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Brooks Atkinson Broadway Theatre
The Brooks Atkinson Theatre was built by Henry and Irwin Chanin and opened on Broadway in 1926

Brooks Atkinson Theatre
256 West 47th Street
New York, NY 10019
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Location:
The Brooks Atkinson Theatre is located on the south side of 47th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue. It is number 13 on The Broadway Map

Design:
The Brooks Atkinson Theatre, designed by Herbert J. Krapp, has a pleasant fascade with interesting trim around the windows, but the beige brick looks a bit worn and eroded in places. Though the interior is attractive, from the restrooms to many of the seats, the Brooks Atkinson is noted for being small and cramped.

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Background:
Long-time New York Times drama critic Brooks Atkinson had no more retired from his post when, in 1960, he suddenly came back to haunt Broadway again in the form of his own theater. The Brooks Atkinson Theatre was previously called the Mansfield, named for actor Richard Mansfield when it was built by Henry and Irwin Chanin in 1926. With just over 1,000 seats, the Brooks Atkinson Theatre tends to favor plays, but it also houses the occasional musical, particularly specialty shows by "personalities" (Victor Borge and Peter, Paul, and Mary, to name a few), and it even hosted a recent musical version of Jane Eyre. Versatile playwright Michael Frayn has had much of his work here, including the initial hit run of Noises Off and its successful 2001 revival, and, more recently, his drama Democracy. Like many theaters on the Great White Way, the Brooks Atkinson has spent some time dark and has also served as a television studio during its long history, but these days this popular theater is seldom empty.

Best Seats In The House:
Steer clear of the side orchestra seats, which aren't very comfortable. Your best bet is the center orchestra or the front of the mezzanine.

Directions:
By Subway, take the C/E to 50th Street, walk south on Eight Avenue and then turn left onto 47th Street. Or take the 1 to 50th Street, walk south on Broadway and then make a right onto 47th Street.

Parking
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Previous Shows:
The Brooks Atkinson Theatre (previously known as the Mansfield Theatre) has been home to such shows as The Green Pastures, Shuffle Along of 1933, Moon Over Mulberry Street, Come Blow Your Horn, A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, Lenny, Same Time, Next Year, Bedroom Farce, Talley's Folly, The Dresser, Beyond Therapy, Noises Off, Benefactors, The Cemetery Club, Shadowlands, Death and the Maiden, Play On!, Fool Moon, The Iceman Cometh starring Kevin Spacey, the musical Jane Eyre, the short-lived The Blonde in the Thunderbird, The Odd Couple with Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick, and Rock of Ages.

Restaurants
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Seating Chart:

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