Originally named The Uris, The Gershwin Theatre opened in 1972 and was the first Broadway theatre built since 1931. The theatre’s opening production of Via Galactica became a notorious flop and closed after only seven performances.
The theatre was renamed during the 1983 Tony Awards to honor the famous composer George Gershwin. Today, the Gershwin boasts the highest seating capacity of any Broadway theatre, and its lobby plays host to the American Theatre Hall of Fame.
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New York, NY 10019