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Winter Garden Theatre


1634 Broadway (At W. 50th St.), New York, NY
Seats (approximate): 1498

William Albert Swasey, architect. In 1910, the Shuberts leased the American Horse Exchange from William K. Vanderbilt ($40,000 for 40 years) and turned it into theatre. In 1922, the Shuberts hired Herbert J. Krapp to design an extensive renovation and modernization of the auditorium. In 1932, the Shuberts negotiated with Ziegfeld's widow, Billie Burke, to assume the name and format of his Follies. Later, the house was host to many long-running musicals.

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

Built: 1911   

Theatre Names Named
Winter Garden Theatre 2007     Changed January 2007
Cadillac Winter Garden Theatre 2002     Changed May 2002
Winter Garden Theatre 1911     Opened March 10, 1911
ProductionsProduction Dates
Rocky
Musical, Original, Drama
Mar 13, 2014 - Aug 17, 2014
Mamma Mia!
Musical, Original, Comedy
Jan 01, 2007 - Oct 19, 2013
Cadillac Winter Garden Theatre
Mamma Mia!
Musical, Original, Comedy
May 05, 2002 - Dec 31, 2006
Winter Garden Theatre
Mamma Mia!
Musical, Original, Comedy
Oct 18, 2001 - May 04, 2002
Cats
Musical, Original
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by T.S. Eliot
Oct 07, 1982 - Sep 10, 2000
Othello
Play, Revival, Drama, Tragedy
Feb 03, 1982 - May 23, 1982
Camelot
Musical, Revival
Music by Frederick Loewe; Book by Alan Jay Lerner; Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Nov 15, 1981 - Jan 02, 1982
The Catherine Wheel
Special, Original, Dance
Music by David Byrne; Lyrics by David Byrne
Sep 22, 1981 - Oct 18, 1981
42nd Street
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Harry Warren; Lead Ins and Crossovers by Bradford Ropes, Mark Bramble, Michael Stewart; Lyrics by Al Dubin
Aug 25, 1980 - Mar 29, 1981
The Roast
Play, Original
May 08, 1980 - May 10, 1980
Comin' Uptown
Musical, Original
Music by Garry Sherman; Book by Peter Udell, Philip Rose; Lyrics by Peter Udell
Dec 20, 1979 - Jan 27, 1980
Gilda Radner - Live From New York
Special, Original, Revue
Aug 02, 1979 - Sep 22, 1979
Bruce Forsyth on Broadway!
Special, Original, Solo
Jun 12, 1979 - Jun 17, 1979
Zoot Suit
Play, Original
Music by Lalo Guerrero, Daniel Valdez; Written by Luis Valdez; Lyrics by Lalo Guerrero
Mar 25, 1979 - Apr 29, 1979
Beatlemania
Musical, Original, Revue
Editorial Content by Bob Gill, Robert Rabinowitz, Lynda Obst
May 31, 1977 - Feb 25, 1979
Fiddler on the Roof
Musical, Revival, Comedy, Drama
Music by Jerry Bock; Book by Joseph Stein; Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Dec 28, 1976 - May 21, 1977
Natalie Cole
Special, Original, Concert
Nov 23, 1976 - Nov 28, 1976
Pacific Overtures
Musical, Original, Comedy, Drama
Music by Stephen Sondheim; Book by John Weidman; Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Jan 11, 1976 - Jun 27, 1976
Doctor Jazz
Musical, Original
Mar 19, 1975 - Mar 22, 1975
Gypsy
Musical, Revival, Drama
Music by Jule Styne; Book by Arthur Laurents; Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Sep 23, 1974 - Jan 04, 1975
Ulysses in Nighttown
Play, Original
Mar 10, 1974 - May 11, 1974
Liza
Special, Original
Music by John Kander; Book by Fred Ebb; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Jan 06, 1974 - Jan 26, 1974
Much Ado About Nothing
Play, Revival, Comedy, Play with music
Nov 11, 1972 - Feb 11, 1973
Neil Diamond: One Man Show
Special, Original, Concert, Solo
Oct 05, 1972 - Oct 21, 1972
Follies
Musical, Original, Drama
Music by Stephen Sondheim; Book by James Goldman; Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Apr 04, 1971 - Jul 01, 1972
Purlie
Musical, Original, Comedy
Dec 16, 1970 - Mar 13, 1971
Georgy
Musical, Original
Feb 26, 1970 - Feb 28, 1970
Jimmy
Musical, Original
Oct 23, 1969 - Jan 03, 1970
Mame
Musical, Original, Comedy
May 24, 1966 - Oct 04, 1969
Funny Girl
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Jule Styne; Book by Isobel Lennart; Lyrics by Bob Merrill
Mar 26, 1964 - Mar 12, 1966
Tovarich
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Lee Pockriss; Book by David Shaw; Lyrics by Anne Croswell
Oct 07, 1963 - Nov 09, 1963
Pajama Tops
Play, Revival
May 31, 1963 - Jul 13, 1963
Sophie
Musical, Original
Music by Steve Allen; Book by Phillip Pruneau; Lyrics by Steve Allen
Apr 15, 1963 - Apr 20, 1963
The Lady of the Camellias
Play, Original
Adaptation by Terrence McNally
Mar 20, 1963 - Mar 30, 1963
Carnival!
Musical, Original, Puppets
Music by Bob Merrill; Book by Michael Stewart; Lyrics by Bob Merrill
Dec 20, 1962 - Jan 05, 1963
Nowhere to Go But Up
Musical, Original
Music by Sol Berkowitz; Book by James Lipton; Lyrics by James Lipton
Nov 10, 1962 - Nov 17, 1962
Eddie Fisher at the Winter Garden
Special, Original
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Oct 02, 1962 - Nov 03, 1962
All American
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Charles Strouse; Book by Mel Brooks; Lyrics by Lee Adams
Mar 19, 1962 - May 26, 1962
The Unsinkable Molly Brown
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Meredith Willson; Book by Richard Morris; Lyrics by Meredith Willson
Nov 03, 1960 - Feb 10, 1962
West Side Story
Musical, Revival, Drama
Apr 27, 1960 - Oct 22, 1960
Once Upon a Mattress
Musical, Original, Comedy
Feb 24, 1960 - Apr 23, 1960
Saratoga
Musical, Original
Music by Harold Arlen; Dramatized by Morton Da Costa; Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Dec 07, 1959 - Feb 13, 1960
Bayanihan
Special, Original
Oct 13, 1959 - Nov 1959
Ballet Espa˝ol
Special, Revival, Ballet, Dance
"Corrido" Libretto by Xavier Lavalle
Sep 1959 - Sep 1959
West Side Story
Musical, Original, Drama
May 11, 1959 - Jun 27, 1959
Juno
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Marc Blitzstein; Book by Joseph Stein; Lyrics by Marc Blitzstein
Mar 09, 1959 - Mar 21, 1959
West Side Story
Musical, Original, Drama
Sep 26, 1957 - Feb 28, 1959
Ziegfeld Follies of 1957
Musical, Original, Revue
Mar 01, 1957 - Jun 15, 1957
Le Chien du Jardinier
Play, Original
Written by Lope De Vega
Feb 18, 1957 - Feb 23, 1957
Les Adieux
Play, Original, Revue
Written by Lope De Vega
Feb 18, 1957 - Feb 23, 1957
Intermezzo
Play, Original, Fantasy
Written by Jean Giraudoux
Feb 14, 1957 - Feb 16, 1957
Feu la Mere de Madame
Play, Original, Comedy
Feb 11, 1957 - Feb 13, 1957
Les Nuits de la Colere
Play, Original, Farce
Feb 11, 1957 - Feb 13, 1957
Le Misanthrope
Play, Revival, Comedy
Written by MoliŔre
Feb 07, 1957 - Feb 09, 1957
Volpone
Play, Revival, Comedy
Written by Ben Jonson
Feb 04, 1957 - Feb 06, 1957
Christophe Colomb
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Paul Claudel
Jan 30, 1957 - Feb 02, 1957
Troilus and Cressida
Play, Revival, Tragedy
Dec 26, 1956 - Jan 12, 1957
Macbeth
Play, Revival, Tragedy
Oct 29, 1956 - Jan 12, 1957
Romeo and Juliet
Play, Revival, Tragedy
Oct 24, 1956 - Jan 12, 1957
King Richard II
Play, Revival, History
Oct 23, 1956 - Jan 12, 1957
Shangri-La
Musical, Original
Jun 13, 1956 - Jun 30, 1956
Bus Stop
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by William Inge
Feb 13, 1956 - Apr 21, 1956
Tamburlaine the Great
Play, Original
Jan 19, 1956 - Feb 04, 1956
The Vamp
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by James Mundy; Book by John La Touche, Sam Locke; Lyrics by John La Touche
Nov 10, 1955 - Dec 31, 1955
Plain and Fancy
Musical, Original, Comedy
Feb 28, 1955 - Nov 07, 1955
Peter Pan
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Mark Charlap; Lyrics by Carolyn Leigh
Oct 20, 1954 - Feb 26, 1955
Wonderful Town
Musical, Original, Comedy
Feb 25, 1953 - Jul 03, 1954
My Darlin' Aida
Musical, Original
Oct 27, 1952 - Jan 10, 1953
Top Banana
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Johnny Mercer; Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Nov 01, 1951 - Oct 04, 1952
Make a Wish
Musical, Original
Music by Hugh Martin; (Uncredited) book by Abe Burrows; Book by Preston Sturges; Lyrics by Hugh Martin
Apr 18, 1951 - Jul 14, 1951
Michael Todd's Peep Show
Musical, Original, Revue
Jun 28, 1950 - Feb 25, 1951
Great to Be Alive!
Musical, Original
Mar 23, 1950 - May 06, 1950
Alive and Kicking
Musical, Original, Revue
Jan 17, 1950 - Feb 25, 1950
Carmen
Special, Original, Ballet, Dance
Music by Maurice Thiriet, Rafaello di Banfield, Georges Bizet; Prelude and LIebestod from "Tristan and Isolde" by Richard Wagner; Adapted from the Opera by Ludovic HalÚvy, Henri Meilhac
Oct 06, 1949 - Jan 14, 1950
L'Oeuf ß la Coque
Special, Original, Ballet, Dance
Music by Maurice Thiriet, Rafaello di Banfield, Georges Bizet; Prelude and LIebestod from "Tristan and Isolde" by Richard Wagner; Adapted from the Opera by Ludovic HalÚvy, Henri Meilhac
Oct 06, 1949 - Jan 14, 1950
Le Combat
Special, Original, Ballet, Dance
Music by Maurice Thiriet, Rafaello di Banfield, Georges Bizet; Prelude and LIebestod from "Tristan and Isolde" by Richard Wagner; Adapted from the Opera by Ludovic HalÚvy, Henri Meilhac
Oct 06, 1949 - Jan 14, 1950
Pas d'Action
Special, Original, Ballet, Dance
Music by Maurice Thiriet, Rafaello di Banfield, Georges Bizet; Prelude and LIebestod from "Tristan and Isolde" by Richard Wagner; Adapted from the Opera by Ludovic HalÚvy, Henri Meilhac
Oct 06, 1949 - Jan 14, 1950
As the Girls Go
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Jimmy McHugh; Book by William Roos; Lyrics by Harold Adamson
Nov 13, 1948 - Jul 09, 1949
Marinka
Musical, Original, Drama, Romance
Jul 18, 1945 - Sep 29, 1945
Laffing Room Only
Musical, Original, Revue, Comedy
Dec 23, 1944 - Jul 14, 1945
Mexican Hayride
Musical, Original, Comedy
Jan 28, 1944 - Dec 16, 1944
Ziegfeld Follies of 1943
Musical, Original, Revue
Music by Ray Henderson; Lyrics by Jack Yellen
Apr 01, 1943 - Jan 25, 1944
Sons o' Fun
Musical, Original, Comedy, Revue
"La Cancion de las Flores" composed by Silvio Masciarelli; Interpolated dance music composed by Will Irwin; Music by Jack Yellen; Book by Chic Johnson, Hal Block, Ole Olsen; Lyrics by Jack Yellen
Dec 01, 1941 - Mar 29, 1943
Hellzapoppin
Musical, Original, Revue, Vaudeville
Nov 26, 1938 - Nov 23, 1941
You Never Know
Musical, Original, Play
Music by Cole Porter; Book by Rowland Leigh; Lyrics by Cole Porter
Sep 21, 1938 - Nov 26, 1938
Hooray For What!
Musical, Original, Comedy
Dec 01, 1937 - May 21, 1938
The Show is On
Musical, Original, Revue
Music mostly by Vernon Duke; "Mr. Gielgud Passes By" by Moss Hart; Sketches by David Freedman; Lyrics mostly by Ted Fetter
Sep 18, 1937 - Oct 02, 1937
The Show is On
Musical, Original, Revue
Music mostly by Vernon Duke; "Mr. Gielgud Passes By" by Moss Hart; Sketches by David Freedman; Lyrics mostly by Ted Fetter
Dec 25, 1936 - Jul 17, 1937
Ziegfeld Follies of 1936
Musical, Original, Revue
Music by Vernon Duke; Sketches by David Freeman; Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Sep 14, 1936 - Dec 19, 1936
Ziegfeld Follies of 1936
Musical, Original, Revue
Music by Vernon Duke; Book by David Freeman; Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Jan 30, 1936 - May 09, 1936
At Home Abroad
Musical, Original, Revue
Music by Arthur Schwartz; Book by Howard Dietz; Lyrics by Howard Dietz
Sep 19, 1935 - Jan 1936
Earl Carroll's Sketch Book [1935]
Musical, Original, Revue
Jun 04, 1935 - Sep 1935
Life Begins at 8:40
Musical, Original, Revue
Aug 27, 1934 - Mar 16, 1935
Ziegfeld Follies of 1934
Musical, Original, Revue
Jan 04, 1934 - Jun 09, 1934
Hold Your Horses
Musical, Original, Comedy
Sep 25, 1933 - Dec 09, 1933
The Greenwich Village Follies [1928]
Musical, Original, Revue
Apr 09, 1928 - Jul 28, 1928
Artists and Models [1927]
Musical, Original, Revue
Nov 15, 1927 - Mar 24, 1928
A Night in Spain
Musical, Original, Revue
Music by Jean Schwartz; Book by Harold Atteridge; Lyrics by Alfred Bryan
Oct 10, 1927 - Nov 12, 1927
The Circus Princess
Musical, Original, Operetta
Music by Emmerich Kalman; Book by Harry B. Smith; Lyrics by Harry B. Smith
Apr 25, 1927 - Oct 08, 1927
Gay Paree [1926]
Musical, Original, Revue
Nov 09, 1926 - Apr 09, 1927
The Great Temptations
Musical, Original, Revue
Music by Maurice Rubens; Book by Harold Atteridge; Lyrics by Clifford Grey
May 18, 1926 - Nov 06, 1926
Artists and Models [1925]
Musical, Original, Revue
Jun 24, 1925 - May 07, 1926
Sky High
Musical, Original
Mar 20, 1925 - Jun 1925
Big Boy
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Joseph Meyer; Book by Harold Atteridge
Jan 07, 1925 - Mar 14, 1925
The Passing Show of 1924
Musical, Original, Revue
Sep 03, 1924 - Nov 22, 1924
Innocent Eyes
Musical, Original, Revue
May 20, 1924 - Aug 30, 1924
Artists and Models [1923]
Musical, Original, Revue
Mar 24, 1924 - May 17, 1924
Topics of 1923
Musical, Original, Revue
Jan 14, 1924 - Mar 22, 1924
The Greenwich Village Follies [1923]
Musical, Original, Revue
Sep 20, 1923 - Jan 1924
The Passing Show of 1923
Musical, Original, Revue
Jun 14, 1923 - Sep 15, 1923
The Dancing Girl
Musical, Original
Jan 24, 1923 - May 12, 1923
The Passing Show of 1922
Musical, Original, Revue
Sep 20, 1922 - Dec 02, 1922
Spice of 1922
Musical, Original, Revue
Jul 06, 1922 - Sep 09, 1922
Make It Snappy
Musical, Original, Revue
Apr 13, 1922 - Jul 01, 1922
The Whirl of New York
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Jun 13, 1921 - Sep 17, 1921
The Passing Show of 1921
Musical, Original, Revue
Music by Jean Schwartz; Book by Harold Atteridge; Lyrics by Harold Atteridge
Dec 29, 1920 - May 28, 1921
Broadway Brevities of 1920
Musical, Original, Revue
Music by Archie Gottler; Sketches by George LeMaire; Lyrics by Blair Treynor
Sep 29, 1920 - Dec 18, 1920
Cinderella on Broadway
Musical, Original, Fantasy, Revue, Spectacle
Music by Bert Grant; Book by Harold Atteridge; Lyrics by Harold Atteridge
Jun 24, 1920 - Sep 25, 1920
The Passing Show of 1919
Musical, Original, Revue
Music by Jean Schwartz; Book by Harold Atteridge; Lyrics by Harold Atteridge
Oct 23, 1919 - Jun 05, 1920
Shubert Gaieties of 1919
Musical, Original, Revue
Oct 06, 1919 - Oct 18, 1919
Monte Cristo, Jr.
Musical, Original, Extravaganza
Sep 08, 1919 - Oct 04, 1919
Monte Cristo, Jr.
Musical, Original, Extravaganza
Feb 12, 1919 - Aug 06, 1919
Sinbad
Musical, Original, Revue
Nov 11, 1918 - Feb 1919
The Passing Show of 1918
Musical, Original, Revue
Jul 25, 1918 - Nov 09, 1918
Sinbad
Musical, Original, Revue
Feb 14, 1918 - Jul 06, 1918
Doing Our Bit
Musical, Original, Revue
Oct 18, 1917 - Feb 09, 1918
The Passing Show of 1917
Musical, Original, Revue
Apr 26, 1917 - Oct 13, 1917
The Show of Wonders
Musical, Original, Revue
Oct 26, 1916 - Apr 21, 1917
The Passing Show of 1916
Musical, Original, Revue
Jun 22, 1916 - Oct 21, 1916
Robinson Crusoe, Jr.
Musical, Original, Extravaganza
Feb 17, 1916 - Jun 10, 1916
A World of Pleasure
Musical, Original, Revue
Oct 14, 1915 - Jan 22, 1916
The Passing Show of 1915
Musical, Original, Revue
May 29, 1915 - Oct 02, 1915
Maid in America
Musical, Original, Revue
Feb 18, 1915 - May 22, 1915
Dancing Around
Musical, Original, Revue, Spectacle
Oct 10, 1914 - Feb 13, 1915
The Passing Show of 1914
Musical, Original, Revue
Jun 01, 1914 - Sep 03, 1914
The Whirl of the World
Musical, Original, Revue
Jan 10, 1914 - May 30, 1914
The Pleasure Seekers
Musical, Original, Revue
Music by E. Ray Goetz; Book by Edgar Smith; Lyrics by E. Ray Goetz
Nov 03, 1913 - Jan 03, 1914
The Passing Show of 1913
Musical, Revival, Revue
Sep 29, 1913 - Nov 01, 1913
The Passing Show of 1913
Musical, Original, Revue
Music by Jean Schwartz; Book by Harold Atteridge; Lyrics by Harold Atteridge
Jul 24, 1913 - Sep 1913
The Honeymoon Express
Musical, Original, Farce, Spectacle
Music by Jean Schwartz; Book by Joseph W. Herbert; Lyrics by Harold Atteridge
Feb 06, 1913 - Jun 14, 1913
(From) Broadway to Paris
Musical, Original, Revue
Nov 20, 1912 - Jan 25, 1913
The Ballet of 1830
Musical, Original, Ballet
Adapted from French Composers by George Bing; Music by Louis A. Hirsch, Earl Carroll, Irving Berlin; Lyrics by George Bronson-Howard; Scenario by Maurice Volny
Jul 22, 1912 - Nov 16, 1912
The Passing Show of 1912
Musical, Original, Revue
Adapted from French Composers by George Bing; Music by Louis A. Hirsch, Earl Carroll, Irving Berlin; Lyrics by George Bronson-Howard; Scenario by Maurice Volny
Jul 22, 1912 - Nov 16, 1912
A Night with the Pierrots
Musical, Original, Vaudeville
Mar 05, 1912 - Jun 29, 1912
Sesostra
Musical, Original, Drama, Operetta
Mar 05, 1912 - Jun 29, 1912
The Whirl of Society
Musical, Original, Satire
Mar 05, 1912 - Jun 29, 1912
Vera Violetta
Musical, Original, Comedy, Extravaganza
Nov 20, 1911 - Feb 24, 1912
Undine
Musical, Original
Music by Manuel Klein; Book by Manuel Klein; Lyrics by Manuel Klein
Nov 20, 1911 - Feb 24, 1912
The Revue of Revues
Musical, Original, Revue
Sep 27, 1911 - Nov 11, 1911
La Belle Paree
Musical, Original, Extravaganza,Revue,Vaudeville
Music by Jerome Kern, Frank Tours; Book by Edgar Smith; Lyrics by Edward Madden
Sep 11, 1911 - Sep 16, 1911
Bow-Sing
Musical, Original, Fantasy,Opera
Mar 20, 1911 - Jun 10, 1911
La Belle Paree
Musical, Original, Extravaganza,Revue,Vaudeville
Mar 20, 1911 - Jun 10, 1911
Tortajada and Her Sixteen Moorish Dancing Girls in a Spanish Ballet
Special, Original, Ballet
Mar 20, 1911 - Jun 10, 1911
Special EventsProduction Dates
 
Cadillac Winter Garden Theatre
Once on This Island
Special, Revival, Benefit
Music by Stephen Flaherty; Book by Lynn Ahrens; Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
May 12, 2002 - May 12, 2002
 
Winter Garden Theatre
Lerner and Loewe: A Very Special Evening
Special, Original, Benefit
Music by Frederick Loewe; Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
May 14, 1979 - May 14, 1979