230 West 49th Street
New York, NY 10019
The Eugene O’ Neill Theatre opened on November 24, 1925, with the musical Mayflowers. It was designed by Herbert J. Krapp and built for the Shuberts as part of a three-hotel complex named in honor of the 19th century tragedian Edwin Forrest. In 1945, the theatre was renamed the Coronet and refurbished by architects Walker & Gillette. In 1959, it was renamed the O’Neill by owner Lester Osterman in honor of the American playwright. Neil Simon eventually purchased the theatre and sold it to Jujamcyn Theatres in 1982. Notable productions that this venue has housed include Tobacco Road(1934), The Children’s Hour(1952), She Loves Me(1963), The Odd Couple(1966), Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead(1968), The Good Doctor(1973), I Ought To Be In Pictures(1980), Annie(1981), The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas(1982), Big River(1985), Grease(1994), and Death of a Salesman(1999).