Theatre Details
Nederlander Theatre

208 W 41st St

New York, NY 10036

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
Theater Description:
Built by Walter C. Jordan in 1921, this 1,232-seat theatre was originally named the National Theatre. It was renamed the Billy Rose Theatre in 1959, and in 1979 was very briefly renamed the Trafalgar Theatre. In 1980 the tehatre received the name it currently uses today, The Nederlander Theatre named after David Tobias Nederlander founder of the Nederlander Organization. It housed Times Square Church before The Nederlander Organization sold the Mark Hellinger Theatre to the church's pastor, David Wilkerson.

A wide variety of shows have played the Nederlander, including Shakespeare's Julius Caesar and King Lear, Edmond Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac, Noël Coward's Private Lives, Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and the Tony award winning Rent. Lena Horne won a 1981 Tony Award for her performance at the Nederlander in her eponymous Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music. Other notables productions include Inherit the Wind (1955), Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1962) and Rent (1996).