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227 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036

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227 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036

Year opened: 1918

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Originally known as the Selwyn Theatre, the American Airlines Theatre is a historic Italian Renaissance-style Broadway theater in New York City. The theater was designed by George Keister and built by the Selwyn brothers in 1918. It was used for musicals and drama productions, and was then converted to host film productions. For a short time, it was used as a visitor's center, and then wasn't used for much of the 1900s, until 1997 when it was restored and renovated.

Upcoming Highlights

  • Noises Off

    Opens Dec 17

  • Long Day's Journey into Night

    Opens Mar 31, 2016

Noises Off

December 17, 2015-March 6, 2016

From a disastrous dress rehearsal where the cast fumble their entrances and exits, to bothersome props and a final performance of missed cues and forgotten lines, Noises Off is a show-within-a-show that explores explosive personal relationships that lead to off-stage shenanigans and on-stage bedlam. Directed by Jeremy Herrin and stars Tony-winner Andrea Martin, Rob McClure and Meagan Hilty!

Long Day's Journey into Night

Opens March 31, 2016

Academy Award winner Jessica Lange and Golden Globe winner Gabriel Byrne lead the cast of this Eugene O'Neill revival. Published poshumously in 1956, and now hailed as the playwright's masterwork, this intense family drama examines the strain put upon the Tyrones, as mother Mary returns home after being treated for morphine addiction.

November '15
December '15

Dec 17, 2015-Mar 6, 2016

January '16

Dec 17, 2015-Mar 6, 2016

February '16

Dec 17, 2015-Mar 6, 2016

March '16

Dec 17, 2015-Mar 6, 2016

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