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Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre

236 W 45th St

New York, NY 10036

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Theater Description:
Originally named the Plymouth Theatre, it was built in 1917 as one of a pair with the Broadhurst by the Shubert organization.

These two theaters mimic the configuration of the Booth and Shubert Theatres. Each pair comprises two similarly designed theaters that back up to each other. The theater was first leased to Arthur M. Hopkins, a pioneering producer of Broadway who was nicknamed “the Sphinx of Forty-fifth Street” since he spoke little but always to the point. He was responsible for bringing many high quality productions to Broadway including works by Henrik Ibsen and for producing John Barrymore’s most important stage performance in Hamlet. In 2005, the theater was renamed in honor of the late chairman of the Shubert Organization, and has been home to such important works as Equus, The Real Thing, and The Heidi Chronicles.

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