Pinterest

IBDB: Internet Broadway Database Policies About the Internet Broadway Database Help FAQ/Contact the Internet Broadway Database
  Home Shows People Theatres Characters Awards Songs grosses  
The Broadway League
 

Official Broadway League sites:

 
Quick Search For:   In This Category:  

Eugene O'Neill Theatre


230 W. 49th St., New York, NY
Seats (approximate): 1066

Herbert J. Krapp, architect. Originally planned by the Shuberts as half of a theatre-hotel complex, both named for nineteenth century tragedian Edwin Forrest. But, by 1933, with the Depression on, the Shuberts could only, through clever dealings, hold onto the theatre. Through the years, it has seen many owners, including producer Lester Osterman (who renamed it the Eugene O'Neill), playwright Neil Simon, and, finally, Jujamcyn Theatres in 1982.

To learn more about the history of the Eugene O'Neill Theatre, see Spotlight on Broadway's video on the Eugene O'Neill Theatre.

Built: 1925   

Theatre Names Named
Eugene O'Neill Theatre 1959     Named for Eugene O'Neill, Reopened November 19, 1959
Coronet Theatre 1945     Reopened December 14, 1945
Forrest Theatre 1925     Named for Edwin Forrest, Opened November 24, 1925
ProductionsProduction Dates
The Book of Mormon
Musical, Original, Comedy
Mar 24, 2011 - Present
Fela!
Musical, Original
Nov 23, 2009 - Jan 02, 2011
33 Variations
Play, Original, Drama, Play with music
Written by Moisés Kaufman
Mar 09, 2009 - May 21, 2009
Spring Awakening
Musical, Original, Drama
Music by Duncan Sheik; Book by Steven Sater; Lyrics by Steven Sater
Dec 10, 2006 - Jan 18, 2009
Sweeney Todd
Musical, Revival, Thriller
Music by Stephen Sondheim; Book by Hugh Wheeler; Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Nov 03, 2005 - Sep 03, 2006
Good Vibrations
Musical, Original
Feb 02, 2005 - Apr 24, 2005
Caroline, or Change
Musical, Original, Drama
Music by Jeanine Tesori; Book by Tony Kushner; Lyrics by Tony Kushner
May 02, 2004 - Aug 29, 2004
Nine
Musical, Revival, Drama
Music by Maury Yeston; Book by Arthur Kopit; Lyrics by Maury Yeston
Apr 10, 2003 - Dec 14, 2003
The Full Monty
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by David Yazbek; Book by Terrence McNally; Lyrics by David Yazbek
Oct 26, 2000 - Sep 01, 2002
Waiting in the Wings
Play, Original
Written by Noël Coward
Feb 17, 2000 - May 28, 2000
Wrong Mountain
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by David Hirson
Jan 13, 2000 - Feb 05, 2000
Death of a Salesman
Play, Revival, Drama
Written by Arthur Miller
Feb 10, 1999 - Nov 07, 1999
More to Love
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Rob Bartlett
Oct 15, 1998 - Oct 17, 1998
The Herbal Bed
Play, Original
Written by Peter Whelan
Apr 16, 1998 - Apr 26, 1998
Grease
Musical, Revival, Comedy
May 11, 1994 - Jan 25, 1998
Five Guys Named Moe
Musical, Original, Revue
Music by Louis Jordan; Written by Clarke Peters; Lyrics by Louis Jordan
Apr 08, 1992 - May 02, 1993
A Christmas Carol
Play, Original, Solo
Written by Charles Dickens
Dec 19, 1991 - Dec 29, 1991
Penn & Teller: The Refrigerator Tour
Special, Original, Comedy, Magic
Apr 03, 1991 - Jun 30, 1991
La Bęte
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by David Hirson
Feb 10, 1991 - Mar 02, 1991
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Play, Revival, Drama
Mar 21, 1990 - Aug 01, 1990
M. Butterfly
Play, Original, Drama
Mar 20, 1988 - Jan 27, 1990
Tom Waits in Concert on Broadway
Special, Original, Concert
Oct 13, 1987 - Oct 18, 1987
Big River
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Roger Miller; Book by William Hauptman; Lyrics by Roger Miller
Apr 25, 1985 - Sep 20, 1987
The Glass Menagerie
Play, Revival, Drama
Dec 01, 1983 - Feb 19, 1984
Moose Murders
Play, Original
Written by Arthur Bicknell
Feb 22, 1983 - Feb 22, 1983
Monday After the Miracle
Play, Original
Written by William Gibson
Dec 14, 1982 - Dec 18, 1982
The Wake of Jamey Foster
Play, Original
Written by Beth Henley
Oct 14, 1982 - Oct 23, 1982
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Carol Hall; Book by Larry L. King, Peter Masterson; Lyrics by Carol Hall
May 31, 1982 - Jul 24, 1982
Little Me
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Music by Cy Coleman; Book by Neil Simon; Lyrics by Carolyn Leigh
Jan 21, 1982 - Feb 21, 1982
Annie
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Charles Strouse; Book by Thomas Meehan; Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Oct 29, 1981 - Dec 06, 1981
Fools
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Neil Simon
Apr 06, 1981 - May 09, 1981
I Ought to Be in Pictures
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Neil Simon
Apr 03, 1980 - Jan 11, 1981
Chapter Two
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Neil Simon
Jan 16, 1979 - Dec 08, 1979
Diversions and Delights
Play, Original, Solo
Written by John Gay
Apr 12, 1978 - Apr 22, 1978
Your Arms Too Short to Box With God
Musical, Original
Music by Alex Bradford; Book by Vinnette Carroll; Lyrics by Alex Bradford
Nov 16, 1977 - Jan 01, 1978
California Suite
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Neil Simon
Jun 10, 1976 - Jul 02, 1977
Yentl
Play, Original
Oct 23, 1975 - May 02, 1976
God's Favorite
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Neil Simon
Dec 11, 1974 - Mar 23, 1975
The Good Doctor
Play, Original
Written by Neil Simon
Nov 27, 1973 - May 26, 1974
The Prisoner of Second Avenue
Play, Original, Comedy, Drama
Written by Neil Simon
Nov 11, 1971 - Sep 29, 1973
Last of the Red Hot Lovers
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Neil Simon
Dec 28, 1969 - Sep 04, 1971
Canterbury Tales
Musical, Original
Feb 03, 1969 - May 18, 1969
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Tom Stoppard
Jan 08, 1968 - Oct 19, 1968
The Freaking Out of Stephanie Blake
Play, Original
Written by Richard Chandler
Never Officially Opened - Nov 01, 1967
The Odd Couple
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Neil Simon
Aug 01, 1966 - Jul 02, 1967
Happily Never After
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by J. A. Ross
Mar 10, 1966 - Mar 12, 1966
The Great Indoors
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Irene Kamp
Feb 01, 1966 - Feb 05, 1966
Mating Dance
Play, Original, Comedy
Nov 03, 1965 - Nov 03, 1965
Something More!
Musical, Original
Nov 10, 1964 - Nov 21, 1964
Never Live Over a Pretzel Factory
Play, Original, Comedy, Farce
Written by Jerry Devine
Mar 28, 1964 - Apr 04, 1964
She Loves Me
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Jerry Bock; Book by Joe Masteroff; Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Apr 23, 1963 - Jan 11, 1964
A Thousand Clowns
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Herb Gardner
Apr 05, 1962 - Apr 13, 1963
Ross
Play, Original
Written by Terence Rattigan
Dec 26, 1961 - Apr 01, 1962
Let It Ride!
Musical, Original, Comedy
Oct 12, 1961 - Dec 09, 1961
The Young Abe Lincoln
Musical, Original
Apr 25, 1961 - May 07, 1961
Show Girl
Musical, Original, Revue, Comedy
Music by Charles Gaynor; Sketches by Charles Gaynor; Lyrics by Charles Gaynor
Jan 12, 1961 - Apr 08, 1961
The Hostage
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Brendan Behan
Dec 12, 1960 - Jan 07, 1961
Face of a Hero
Play, Original
Written by Robert L. Joseph
Oct 20, 1960 - Nov 19, 1960
A Second String
Play, Original
Written by Lucienne Hill
Apr 13, 1960 - May 07, 1960
The Cool World
Play, Original
Feb 22, 1960 - Feb 23, 1960
A Distant Bell
Play, Original
Jan 13, 1960 - Jan 16, 1960
A Loss of Roses
Play, Original
Written by William Inge
Nov 28, 1959 - Dec 19, 1959
Coronet Theatre
The Great God Brown
Play, Revival
Written by Eugene O'Neill
Oct 06, 1959 - Nov 01, 1959
The Disenchanted
Play, Original, Drama
Dec 03, 1958 - May 16, 1959
The Man in the Dog Suit
Play, Original, Comedy
Oct 30, 1958 - Nov 29, 1958
The Firstborn
Play, Original
Written by Christopher Fry
Apr 30, 1958 - May 31, 1958
The Waltz of the Toreadors
Play, Revival, Comedy
Written by Jean Anouilh
Mar 04, 1958 - Mar 29, 1958
Summer of the 17th Doll
Play, Original
Written by Ray Lawler
Jan 22, 1958 - Feb 15, 1958
Nature's Way
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Herman Wouk
Oct 16, 1957 - Dec 07, 1957
The Waltz of the Toreadors
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Jean Anouilh
Jan 17, 1957 - May 11, 1957
Saint Joan
Play, Revival, Drama
Dec 25, 1956 - Jan 05, 1957
The Sleeping Prince
Play, Original
Music for "The Coconut Girl" by Vivian Ellis; Written by Terence Rattigan; Lyrics for "The Coconut Girl" by Vivian Ellis
Nov 01, 1956 - Dec 22, 1956
The Great Sebastians
Play, Original, Melodrama, Comedy
Feb 08, 1956 - Jun 02, 1956
A View From the Bridge
Play, Original, Drama, One Act
Written by Arthur Miller
Sep 29, 1955 - Feb 04, 1956
A Memory of Two Mondays
Play, Original, One Act
Written by Arthur Miller
Sep 29, 1955 - Feb 04, 1956
The Bad Seed
Play, Original
Written by Maxwell Anderson
Apr 25, 1955 - Sep 27, 1955
Quadrille
Play, Original, Romantic Comedy
Written by Noël Coward
Nov 03, 1954 - Mar 12, 1955
All Summer Long
Play, Original
Written by Robert Anderson
Sep 23, 1954 - Oct 30, 1954
The Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Liam O'Brien
Dec 30, 1953 - Jul 10, 1954
The Little Hut
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Andre Roussin
Oct 07, 1953 - Oct 31, 1953
The Children's Hour
Play, Revival, Drama
Written by Lillian Hellman
Dec 18, 1952 - May 30, 1953
Sunday Breakfast
Play, Original
May 28, 1952 - Jun 08, 1952
Jane
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by S. N. Behrman
Feb 01, 1952 - Apr 26, 1952
Faithfully Yours
Play, Original, Comedy
Oct 18, 1951 - Dec 15, 1951
The Autumn Garden
Play, Original
Written by Lillian Hellman
Mar 07, 1951 - Jun 02, 1951
Jotham Valley
Musical, Original, Play
Feb 20, 1951 - Mar 03, 1951
Not for Children
Play, Original, Comedy
Music by Robert Emmett Dolan; Written by Elmer Rice
Feb 13, 1951 - Feb 17, 1951
Hilda Crane
Play, Original, Drama
Nov 01, 1950 - Dec 31, 1950
Tickets, Please!
Musical, Original, Revue
Apr 27, 1950 - Nov 04, 1950
The Bird Cage
Play, Original
Written by Arthur Laurents
Feb 22, 1950 - Mar 11, 1950
Happy as Larry
Musical, Original, Fantasy
Jan 06, 1950 - Jan 07, 1950
The Browning Version
Play, Original, One Act
Music by William Brooks; Written by Terence Rattigan
Oct 12, 1949 - Dec 10, 1949
Harlequinade
Play, Original, One Act
Music by William Brooks; Written by Terence Rattigan
Oct 12, 1949 - Dec 10, 1949
Diamond Lil
Play, Revival, Comedy, Melodrama
Written by Mae West
Feb 05, 1949 - Feb 26, 1949
Small Wonder
Musical, Original, Revue
Sep 15, 1948 - Jan 08, 1949
Angel in the Wings
Musical, Original, Revue
Dec 11, 1947 - Sep 04, 1948
All My Sons
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Arthur Miller
Jan 29, 1947 - Nov 08, 1947
Lovely Me
Play, Original, Comedy
Jan 06, 1947 - Jan 25, 1947
Wonderful Journey
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Harry Segall
Dec 25, 1946 - Jan 01, 1947
Dream Girl
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Elmer Rice
Dec 14, 1945 - Dec 14, 1946
Beggars Are Coming to Town
Play, Original
Written by Theodore Reeves
Oct 27, 1945 - Nov 17, 1945
Forrest Theatre
The Overtons
Play, Original
Written by Vincent Lawrence
Mar 12, 1945 - Jun 23, 1945
Signature
Play, Original
Feb 14, 1945 - Feb 15, 1945
Hand in Glove
Play, Original, Thriller
Dec 25, 1944 - Jan 06, 1945
Dark Hammock
Play, Original, Melodrama
Dec 11, 1944 - Dec 12, 1944
The Man Who Had All the Luck
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Arthur Miller
Nov 23, 1944 - Nov 25, 1944
Meet a Body
Play, Original
Written by Jane Hinton
Oct 16, 1944 - Nov 04, 1944
Suds in Your Eye
Play, Original
Written by Jack Kirkland
Jan 24, 1944 - Feb 12, 1944
Listen, Professor
Play, Original
Dec 22, 1943 - Jan 15, 1944
Manhattan Nocturne
Play, Original
Written by Roy Walling
Oct 26, 1943 - Nov 13, 1943
Bright Lights of 1944
Musical, Original, Revue
Music by Jerry Livingston; Book by Charles Sherman; Lyrics by Mack David
Sep 16, 1943 - Sep 18, 1943
King Richard III
Play, Revival, History
Mar 24, 1943 - Apr 03, 1943
Claudia
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Rose Franken
Nov 08, 1942 - Jan 09, 1943
Three Men on a Horse
Play, Revival, Comedy
Oct 09, 1942 - Oct 31, 1942
Tobacco Road
Play, Revival, Drama
Written by Jack Kirkland
Sep 05, 1942 - Oct 03, 1942
Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Play, Original
Dec 21, 1941 - Feb 07, 1942
Walk Into My Parlor
Play, Original
Nov 19, 1941 - Dec 13, 1941
Tobacco Road
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Jack Kirkland
Sep 1934 - May 31, 1941
Keep Moving
Musical, Original, Revue
Music by Max Rich; Music for "A Page from Jonathan Swift" and "Command to Love" by Henry Sullivan; Music for "Lovely, Lovely Day" by Billy Taylor; Sketches by Jack Scholl, Tom Howard, George Rosener, Newman Levy; Lyrics by Jack Scholl
Aug 23, 1934 - Sep 08, 1934
Caviar
Musical, Original, Romantic Comedy
Music by Harden Church; Book by Leo Randole; Lyrics by Edward Heyman
Jun 07, 1934 - Jun 23, 1934
Love Kills
Play, Original, Drama
May 01, 1934 - May 1934
Broadway Interlude
Play, Original, Comedy
Apr 19, 1934 - Apr 1934
Theodora, The Quean
Play, Original, Comedy
Jan 31, 1934 - Feb 1934
Re-Echo
Play, Original, Drama
Written by I.J. Golden
Jan 10, 1934 - Jan 1934
The Jooss Ballet
Musical, Original, Ballet
Oct 31, 1933 - Dec 1933
Crucible
Play, Original, Drama
Sep 04, 1933 - Sep 1933
Tommy
Play, Revival, Comedy
Aug 07, 1933 - Aug 1933
As Husbands Go
Play, Revival, Comedy
Written by Rachel Crothers
Jan 19, 1933 - May 1933
The Good Fairy
Play, Revival, Comedy
Written by Ferenc Molnár
Nov 17, 1932 - Jan 1933
Ol' Man Satan
Play, Original
Oct 03, 1932 - Oct 1932
Angeline Moves In
Play, Original, Comedy, Drama
Written by Hale Francisco
Apr 19, 1932 - Apr 1932
A Few Wild Oats
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Arthur Hoerl
Mar 24, 1932 - Mar 1932
New York to Cherbourg
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by H.G. Buller
Feb 19, 1932 - Feb 1932
Sugar Hill
Musical, Original, Comedy
Book by Charles Tazewell; Lyrics by Jo Trent
Dec 25, 1931 - Jan 02, 1932
The Devil's Host
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Carl Glick
Nov 19, 1931 - Dec 1931
Lean Harvest
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Ronald Jeans
Oct 13, 1931 - Nov 1931
In the Best of Families
Play, Original, Farce
Mar 1931 - Jun 1931
On the Spot
Play, Original, Melodrama
Written by Edgar Wallace
Oct 29, 1930 - Mar 1931
The Blue Ghost
Play, Original, Comedy, Mystery
Mar 10, 1930 - Jun 1930
Bird in Hand
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by John Drinkwater
Jan 07, 1930 - Mar 10, 1930
Headquarters
Play, Original, Melodrama
Dec 04, 1929 - Dec 1929
Abraham Lincoln
Play, Revival, Drama
Written by John Drinkwater
Oct 21, 1929 - Oct 1929
Divided Honors
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Winnie Baldwin
Sep 30, 1929 - Nov 1929
The Crooks' Convention
Play, Original, Farce, Satire
Sep 18, 1929 - Sep 1929
Now-a-Days
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Arthur F. Brash
Aug 05, 1929 - Aug 1929
Chinese O'Neill
Play, Original, Melodrama
May 22, 1929 - Jun 1929
Carnival
Play, Original, Drama
Apr 24, 1929 - May 1929
Paolo and Francesca
Play, Revival, Drama, Poem
Written by Stephen Phillips
Apr 01, 1929 - Apr 13, 1929
The Whispering Gallery
Play, Original, Comedy, Mystery
Feb 11, 1929 - Apr 1929
Cafe de Danse
Play, Original
Jan 14, 1929 - Feb 1929
The Squealer
Play, Original, Melodrama
Written by Mark Linder
Nov 12, 1928 - Jan 1929
The Common Sin
Play, Original
Written by Willard Mack
Oct 15, 1928 - Nov 1928
The Skull
Play, Original, Mystery
Apr 23, 1928 - Jul 1928
Saturday's Children
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Maxwell Anderson
Apr 09, 1928 - Apr 1928
Veils
Musical, Original
Music by Donald Heywood; Book by Irving Kaye Davis; Lyrics by Donald Heywood
Mar 13, 1928 - Mar 1928
The Clutching Claw
Play, Original
Feb 14, 1928 - Mar 1928
Mirrors
Play, Original
Jan 18, 1928 - Jan 1928
Bless You, Sister
Play, Original
Dec 26, 1927 - Jan 1928
Women Go On Forever
Play, Original
Written by Daniel N. Rubin
Sep 07, 1927 - Dec 1927
The Road to Happiness
Play, Original, Drama
May 02, 1927 - May 1927
The Crown Prince
Play, Original, Romance
Written by Zoe Akins
Mar 23, 1927 - May 1927
The Heaven Tappers
Play, Original
Mar 08, 1927 - Mar 1927
Lady Alone
Play, Original
Jan 20, 1927 - Feb 1927
Lace Petticoat
Musical, Original, Comedy
Jan 04, 1927 - Jan 15, 1927
Hangman's House
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Willard Mack
Dec 16, 1926 - Dec 1926
The Woman Disputed
Play, Original, Melodrama
Written by Denison Cliff
Sep 28, 1926 - Mar 1927
Rainbow Rose
Musical, Original
Mar 16, 1926 - May 01, 1926
Mama Loves Papa
Play, Original, Comedy
Feb 22, 1926 - Mar 1926
The Matinee Girl
Musical, Original, Comedy
Feb 01, 1926 - Feb 20, 1926
Mayflowers
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Edward Künneke; Book by Clifford Grey; Lyrics by Clifford Grey
Nov 24, 1925 - Jan 30, 1926
Special EventsProduction Dates
8
Special, Original, Benefit, Staged Reading
Sep 19, 2011 - Sep 19, 2011
You May Now Worship Me
Special, Original, Benefit, Concert
Mar 31, 2008 - Mar 31, 2008
Short Talks on the Universe
Special, Original, Benefit
"3 a.m." by Steve Martin; "A Word from Tony Kushner" presented by Tony Kushner; "E-mail" by Jules Feiffer; "Extra" by Elaine May; "Ghost Light" by Terrence McNally; "I Hate My Purse" by Nora Ephron; "Show People" by Jon Robin Baitz
Nov 17, 2002 - Nov 18, 2002