Ethel Barrymore Theater


The Ethel Barrymore Theatre is at Broadway located at 243 West 47th Street in midtown-Manhattan.

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Ethel Barrymore Theatre 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.
The theatre is currently home to the David Mamet play, Race, starring David Alan Grier, Kerry Washington, and James Spader. The play closed on August 21, 2010. "Elling" a comedy written by Simon Bent based on the novels by Ingvar Ambjørnsen, directed by Doug Hughes and featuring Brendan Fraser, Denis O'Hare, Jennifer Coolidge, Richard Easton, and Jeremy Shamos opened on November 21, 2010.
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 in The Love Duel (1929), Scarlett Sister Mary (1930), The School for Scandal (1931), and An International Incident (1940).

Famous past productions:
1929: Death Takes a Holiday
1931: Melo
1932: Gay Divorce
1933: Design for Living
1936: Night Must Fall; The 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
1959: A Raisin in the Sun
1960: Critic's Choice
1966: Wait Until Dark
1967: Black Comedy/White Lies
1968: Don't Drink the Water; The Seven Descents of Myrtle
1970: Conduct Unbecoming
1971: Ain't Supposed to Die a Natural Death; The Philanthropist
1972: Don't Play Us Cheap
1975: The Night That Made America Famous
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 Fire; Company
2007: Red Carpet Massacre
2008: November; Speed-the-Plow
2009: Exit the King; Race
2010: Elling (Nov 2010-Mar 2011)