The theatre marquee, box office and entrance on the 46th Street side of the New York Marriott Marquis hotel
|Address||210 W. 46th Street|
New York City
|Owner||New York Marriott Marquis|
|Opened||July 9, 1986|
|Architect||John C. Portman, Jr.|
The Marquis opened July 9, 1986, with a series of concerts by Shirley Bassey. The 1611-seat venue was designed by developer/architect John C. Portman, Jr. Because construction of the hotel involved the demolition of five theaters – the original Helen Hayes, the Morosco, the Bijou, and remnants of the Astor and the Gaiety – New York City officials permitted Portman to construct the new property only if he agreed to include a theater within the structure. It presently is one of nine operated by the Nederlander Organization.
In the 2006 production of The Drowsy Chaperone, the Man In Chair remarks that the show within the show originally played the Morosco theatre, "but they tore it down and put up a hotel," which earned an enormous laugh from theatre buffs in the audience. The line was added specifically for the Broadway run and is not used in regional productions.
According to Forbes, Vornado Realty Trust, which leases the Broadway theater to the Nederlander Organization, sold almost half of its stake to a group of investors as part of a larger deal in 2019.
- 1986: Me and My Girl
- 1990: Shogun: The Musical
- 1991: Gypsy; Nick & Nora
- 1992: Man of La Mancha
- 1993: The Goodbye Girl
- 1994: Damn Yankees
- 1995: Victor/Victoria
- 1998: The Capeman
- 1999: Annie Get Your Gun
- 2002: Thoroughly Modern Millie
- 2004: La Cage aux Folles
- 2005: The Woman in White
- 2006: The Drowsy Chaperone
- 2008: Cry-Baby; White Christmas
- 2009: Soul of Shaolin; 9 to 5; White Christmas
- 2010: Come Fly Away; Donny & Marie - A Broadway Christmas
- 2011: Wonderland: Alice's New Musical Adventure; Follies
- 2012: Evita
- 2013: Jekyll & Hyde; Il Divo – A Musical Affair: The Greatest Songs of Broadway
- 2014: The Illusionists: Witness the Impossible
- 2015: Penn & Teller; On Your Feet!
- 2018: Escape to Margaritaville; The Illusionists — Magic of the Holidays; A Very Wicked Halloween: Celebrating 15 Years on Broadway (television special); Celebrity Autobiography (limited engagement)
- 2019: Tootsie
- 2020: Once Upon a One More Time
Box office record
Evita achieved the box office record for the Marquis Theatre. The production grossed $1,586,902 over eight performances, for the week ending May 10, 2012.
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- Hershberg, Marc. "Roth Sells Stake In Marquis Theatre". Forbes. Retrieved 2019-05-17.
- Vine, Hannah. "First Look at Idina Menzel, Kristin Chenoweth, Ariana Grande, and More in A Very Wicked Halloween". Playbill. Retrieved November 7, 2018.
- Lefkowitz, Andy. "Alec Baldwin, Susan Lucci & More Will Lead Celebrity Autobiography to Broadway". Broadway.com. Retrieved November 7, 2018.
- "INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 5/21; EVITA Breaks Marquis Record". Broadwayworld.com. May 21, 2012. Retrieved 2014-11-06.