Address: 226 West 46th Street New York, NY 10036 United States of America Parking: Champion Parking 46 247 W 46th St. or Quik Park 223 W 46th St. Children: All persons entering the theatre, regardless of age, must have a ticket. General Info: There are designated wheelchair and companion seats in the rear of the orchestra section on the third floor. These locations are the ONLY ones that do not involve steps. (see seating chart)Quick Facts Category Broadway Capacity ~1319 Organization Nederlander Organization Year Opened 1925 About the Theatre:
The building now known as the Richard Rodgers Theatre was constructed by and named for American architect and real estate developer Irwin Chanin in 1925. In 1931, the Shuberts purchased the theatre and renamed it the 46th Street Theatre. In 1982, it was bought and renovated by the Nederlander Organization, which changed its name in 1990 to honor the great composer Richard Rodgers (The Sound of Music, The King and I, Pal Joey, Oklahoma!, Babes in Arms, South Pacific). The theatre is notable for having a "democratic" seating plan, in which all patrons enter through the same doors and those sitting in the mezzanine and balcony use steps located inside the house itself. In its long history, the Richard Rodgers Theatre has been the home of an amazing number of Tony Award-winning productions. Best Musicals include Guys and Dolls, Damn Yankees, Redhead, Nine, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, 1776, Raisin, and In the Heights, and Best Plays include Fences and Lost in Yonkers.Notable Productions: 2012: The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess 2011: Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo 2008: In the Heights 2007: Cyrano de Bergerac 2006: Tarzan 2002: Movin' Out 2002: Private Lives 2000: Seussical 1998: Footloose 1997: Side Show 1996: Chicago 1995: How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying 1994: A Christmas Carol 1993: Laughter on the 23rd Floor 1991: Lost in Yonkers 1989: The Merchant of Venice 1987: Fences 1986: Arsenic and Old Lace 1985: Brighton Beach Memoirs 1982: Nine 1978: The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas 1975: Chicago 1973: Raisin 1971: No, No, Nanette 1969: 1776 1961: How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying 1955: Damn Yankees 1950: Guys and Dolls 1947: Finian's Rainbow 1935: Anything Goes 1925: The Greenwich Village Follies Richard Rodgers Theatre News: January 12, 2012 The rebooted revival of The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, starring Audra McDonald, Norm Lewis, and David Alan Grier, opens at the Richard Rodgers Theatre!