Ed Sullivan Theatre - Bill Morrison collection, courtesy of The Shubert Archive

Ed Sullivan Theatre

1697 Broadway at W. 53rd St., New York, NY
Seats (approximate)
1205
Built
1927

ABOUT THIS THEATRE

Previously
known as
Previously known as
Manhattan Theatre
Hammerstein's Theatre
Description
Herbert J. Krapp, architect. Built by Arthur Hammerstein, realizing his dream to name a theatre for his father, Oscar Hammerstein. But fewer than four years after its opening, struggling financially in the Depression, he had to forfeit the theatre. In the 1930s, it became a popular nightclub. In fall of 1936, CBS signed a long term lease and converted the space into a radio, then television studio. In 1993, CBS purchased the space and it became the home for "The Late Show with David Letterman."
Media
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LIST OF PRODUCTIONS