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Theatre Row (New York City)

Theatre Row
The Theatre Row building with its five constituent theatre entrances
Address 410 W 42nd Street
City New York City
Owned by 42nd Street Development Corporation
Capacity Acorn: 199
Beckett: 99
Clurman: 99
Kirk: 99
Lion: 88
Studio: 55
Type Off-Brodway

Theatre Row is the name for a section of 42nd Street in New York City which is the location for a number of small theatres; it is also the name of a large theatre complex built in 2000 to house six theatres.

Theatre Row is located in Midtown Manhattan between Ninth and Eleventh Avenues. The name comes from the numerous Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway theatres that line the south side of the street. In the 1970s, it was an infamous area of brothels and peepshows, but a campaign to clean up the street was launched. Today, it is dominated by a large complex housing six small theatres: the Beckett, the Acorn, the Clurman, the Kirk, the Lion and the Studio Theatre.

It is currently home to 6 resident theatre companies: The Actors Company Theatre, Keen Company, The New Group, Resonance Ensemble, Theater Breaking Through Barriers, and the United Solo Theatre Festival.

Further reading

  • Bianco, Anthony (2004). Ghosts of 42nd Street: A History of America's Most Infamous Block. New York: HarperCollins Books, ISBN 0-688-17089-7.

External links

  • Transforming Theater Row; An Unlikely Urban Drama Heads for a Happy Ending - New York Times - May 11, 2000
  • feature

Coordinates: 40°45′31″N 73°59′36″W / 40.758599°N 73.993397°W / 40.758599; -73.993397

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