236 West 45th Street
New York, NY 10036
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The Plymouth Theater is located on 45th street between Broadway and 8th Avenue. It is number 23 on The Broadway Map
The Plymouth Theatre was built thanks to The Shubert Family and producer/director Arthur Hopkins in 1917. By the time The Plymouth Theatre went up, The Shubert Family succeeded in having a full block of theatres to their credit; The Plymouth and The Booth on 45th street and The Broadhurst and The Shubert Theaters on 44th street.
One of the simplest Theatres designed by Herbert Krapp, The Plymouth’s exterior is brown, blue and gold and much like its neighboring theatres was built using less costly materials such as terra cotta and brick. The shows that were frequently featured there (particularly in the early years) were considered mainly academic in nature, examples of this being Tolstoy’s Redemption in 1918 and What Price Glory? by Maxwell Anderson and Lawrence Stallings in 1924.
When first erected in 1917, The Plymouth Theatre had approximately 1000 seats. After subsequent building additions, the theatre now holds 1,079 seats. Some of the more desirable seats in the house tend to be front mezzanine and center orchestra (rows C-I leaning towards being the most favorable).
By subway, take the A, C and E trains to 42nd street or the 1/9 or 2/3 trains to 42nd street, Times Square. Walk north to 45th street. The Plymouth Theatre is between Broadway and 8th Avenue.
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The first show to open at The Plymouth Theatre was Clare Kummer’s play A Successful Calamity though it was not in fact the show’s opening night. Calamity had already played at The Booth Theatre prior to its opening at The Plymouth the year before. Not typically a theatre used for large or musical acts, some of the more notable shows that played at The Plymouth Theatre include Frederick Knott’s Dial M for Murder in 1952, Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple in 1965 and the 1983 revival of Kaufman and Hart’s You Can’t Take it With You.
Wheelchair seating and restrooms are available in The Plymouth Theatre with additional restrooms located in the lower lobby.