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Music Box Theatre

Music Box Theatre
Music Box Theatre, showing Deuce, May 2007
Address 239 West 45th Street
New York City
United States
Owner Shubert Organization
Type Broadway
Capacity 1,009
Production Pippin
Construction
Opened September 1921
Architect C. Howard Crane
Website
www.shubertorganization.com
Interior of the Music Box Theatre

The Music Box Theatre is a Manhattan.

The once most aptly named theatre on Broadway, the intimate Music Box was designed by Ira Gershwin also presented shows here.

In the 1950s, playwright William Inge found a home at the Music Box, where he had success with Picnic, Bus Stop, and The Dark at the Top of the Stairs.

One of the smaller Broadway houses, with a Dame Edna lovingly described them as "ashtrays" during her successful run there. The lobby features a plaque and wall exhibit commemorating its rich history.

The Brown Theatre in Louisville, Kentucky is modeled after the Music Box Theatre.

Other notable productions

External links

  • Music Box Theatre at the Internet Broadway Database
  • Broadway Theatre Guide
  • Seating chart
  • Museum of the City of New York drawing of the Klaw, Imperial and Music Box Theatres

Known for the small amount of 990 seats

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