The Playhouse on Rodney Square - Photo of DuPont Theatre

The Playhouse on Rodney Square

1007 N. Market Street, Wilmington, DE, USA
Seats (approximate)
1251

ABOUT THIS THEATRE

Description

The Playhouse on Rodney Square, formerly the DuPont Theatre and the Playhouse Theatre, in Wilmington, Delaware, presents national touring productions of Broadway shows and is the oldest continuously operating legitimate theatre in the country. Located in the luxurious Hotel du Pont, the brightest stars of stage and screen have lit the Wilmington sky and graced the lovely 1,252-seat Victorian theatre since 1913. Known to residents of Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Maryland as "Delaware's Broadway Experience," the DuPont Theatre presents an outstanding six-show Broadway Series, and an acclaimed Children's Series that entertains and inspires more than 40,000 children per year.

The Play That Goes Wrong
Mar 12, 2020 - Mar 15, 2020
Play Original Comedy
Jersey Boys
Jan 18, 2020 - Jan 19, 2020
Music by Bob Gaudio; Book by Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice; Lyrics by Bob Crewe
Musical Original
The Illusionists
Dec 13, 2019 - Dec 15, 2019
Music by Evan Jolly
Special Original Magic
The Illusionists
Dec 21, 2017 - Dec 23, 2017
Music by Evan Jolly
Special Original Magic
Kinky Boots
Dec 13, 2016 - Dec 18, 2016
Music by Cyndi Lauper; Book by Harvey Fierstein; Lyrics by Cyndi Lauper
Musical Original
Musical Original Comedy
Jersey Boys
May 10, 2016 - May 15, 2016
Music by Bob Gaudio; Book by Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice; Lyrics by Bob Crewe
Musical Original
Chicago
Feb 23, 2016 - Feb 28, 2016
Music by John Kander; Book by Bob Fosse, Fred Ebb; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Musical Revival Comedy
Million Dollar Quartet
May 27, 2014 - Jun 01, 2014
Musical Original
Memphis
Apr 30, 2013 - May 05, 2013
Music by David Bryan; Book by Joe DiPietro; Lyrics by David Bryan, Joe DiPietro
Musical Original
Flashdance The Musical
Jan 29, 2013 - Feb 03, 2013
Music by Robbie Roth; Book by Robert Cary, Tom Hedley; Lyrics by Robbie Roth, Robert Cary
Musical Original
Anything Goes
Oct 30, 2012 - Nov 04, 2012
Musical Revival Comedy
La Cage Aux Folles
Mar 06, 2012 - Mar 11, 2012
Music by Jerry Herman; Book by Harvey Fierstein; Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Musical Revival Comedy
Young Frankenstein
Mar 01, 2011 - Mar 06, 2011
Music by Mel Brooks; Book by Mel Brooks, Thomas Meehan; Lyrics by Mel Brooks
Musical Original Comedy
Xanadu
May 04, 2010 - May 09, 2010
Musical Original Fantasy
The 39 Steps
Apr 06, 2010 - Apr 11, 2010
Play Original Comedy
A Chorus Line
Mar 02, 2010 - Mar 07, 2010
Musical Revival Drama
Legally Blonde
Dec 01, 2009 - Dec 06, 2009
Music by Laurence O'Keefe, Nell Benjamin; Book by Heather Hach; Based upon the film by MGM; Lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe, Nell Benjamin
Musical Original Comedy
Ain't Misbehavin'
May 05, 2009 - May 10, 2009
Musical Revival Revue
Monty Python's Spamalot
Mar 24, 2009 - Mar 29, 2009
Music by Eric Idle, John Du Prez; Book by Eric Idle; Lyrics by Eric Idle
Musical Original Comedy
Fiddler On The Roof
Feb 07, 2009 - Feb 08, 2009
Music by Jerry Bock; Book by Joseph Stein; Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Musical Revival ComedyDrama
Frost/Nixon
Dec 09, 2008 - Dec 14, 2008
Written by Peter Morgan
Play Original Drama
Twelve Angry Men
Apr 15, 2008 - Apr 20, 2008
Written by Reginald Rose
Play Original Drama
Musical Original Comedy
Altar Boyz
May 08, 2007 - May 13, 2007
Musical Original Farce
Pippin
Oct 10, 2006 - Oct 15, 2006
Music by Stephen Schwartz; Book by Roger O. Hirson; Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Musical Revival Comedy
Doctor Dolittle - 2006
Apr 07, 2006 - Apr 15, 2006
Music by Leslie Bricusse; Book by Lee Tannen; Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse
Musical Revival Comedy
Chicago
Feb 03, 2006 - Feb 12, 2006
Music by John Kander; Book by Bob Fosse, Fred Ebb; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Musical Revival Comedy
Musical Original Drama
The Boy Friend
Sep 30, 2005 - Oct 09, 2005
Music by Sandy Wilson; Book by Sandy Wilson; Lyrics by Sandy Wilson
Musical Revival Comedy
The King and I - 2004
Mar 02, 2005 - Mar 13, 2005
Musical Revival ComedyDrama
Big River
Feb 18, 2005 - Feb 27, 2005
Music by Roger Miller; Book by William Hauptman; Lyrics by Roger Miller
Musical Revival Sign Language
The Graduate
Feb 04, 2005 - Feb 13, 2005
Written by Terry Johnson
Play Original Comedy
Some Like It Hot
Mar 28, 2003 - Apr 06, 2003
Music by Jule Styne; Book by Peter Stone; Lyrics by Bob Merrill
Musical Original Comedy
Stones in His Pockets
Apr 05, 2002 - Apr 14, 2002
Written by Marie Jones
Play Original Comedy
Guys and Dolls
Jan 22, 2002 - Feb 03, 2002
Music by Frank Loesser; Book by Abe Burrows, Jo Swerling; Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Musical Revival Comedy
Fosse
Nov 27, 2001 - Dec 09, 2001
Musical Original Revue Dance
Copacabana
Apr 24, 2001 - May 06, 2001
Musical Original Comedy
Leader of the Pack
Mar 13, 2001 - Mar 25, 2001
Music by Ellie Greenwich; Book by Anne Beatts; Lyrics by Ellie Greenwich
Musical Original Revue
Art
May 13, 2000 - May 21, 2000
Music Composed by Gary Yershon; Written by Yasmina Reza
Play Original
The Civil War
Mar 28, 2000 - Apr 09, 2000
Music by Frank Wildhorn; Book by Frank Wildhorn, Gregory Boyd; Lyrics by Jack Murphy
Musical Original
Cats - Fourth National
Jun 18, 1999 - Jun 20, 1999
Musical Original
Fame
May 18, 1999 - May 23, 1999
Music by Steve Margoshes; Book by José Fernandez; Lyrics by Jacques Levy
Musical Original
Chicago
Jan 26, 1999 - Feb 07, 1999
Music by John Kander; Book by Bob Fosse, Fred Ebb; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Musical Revival Comedy
Annie
Dec 09, 1997 - Dec 14, 1997
Music by Charles Strouse; Book by Thomas Meehan; Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Musical Revival Comedy
Smokey Joe's Cafe
Oct 17, 1997 - Oct 26, 1997
Musical Original Revue
Big
Sep 26, 1997 - Oct 05, 1997
Music by David Shire; Book by John Weidman; Lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr.
Musical Original Comedy
Cats - Fourth National
May 30, 1997 - Jun 01, 1997
Musical Original
West Side Story
May 13, 1997 - May 25, 1997
Music by Leonard Bernstein; Book by Arthur Laurents; Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Musical Revival Drama
Deathtrap
Apr 04, 1997 - Apr 13, 1997
Written by Ira Levin
Play Revival ComedyMysteryThriller
Carousel
Feb 18, 1997 - Feb 23, 1997
Musical Revival Drama
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - 1995
Oct 29, 1996 - Nov 10, 1996
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by Tim Rice
Musical Revival Comedy
An Inspector Calls
Mar 15, 1996 - Mar 23, 1996
Written by J.B. Priestley
Play Revival DramaMystery
Jekyll & Hyde
Feb 16, 1996 - Feb 25, 1996
Music by Frank Wildhorn; Book by Leslie Bricusse; Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse
Musical Original Drama
Dial M For Murder
Nov 28, 1995 - Dec 10, 1995
Written by Frederick Knott
Play Revival DramaMysteryThriller
Grease
Nov 14, 1995 - Nov 19, 1995
Musical Revival Comedy
State Fair
Sep 19, 1995 - Sep 24, 1995
Musical Original Comedy
State Fair
Sep 16, 1995 - Sep 17, 1995
Musical Original Comedy
Cats - Fourth National
Jun 13, 1995 - Jun 18, 1995
Musical Original
Jelly's Last Jam
Mar 23, 1995 - Apr 02, 1995
Music by Jelly Roll Morton; Book by George C. Wolfe; Lyrics by Susan Birkenhead
Musical Original
Crazy For You
Feb 07, 1995 - Feb 16, 1995
Musical Original Comedy
Guys and Dolls
Mar 08, 1994 - Mar 20, 1994
Music by Frank Loesser; Book by Abe Burrows, Jo Swerling; Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Musical Revival Comedy
Camelot
Nov 09, 1993 - Nov 21, 1993
Music by Frederick Loewe; Book by Alan Jay Lerner; Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Musical Revival
The World Goes 'Round
Feb 23, 1993 - Mar 07, 1993
Music by John Kander; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Musical Original Revue
The Secret Garden
Feb 05, 1993 - Feb 14, 1993
Music by Lucy Simon; Book by Marsha Norman; Lyrics by Marsha Norman
Musical Original
Lost in Yonkers
Jan 15, 1993 - Jan 24, 1993
Written by Neil Simon
Play Original Comedy
Lettice and Lovage
Nov 27, 1992 - Dec 06, 1992
Written by Peter Shaffer
Play Original Comedy
Breaking Legs
Oct 31, 1992 - Nov 08, 1992
Written by Tom Dulack
Play Original Comedy
Once on This Island
Sep 11, 1992 - Sep 20, 1992
Music by Stephen Flaherty; Book by Lynn Ahrens; Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Musical Original
Cats - Fourth National
Feb 11, 1992 - Feb 16, 1992
Musical Original
Grand Hotel
Nov 12, 1991 - Nov 23, 1991
Musical Original Drama
Bye Bye Birdie
Sep 10, 1991 - Sep 22, 1991
Music by Charles Strouse; Book by Michael Stewart; Lyrics by Lee Adams
Musical Revival Comedy
M. Butterfly
May 10, 1991 - May 19, 1991
Written by David Henry Hwang
Play Original Drama
Peter Pan
Jan 29, 1991 - Feb 10, 1991
Lyrics by Carolyn Leigh
Musical Revival Comedy
Musical Original Drama
Lend Me a Tenor
Dec 07, 1990 - Dec 16, 1990
Written by Ken Ludwig
Play Original Comedy Farce
The Unsinkable Molly Brown
May 01, 1990 - May 06, 1990
Music by Meredith Willson; Book by Richard Morris; Lyrics by Meredith Willson
Musical Revival Comedy
Chess
Mar 30, 1990 - Apr 08, 1990
Music by Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus; Book for Broadway Production by Richard Nelson; Book Revised for this Production by Robert Coe; Lyrics by Tim Rice
Musical Original Drama
Anything Goes
Nov 14, 1989 - Nov 26, 1989
Musical Revival Comedy
The King and I
Oct 17, 1989 - Oct 29, 1989
Musical Revival ComedyDrama
Into the Woods
Jun 13, 1989 - Jun 18, 1989
Music by Stephen Sondheim; Book by James Lapine; Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Musical Original Comedy Drama
Cats - Fourth National
Mar 21, 1989 - Mar 26, 1989
Musical Original
South Pacific
Jan 24, 1989 - Jan 29, 1989
Musical Revival Drama
Driving Miss Daisy
Dec 06, 1988 - Dec 11, 1988
Written by Alfred Uhry
Play Original Comedy Drama
Me and My Girl
Nov 01, 1988 - Nov 06, 1988
Musical Original Comedy
Drood!
Sep 20, 1988 - Sep 25, 1988
Music by Rupert Holmes; Book by Rupert Holmes; Lyrics by Rupert Holmes
Musical Original Comedy
Cats - Third National
Jan 26, 1988 - Feb 07, 1988
Musical Original
Broadway Bound
Nov 24, 1987 - Nov 29, 1987
Written by Neil Simon
Play Original Comedy
Big River
Nov 10, 1987 - Nov 15, 1987
Music by Roger Miller; Book by William Hauptman; Lyrics by Roger Miller
Musical Original Comedy
La Cage aux Folles
Oct 20, 1987 - Oct 25, 1987
Music by Jerry Herman; Book by Harvey Fierstein; Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Musical Original Comedy
Singin' in the Rain
Apr 07, 1987 - Apr 12, 1987
Musical Original Comedy
Cabaret
Feb 26, 1987 - Mar 01, 1987
Music by John Kander; Book by Joe Masteroff; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Musical Revival Drama
On the Twentieth Century
Feb 03, 1987 - Feb 08, 1987
Musical Revival Comedy
I'm Not Rappaport
Dec 16, 1986 - Dec 21, 1986
Written by Herb Gardner
Play Original Comedy
Biloxi Blues
Jun 03, 1986 - Jun 08, 1986
Written by Neil Simon
Play Original Comedy
The Tap Dance Kid
Mar 18, 1986 - Mar 23, 1986
Music by Henry Krieger; Book by Charles Blackwell; Lyrics by Robert Lorick
Musical Original
42nd Street
Nov 29, 1985 - Dec 07, 1985
Music by Harry Warren; Book by Mark Bramble, Michael Stewart; Lyrics by Al Dubin
Musical Original Comedy
Noises Off
Oct 07, 1985 - Oct 12, 1985
Written by Michael Frayn
Play Original Comedy Farce
Sugar Babies
Feb 19, 1985 - Mar 03, 1985
Music by Jimmy McHugh; Book based on traditional material written by Ralph G. Allen; Lyrics by Al Dubin, Dorothy Fields
Musical Original Revue Comedy Burlesque
Brighton Beach Memoirs
Jan 22, 1985 - Jan 27, 1985
Written by Neil Simon
Play Original Comedy
gigi
Sep 10, 1984 - Sep 15, 1984
Music by Frederick Loewe; Book by Alan Jay Lerner; Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Musical Revival Comedy
Jerry's Girls
May 29, 1984 - Jun 02, 1984
Music by Jerry Herman; Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Musical Original Revue
Agnes of God
Nov 07, 1983 - Nov 12, 1983
Written by John Pielmeier
Play Original Drama
Amadeus
Sep 20, 1983 - Sep 21, 1983
Written by Peter Shaffer
Play Original Drama
The Pirates of Penzance
Feb 21, 1983 - Feb 26, 1983
Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan; Words by W. S. Gilbert
Musical Revival ComedyOperetta
Barnum
Nov 29, 1982 - Dec 05, 1982
Music by Cy Coleman; Book by Mark Bramble; Lyrics by Michael Stewart
Musical Original Comedy
Amadeus
Nov 09, 1982 - Nov 11, 1982
Written by Peter Shaffer
Play Original Drama
Annie - Third National
Mar 16, 1982 - Mar 27, 1982
Music by Charles Strouse; Book by Thomas Meehan; Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Musical Original Comedy
Sweeney Todd
Feb 22, 1982 - Feb 27, 1982
Music by Stephen Sondheim; Book by Hugh Wheeler; Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Musical Original Thriller
A Day in Hollywood / A Night in the Ukraine
Nov 20, 1981 - Nov 28, 1981
Music by Frank Lazarus; Book by Dick Vosburgh; Lyrics by Dick Vosburgh
Musical Original Revue Comedy
A Christmas Carol
Nov 06, 1981 - Nov 14, 1981
Music by Michel Legrand; Book by Sheldon Harnick; Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Musical Original
Children of a Lesser God
May 12, 1981 - May 17, 1981
Written by Mark Medoff
Play Original DramaSign Language
They're Playing Our Song
Jan 19, 1981 - Jan 24, 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
Nov 17, 1980 - Nov 29, 1980
Music by Carol Hall; Book by Larry L. King, Peter Masterson; Lyrics by Carol Hall
Musical Original Comedy
The Elephant Man
Oct 20, 1980 - Oct 25, 1980
Written by Bernard Pomerance
Play Original Drama
Dancin'
Sep 30, 1980 - Oct 05, 1980
Musical Original Revue
Annie - Third National
Mar 11, 1980 - Mar 22, 1980
Music by Charles Strouse; Book by Thomas Meehan; Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Musical Original Comedy
A Chorus Line
Jan 03, 1980 - Jan 19, 1980
Musical Original Drama
Deathtrap
Nov 27, 1979 - Dec 02, 1979
Written by Ira Levin
Play Original Mystery Thriller Comedy
Da
Nov 19, 1979 - Nov 24, 1979
Written by Hugh Leonard
Play Original Comedy
Timbuktu!
Oct 09, 1979 - Oct 14, 1979
Musical Original
Eubie!
Mar 13, 1979 - Mar 25, 1979
Musical Original Revue
Dracula
Jul 17, 1978 - Jul 22, 1978
Play Revival Drama
The Wiz
Jun 23, 1978 - Jul 01, 1978
Music by Charlie Smalls; Book by William F. Brown; Lyrics by Charlie Smalls
Musical Original Comedy
Bubbling Brown Sugar
Mar 20, 1978 - Mar 20, 1978
Book by Loften Mitchell
Musical Original Revue
My Fair Lady
Nov 17, 1977 - Nov 19, 1977
Music by Frederick Loewe; Book by Alan Jay Lerner; Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Musical Revival Comedy
Play Original Dance Poem
Hello, Dolly!
Aug 16, 1977 - Aug 21, 1977
Music by Jerry Herman; Book by Michael Stewart; Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Musical Revival Comedy
Same Time, Next Year
Mar 28, 1977 - Apr 02, 1977
Written by Bernard Slade
Play Original Comedy
Grease
Nov 09, 1976 - Nov 14, 1976
Musical Original Comedy
Equus
Nov 02, 1976 - Nov 06, 1976
Written by Peter Shaffer
Play Original Drama
Bubbling Brown Sugar
Sep 28, 1976 - Oct 03, 1976
Book by Loften Mitchell
Musical Original Revue
Raisin
Dec 09, 1975 - Dec 14, 1975
Musical Original
Pippin
Mar 31, 1975 - Apr 05, 1975
Music by Stephen Schwartz; Book by Roger O. Hirson; Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Musical Original Comedy
Irene
Mar 03, 1975 - Mar 08, 1975
Music by Harry Tierney; Book by Hugh Wheeler, Joseph Stein; Lyrics by Joseph McCarthy
Musical Original Comedy
Noel Coward in Two Keys
Feb 17, 1975 - Feb 22, 1975
Written by Noël Coward
Play Original ComedyOne Act
Noel Coward in Two Keys
Feb 17, 1975 - Feb 22, 1975
Written by Noël Coward
Play Original ComedyOne Act
A Little Night Music
Jan 07, 1975 - Jan 12, 1975
Music by Stephen Sondheim; Book by Hugh Wheeler; Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Musical Original Romantic Comedy
The Sunshine Boys
Oct 22, 1974 - Oct 26, 1974
Written by Neil Simon
Play Original Comedy
Two Gentlemen of Verona
Apr 23, 1974 - Apr 27, 1974
Music by Galt MacDermot; Lyrics by John Guare
Musical Original Comedy
Grease
Dec 04, 1973 - Dec 11, 1973
Musical Original Comedy
No, No, Nanette
Sep 18, 1973 - Sep 18, 1973
Musical Revival Comedy
No, No, Nanette
Jan 16, 1973 - Jan 21, 1973
Musical Revival Comedy
The Gingerbread Lady
May 01, 1972 - May 06, 1972
Written by Neil Simon
Play Original Comedy Drama
Butterflies are Free
Feb 01, 1971 - Feb 06, 1971
Written by Leonard Gershe
Play Original Comedy