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Forrest Theatre

1114 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Seats (approximate)
1839

ABOUT THIS THEATRE

Description
The Forrest is one of Philadelphia's premier venues for live theatre, presenting only the very best plays and musicals that Broadway has to offer. In recent years, the Forrest has been honored to host touring productions of Mamma Mia!, The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Contact, Copenhagen, and more. Built in 1927 by the Shubert Organization, the Forrest has played host to hundreds of theatrical productions over the years, including Broadway musicals, comedies, dramas, Yiddish theatre, dance programs, Gilbert & Sullivan productions, and the Philadelphia Orchestra. Still owned and operated by the Shubert Organization after almost eight decades, the Forrest Theatre continues to be a shining star in Philadelphia's theatre community.
Dear Evan Hansen
Apr 07, 2020 - May 03, 2020
Musical Original
Hamilton - Angelica
Aug 27, 2019 - Nov 17, 2019
Musical Original
Cats
Jun 18, 2019 - Jun 30, 2019
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by T.S. Eliot
Musical Revival
Waitress
Feb 13, 2018 - Feb 18, 2018
Music by Sara Bareilles; Book by Jessie Nelson; Lyrics by Sara Bareilles
Musical Original Drama
The Color Purple
Dec 12, 2017 - Dec 17, 2017
Musical Revival Drama
Fun Home
Jun 13, 2017 - Jun 18, 2017
Music by Jeanine Tesori; Book by Lisa Kron; Lyrics by Lisa Kron
Musical Original
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Apr 18, 2017 - Apr 23, 2017
Music by Stephen Trask; Book by John Cameron Mitchell; Lyrics by Stephen Trask
Musical Original
Musical Original Comedy
Kinky Boots
Apr 28, 2015 - May 10, 2015
Music by Cyndi Lauper; Book by Harvey Fierstein; Lyrics by Cyndi Lauper
Musical Original
Musical Original Comedy
Jersey Boys
Dec 11, 2013 - Jan 05, 2014
Music by Bob Gaudio; Book by Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice; Lyrics by Bob Crewe
Musical Original
Jekyll & Hyde
Dec 25, 2012 - Dec 30, 2012
Music by Frank Wildhorn; Book by Leslie Bricusse; Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse
Musical Revival Drama
Million Dollar Quartet
Dec 11, 2012 - Dec 16, 2012
Musical Original
Jersey Boys
Dec 06, 2011 - Jan 15, 2012
Music by Bob Gaudio; Book by Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice; Lyrics by Bob Crewe
Musical Original
Jersey Boys
Sep 28, 2010 - Dec 12, 2010
Music by Bob Gaudio; Book by Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice; Lyrics by Bob Crewe
Musical Original
August: Osage County
Apr 27, 2010 - May 02, 2010
Written by Tracy Letts
Play Original
A Chorus Line
Dec 16, 2008 - Jan 04, 2009
Musical Revival Drama
Avenue Q
Jan 29, 2008 - Feb 10, 2008
Music by Jeff Marx, Robert Lopez; Book by Jeff Whitty; Lyrics by Jeff Marx, Robert Lopez
Musical Original Comedy Puppets
Pippin
Jan 11, 2007 - Jan 15, 2007
Music by Stephen Schwartz; Book by Roger O. Hirson; Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Musical Revival Comedy
Musical Original Drama
Legends!
Oct 24, 2006 - Nov 05, 2006
Written by James Kirkwood
Play Revival Comedy
Musical Original Drama
Musical Original Comedy
Musical Original Comedy
The Tale Of The Allergist's Wife
Feb 18, 2003 - Mar 02, 2003
Written by Charles Busch
Play Original Comedy
Musical Original Drama
Aida
Jun 11, 2002 - Jul 07, 2002
Musical Original Drama
Copenhagen
Apr 22, 2002 - May 05, 2002
Written by Michael Frayn
Play Original Drama
Saturday Night Fever
Apr 02, 2002 - Apr 14, 2002
Musical Original
Musical Original Comedy
Contact
Jan 15, 2002 - Feb 03, 2002
Written by John Weidman
Musical Original Dance
Beauty & the Beast - Second National
Oct 30, 2001 - Nov 25, 2001
Music by Alan Menken; Book by Linda Woolverton; Lyrics by Howard Ashman, Tim Rice
Musical Original Comedy
Fosse
Nov 14, 2000 - Dec 03, 2000
Musical Original Revue Dance
Musical Original Drama
Beauty & the Beast - Second National
Dec 08, 1999 - Jan 02, 2000
Music by Alan Menken; Book by Linda Woolverton; Lyrics by Howard Ashman, Tim Rice
Musical Original Comedy
Cats - Fourth National
May 25, 1999 - Jun 13, 1999
Musical Original
The Wizard of Oz
Dec 26, 1998 - Jan 10, 1999
Music by Harold Arlen; Book adapted by Robert Johanson; Book by John Kane
Musical Original Extravaganza
Musical Original Drama
Bring in Da Noise, Bring in Da Funk
May 01, 1998 - May 17, 1998
Musical Original Dance All Black Cast
Show Boat
Nov 12, 1997 - Jan 04, 1998
Musical Revival Drama
Musical Original Drama
Cats - Fourth National
Oct 01, 1996 - Oct 31, 1996
Musical Original
Musical Original Drama
Musical Original Drama
Cats - Fourth National
Jan 31, 1995 - Feb 19, 1995
Musical Original
The Who's Tommy
Nov 25, 1994 - Dec 18, 1994
Musical Original
Guys and Dolls
May 03, 1994 - May 22, 1994
Music by Frank Loesser; Book by Abe Burrows, Jo Swerling; Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Musical Revival Comedy
Crazy For You
Apr 05, 1994 - Apr 24, 1994
Musical Original Comedy
The Sisters Rosensweig
Feb 22, 1994 - Mar 06, 1994
Written by Wendy Wasserstein
Play Original
La Cage Aux Folles
Feb 08, 1994 - Feb 13, 1994
Music by Jerry Herman; Book by Harvey Fierstein; Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Musical Revival Comedy
The Sound of Music
Dec 21, 1993 - Jan 02, 1994
Musical Revival Drama
The Secret Garden
Oct 19, 1993 - Nov 07, 1993
Music by Lucy Simon; Book by Marsha Norman; Lyrics by Marsha Norman
Musical Original
Evita - 1992
Aug 03, 1993 - Aug 22, 1993
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by Tim Rice
Musical Revival Drama
Musical Original Drama
Cats - Fourth National
Mar 16, 1993 - Apr 04, 1993
Musical Original
Six Degrees of Separation
Feb 23, 1993 - Mar 14, 1993
Written by John Guare
Play Original Drama
Camelot
Jan 26, 1993 - Feb 07, 1993
Music by Frederick Loewe; Book by Alan Jay Lerner; Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Musical Revival
Breaking Legs
Dec 08, 1992 - Jan 03, 1993
Written by Tom Dulack
Play Original Comedy
City of Angels
Nov 10, 1992 - Nov 29, 1992
Music by Cy Coleman; Book by Larry Gelbart; Lyrics by David Zippel
Musical Original Comedy
Musical Original Drama
Lost in Yonkers
Nov 05, 1991 - Dec 01, 1991
Written by Neil Simon
Play Original Comedy
Musical Original Drama
Bye Bye Birdie
Jul 16, 1991 - Aug 11, 1991
Music by Charles Strouse; Book by Michael Stewart; Lyrics by Lee Adams
Musical Revival Comedy
The Heidi Chronicles
Feb 05, 1991 - Feb 17, 1991
Written by Wendy Wasserstein
Play Original
Musical Original Drama
Cats - Fourth National
Apr 17, 1990 - May 06, 1990
Musical Original
Into the Woods
Feb 06, 1990 - Feb 25, 1990
Music by Stephen Sondheim; Book by James Lapine; Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Musical Original Comedy Drama
Fiddler on the Roof
Jan 10, 1990 - Feb 04, 1990
Music by Jerry Bock; Book by Joseph Stein; Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Musical Revival ComedyDrama
Musical Original Drama
Cats - Third National
Mar 08, 1988 - Mar 27, 1988
Musical Original
Broadway Bound
Oct 27, 1987 - Nov 22, 1987
Written by Neil Simon
Play Original Comedy
Song and Dance
Sep 29, 1987 - Oct 17, 1987
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by Don Black
Musical Original
Sweet Charity
Sep 01, 1987 - Sep 19, 1987
Music by Cy Coleman; Book by Neil Simon; Lyrics by Dorothy Fields
Musical Revival Comedy
Cats - First National
May 14, 1987 - Jul 04, 1987
Musical Original
Cabaret
Apr 01, 1987 - Apr 25, 1987
Music by John Kander; Book by Joe Masteroff; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Musical Revival Drama
Arsenic and Old Lace
Mar 03, 1987 - Mar 17, 1987
Play Revival Comedy
I'm Not Rappaport
Dec 23, 1986 - Jan 11, 1987
Written by Herb Gardner
Play Original Comedy
Biloxi Blues
Sep 30, 1986 - Oct 25, 1986
Written by Neil Simon
Play Original Comedy
Legends!
Sep 02, 1986 - Sep 28, 1986
Written by James Kirkwood
Play Original Comedy
My One and Only
Mar 25, 1986 - Apr 20, 1986
Musical Original Comedy
La Cage aux Folles
Jan 14, 1986 - Mar 22, 1986
Music by Jerry Herman; Book by Harvey Fierstein; Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Musical Original Comedy
Dreamgirls
Oct 15, 1985 - Nov 10, 1985
Music by Henry Krieger; Book by Tom Eyen; Lyrics by Tom Eyen
Musical Revival
42nd Street
May 08, 1985 - Jun 16, 1985
Music by Harry Warren; Book by Mark Bramble, Michael Stewart; Lyrics by Al Dubin
Musical Original Comedy
Cats - First National
Nov 30, 1984 - Mar 16, 1985
Musical Original
Torch Song Trilogy
Oct 09, 1984 - Nov 10, 1984
Written by Harvey Fierstein
Play Original
Brighton Beach Memoirs
May 09, 1984 - Jun 03, 1984
Written by Neil Simon
Play Original Comedy
When Hell Freezes Over, I'll Skate
Apr 10, 1984 - Apr 29, 1984
Original Music by Cleavant Derricks, Clinton Derricks-Carroll, H. B. Barnum; Entire Production Conceived by Vinnette Carroll; Original Lyrics by Cleavant Derricks, H. B. Barnum
Musical Original
The Wiz
Mar 06, 1984 - Apr 01, 1984
Music by Charlie Smalls; Book by William F. Brown; Lyrics by Charlie Smalls
Musical Revival Comedy
42nd Street
Nov 08, 1983 - Jan 15, 1984
Music by Harry Warren; Book by Mark Bramble, Michael Stewart; Lyrics by Al Dubin
Musical Original Comedy
Amadeus
May 24, 1983 - Jun 18, 1983
Written by Peter Shaffer
Play Original Drama
A Chorus Line
Mar 30, 1983 - Apr 30, 1983
Musical Original Drama
Zorba
Jan 25, 1983 - Feb 19, 1983
Zorba
Jan 25, 1983 - Feb 19, 1983
Zorba
Jan 25, 1983 - Feb 19, 1983
Music by John Kander; Book by Joseph Stein; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Musical Revival
A Chorus Line
Dec 15, 1982 - Jan 09, 1983
Musical Original Drama
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Oct 26, 1982 - Nov 28, 1982
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by Tim Rice
Musical Original Comedy
The Pirates of Penzance
Jun 15, 1982 - Jul 25, 1982
Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan; Words by W. S. Gilbert
Musical Revival ComedyOperetta
Evita
Feb 09, 1982 - May 30, 1982
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by Tim Rice
Musical Original Drama
A Chorus Line
Dec 22, 1981 - Jan 31, 1982
Musical Original Drama
Dancin'
Dec 01, 1981 - Dec 20, 1981
Musical Original Revue
They're Playing Our Song
Sep 02, 1981 - Oct 17, 1981
Music by Marvin Hamlisch; Book by Neil Simon; Lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager
Musical Original Comedy Romantic Comedy
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
May 05, 1981 - May 23, 1981
Music by Carol Hall; Book by Larry L. King, Peter Masterson; Lyrics by Carol Hall
Musical Original Comedy
Children of a Lesser God
Feb 17, 1981 - Mar 28, 1981
Written by Mark Medoff
Play Original DramaSign Language
The Elephant Man
Oct 27, 1980 - Nov 23, 1980
Written by Bernard Pomerance
Play Original Drama
Annie - First National
May 01, 1980 - Oct 04, 1980
Music by Charles Strouse; Book by Thomas Meehan; Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Musical Original Comedy
A Chorus Line
Feb 26, 1980 - Apr 19, 1980
Musical Original Drama
Dancin'
Dec 18, 1979 - Jan 19, 1980
Musical Original Revue
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
Nov 06, 1979 - Dec 16, 1979
Music by Carol Hall; Book by Larry L. King, Peter Masterson; Lyrics by Carol Hall
Musical Original Comedy
Deathtrap
Oct 09, 1979 - Nov 03, 1979
Written by Ira Levin
Play Original Mystery Thriller Comedy
Oklahoma
Sep 12, 1979 - Oct 07, 1979
Musical Revival Comedy
A Chorus Line
Feb 20, 1979 - Apr 14, 1979
Musical Original Drama
Dracula
Dec 04, 1978 - Dec 23, 1978
Play Revival Drama
The Gin Game
Nov 13, 1978 - Nov 25, 1978
Written by D.L. Coburn
Play Original
The Wiz
Sep 19, 1978 - Nov 05, 1978
Music by Charlie Smalls; Book by William F. Brown; Lyrics by Charlie Smalls
Musical Original Comedy
Play Original Dance Poem
Chicago
Feb 07, 1978 - Feb 19, 1978
Music by John Kander; Book by Bob Fosse, Fred Ebb; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Musical Original Comedy
Same Time, Next Year
Dec 26, 1977 - Jan 28, 1978
Written by Bernard Slade
Play Original Comedy
A Chorus Line
Nov 08, 1977 - Dec 17, 1977
Musical Original Drama
Equus
Nov 09, 1976 - Dec 19, 1976
Written by Peter Shaffer
Play Original Drama
My Fat Friend
May 19, 1975 - May 31, 1975
Written by Charles Laurence
Play Original Comedy
Irene
Mar 11, 1975 - Mar 22, 1975
Music by Harry Tierney; Book by Hugh Wheeler, Joseph Stein; Lyrics by Joseph McCarthy
Musical Original Comedy
The Magic Show
Feb 18, 1975 - Mar 09, 1975
Music by Stephen Schwartz; Book by Bob Randall; Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Musical Original
A Little Night Music
Jan 21, 1975 - Feb 01, 1975
Music by Stephen Sondheim; Book by Hugh Wheeler; Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Musical Original Romantic Comedy
Gypsy
Aug 06, 1974 - Aug 10, 1974
Music by Jule Styne; Book by Arthur Laurents; Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Musical Revival Drama
A Little Night Music
Feb 26, 1974 - Mar 17, 1974
Music by Stephen Sondheim; Book by Hugh Wheeler; Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Musical Original Romantic Comedy
Lorelei
Nov 30, 1973 - Dec 22, 1973
Music by Jule Styne, Jule Styne; New Book by Gail Parent, Kenny Solms; Lyrics by Leo Robin; New Lyrics by Adolph Green, Betty Comden
Musical Original Comedy
Prisoner of Second Avenue
Sep 24, 1973 - Oct 21, 1973
Written by Neil Simon
Play Original Comedy Drama
No, No, Nanette
Feb 19, 1973 - Mar 10, 1973
Musical Revival Comedy
Grease
Jan 08, 1973 - Jan 21, 1973
Musical Original Comedy
The Gingerbread Lady
Mar 27, 1972 - Apr 08, 1972
Written by Neil Simon
Play Original Comedy Drama
Company
Dec 15, 1971 - Dec 25, 1971
Music by Stephen Sondheim; Book by George Furth; Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Musical Original Drama
Butterflies are Free
Jan 18, 1971 - Jan 30, 1971
Written by Leonard Gershe
Play Original Comedy