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Music Box Theatre

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About Music Box Theatre

The Music Box Theatre on 45th Street was constructed by composer Irving Berlin and producer Sam H. Harris. Opened in 1921, the Broadway theater was built to present Berlin’s “Music Box Revue” show, which ran for a total of 440 performances. Throughout its history, the theater has been an artistic home for the playwriting duo George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, William Inge, and Tracy Letts, who have all premiered multiple works at the theater. The Music Box Theatre is indeed like a music box it is one of the smallest Broadway houses, with a seating capacity of just 860. The intimate theater’s design is unique in that is has a limestone facade and elegant interior details, including eagle sculptures above the box seats and ceiling niches with murals of classical ruins.
  • Fun Facts About the Music Box Theatre
  • The Music Box Theatre’s current resident, “Dear Evan Hansen,” holds the theater’s box office record.
  • Ira Levin’s “Deathtrap,” starring Victor Garber, holds the record of longest-running show with a total of 1,793 performances.
  • The theater presented a new musical every year from its opening in 1921 to 1925.
Notable Shows and Performances: The Tony Award-winning play “August Osage County” was produced at the theater in 2008. A revival of “Pippin” bowed at the theater in 2013.
New York, NY 10036
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Transportation & Parking

Astor Parking (1511- 1515 Broadway) Advance Parking (249- 253 West 43rd Street)
    42nd Street- Port Authority Bus Terminal
    Times Square- 42nd Street

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