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The Ethel Barrymore Theatre is a Broadway theatre located at 243 West 47th Street in midtown-Manhattan, named for actress Ethel Barrymore.

Designed by architect Herbert J. Krapp and constructed by the Shuberts, it opened on December 20, 1928 with The Kingdom of God, a play selected by leading lady Ethel Barrymore. Over the next dozen years she returned to star inThe Love Duel (1929), Scarlett Sister Mary (1930), The School for Scandal (1931), and An International Incident(1940).

It is the only surviving theatre of the many the Shuberts built for performers who were affiliated with them. It has been used continuously as a legitimate house, unlike many of the older theatres that have been used for a variety of purposes throughout the years.

Notable Production Edit

  • 1929: Death Takes a Holiday
  • 1931: Mélo
  • 1932: Gay Divorce
  • 1933: Design for Living
  • 1936: Night Must FallThe Women
  • 1938: Knickerbocker Holiday
  • 1940: Pal Joey
  • 1941: Best Foot Forward
  • 1947: A Streetcar Named Desire
  • 1950: Bell, Book and Candle
  • 1951: The Fourposter
  • 1953: Tea and Sympathy
  • 1955: The Chalk Garden
  • 1957: Small War on Murray Hill
  • 1959: A Raisin in the Sun
  • 1960: Critic's Choice
  • 1966: Wait Until Dark
  • 1967: Black Comedy/White Lies
  • 1968: Don't Drink the WaterThe Seven Descents of Myrtle
  • 1970: Conduct Unbecoming
  • 1971: Ain't Supposed to Die a Natural DeathThe Philanthropist
  • 1972: Don't Play Us Cheap
  • 1975: The Night That Made America Famous
  • 1976: Poor Murderer
  • 1977: I Love My Wife
  • 1979: Romantic Comedy
  • 1982: Is there life after high school?
  • 1983: Baby
  • 1984: Hurlyburly
  • 1986: Social Security
  • 1988: Joe Turner's Come and Gone
  • 1989: Rumors
  • 1990: Lettice and Lovage
  • 1993: The Sisters Rosensweig
  • 1995: Indiscretions
  • 1997: The Life
  • 1999: Putting It Together
  • 2000: The Tale of the Allergist's Wife
  • 2002: Imaginary Friends
  • 2005: The Glass Menagerie
  • 2006: Ring of FireCompany
  • 2007: Red Carpet Massacre
  • 2008: NovemberSpeed-the-Plow
  • 2009: Exit the KingRace
  • 2010: Elling
  • 2011: ArcadiaAn Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin
  • 2012: Death of a SalesmanChaplin
  • 2013: MacbethBetrayal
  • 2014: A Raisin in the SunThe Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
  • 2016: The Present

Box Office Records Edit

Death of a Salesman achieved the box office record for the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. The production grossed $1,066,582.41 over seven performances, for the week ending June 3, 2012.

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