Theatre Details
Lena Horne Theatre

256 W 47th St

New York, NY 10036


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Theater Description:
Designed by architect Herbert J. Krapp, it opened as the Mansfield Theatre in 1926. After 1933, the theatre fell into relative disuse until 1945, when Michael Myerberg bought it and leased it to CBS for television productions. Known as CBS Studio 59, the theater played host to the long-running panel shows I've Got a Secret and What's My Line? In 1960, it was renamed after the former New York Times theatre critic, Brooks Atkinson, and returned to legitimate use. In 2022, it was renamed for Lena Horne, the stage and screen star.

In 2000, the interior was refurbished with restored decorative finishes by EverGreene Architectural Arts, and now the theatre is once again illuminated by the original chandelier that had been removed over 40 years ago. It has 1,069 seats and is one of the Nederlander Organization's nine Broadway houses.