948 - Jul 10, 1948
The Cup of Trembling
Play, Original
Written by Louis Paul
Apr 20, 1948 - May 15, 1948
The Linden Tree
Play, Original
Written by J.B. Priestley
Mar 02, 1948 - Mar 06, 1948
John Loves Mary
Play, Original, Comedy, Farce
Written by Norman Krasna
Mar 17, 1947 - Feb 07, 1948
Christopher Blake
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Moss Hart
Nov 30, 1946 - Mar 08, 1947
A Flag Is Born
Play, Original
Written by Ben Hecht
Oct 21, 1946 - Nov 16, 1946
Mr. Peebles and Mr. Hooker
Play, Original, Comedy
Oct 10, 1946 - Oct 12, 1946
I Remember Mama
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by John Van Druten
Oct 19, 1944 - Jun 29, 1946
Over 21
Play, Original
Written by Ruth Gordon
Jan 03, 1944 - Jul 08, 1944
Feathers in a Gale
Play, Original
Dec 21, 1943 - Dec 25, 1943
Star and Garter
Musical, Original, Revue
"Brazilian Nuts" music by Dorival Caymmi; "I Don't Get It" music by Doris Tauber; "Robert the Roue" music by Frank McCue; "Star and Garter Girls," "For A Quarter" and "Turkish Oomph" music by Lester Lee; "The Bunny" music by Harold J. Rome; "The Girl on the Police Gazette" and "Blues in the Night" music by Harold Arlen; "Brazilian Nuts" lyrics by Albert Stillman; "I Don't Get It" lyrics by Sis Willner; "Robert the Roue" lyrics by Al Dubin; "Star and Garter Girls," "For A Quarter" and "Turkish Oomph" lyrics by Jerry Seelen; "The Bunny" lyrics by Harold J. Rome; "The Girl on the Police Gazette" lyrics by Harold Arlen
Jun 24, 1942 - Dec 04, 1943
A Kiss for Cinderella
Play, Revival
Written by James M. Barrie
Mar 10, 1942 - Apr 18, 1942
The Land Is Bright
Play, Original
Oct 28, 1941 - Jan 03, 1942
The Man Who Came to Dinner
Play, Original, Comedy
Oct 16, 1939 - Jul 12, 1941
From Vienna
Musical, Original, Revue
Jun 20, 1939 - Aug 26, 1939
Set to Music
Musical, Original, Revue
Music by Noël Coward; Sketches by Noël Coward; Lyrics by Noël Coward
Jan 18, 1939 - May 06, 1939
Elsie Janis
Special, Original, Drama, Solo
Jan 01, 1939 - Jan 1939
Sing Out the News
Musical, Original, Revue
Ballet music by Will Irwin; Music by Harold J. Rome; Sketches by Charles Friedman; Lyrics by Harold J. Rome
Sep 24, 1938 - Jan 07, 1939
I'd Rather Be Right
Musical, Original, Comedy
May 23, 1938 - Jul 09, 1938
Of Mice and Men
Play, Original, Drama
Written by John Steinbeck
Nov 23, 1937 - May 1938
Young Madame Conti
Play, Original, Melodrama
Mar 31, 1937 - Apr 1937
Stage Door
Play, Original, Comedy
Oct 22, 1936 - Mar 1937
First Lady
Play, Original, Comedy
Nov 26, 1935 - Jun 1936
If This Be Treason
Play, Original
Sep 23, 1935 - Oct 1935
Ceiling Zero
Play, Original
Written by Frank Wead
Apr 10, 1935 - Jul 1935
Rain
Play, Revival, Drama
Feb 12, 1935 - Mar 1935
Merrily We Roll Along
Play, Original
Sep 29, 1934 - Feb 1935
As Thousands Cheer
Musical, Original, Revue
Music by Irving Berlin; Book by Moss Hart; Lyrics by Irving Berlin
Sep 30, 1933 - Sep 08, 1934
Dinner at Eight
Play, Original, Comedy
Oct 22, 1932 - May 1933
Of Thee I Sing
Musical, Original, Comedy
Dec 26, 1931 - Oct 1933
The Third Little Show
Musical, Original, Revue
Jun 01, 1931 - Sep 1931
Once in a Lifetime
Play, Original, Comedy
Sep 24, 1930 - May 24, 1931
Topaze
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Marcel Pagnol
Feb 12, 1930 - Aug 1930
The Little Show
Musical, Original, Revue
Music by Arthur Schwartz; Lyrics by Howard Dietz
Apr 30, 1929 - Feb 1930
Paris
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Cole Porter; Book by Martin Brown; Lyrics by Cole Porter, E. Ray Goetz
Oct 08, 1928 - Mar 23, 1929
Paris Bound
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Philip Barry
Dec 27, 1927 - Jul 1928
The Spider
Play, Original, Mystery, Melodrama
Jun 13, 1927 - Dec 1927
Chicago
Play, Original, Comedy
Dec 30, 1926 - May 1927
Mozart
Play, Original, Comedy, Play with music
Book by Sacha Guitry; Prologue by Brian Hooker; Lyrics by Sacha Guitry
Nov 22, 1926 - Dec 18, 1926
L'Illusioniste
Play, Original
Written by Sacha Guitry
Nov 22, 1926 - Closing date unknown
Gentle Grafters
Play, Original
Written by Owen Davis
Oct 27, 1926 - Nov 1926
Cradle Snatchers
Play, Original, Comedy, Farce
Sep 07, 1925 - Oct 1926
Music Box Revue [1924]
Musical, Original, Revue
Music by Irving Berlin; Lyrics by Irving Berlin
Dec 01, 1924 - May 1925
Earl Carroll's Vanities [1924]
Musical, Original, Revue
Music by Earl Carroll; Book by Earl Carroll, Ralph Spence; Lyrics by Earl Carroll
Sep 10, 1924 - Nov 1924
Music Box Revue [1923]
Musical, Original, Revue
Music by Irving Berlin; Lyrics by Irving Berlin
Sep 22, 1923 - May 1924
Music Box Revue [1922-23]
Musical, Original, Revue
Music by Irving Berlin; Book by Irving Berlin; Lyrics by Irving Berlin
Oct 23, 1922 - Aug 04, 1923
Music Box Revue [1921]
Musical, Original, Revue
Sep 22, 1921 - Sep 30, 1922