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Gershwin Theatre


222 W. 51st St., New York, NY
Seats (approximate): 1935

Ralph Alswang, architect. When it opened on November 28, 1972, the Uris was the first legitimate Broadway theatre built since 1928. The Theatre Hall of Fame is housed in a special oval room in the lobby. On June 5, 1983, during a Tony Awards broadcast, the name was changed to honor composer George Gershwin and his brother, lyricist Ira Gershwin.

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

Built: 1972   

Theatre Names Named
Gershwin Theatre 1983     Named for George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin; Renamed June 5, 1983
Uris Theatre 1972     
ProductionsProduction Dates
Wicked
Musical, Original
Music by Stephen Schwartz; Book by Winnie Holzman; Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Oct 30, 2003 - Present
Something Good
Special, Original, Concert, Tribute
Jun 28, 2002 - Jun 28, 2002
Oklahoma!
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Mar 21, 2002 - Feb 23, 2003
Linda Eder at the Gershwin
Special, Original, Concert
Dec 26, 2001 - Dec 30, 2001
Riverdance - On Broadway
Musical, Original, Dance, Revue
Music by Bill Whelan; Lyrics by Bill Whelan
Mar 16, 2000 - Aug 26, 2001
Tango Argentino
Musical, Revival, Revue, Dance
Nov 16, 1999 - Jan 09, 2000
Peter Pan
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Lyrics by Carolyn Leigh
Apr 07, 1999 - Aug 29, 1999
On the Town
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Nov 19, 1998 - Jan 17, 1999
1776
Musical, Revival, Comedy, History
Music by Sherman Edwards; Book by Peter Stone; Lyrics by Sherman Edwards
Dec 03, 1997 - Jun 14, 1998
Candide
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Music by Leonard Bernstein; Lyrics by Richard Wilbur
Apr 29, 1997 - Jul 27, 1997
Men are from Mars, Women are From Venus
Special, Original, Lecture, Solo
Written by John Gray
Jan 27, 1997 - Feb 01, 1997
Something Wonderful
Special, Original, Concert, Tribute
Jul 12, 1995 - Jul 12, 1995
Show Boat
Musical, Revival, Drama
Oct 02, 1994 - Jan 05, 1997
The Red Shoes
Musical, Original
Music by Jule Styne; Book by Marsha Norman; Lyrics by Marsha Norman
Dec 16, 1993 - Dec 19, 1993
Camelot
Musical, Revival
Music by Frederick Loewe; Book by Alan Jay Lerner; Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Jun 21, 1993 - Aug 07, 1993
Yanni
Special, Original, Solo
Jun 08, 1993 - Jun 13, 1993
Raffi
Special, Original, Concert
Apr 07, 1993 - Apr 11, 1993
Tommy Tune Tonite!
Special, Original, Revue
Dec 28, 1992 - Jan 03, 1993
Grand Hotel
Musical, Original, Drama
Feb 03, 1992 - Apr 25, 1992
Moscow Circus - Cirk Valentin
Special, Original
Music by Bobby Previte; Book by Bob Bejan
Nov 06, 1991 - Dec 01, 1991
Fiddler on the Roof
Musical, Revival, Comedy, Drama
Music by Jerry Bock; Book by Joseph Stein; Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Nov 18, 1990 - Jun 16, 1991
Bugs Bunny on Broadway
Special, Original
Oct 04, 1990 - Oct 23, 1990
Meet Me in St. Louis
Musical, Original, Comedy
Nov 02, 1989 - Jun 10, 1990
Barry Manilow at the Gershwin
Special, Original, Concert
Apr 18, 1989 - Jun 10, 1989
Béjart: Ballet of the Twentieth Century
Special, Revival, Ballet
1988 - Closing date unknown
Starlight Express
Musical, Original, Comedy
Mar 15, 1987 - Jan 08, 1989
Singin' in the Rain
Musical, Original, Comedy
Jul 02, 1985 - May 18, 1986
Cyrano de Bergerac
Play, Revival, Drama
Written by Edmond Rostand
Oct 16, 1984 - Jan 19, 1985
Much Ado About Nothing
Play, Revival, Comedy
Oct 14, 1984 - Jan 16, 1985
Patti La Belle on Broadway
Special, Original, Concert
Sep 11, 1984 - Sep 16, 1984
Nureyev and Friends
Special, Original, Ballet, Dance
Aug 16, 1984 - Aug 26, 1984
Shirley MacLaine on Broadway
Special, Original
Apr 19, 1984 - May 27, 1984
Mame
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Jul 24, 1983 - Aug 28, 1983
Uris Theatre
Show Boat
Musical, Revival, Drama
Apr 24, 1983 - Jun 26, 1983
Annie
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Charles Strouse; Book by Thomas Meehan; Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Dec 10, 1981 - Jan 02, 1983
My Fair Lady
Musical, Revival, Comedy, Romantic Comedy
Music by Frederick Loewe; Book by Alan Jay Lerner; Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Aug 18, 1981 - Nov 29, 1981
The Pirates of Penzance
Musical, Revival, Operetta
Jan 08, 1981 - Aug 08, 1981
Makarova and Company
Special, Original, Ballet
Sep 1980 - Sep 1980
Boston Ballet Company
Special, Original, Ballet
Sep 1980 - Sep 1980
The Bat
Special, Revival, Ballet
Aug 20, 1980 - Closing date unknown
Coppelia
Special, Original, Ballet
Aug 20, 1980 - Closing date unknown
Marcel Proust Remembered
Special, Original, Ballet
Aug 20, 1980 - Closing date unknown
Dance Theatre of Harlem
Special, Dance
Feb 25, 1980 - Mar 08, 1980
Sweeney Todd
Musical, Original, Thriller
Music by Stephen Sondheim; Book by Hugh Wheeler; Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Mar 01, 1979 - Jun 29, 1980
The King and I
Musical, Revival, Comedy, Drama
May 02, 1977 - Dec 30, 1978
Nureyev
Special, Original, Ballet, Dance
Mar 01, 1977 - Mar 20, 1977
Barry Manilow on Broadway
Special, Original, Concert
Dec 21, 1976 - Jan 02, 1977
Bing Crosby on Broadway
Special, Original, Concert
Dec 07, 1976 - Dec 19, 1976
Porgy and Bess
Musical, Revival, Opera
Music by George Gershwin; Libretto by DuBose Heyward; Lyrics by DuBose Heyward, Ira Gershwin
Sep 25, 1976 - Dec 05, 1976
Al Green / Ashford & Simpson
Special, Original
Jun 03, 1976 - Jun 06, 1976
H.M.S. Pinafore
Musical, Revival, Operetta
Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan; Written by W. S. Gilbert
May 16, 1976 - May 23, 1976
The Pirates of Penzance
Musical, Revival, Operetta
Composed by Sir Arthur Sullivan; Written by W. S. Gilbert
May 06, 1976 - May 23, 1976
The Mikado
Musical, Revival, Operetta
Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan; Written by W. S. Gilbert
May 05, 1976 - May 23, 1976
Paul Anka
Special, Original, Concert
Feb 1976 - Feb 1976
Push Comes to Shove
Special, Original, Ballet
Music by Joseph Lamb
Jan 09, 1976 - Closing date unknown
Awakening
Special, Original, Ballet
Dec 30, 1975 - Jan 08, 1976
Fonteyn & Nureyev on Broadway
Special, Original, Dance
Nov 18, 1975 - Nov 29, 1975
Treemonisha
Musical, Original, Opera
Music by Scott Joplin; Libretto by Scott Joplin
Oct 21, 1975 - Nov 02, 1975
Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, and Count Basie
Special, Original, Concert
Sep 12, 1975 - Sep 20, 1975
Seals and Crofts, with Walter Heath
Special, Original
Mar 11, 1975 - Mar 16, 1975
Apollo
Special, Original, Ballet
Dec 26, 1974 - Jan 12, 1975
Flower Festival in Genzano
Special, Original, Ballet
Dec 26, 1974 - Jan 12, 1975
Aureole
Special, Original, Ballet
Dec 26, 1974 - Jan 12, 1975
The Moor's Pavane
Special, Original, Ballet
Dec 26, 1974 - Jan 12, 1975
Raphael in Concert with The Voices of New York
Special, Original
Dec 19, 1974 - Dec 22, 1974
The Fifth Dimension with Jo Jo's Dance Factory
Special, Original
Nov 27, 1974 - Dec 08, 1974
Johnny Mathis and The Miracles
Special, Original
Nov 13, 1974 - Nov 24, 1974
Anthony Newley / Henry Mancini
Special, Original, Concert
Oct 31, 1974 - Nov 10, 1974
Andy Williams with Michel Legrand
Special, Original
Oct 16, 1974 - Oct 27, 1974
Enrico Macias and his La Fete Orientale Co.
Special, Original, Concert
Oct 1974 - Oct 1974
Sammy
Special, Original
Apr 23, 1974 - May 04, 1974
Mott the Hoople
Special, Original, Concert
Mar 08, 1974 - Mar 08, 1974
Gigi
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Frederick Loewe; Book by Alan Jay Lerner; Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Nov 13, 1973 - Feb 10, 1974
The Desert Song
Musical, Revival, Operetta
Sep 05, 1973 - Sep 16, 1973
Seesaw
Musical, Original, Romantic Comedy
Music by Cy Coleman; Book by Michael Bennett; Lyrics by Dorothy Fields
Mar 18, 1973 - Jul 21, 1973
Via Galactica
Musical, Original
Nov 28, 1972 - Dec 02, 1972
Special EventsProduction Dates
The Yellow Brick Road Not Taken
Special, Original, Benefit
Oct 27, 2008 - Oct 27, 2008