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Richard Rodgers Theatre


226 W. 46th St., New York, NY
Seats (approximate): 1400

Herbert J. Krapp, architect. Built by Irwin and Henry Chanin but immediately leased to the Shuberts, who eventually bought it in 1931. The Nederlanders bought it in 1982, refurbished it, and renamed it the Richard Rodgers in 1990.

To learn more about the history of the Richard Rodgers Theatre, visit the Nederlander Organization's website and Spotlight on Broadway's video on the Richard Rodgers Theatre.

Built: 1925   

Theatre Names Named
Richard Rodgers Theatre 1990     Named for Richard Rodgers, composer. Re-opened April 26, 1990
46th Street Theatre 1932     Opened October 10, 1932
Chanin's 46th Street Theatre 1925     Named for Henry I. and Irwin S. Chanin, Opened February 7, 1925
ProductionsProduction Dates
If/Then
Musical, Original
Music by Tom Kitt; Book by Brian Yorkey; Lyrics by Brian Yorkey
Mar 30, 2014 - Present
Romeo and Juliet
Play, Revival, Tragedy
Sep 19, 2013 - Dec 08, 2013
The Rascals: Once Upon A Dream
Special, Original, Concert
Apr 16, 2013 - May 05, 2013
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Play, Revival, Drama
Jan 17, 2013 - Mar 30, 2013
Running On Empty
Special, Original, Solo
Written by Lewis Black
Oct 09, 2012 - Oct 20, 2012
The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess
Musical, Revival, Opera
Jan 12, 2012 - Sep 23, 2012
Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Rajiv Joseph
Mar 31, 2011 - Jul 03, 2011
In the Heights
Musical, Original
Mar 09, 2008 - Jan 09, 2011
Cyrano de Bergerac
Play, Revival, Comedy
Written by Edmond Rostand
Nov 01, 2007 - Jan 06, 2008
Tarzan
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Phil Collins; Book by David Henry Hwang; Lyrics by Phil Collins
May 10, 2006 - Jul 08, 2007
Movin' Out
Musical, Original, Dance
Music by Billy Joel; Lyrics by Billy Joel
Oct 24, 2002 - Dec 11, 2005
Private Lives
Play, Revival, Comedy, Romantic Comedy
Written by Noël Coward
Apr 28, 2002 - Sep 01, 2002
45 Seconds From Broadway
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Neil Simon
Nov 11, 2001 - Jan 13, 2002
Seussical
Musical, Original, Comedy
Nov 30, 2000 - May 20, 2001
Footloose
Musical, Original
Music by Tom Snow; Lyrics by Dean Pitchford
Oct 22, 1998 - Jul 02, 2000
Side Show
Musical, Original
Music by Henry Krieger; Book by Bill Russell; Lyrics by Bill Russell
Oct 16, 1997 - Jan 04, 1998
Steel Pier
Musical, Original
Music by John Kander; Book by David Thompson; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Apr 24, 1997 - Jun 28, 1997
Chicago
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Music by John Kander; Book by Bob Fosse, Fred Ebb; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Nov 14, 1996 - Feb 09, 1997
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Mar 23, 1995 - Jul 14, 1996
A Christmas Carol
Play, Revival, Solo
Written by Charles Dickens
Dec 22, 1994 - Jan 08, 1995
Lamb Chop on Broadway
Special, Original, Puppets
Music by Stormy Sacks; Book by Sol Turtletaub; Lyrics by Rob Battan
Dec 06, 1994 - Dec 11, 1994
Nanci Griffith on Broadway
Special, Original
Nov 02, 1994 - Nov 05, 1994
Laughter on the 23rd Floor
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Neil Simon
Nov 22, 1993 - Aug 27, 1994
Fool Moon
Special, Original, Comedy
Feb 25, 1993 - Sep 05, 1993
The Boys Choir of Harlem and Friends
Special, Original, Concert
Jan 19, 1993 - Jan 31, 1993
Lost in Yonkers
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Neil Simon
Feb 21, 1991 - Jan 03, 1993
Oh, Kay!
Musical, Revival, All Black Cast
Nov 01, 1990 - Jan 05, 1991
Accomplice
Play, Original, Comedy, Thriller
Written by Rupert Holmes
Apr 26, 1990 - Jun 10, 1990
46th Street Theatre
The Merchant of Venice
Play, Revival, Comedy
Dec 19, 1989 - Mar 10, 1990
Born Yesterday
Play, Revival, Comedy
Written by Garson Kanin
Jan 29, 1989 - Jun 11, 1989
Checkmates
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Ron Milner
Aug 04, 1988 - Dec 31, 1988
Fences
Play, Original, Drama
Written by August Wilson
Mar 26, 1987 - Jun 26, 1988
Arsenic and Old Lace
Play, Revival, Comedy
Jun 26, 1986 - Jan 03, 1987
Brighton Beach Memoirs
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Neil Simon
Feb 26, 1985 - May 11, 1986
Nine
Musical, Original, Drama
Music by Maury Yeston; Book by Arthur Kopit; Lyrics by Maury Yeston
May 09, 1982 - Feb 04, 1984
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Carol Hall; Book by Larry L. King, Peter Masterson; Lyrics by Carol Hall
Jun 19, 1978 - Mar 27, 1982
Working
Musical, Original
May 14, 1978 - Jun 04, 1978
Do You Turn Somersaults?
Play, Original, Romance
Written by Aleksei Arbuzov; Circus Song Lyrics by Ian Kellam
Jan 09, 1978 - Jan 21, 1978
Bully
Play, Original, Solo
Written by Jerome Alden
Nov 01, 1977 - Nov 05, 1977
Chicago
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by John Kander; Book by Bob Fosse, Fred Ebb; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Jun 03, 1975 - Aug 27, 1977
Private Lives
Play, Revival, Comedy, Romantic Comedy
Written by Noël Coward
Feb 06, 1975 - Apr 26, 1975
Raisin
Musical, Original
Oct 18, 1973 - Dec 28, 1974
The Women
Play, Revival, Comedy
Apr 25, 1973 - Jun 17, 1973
No, No, Nanette
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Jan 19, 1971 - Feb 03, 1973
1776
Musical, Original, Comedy, History
Music by Sherman Edwards; Book by Peter Stone; Lyrics by Sherman Edwards
Mar 16, 1969 - Dec 27, 1970
The Price
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Arthur Miller
Nov 18, 1968 - Feb 15, 1969
I Do! I Do!
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Harvey Schmidt; Book by Tom Jones; Lyrics by Tom Jones
Dec 05, 1966 - Jun 15, 1968
Pousse-Café
Musical, Original
Music by Duke Ellington; Book by Jerome Weidman; Lyrics by Marshall Barer
Mar 18, 1966 - Mar 19, 1966
The Wayward Stork
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Harry Tugend
Jan 19, 1966 - Jan 22, 1966
Pickwick
Musical, Original
Music by Cyril Ornadel; Book by Wolf Mankowitz; Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse
Oct 04, 1965 - Nov 20, 1965
Do I Hear a Waltz?
Musical, Original
Music by Richard Rodgers; Book by Arthur Laurents; Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Mar 18, 1965 - Sep 25, 1965
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Musical, Original, Comedy
Oct 14, 1961 - Mar 06, 1965
Donnybrook!
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Johnny Burke; Book by Robert E. McEnroe; Lyrics by Johnny Burke
May 18, 1961 - Jul 15, 1961
Tenderloin
Musical, Original, Comedy
Oct 17, 1960 - Apr 23, 1961
Finian's Rainbow
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Music by Burton Lane; Book by E.Y. Harburg, Fred Saidy; Lyrics by E.Y. Harburg
May 23, 1960 - Jun 01, 1960
Christine
Musical, Original
Apr 28, 1960 - May 08, 1960
Redhead
Musical, Original, Comedy
Feb 05, 1959 - Mar 19, 1960
Ages of Man
Play, Original, Solo, Drama
Scenes and sonnets by William Shakespeare
Dec 28, 1958 - Jan 31, 1959
Edwin Booth
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Milton Geiger
Nov 24, 1958 - Dec 13, 1958
Howie
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Phoebe Ephron
Sep 17, 1958 - Sep 20, 1958
New Girl in Town
Musical, Original
Music by Bob Merrill; Book by George Abbott; Lyrics by Bob Merrill
May 14, 1957 - May 24, 1958
Damn Yankees
Musical, Original, Comedy
May 05, 1955 - May 04, 1957
The Bad Seed
Play, Original
Written by Maxwell Anderson
Dec 08, 1954 - Apr 23, 1955
On Your Toes
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Oct 11, 1954 - Dec 04, 1954
Ondine
Play, Original, Romance
Music by Virgil Thomson; Written by Jean Giraudoux
Feb 18, 1954 - Jul 03, 1954
Guys and Dolls
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Frank Loesser; Book by Abe Burrows, Jo Swerling; Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Nov 24, 1950 - Nov 28, 1953
Arms and the Girl
Musical, Original, Comedy
Feb 02, 1950 - May 27, 1950
Regina
Musical, Original, Drama, Opera
Music by Marc Blitzstein; Libretto by Marc Blitzstein
Oct 31, 1949 - Dec 16, 1949
Love Life
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Kurt Weill; Book by Alan Jay Lerner; Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Oct 07, 1948 - May 14, 1949
Finian's Rainbow
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Burton Lane; Book by E.Y. Harburg, Fred Saidy; Lyrics by E.Y. Harburg
Jan 10, 1947 - Oct 02, 1948
The Red Mill
Musical, Revival
Music by Victor Herbert; Book by Henry Blossom; Additional lyrics by Forman Brown; Lyrics by Henry Blossom
Dec 24, 1945 - Jan 04, 1947
Dark of the Moon
Play, Original
Mar 14, 1945 - Dec 15, 1945
One Touch of Venus
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Kurt Weill; Book by Ogden Nash, S. J. Perelman; Lyrics by Ogden Nash
Jan 26, 1944 - Feb 10, 1945
Martha Graham and Company
Special, Original, Dance
Dec 26, 1943 - Jan 09, 1944
Rosalinda
Musical, Original, Operetta
Lyrics by Paul Kerby
Nov 15, 1943 - Jan 22, 1944
My Dear Public
Musical, Original
Sep 09, 1943 - Oct 16, 1943
Button Your Lip
Play, Original
Jun 14, 1943 - Jun 14, 1943
First Cousins
Play, Original
Jun 14, 1943 - Jun 14, 1943
Mail Call
Play, Original
Jun 14, 1943 - Jun 14, 1943
Pack Up Your Troubles
Play, Original
Jun 14, 1943 - Jun 14, 1943
Where'er We Go
Play, Original
Jun 14, 1943 - Jun 14, 1943
Sons o' Fun
Musical, Original, Comedy, Revue
"La Cancion de las Flores" composed by Silvio Masciarelli; Interpolated dance music composed by Will Irwin; Music by Jack Yellen; Book by Chic Johnson, Hal Block, Ole Olsen; Lyrics by Jack Yellen
Mar 29, 1943 - Aug 29, 1943
Beat the Band
Musical, Original, Comedy
Oct 14, 1942 - Dec 12, 1942
New Priorities of 1943
Musical, Original, Revue
Sep 15, 1942 - Oct 11, 1942
Priorities of 1942
Musical, Original, Revue
Mar 12, 1942 - Sep 06, 1942
Junior Miss
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Jerome Chodorov
Dec 26, 1941 - Mar 28, 1943
Panama Hattie
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Cole Porter; Book by Herbert Fields, B.G. DeSylva; Lyrics by Cole Porter
Oct 30, 1940 - Jan 03, 1942
Du Barry Was a Lady
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Cole Porter; Book by Herbert Fields, B.G. DeSylva; Lyrics by Cole Porter
Dec 06, 1939 - Oct 1940
Mexicana
Musical, Original, Extravaganza, Revue
Apr 21, 1939 - May 20, 1939
Knickerbocker Holiday
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Kurt Weill; Book by Maxwell Anderson; Lyrics by Maxwell Anderson
Feb 13, 1939 - Mar 11, 1939
Blossom Time
Musical, Revival, Comedy, Operetta
Music adapted by Sigmund Romberg; Music by Franz Schubert; Written by Heinz Reichert, Dr. A. M. Willner
Dec 26, 1938 - Jan 1939
Hellzapoppin
Musical, Original, Revue, Vaudeville
Sep 22, 1938 - Nov 24, 1938
Censored
Play, Original, Melodrama
Feb 26, 1938 - Mar 1938
Right This Way
Musical, Original, Comedy
Ballet music and interludes by Fabian Storey; Music by Brad Greene; Additional dialogue by Alan Lipscott, Parke Levy; Book by Marianne Brown Waters; Lyrics by Marianne Brown Waters
Jan 05, 1938 - Jan 15, 1938
Robin Landing
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Stanley Young
Nov 18, 1937 - Nov 1937
Blow Ye Winds
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Valentine Davies
Sep 23, 1937 - Oct 1937
Plumes in the Dust
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Sophie Treadwell
Nov 06, 1936 - Nov 1936
So Proudly We Hail
Play, Original, Drama
Sep 22, 1936 - Oct 1936
Come Angel Band
Play, Original, Drama
Feb 18, 1936 - Closing date unknown
A Room in Red and White
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Roy Hargrave
Jan 18, 1936 - Feb 1936
Weep for the Virgins
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Nellise Child
Nov 30, 1935 - Dec 1935
Anything Goes
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Cole Porter; Book by Guy Bolton, P. G. Wodehouse; Book revised by Howard Lindsay, Russel Crouse; Lyrics by Cole Porter
Sep 30, 1935 - Nov 16, 1935
The Farmer Takes a Wife
Play, Original, Comedy
Oct 30, 1934 - Jan 1935
The First Legion
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Emmet Lavery
Oct 01, 1934 - Jan 1935
She Loves Me Not
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Howard Lindsay
Nov 20, 1933 - Oct 1934
Counsellor-at-Law
Play, Revival, Drama
Written by Elmer Rice
May 15, 1933 - May 1933
Of Thee I Sing
Musical, Original, Comedy
Oct 10, 1932 - Jan 14, 1933
Earl Carroll's Sketch Book [1929]
Musical, Original, Revue
Mar 10, 1930 - Jun 07, 1930
Mozart
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Sacha Guitry
Dec 27, 1926 - Jan 1927
Chanin's 46th Street Theatre
Happy Landing
Play, Original
Written by John B. Hymer
Mar 26, 1932 - Apr 1932
Marching By
Musical, Original
Mar 03, 1932 - Mar 12, 1932
Here Goes the Bride
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by John W. Green; Book by Peter Arno; Lyrics by Edward Heyman
Nov 03, 1931 - Nov 07, 1931
You Said It
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Harold Arlen; Book by Jack Yellen, Sid Silvers; Lyrics by Jack Yellen
Jan 19, 1931 - Jul 04, 1931
Sweet and Low
Musical, Original, Revue
Sketches by: David Freedman
Nov 17, 1930 - Apr 1931
Who Cares
Musical, Original, Revue
Jul 08, 1930 - Aug 1930
Top Speed
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Harry Ruby; Book by Bert Kalmar, Guy Bolton, Harry Ruby; Lyrics by Bert Kalmar
Dec 25, 1929 - Mar 1930
Follow Thru
Musical, Original, Comedy
Jan 09, 1929 - Dec 21, 1929
Good News
Musical, Original, Comedy
Sep 06, 1927 - Jan 05, 1929
Baby Mine
Play, Revival, Comedy
Written by Margaret Mayo
Jun 09, 1927 - Jun 1927
The Spider
Play, Original, Mystery, Melodrama
Mar 22, 1927 - Closing date unknown
Piggy
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Cliff Friend; Book by Daniel Kusell; Lyrics by Lew Brown
Feb 07, 1927 - Mar 19, 1927
L'Illusioniste
Play, Original
Written by Sacha Guitry
Dec 27, 1926 - Closing date unknown
The Shanghai Gesture
Play, Original, Melodrama
Written by John Colton
Sep 1926 - Sep 1926
My Country
Play, Original, Comedy
Aug 09, 1926 - Sep 1926
Is Zat So?
Play, Original, Comedy
Mar 15, 1926 - Jul 1926
The Greenwich Village Follies [1925]
Musical, Original, Revue
Music by Owen Murphy; Lyrics by Owen Murphy
Dec 24, 1925 - May 1926