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Gershwin Theatre | Complete Theatre Guide

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Gershwin Theatre | An Overview

Opened : 1972

Currently Playing : Wicked

Longest Running Show: Show Boat

Box Office Hours: Monday - Saturday: 10am - 8pm | Sunday: 12 pm-6 pm

Number of Seats: 1926 seats | Orchestra (1290 seats), Mezzanine (626 seats)

Available Facilities: Coat check, Accessible entrance, Wheelchair accessible seats, Accessible bathrooms, Hearing Assistance, Food Stall, Water fountain, Elevator, Escalator

A Brief History Of Gershwin Theatre

Constructed by the Uris Brothers on the site of the former Capitol Theatre, and designed by Ralph Alswang, the theater opened as the Uris Theatre on 28 November, 1972. The musical Via Galactica starring Raul Julia was the premiere production at the Gershwin Theatre. For the majority of its lifetime, it operated as a conventional theater, except from 1974 to 1976, when it functioned as a concert hall. During the 37th Tony Awards on 5 June 1983, the theater was renamed to honor composer George and lyricist Ira Gerswhin. The Gershwin Theater has Broadway's highest seating capacity, and also houses the American Theater Hall of Fame in the lobby.

Gershwin Theatre

Best Seats in Gershwin Theatre

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Value for money

Mezzanine Center.

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Best views of the stage

Orchestra Center and Mezzanine Center first three rows

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Most expensive seats

Orchestra Center front seats

Interact with the Gershwin Theatre Seating Chart before buying your tickets.

Currently Playing at Gershwin Theatre


“Wicked” is a vivid telling of all that happened before Dorothy made her way to the Land of Oz. It tells the story of two unlikely friends, Elphaba, a smart and fiery girl born with emerald skin, and Glinda, a popular, cheery blonde. Told from the perspective of Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West, and Glinda, the Good Witch, the musical explores their friendship and the struggles that unravel as time goes on. Know More

Broadway Shows Screened at Gershwin Theatre in the Past

Facilities Available at Gershwin Theatre

  1. Accessible Entrance
  2. Wheelchair Accessible Seats
  3. Unisex Accessible Bathrooms
  4. Water Fountain
  5. Coat Check
  6. Hearing Assistance
  7. Concession Stands
  8. Elevator
  9. Escalator

Handy Tips

  • The entire theater is accessible by elevators and escalators. Apart from the designated aisle seats, all other seats can be accessed via wheelchair.
  • The bathroom is located on the mezzanine level. The theater has a large capacity, and the bathrooms can get crowded at the intermission.
  • The food stall sells products at an inflated rate. Get your eating and drinking done before you enter the theater.
  • Go for the first rows of the orchestra and mezzanine level or the corner seats if you need extra legroom.

Getting To Gershwin Theatre

The Gershwin Theater can be reached via road from almost anywhere in New York City. The fastest way, however, is the subway. If you plan to take the subway to Gershwin Theatre, you can either ride the B, D, F, or M train to 42nd Street and 8th Avenue, 1,9 to 42nd Street and Broadway or take the N, Q, R, or W train to 42nd Street and 7th Avenue. Cabs can take you directly to the theater from any part of New York.

Parking Near Gershwin Theatre

There are plenty of parking spaces near the theater, too. One Parking on West 48th Street or Quik Park on West 51st Street are good parking choices around Gershwin Theatre.

Hotels Near Gershwin Theatre

Restaurants Near Gershwin Theatre

  • McHale’s Pub & Grill:Serving pub grub, this haunt with dark-wood decor features 15+ flat-screen TVs & a spot for darts.
  • Rosie O’Grady’s: Landmark restaurant serving steak & seafood dishes in a formal setting since 1973.
  • Gallaghers Steakhouse: Iconic steakhouse offering classic cuts & raw bar items in renovated digs with red banquettes.
  • Times Square Diner & Grill: American diner fare & a full bar offered in a stylish, modern atmosphere with loft-height ceilings.
  • Churrascaria Plataforma: A parade of servers toting skewered meats and a large salad bar star at this set-price rodizio.

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