Forrest Theatre, Coronet Theatre
|Address||230 West 49th Street|
New York City
|Production||The Book of Mormon|
|Opened||November 24, 1925|
|Architect||Herbert J. Krapp|
The Eugene O'Neill Theatre is a Broadway theatre located at 230 West 49th Street in midtown Manhattan, New York City. The O’Neill Theatre, named after playwright Eugene O’Neill, is owned and operated by Jujamcyn Theaters. The house can accommodate up to 1,108 guests and has been home to several big hits, such as Big River, Spring Awakening, and the long-running 2011 Tony Award Best Musical winner, The Book of Mormon.
Designed by architect Herbert J. Krapp, it was built for the Shuberts as part of a theatre-hotel complex named for 19th- century tragedian Edwin Forrest. The Forrest Theatre opened on November 24, 1925, with the musical Mayflowers as its premiere production.
The venue was renamed the Coronet Theatre in 1945, with renovations by architects Walker & Gillette. In 1959 it was rechristened the O'Neill in honor of the American playwright by then-owner Lester Osterman. It later was purchased by playwright Neil Simon, who sold it to Jujamcyn Theaters in 1982. Jujamcyn is one of the three leading Broadway theatre companies, and since 2009, Jujamcyn Theaters has been owned and operated by Jordan Roth.
Box office record
The Book of Mormon achieved the box office record for the Eugene O'Neill Theatre. The production grossed $2,224,280 over nine performances for the week ending January 4, 2015.
- 1934: Tobacco Road
- 1945: Dream Girl
- 1947: All My Sons
- 1952: Jane
- 1952: The Children's Hour
- 1953: The Little Hut
- 1955: The Bad Seed; double-bill A Memory of Two Mondays and A View from the Bridge
- 1957: The Waltz of the Toreadors
- 1962: A Thousand Clowns
- 1963: She Loves Me
- 1966: The Odd Couple
- 1968: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
- 1969: Last of the Red Hot Lovers
- 1971: The Prisoner of Second Avenue
- 1973: The Good Doctor
- 1974: God's Favorite
- 1975: Yentl
- 1976: California Suite
- 1979: Chapter Two
- 1980: I Ought to Be in Pictures
- 1981: Annie
- 1982: The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
- 1983: Moose Murders
- 1985: Big River
- 1988: M. Butterfly
- 1991: La Bête
- 1992: Five Guys Named Moe
- 1994: Grease
- 1999: Death of a Salesman
- 2000: The Full Monty
- 2003: Nine
- 2004: Caroline, or Change
- 2005: Good Vibrations; Sweeney Todd
- 2006: Spring Awakening
- 2009: 33 Variations; Fela!
- 2011: 8 (One-night premiere engagement)
- 2011—present: The Book of Mormon
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-  Production Gross, Playbill.com