Gershwin Theatre


The Gershwin Theatre opened in 1972, as the Uris, along with its smaller sister theatre, the Circle in the Square. Designed by Ralph Alswang, the Gershwin has a seating capacity of 1,933, making it the largest Broadway theatre. At the 1983 Tony Awards, the theatre was renamed the George Gershwin in honor of the composer.

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  • Built: 1972
  • Number of Seats: 1926
  • Longest Running Show: Show Boat
  • Performances: 826
  • Stage Door: To the right of the Gershwin Theatre on the 51st St. side. Marked "Gershwin Stage Door."
  • Bathrooms: Ladies and Men's: On the theatre's second and fourth floors.
  • Concessions: On the theatre's second and fourth floors. Merchandise stand on theatre-level lobby.

Owner History

Nov 28, 1972 - May 24, 1987 Gerald Oestreicher Theatre Lessee
Nov 28, 1972 - The Nederlander Organization Theatre Lessee
Nov 28, 1972 - Uris Buildings Corportation Theatre Owner
Gershwin Theatre
    • 222 W. 51st St.
    • New York
    • NY
    • United States