The Music Box Theatre
239 West 45th Street
New York, NY 10036
- Dear Evan Hansen
Dear Evan Hansen is the new musical that tells the story of Evan who has always felt as if he was invisible until he did “that one thing” that makes everyone want to know him. How will he cope with this sudden change as well as the secrets that may make or break him. The Nederlander Theatre The Minskoff Theatre Share:
The Music Box Theatre was constructed because of an offer Sam H. Harris, a well-known producer, made to his friend Irving Berlin in 1919. Harris proposed that if the songwriter would create a musical revue, he would find a venue for it. Berlin wrote The Music Box Revue and the Music Box was constructed to house the show in 1920. For each of the next four years, Berlin wrote a completely new version of the show. Designed by Charles Howard Crane and E. George Kiehler, the theatre has delicate, jewel-like qualities. It was constructed in the Neo-Georgian style, more in the style of a country home than a standard theatrical style. In the 1920s, the Shuberts began obtaining shares of the theatre from Harris. In 1941, Harris died and his wife sold half the shares in the theatre to the Shuberts, and half to Berlin. Berlin and Shubert obtained equal ownership of the theatre from that point on. Berlin sold his share of the theatre to the Shuberts in 2007.