Todd Haimes Theatre

227 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10019

Todd Haimes Theatre Information, Shows and Tickets

Directions & Box Office

  • Directions: By subway, take the A/C/E, the 1/2/3, or the N/R/W to 42nd Street.
  • Entrance: 42nd Street between 7th and 8th Avenues The Todd Haimes Theatre, formerly known as the American Airlines Theatre and the Selwyn Theater, is located on the north side of 42nd Street, between Seventh and Eighth Avenue.
  • Box Office Hours:
    Tuesday - Saturday:
    10am - 8pm
    Sunday - Monday:
    10am - 6pm

Best Seats In The House

  • Seats: 740

A small theater at under 800 seats, the Todd Haimes offers great views all around, but you can't beat the center orchestra and front mezzanine. Seats near the exits to the right side of the theater are best avoided, as street noise can often be heard and can distract from the performance.

Todd Haimes Theatre Seating Chart

Todd Haimes Theatre Seating Chart

Parking for Todd Haimes Theatre

The closest parking garages for Todd Haimes Theatre are located at:

ICON Advance Parking
249-253 W 43rd Street
New York, NY 10019
212-221-8902
QUIK Park Theater Lot
223 W 46 Street
New York, NY 10019
212-997-1636

The closest parking is not always the best as it often takes longer to park and retrieve your vehicle as fellow theatre goers have the same idea. A better choice of parking may be the second choice or further away by a couple of Avenues.

Additional Notes

Some notable productions at the old Selwyn Theatre include Somerset Maugham's The Circle, Castles in the Air, George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber's The Royal Family, Noel Coward's This Year of Grace, and Three's A Crowd.

Its inaugural production as the American Airlines Theatre was The Man Who Came to Dinner, and since then noteworthy productions (almost all revivals) have included Betrayal, The Women, An Almost Holy Picture, The Man Who Had All the Luck, A Day in the Death of Joe Egg and Russian comedian Yakov Smirnoff's As Long As We Both Shall Laugh

Other notable shows have included Deaf West Theatre's unique Big River, The Caretaker, an acclaimed production of Twelve Angry Men, a delightful revival of The Pajama Game starring Harry Connick Jr., The 39 Steps, and a revival of The Importance of Being Earnest starring Brian Bedford.

There has yet to be any notable productions at the theatre with its new name of notable productions

Landlord: Roundabout Theatre Company

Official Ticketer: Roundabout

Notes:

Roundabout Theatre's second home, usually used for plays due to its size.

Elevator: Yes

Escalator: Yes

Disabled Access Notes:

Elevators are available to all levels of the theatre and there are no steps leading in to the theatre. Wheelchair accessible seating can be found in both the Orchestra and Mezzanine sections.

Now Playing Home

  • Previews Began: May 17, 2024
  • Opens: June 5, 2024
  • Show Closes: July 21, 2024
Brilliantly inventive, lyrically expressive play deals joyfully with the coming of age of a young Black man from rural North Carolina who has the whole world in his callused hands …more
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Upcoming Shows

Yellow Face

  • Previews Begin: September 13, 2024
  • Opens: October 1, 2024
  • Show Closes: November 24, 2024
Semi-autobiographical play about an Asian playwright who protests the casting of non-Asian actor Jonathan Pryce as a Vietnamese character in the 1990's Miss Saigon Broadway show transfer from London to …more
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English

  • Previews Begin: January 3, 2025
  • Opens: January 23, 2025
  • Show Closes: March 2, 2025
Powerful play about four Iranian adults preparing for an English language exam in a storefront school near Tehran, where family separations and travel restrictions drive them to learn a new …more
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The Pirates Of Penzance

  • Previews Begin: April 4, 2025
  • Opens: April 24, 2025
  • Show Closes: June 22, 2025
Comic operetta that follows the adventures of a young man who has just completed his pirate apprenticeship, when he falls in love with a Major's daughter and then becomes torn …more
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Previous Shows

Doubt: A Parable

  • Opened: February 29, 2024
  • Show Closed: April 21, 2024
John Patrick Shanley’s award winning play where a Catholic school principal questions a priest's ambiguous relationship with a troubled young student. …more

I Need That

  • Opened: November 2, 2023
  • Show Closed: December 30, 2023
Danny DeVito returns to the Broadway stage to star alongside his daughter Lucy DeVito and Ray Anthony Thomas in the Roundabout Theatre Company’s 2023 production of I Need That, which …more

Fat Ham

  • Opened: April 12, 2023
  • Show Closed: July 2, 2023
A sensitive and self-aware young Black man in search of happiness and liberation faces the ghost of his dead father who shows up demanding that his murder be avenged. …more

1776

  • Opened: October 6, 2022
  • Show Closed: January 8, 2023
A historical musical chronicling John Adam’s efforts to persuade his fellow congressmen to vote for American independence from England, and underlines the gender imbalance among the Founding Fathers by casting …more

Birthday Candles

  • Opened: March 21, 2022
  • Show Closed: May 29, 2022
Debra Messing has returned to Broadway after half a decade in this play delving into themes of existentialism and examining what it truly means to be alive. …more

Trouble in Mind

  • Opened: November 18, 2021
  • Show Closed: January 9, 2022
Deep dive exposé uncovering racist and sexist issues at Broadway show productions during the 1950’s, told from a highly experienced black theatre actress …more

A Soldier's Play

  • Opened: January 21, 2020
  • Show Closed: March 15, 2020
Play following the murder of a black military officer, and subsequent investigation that reveals the deep racial issues in 1940’s Louisiana …more

The Rose Tattoo

  • Opened: October 15, 2019
  • Show Closed: December 8, 2019
Marisa Tomei stars in a revival of Tennessee Williams’ Tony winning play that depicts a woman’s spiritual rebirth following the death of her husband. …more

All My Sons

  • Opened: April 22, 2019
  • Show Closed: June 30, 2019
Arthur Miller’s poignant work spotlights family discord in this drama set at the end of World War II and the price they must pay for mistakes …more

True West

  • Opened: January 24, 2019
  • Show Closed: March 17, 2019
In this dark family comedy brothers are stuck in their mother's house and forced to confront one another for the first time in five years. …more

Bernhardt/Hamlet

  • Opened: September 25, 2018
  • Show Closed: November 18, 2018
Bernhardt/Hamlet tells the true story of Sarah Bernhardt, one of history's greatest actresses made famous at the end of the Nineteenth century. She takes on one of theater's greatest roles, …more

Travesties

  • Opened: April 24, 2018
  • Show Closed: June 17, 2018
Travesties is a play by the great contemporary playwright Tom Stoppard. The play was first produced in 1974, and it was recently revived in London at the Menier Chocolate Factory …more

John Lithgow: Stories by Heart

  • Opened: January 11, 2018
  • Show Closed: March 4, 2018
John Lithgow is a beloved actor of stage and screen. Among his numerous memorable credits, he debuted his one-man show, Stories by Heart, in 2008 at Lincoln Center in a …more

Time and the Conways

  • Opened: October 10, 2017
  • Show Closed: November 26, 2017
Time and the Conways is a 1937 play written by J.B. Priestley (An Inspector Calls, I Have Been Here Before), which is being revived on Broadway for the first time …more

Marvin's Room

  • Opened: June 29, 2017
  • Show Closed: August 27, 2017
Marvin's Room deals with two sisters who are taking care of their aging father; Bessie, who is herself dying of leukemia and yet is an avid caretaker, and Lee, who …more

The Price

  • Opened: March 16, 2017
  • Show Closed: May 14, 2017
The Price is the story of Victor Franz, a man based off of one of Miller’s childhood friends who had the highest IQ on the New York City police force, …more

The Cherry Orchard

  • Opened: October 6, 2016
  • Show Closed: December 4, 2016
A Russian noblewoman returns to her estate after a long absence and her sons death to find the cherry orchard on the estate in full bloom but in financial ruin. …more

Long Day's Journey Into Night

  • Opened: April 27, 2016
  • Show Closed: June 26, 2016
Long Day’s Journey Into Night is a classic work of American drama, written in 1941 by Eugene O’Neill, and eventually published in 1956. The play takes place on a single …more

Noises Off

  • Opened: January 14, 2016
  • Show Closed: March 13, 2016
Noises Off is a hilarious comedic farce that is being revived on Broadway as part of the Roundabout Theatre Company’s season. The play takes place in three acts, where each …more

Old Times

  • Opened: October 6, 2015
  • Show Closed: November 29, 2015
Old Times is a world renowned play by Nobel Prize winner Harold Pinter. The play surrounds a man named Deeley, the crux of the play has Deeley meeting a former …more

On The Twentieth Century

  • Opened: March 12, 2015
  • Show Closed: July 19, 2015
First having premiered on Broadway in 1978, this is a revival of the classic screwball musical comedy On the Twentieth Century. This production will star the beloved actors Kristin Chenoweth …more

The Real Thing

  • Opened: October 30, 2014
  • Show Closed: January 4, 2015
The Real Thing is written by one of the world’s greatest playwrights, Tom Stoppard. Originally having premiered in London in 1982, the play centers on the relationship between the principal …more

Todd Haimes Theatre History

Prior to it being know as "The Todd Haimes Theatre", this venue was known as the "American Airlines Theatre" and originally known as as "The Selwyn Theatre".

At the time of construction in 1918, it was named for the producer brothers Arch and Edgar Selwyn who built it. The theatre was designed in the Italian Renaissance style, with a brick-and-terracotta façade.

Theatre Name History:

  • 1918: Selwyn Theatre
  • 2000 American Airlines Theatre
  • 2024 Todd Haimes Theatre

Theatre Is Owned By New York City and New York State

The theatre is owned by the city and state governments of New York and leased to New 42nd Street. It has 740 seats across two levels and is operated by Roundabout Theatre Company. Since 2000, the theater has been named for American Airlines (AA), which bought the theater's naming rights. In 2024 it became the Todd Haimes theatre.

Theatre Became a Movie House in 1934

The theatre was originally designed by George Keister, the Selwyn was especially popular for revues, but like many Broadway theaters, it struggled during the Great Depression and, by 1934, the theater had become a movie house.

1950's Saw Short Plays Before The Film Was Shown

There was a period in the '50s when each film was preceded by a short play, but this flirtation with live drama was brief and the Selwyn continued as a "grind house" for several decades, showing double features of second run and B movies. This was the lowest ebb of the theatre.

1990's 42nd Street Project

In the 1990s, the New 42nd Street Group headed a tremendous project that brought several historic Broadway theaters back to legitimacy, including the Selwyn. The non-profit Roundabout Theatre Company, which was being turned out of its space at the Criterion Center on 45th Street, leased the space and named it the American Airlines Theatre in honor of the company that was to help it fund the renovation of its new home.

The Controversial Name Change in 2000

The theatre name change to "The American Airlines Theatre" in 2000 was controversial because it was the first time a Broadway theatre had taken on a "brand" name to promote something that had nothing to do with theatre. Although American Airlines financed the significant repairs that were needed at the theatre, it raised eyebrows as the theatre is actually owned by the city and state government, who did not get a seat at the renaming table.

Theatre Renamed in February 2024 to The Todd Haimes Theatre

Todd Haimes joined NYC’s Roundabout Theatre Company in 1983 and became a driving force in the organization until 2023 when he died from cancer. The organization decided to rename the theatre in his honor in late 2023 to celebrate his life's passion for the theatre and specifically for the work he did for The Roundabout Theatre Group.

Todd Haimes Theatre Design

The shiny new modern-looking edifice of the Todd Haimes Theatre, which is pretty but somewhat sterile, conceals a gorgeous theater that has all the beauty of the original with a brand new sheen.

This is because in 1998 the old Selwyn Theatre was brought back to glorious life by a team of skilled craftsmen and artisans who restored the original theater's murals and ornamental plaster work while also improving its sightlines and acoustics.

The decidedly un-Broadway-like name of the theater American Airlines Theatre, plus other concessions, like the "F.M. Kirby Box Office," hint at the fact that the restoration was done at a hefty price. But one look at the result, and you'll probably agree that it's worth these nods to crass commercialism -- the Todd Haimes Theatre is one stunning theatre