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The Playhouse on Rodney Square

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

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.



Productions Production Dates
Kinky Boots
Musical, Original
Music by Cyndi Lauper; Book by Harvey Fierstein; Lyrics by Cyndi Lauper
Dec 13, 2016 - Dec 18, 2016
A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder
Musical, Original, Comedy
Nov 15, 2016 - Nov 20, 2016
Jersey Boys
Musical, Original
Music by Bob Gaudio; Book by Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice; Lyrics by Bob Crewe
May 10, 2016 - May 15, 2016
Chicago
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Music by John Kander; Book by Bob Fosse, Fred Ebb; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Feb 23, 2016 - Feb 28, 2016
Million Dollar Quartet
Musical, Original
May 27, 2014 - Jun 01, 2014
Memphis
Musical, Original
Music by David Bryan; Book by Joe DiPietro; Lyrics by David Bryan, Joe DiPietro
Apr 30, 2013 - May 05, 2013
Flashdance The Musical
Musical, Original
Music by Robbie Roth; Book by Robert Cary, Tom Hedley; Lyrics by Robbie Roth, Robert Cary
Jan 29, 2013 - Feb 03, 2013
Anything Goes
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Oct 30, 2012 - Nov 04, 2012
La Cage Aux Folles
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Music by Jerry Herman; Book by Harvey Fierstein; Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Mar 06, 2012 - Mar 11, 2012
Young Frankenstein
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Mel Brooks; Book by Mel Brooks, Thomas Meehan; Lyrics by Mel Brooks
Mar 01, 2011 - Mar 06, 2011
Xanadu
Musical, Original, Fantasy
May 04, 2010 - May 09, 2010
The 39 Steps
Play, Original, Comedy
Apr 06, 2010 - Apr 11, 2010
A Chorus Line
Musical, Revival, Drama
Mar 02, 2010 - Mar 07, 2010
Legally Blonde
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Laurence O'Keefe, Nell Benjamin; Book by Heather Hach; Based upon the film by MGM; Lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe, Nell Benjamin
Dec 01, 2009 - Dec 06, 2009
Ain't Misbehavin'
Musical, Revival, Revue
May 05, 2009 - May 10, 2009
Monty Python's Spamalot
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Eric Idle, John Du Prez; Book by Eric Idle; Lyrics by Eric Idle
Mar 24, 2009 - Mar 29, 2009
Fiddler On The Roof
Musical, Revival, Comedy,Drama
Music by Jerry Bock; Book by Joseph Stein; Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Feb 07, 2009 - Feb 08, 2009
Frost/Nixon
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Peter Morgan
Dec 09, 2008 - Dec 14, 2008
Twelve Angry Men
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Reginald Rose
Apr 15, 2008 - Apr 20, 2008
Mamma Mia! - Second National
Musical, Original, Comedy
Nov 13, 2007 - Nov 18, 2007
Altar Boyz
Musical, Original, Farce
May 08, 2007 - May 13, 2007
Doctor Dolittle - 2006
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Music by Leslie Bricusse; Book by Lee Tannen; Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse
Apr 07, 2006 - Apr 15, 2006
Chicago
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Feb 03, 2006 - Feb 12, 2006
Les Misérables - Third National
Musical, Original, Drama
Nov 22, 2005 - Dec 04, 2005
The Boy Friend
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Music by Sandy Wilson; Book by Sandy Wilson; Lyrics by Sandy Wilson
Sep 30, 2005 - Oct 09, 2005
The King and I - 2004
Musical, Revival, Comedy,Drama
Mar 02, 2005 - Mar 13, 2005
Big River
Musical, Revival, Sign Language
Music by Roger Miller; Book by William Hauptman; Lyrics by Roger Miller
Feb 18, 2005 - Feb 27, 2005
The Graduate
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Terry Johnson
Feb 04, 2005 - Feb 13, 2005
Some Like It Hot
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Jule Styne; Book by Peter Stone; Lyrics by Bob Merrill
Mar 28, 2003 - Apr 06, 2003
Stones In His Pockets
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Marie Jones
Apr 05, 2002 - Apr 14, 2002
Guys and Dolls
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Music by Frank Loesser; Book by Abe Burrows, Jo Swerling; Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Jan 22, 2002 - Feb 03, 2002
Fosse
Musical, Original, Revue, Dance
Nov 27, 2001 - Dec 09, 2001
Copacabana
Musical, Original, Comedy
Apr 24, 2001 - May 06, 2001
Leader Of The Pack
Musical, Original, Revue
Music by Ellie Greenwich; Book by Anne Beatts; Lyrics by Ellie Greenwich
Mar 13, 2001 - Mar 25, 2001
Art
Play, Original
Music Composed by Gary Yershon; Written by Yasmina Reza
May 13, 2000 - May 21, 2000
The Civil War
Musical, Original
Music by Frank Wildhorn; Book by Frank Wildhorn, Gregory Boyd; Lyrics by Jack Murphy
Mar 28, 2000 - Apr 09, 2000
Cats - Fourth National
Musical, Original
Jun 18, 1999 - Jun 20, 1999
Chicago
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Music by John Kander; Book by Bob Fosse, Fred Ebb; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Jan 26, 1999 - Feb 07, 1999
Annie
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Music by Charles Strouse; Book by Thomas Meehan; Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Dec 09, 1997 - Dec 14, 1997
Smokey Joe's Cafe
Musical, Original, Revue
Oct 17, 1997 - Oct 26, 1997
Big
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by David Shire; Book by John Weidman; Lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr.
Sep 26, 1997 - Oct 05, 1997
Cats - Fourth National
Musical, Original
May 30, 1997 - Jun 01, 1997
West Side Story
Musical, Revival, Drama
May 13, 1997 - May 25, 1997
Deathtrap
Play, Revival, Comedy,Mystery,Thriller
Written by Ira Levin
Apr 04, 1997 - Apr 13, 1997
Carousel
Musical, Revival, Drama
Feb 18, 1997 - Feb 23, 1997
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - 1995
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by Tim Rice
Oct 29, 1996 - Nov 10, 1996
An Inspector Calls
Play, Original, Drama,Mystery
Written by J.B. Priestley
Mar 15, 1996 - Mar 23, 1996
Jekyll & Hyde
Musical, Original, Drama
Music by Frank Wildhorn; Book by Leslie Bricusse; Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse
Feb 16, 1996 - Feb 25, 1996
Dial M For Murder
Play, Revival, Drama,Mystery,Thriller
Written by Frederick Knott
Nov 28, 1995 - Dec 10, 1995
Grease
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Nov 14, 1995 - Nov 19, 1995
State Fair
Musical, Original, Comedy
Sep 19, 1995 - Sep 24, 1995
State Fair
Musical, Original, Comedy
Sep 16, 1995 - Sep 17, 1995
Cats - Fourth National
Musical, Original
Jun 13, 1995 - Jun 18, 1995
Jelly's Last Jam
Musical, Original
Music by Jelly Roll Morton; Book by George C. Wolfe; Lyrics by Susan Birkenhead
Mar 23, 1995 - Apr 02, 1995
Crazy For You
Musical, Original, Comedy
Feb 07, 1995 - Feb 16, 1995
Guys and Dolls
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Music by Frank Loesser; Book by Abe Burrows, Jo Swerling; Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Mar 08, 1994 - Mar 20, 1994
Camelot
Musical, Revival
Music by Frederick Loewe; Book by Alan Jay Lerner; Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Nov 09, 1993 - Nov 21, 1993
The World Goes 'Round
Musical, Original, Revue
Music by John Kander; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Feb 23, 1993 - Mar 07, 1993
The Secret Garden
Musical, Original
Music by Lucy Simon; Book by Marsha Norman; Lyrics by Marsha Norman
Feb 05, 1993 - Feb 14, 1993
Lost In Yonkers
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Neil Simon
Jan 15, 1993 - Jan 24, 1993
Lettice And Lovage
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Peter Shaffer
Nov 27, 1992 - Dec 06, 1992
Breaking Legs
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Tom Dulack
Oct 31, 1992 - Nov 08, 1992
Once On This Island
Musical, Original
Music by Stephen Flaherty; Book by Lynn Ahrens; Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Sep 11, 1992 - Sep 20, 1992
Cats - Fourth National
Musical, Original
Feb 11, 1992 - Feb 16, 1992
Grand Hotel
Musical, Original, Drama
Nov 12, 1991 - Nov 23, 1991
Bye Bye Birdie
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Music by Charles Strouse; Book by Michael Stewart; Lyrics by Lee Adams
Sep 10, 1991 - Sep 22, 1991
M. Butterfly
Play, Original, Drama
Written by David Henry Hwang
May 10, 1991 - May 19, 1991
Les Misérables - Third National
Musical, Original, Drama
Jan 02, 1991 - Jan 12, 1991
Lend Me A Tenor
Play, Original, Comedy, Farce
Written by Ken Ludwig
Dec 07, 1990 - Dec 16, 1990
Chess
Musical, Original, Drama
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
Mar 30, 1990 - Apr 08, 1990
Anything Goes
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Nov 14, 1989 - Nov 26, 1989
The King and I
Musical, Revival, Comedy,Drama
Oct 17, 1989 - Oct 29, 1989
Into the Woods
Musical, Original, Comedy, Drama
Music by Stephen Sondheim; Book by James Lapine; Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Jun 13, 1989 - Jun 18, 1989
Cats - Fourth National
Musical, Original
Mar 21, 1989 - Mar 26, 1989
Me And My Girl
Musical, Original, Comedy
Nov 01, 1988 - Nov 06, 1988
Cats - Third National
Musical, Original
Jan 26, 1988 - Feb 07, 1988
Broadway Bound
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Neil Simon
Nov 24, 1987 - Nov 29, 1987
Singin' in the Rain
Musical, Original, Comedy
Apr 07, 1987 - Apr 12, 1987
Biloxi Blues
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Neil Simon
Jun 03, 1986 - Jun 08, 1986