Music Box Theatre

Music Box Theatre

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Ticket Information

Box Office Hours
Monday-Saturday: 10:00AM-8:00PM
Sunday: 12:00PM-6:00PM (Open until curtain when there is an evening performance.)

Purchase tickets to Suffs online, at the theatre box office, or by calling 212-239-6200.

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


Public Transportation

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C E Subway Icons Take the C, E train to 50th St.
Take the N, Q, R, W, 1, 2, 3, or 7 train to Times Square.
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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.

Suffs is currently playing at the Music Box Theatre.

The Music Box Theatre has 1,025 seats and is one of the Shubert Organization’s 17 Broadway theatres.


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Dress Code
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.

Late Seating
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.

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Accessible Seating

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

Wheelchair-Accessible restroom available (main floor).

Seat Accessibility

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. A driver’s license or ID with printed address is required as a deposit. Please call: 212-582-7678 to reserve in advance.

Loop technology is also available at this theatre.

Shubert Audience Services

The Music Box Theatre provides accommodations for patrons who are blind, deaf, partially sighted, and/or have hearing loss. The theatre provides infrared assistive listening devices for every performance at the theatre. In addition, beginning four weeks after a show’s official opening night performance, hand-held audio description devices and hand-held captioning devices are available, and there is unlimited access to downloadable audio description and/or captioning for personal mobile devices free of charge. (Hand-held devices are limited, although additional devices can be obtained with at least twenty-four hours’ notice.) If you have questions, contact 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 any of our devices, software, or technology.

Language Subtitles

Purlie Victorious provides real-time translations, on your mobile device. Language Subtitles are available in Spanish. For more information, visit the Shubert Audience Services kiosk inside the theatre.

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Music Box Theatre History ImageBuilt 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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