#TheatreThursday – Music Box Theatre

Music Box Theatre

History of the Music Box Theatre

Originally built in 1920 to house Irving Berlin’s “Music Box Reviews”, this theatre became the Broadway home of Kaufman and Hart, writers of some of Broadway’s greatest comedies. The Music Box later became home to William Inge’s “Picnic” and “Bus Stop.” In recent years, it’s housed two Tracy Letts plays – “August: Osage County” and “Superior Donuts” – as well as the 2013 Tony winner for Best Revival of a Musical “Pippin.”

The Music Box Theater on 45th Street,  1930’s

Spotlight on Broadway: Music Box Theatre


239 West 45th Street New York, NY 10036

Box Office Hours

Monday – Saturday: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
Sunday: Noon to 6:00 PM.*
*Until curtain when there is an evening performance.

Mass Transport

A/C/E to 42nd Street Port Authority
1/2/3/7/N/Q/R to 42nd Street Times Square

Current Show

Dear Evan Hansen


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There are no steps into the theatre from the sidewalk. Seating is accessible to all parts of the Orchestra without steps. Wheelchair seating is available in the Orchestra only. The Mezzanine is located up 2 flights of stairs (38 steps). A wheelchair accessible restroom is located on the main level. Additional restrooms are located down a flight of stairs (29 steps) and on the Mezzanine level. An assisted listening system is available.

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