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Eugene O’Neill Theatre


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The Book of Mormon

Ticket Information

Box Office Hours
Monday–Saturday: 10:00 AM-8:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 PM-7:00 PM

Tickets
Purchase tickets to The Book of Mormon online, at the theatre box office, or by phone at 800-653-8000.

Group Tickets (10+)
Book online or call 800-714-8452.


Location


About This Theatre

Originally named the Forrest Theatre after Edwin Forrest, the first American-born Broadway star, it was the first to combine a theatre with a hotel.

At the time it was built, in 1925, there were already 192 playhouses and 548 motion picture houses competing for patrons. The Shuberts tried to attract audiences with promotions such as free coffee, cigarettes, and perfume as well as the free services of silhouette artists and mind readers. Mostly due to the bar in the Forrest Hotel that was accessed through the Orchestra, the theatre was one of the few to survive the Depression. Ultimately it was auctioned off in 1934 and leased to the producers of Tobacco Road, a provocative Depression-era play that ran until 1941, making it the longest-running play on Broadway at the time. Designed by Herbert J. Krapp, it was the first theatere to use steel frame construction, which had only previously been used for skyscrapers and large apartment buildings. Krapp installed the most up-to-date stage curtain as well as an innovative system for moving stage scenery with electricity. One of Krapp’s most ornate theatres, the interior was adorned with decorative plasterwork. In 1953 theatre was renamed the Eugene O’Neill; it was the first theatre to be named after a playwright. In the late 1960s, Neil Simon bought it and presented seven of his plays there. In 1982 the Jujamcyn Company bought it with the goal of presenting new American work, and they succeeded with such plays as M. ButterflySpring Awakening, and The Book of Mormon.

The Book of Mormon is currently playing at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre.

The Eugene O’Neill has 1,102 seats and is one of Jujamcyn Theaters‘ five Broadway theatres.


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Payment
Cash, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express are accepted for ticket purchases at the box office.

Dress Code
There is no specific dress code. Formal attire is not required.

Children
Children younger than 4 will not be admitted. Everyone requires a ticket for entry. Parental advisory: This production contains explicit language.

Late Seating
Latecomers will be seated at the discretion of management.


Amenities

Concessions
Located on each level, The Eugene O’Neill bars are stocked with a range of cocktails and nonalcoholic beverage choices, which you are welcome to take back to your seats. Don’t forget to pick up a snack.

Restrooms
The restrooms are located down one flight of stairs from the lobby. There is no accessible restroom located in the theatre. There is, however, an accessible restroom available in the hotel adjacent to the theatre. If you require assistance, please ask a theatre employee to contact the manager.

Cloakroom
There is no coat check at the theatre, but if you have a large bag we’d be happy to check it for you. Please speak to a member of our staff when you arrive. The charge is $3 per item.

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Accessible Seating

The Eugene O’Neill Theatre provides wheelchair-accessible seating on the Orchestra level of the theatre for all performances for patrons who use wheelchairs and their companions. There are no steps leading into the Orchestra level of the theatre from the sidewalk. There are steps to access seating on other levels of the theatre. Pricing for wheelchair-accessible seats on the Orchestra level varies so as to capture the range of prices available throughout the theatre.


Wheelchair-Accessible Restroom

There is a wheelchair-accessible restroom available in the hotel adjacent to the theatre. If you require assistance, please ask a theatre employee to contact the manager. All other restrooms (not wheelchair accessible) are located in the lower level of the theatre, one flight down from the Orchestra.


Seat Accessibility

Orchestra Location:
Seating is accessible to all parts of the Orchestra without steps. There are no steps to the designated wheelchair seating locations. Wheelchair seating is in the Orchestra only.

Mezzanine Location:
Located on the second level: up 25 steps from the Orchestra. There are an additional 15 steps up to the remainder of the Mezzanine. Entrance to Mezzanine is behind row D. Please note: On the Mezzanine level, there are approximately two steps up/down per row.


Assisted-Listening Devices

Reservations are not necessary. Driver’s license or ID with printed address required as a deposit.

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Eugene O'Neill Theatre History imageOriginally opened as the Forrest in 1925, this theatre was renovated and renamed the Coronet in 1945 before becoming the Eugene O’Neill in 1959. In the late ’60s, playwright Neil Simon bought itand presented his own plays at the theatre until 1982, when he sold it to Jujamcyn. The Book of Mormon has called the O’Neill home since 2011.

Previous tenants include Fela!; Jane Fonda in 33 Variations; Spring Awakening; Sweeney Todd; Good Vibrations; Caroline, or Change; Nine; The Full Monty; Waiting in the Wings; Wrong Mountain; Death of a Salesman; More to Love; the rollicking musical Five Guys Named Moe; Patrick Stewart in his acclaimed one-man performance of A Christmas Carol; Penn & Teller: The Refrigerator Tour; the offbeat La Bête starring Tom McGowan; a revival of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof starring Kathleen Turner and Charles Durning, who won a Tony Award as Big Daddy; David Henry Hwang’s Tony-winning play M. Butterfly, starring John Lithgow and B.D. Wong (Tony); Tom Waits in Concert on Broadway; Big River, winner of seven Tonys, including Best Musical; Jessica Tandy, Amanda Plummer, Bruce Davison, and John Heard in The Glass Menagerie; Moose Murders; Monday After the Miracle, William Gibson’s sequel to The Miracle Worker; a return engagement of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas; a revival of the Neil Simon/Cy Coleman–Carolyn Leigh musical Little Me; and two Neil Simon plays, Fools and I Ought to Be in Pictures.

A series of Simon plays was presented here from 1969 on: Last of the Red Hot Lovers; The Prisoner of Second Avenue; The Good Doctor; and God’s Favorite. The Simon parade was interrupted in 1975 by the arrival of Yentl, a play by Isaac Bashevis Singer and Leah Napolin, which played here for seven months starring Tovah Feldshuh. Simon returned with a huge hit, California Suite, which ran for 445 performances.

During the 1960s, this theatre housed Jack Lemmon, George Grizzard, and Sandy Dennis in Face of a Hero; Carol Channing sparkled in Charles Gaynor’s revue Show Girl; George Gobel and Sam Levene starred in Let It Ride!, a musical version of Three Men on a Horse; John Mills starred in Terence Rattigan’s Ross; Jason Robards Jr. and Sandy Dennis amused audiences in Herb Gardner’s A Thousand Clowns for 428 performances; and Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick, and Joe Masteroff created a gem of a musical, She Loves Me, with Barbara Cook, Daniel Massey, Barbara Baxley, and Jack Cassidy, who won a Tony.

Previous highlights at this theatre: Tobacco Road played here from 1934 to 1941; Arthur Miller’s All My Sons and A View From the Bridge premiered here; Elaine Stritch appeared in Angel in the Wings; Lillian Hellman’s The Autumn Garden premiered here, and Patricia Neal and Kim Hunter revived her The Children’s Hour the next year; and Noël Coward’s Quadrille with the Lunts, Edna Best, and Brian Aherne delighted audiences for 150 performances.

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