Stephen Sondheim Theatre Tickets
Stephen Sondheim Theatre
Stephen Sondheim Theatre
Designed by the architects Paul R. Allen and Ingalls & Hoffman, built by Henry Miller, and funded by philanthropist Elizabeth Milbank Anderson and Klaw & Erlanger, the Stephen Sondheim Theatre began under the name of Henry Miller’s Theatre in 1918. Henry Miller’s Theatre hosted several stage productions and famous performers until the 1960s, including Douglas Fairbanks, Ruth Chatterton, English actor Leslie Howard, “First Lady of American Theatre” Helen Hayes, and “First Lady of American Cinema” Lillian Gish.
The theatre was reopened for stage use in 1998 under the name “the Kit Kat Club” for the revival of the musical Cabaret. The Cabaret revival in 1998 ranks as the third longest-running Broadway musical revival at 2,377 performances. The theatre’s revival of Cabaret won four Tony Awards. After the revival run of Cabaret ended, the theatre resumed its use of the name Henry Miller’s Theatre. In 2004, the theatre was closed for the construction of the Bank of America Tower, and the interior was rebuilt underground with 105 more seats. It was renamed in honor of lyricist and composer Stephen Sondheim for his 80th birthday in 2010. With over 50 years of musical contributions to the theatre, Stephen Sondheim has won an Academy Award, 8 Grammy Awards, 8 Tony Awards, and a Pulitzer Prize. He is known for his work on productions like Sweeney Todd, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, and West Side Story.
Today, the Stephen Sondheim Theatre has a seating capacity of 1,055 in 30 rows divided across two tiers of seating in the Orchestra and the Mezzanine. Wheelchair-accessible seating is available both toward the back of the Orchestra section and in the rear Mezzanine.
Getting There and Getting In
Parking & Directions
The Stephen Sondheim Theatre is located at 124 West 43rd Street between 6th Avenue and Broadway. Parking is available at several parking garages within walking distance of the theatre. Parking and transportation discounts are often offered for guests with tickets to any Roundabout Theatre Company show, including those at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre. Companies that offer discounts include Central Parking, the Edison Parkfast, GMC Parking, Icon Parking, and Groundlink.
Patrons of the Stephen Sondheim Theatre can also take public transit, a convenient way to reach the theatre from any direction. Simply take the A, C, or E trains to West 42nd Street and 8th Avenue, the 1, 2, or 3 trains to West 42nd Street and 7th Avenue, the B, D, F, or M trains to West 42nd Street and 6th Avenue, or the N, R, Q, 7, or S trains to Times Square. All trains stop within a short walk of the theatre. Bus and taxi service is also available to the Stephen Sondheim Theatre.
Now On: Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical celebrates the successes of the famous American singer, pianist, songwriter, and environmental activist Carole King. Born in 1942 as Carole Klein, King became an accomplished musician by the age of ten and a full-blown songwriter by the time she reached high school. Married young to lyricist Gerry Goffin, King had a successful career writing songs with her husband. In the male-focused music industry of the 1960s, King succeeded as both a homemaker and a working woman. After her divorce, Carole King began a solo career under the influence of fellow musician James Taylor. Her 1971 solo album Tapestry broke records with its 15-week No. 1 position on the Billboard charts followed by six years of Billboard ranking and continued popularity. She has released nearly 20 albums.
King has written and co-written more than 400 songs throughout the course of her music career. More than 1,000 artists have recorded her compositions, earning her the fame of more than 100 hit singles and 6 Grammy Awards. Her best-known work includes pieces for The Shirelles, Bobby Vee, The Drifters, Aretha Franklin, the Monkees, and Dusty Springfield and The Byrds. King has been recognized for her songwriting by her induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. She was also the first woman to receive the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song in 2013.
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical carries the audience on King’s journey to success, featuring more than 25 songs including No. 1 chart-topping songs like “Will You Love Me Tomorrow,” “I Feel the Earth Move,” “It’s Too Late,” “Loco-motion,” and the show’s title song, “Beautiful.”
The show has a running time of 2 hours and 20 minutes with one intermission.
Recent Performances at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre The Trip to Bountiful (2013) Anything Goes (2011-2012) The Pee-wee Herman Show (2010-2011) All About Me (2010) Bye Bye Birdie (2009) Urinetown (2001-2004) Cabaret (1998)