Box Office Hours
Monday-Saturday: 10:00 AM-8:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 PM-6:00 PM (If there is a late performance, open until curtain.)
No future sales 30 minutes before start of performance.
Purchase online, at the theatre box office, or by calling 877-250-2929.
Group Tickets (12+) Book online or call 800-714-8452.
Take the A, C, E train to 42nd St.
Take the C, E train to 50th St.
Take the N, Q, R, W, 1, 2, 3, or 7 train to Times Square.
Take the N, R to 49th St.
About This Theatre
Toward the close of 1919, the prominent theatrical producer Sam H. Harris made a proposition to his friend Irving Berlin: If the popular songwriter would devise a musical revue, Harris would find a theatre for it. Berlin responded with The Music Box Revue and in 1920 the Music Box Theatre was built to house the show. The Shuberts began acquiring shares of the venue from Harris in the 1920s. When Harris died in 1941, his wife sold half the shares in the theatre to the Shuberts, and half to Berlin. From that point on, Berlin and Shubert became equal partners in the ownership of the house. In 2007, the Berlin share of the theatre was sold to Shubert, now the sole owner of the theatre.
Because of its dainty, jewellike qualities, the Music Box Theatre is aptly named. Designed by architect Charles Howard Crane in collaboration with E. George Kiehler, it was built in the neo-Georgian style, more in the manner of a dignified manor or country home than in the typical theatrical style of most other Broadway playhouses.
The Music Box Theatre has 1,025 seats and is one of the Shubert Organization’s 17 Broadway theatres.
Ticket sales are nonrefundable. If you have completed your order, entered your purchase information, and had the order confirmed, you may not cancel the order or return your tickets.
There is no specific dress code. Formal attire is not required.
Dear Evan Hansen is recommended for ages 12 and older. Children under the age of 4 will not be permitted in the theatre.
Please be advised performances begin promptly at the time indicated on your ticket. There will be no late seating for Dear Evan Hansen. Patrons arriving after the performance has begun will not be admitted until intermission.
Wheelchair-accessible (main floor). Additional restrooms are located down one flight of steps (29 steps in Lower Lounge) and up one flight (19 steps in Mezzanine).
There is cloakroom service available at this theatre. No strollers or furs.
Accessible seating is available for this performance as indicated on the seating map.
Theatre is not completely wheelchair-accessible. There are no steps into the theatre from the sidewalk. Please be advised that where there are steps either into or within the theatre, we are unable to provide assistance.
Wheelchair-Accessible restroom available (main floor).
Orchestra Location: Seating is accessible to all parts of the Orchestra without steps. Wheelchair seating is available in the Orchestra only.
Mezzanine Location: Located up two flights of stairs (38 steps). Once on the Mezzanine level there are approximately two steps down per row. Entrance to the Mezzanine is behind row L.
Handrails: Available at the end of every stepped seat row in the Mezzanine.
Assisted Listening Devices
Reservations are not necessary. Driver’s license or ID with printed address required as a deposit. Please call: (212) 582-7678 to reserve in advance.
Shubert Audience Services
The Music Box Theatre provides at least 10 infrared assistive listening devices for every performance at the theatre. Beginning four weeks after a show’s official opening-night performance, at least 10 audio description devices are available for every performance at the theatre. In addition, there is unlimited access to downloadable audio description software for personal mobile devices, available beginning four weeks after a show’s official opening-night performance, which provides an automated detailed account of the visual of the production, free of charge, for blind or partially sighted patrons. The theatre also offers handheld devices and software that provide captioning for deaf or hard-of-hearing patrons, available beginning four weeks after a show’s official opening night performance. Additional devices can be available with at least 24 hours’ notice by contacting Shubert Audience Services at 212-944-3700 or [email protected]. There is also a representative at the Shubert Audience Services kiosk at every performance to assist any patron with the audio description devices, software, or captioning devices.
Built in 1921 by Irving Berlin and Sam Harris, the lovely Music Box was co-owned by the Berlin estate and the Shubert Organization, Inc., until 2007, when Shubert became the sole owner. In 1994, Berlin’s daughters unveiled a plaque and wall exhibit (located in the outer lobby) chronicling their father’s history at this house.
The most recent productions here have been Shuffle Along, or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed; King Charles III; a revival of Wendy Wasserstein’s The Heidi Chronicles; the Tony Award–winning revival of Pippin; Dead Accounts; One Man, Two Guvnors; William Shatner’s solo show, Shatner’s World: We Just Live in It; a revival of Private Lives; Jerusalem and La Bête, both starring Mark Rylance; and the farce Lend Me a Tenor. The theatre’s previous tenant was Tracy Letts’s Superior Donuts; his Pulitzer Prize–winning August: Osage County played the house before that.
Other recent tenants of this theatre have been The Farnsworth Invention; Deuce (starring Angela Lansbury and Marian Seldes, the latter of whom played this house for 1,793 performances in Deathtrap); The Vertical Hour; Festen; In My Life; Primo; Dame Edna: Back With a Vengeance; Cat on a Hot Tin Roof; Amour; Fortune’s Fool; Neil Simon’s The Dinner Party; Amadeus; Closer; The Diary of Anne Frank; Christopher Plummer in Barrymore; State Fair; Swinging on a Star; Blood Brothers; A Small Family Business; Park Your Car in Harvard Yard; and Julie Harris as Isak Dinesen in Lucifer’s Child.
The 1980s saw A Few Good Men; the Cy Coleman musical Welcome to the Club; the British import Spoils of War; the musical Mail; Les Liaisons Dangereuses; Mary Tyler Moore in Sweet Sue; a revival of Joe Orton’s Loot, in which Alec Baldwin made his Broadway debut; Hay Fever; The Octette Bridge Club; Alone Together; End of the World; Open Admissions; Carroll O’Connor in Brothers; and Agnes of God.
Hits of the 1970s included Side by Side by Sondheim; a revival of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? starring Ben Gazzara and Colleen Dewhurst; Jonathan Pryce in Comedians; Absurd Person Singular; and Sleuth (1,222 performances).
The 1960s brought Bert Lahr in The Beauty Part and the enormous hit Any Wednesday, with Sandy Dennis and Gene Hackman. In 1967, Pinter’s The Homecoming won four Tony Awards.
In the 1950s, William Inge had three great successes here: Picnic, Bus Stop, and The Dark at the Top of the Stairs. Jessica Tandy and Brian Bedford starred in Five Finger Exercise.
Highlights of the past: Marlon Brando’s debut in 1944 in I Remember Mama; George S. Kaufman’s many hits at this theatre, including Of Thee I Sing, Dinner at Eight, Merrily We Roll Along, Stage Door, Once in a Lifetime, and The Man Who Came to Dinner; the revue As Thousands Cheer; and Clifton Webb, Fred Allen, and Libby Holman in The Little Show.
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