Ethel Barrymore Theatre
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Ethel Barrymore Theatre

The Ethel Barrymore Theatre is a Broadway theatre located at 243 West 47th Street in the Theater District of Midtown Manhattan, New York City. It is 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 in The 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.

The theatre has been closed as of March 12, 2020 due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. It does not plan on opening until January 3, 2021.[1]

Notable productions

Box office record

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.[2]

See also


  1. ^ Moniuszko, Sara M (June 29, 2020). "Broadway suspends performances through 2020 amid coronavirus, extends ticket refunds to 2021". Retrieved 2020.
  2. ^ "Industry Insight: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 6/4; Once & Salesman Have Record Weeks",, June 4, 2012
  • Who's Who in the Theatre, edited by John Parker, tenth edition, revised, London, 1947, p. 1184 for Basil Rathbone.

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