The Ethel Barrymore Theatre is located in New York City, on 243 W. 47th St (between 8th Avenue and Broadway). The seating capacity is 1,096. It is currently being prepared for the October 2006 opening of Company. It most recently was the home of short run of Ring of Fire, a musical interpretation of Johnny Cash's life (March 12, 2006 - April 30, 2006).

The theatre opened on December 20, 1928.

One of the few remaining Broadway theatres with its original name, Ethel Barrymore opened her namesake theatre with a production of The Kingdom of God. This new theatre was designed to be a showcase for the actress. It has also been the home of a number of famous original productions, including Pal Joey, A Streetcar Named Desire, and A Raisin in the Sun. The theatre has been continually used as a legitimate theatre house, unlike many of the older theatres that have been used for a variety of purposes over time.

Notable Productions Edit

The Kingdom of God (1928)

The Love Duel (1929)

Othello (1935, revival)

The Scottish Play (1935, revival)

Pal Joey (1940)

A Streetcar Named Desire (1947)

Waiting for Godot (1957, revival)

A Raisin in the Sun (1959)

Critic's Choice (1960)

I Love My Wife (1977)

Lunch Hour (1980)

Joe Turner's Come and Gone (1988)

Rumors (1989)

A Streetcar Named Desire (1992, revival)

An Ideal Husband (1996, revival)

The Life (1997)

Putting It Together (1999)

The Real Thing (2000, revival)

Imaginary Friends (2002)

The Glass Menagerie (2005, revival)

Ring of Fire (2006)

Company (October 2006, revival)

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