Neil Simon Theatre - Summer 2016

Neil Simon Theatre

250 W. 52nd St., New York, NY
Seats (approximate)
1467
Built
1927

ABOUT THIS THEATRE

Previously
known as
Previously known as
Alvin Theatre
Description
Herbert J. Krapp, architect. Built by real estate mogul Alexander Pincus for Alex Aarons and Vinton Freedley. Original name, the Alvin Theatre, was culled from the "Al" of "Alex" and the "vin" of "Vinton." Financial woes forced Aarons and Freedley to sell in 1932. Owned by Herman Bernstein in 1947. Purchased by the Nederlanders in 1977, who renamed it (in 1983) for Neil Simon, whose plays had succeeded in the venue.

To learn more about the history of the Neil Simon Theatre, visit the Nederlander Organization's website and Spotlight on Broadway's video on the Neil Simon Theatre.
Media
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LIST OF PRODUCTIONS