The once most aptly named theatre on Broadway, the intimate Music Box was designed by architect C. Howard Crane and constructed by composer Irving Berlin and producer Sam H. Harris specifically to house Berlin's famed Music Box Revues. It opened in 1921 and hosted a new musical production every year until 1925, when it presented its first play, Cradle Snatchers, starring Humphrey Bogart. The following year, Chicago, the Maurine Dallas Watkins play that served as the basis for the hit musical, opened here. It housed a string of hits for the play writing team of George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, from their first collaboration Once in a Lifetime to their hit play The Man Who Came to Dinner. Cole Porter and George and Ira Gershwin also presented shows here.With our international travel planner, New York City attractions like Music Box Theatre can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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Music Box Theatre Reviews
We chose seats second to last row based on our price range and ability to secure an aisle seat. Good views even that far back. Don't regret pinching pennies. However it was tight and warm up there! Go... more »
The Music Box Theatre is the current home to musical Dear Evan Hansen (and by awards and ticket sales, will be for a while). We watched the show in July 2019 and had a great time. As we walked around ... more »
Saw Dear Evan Hansen here. Nice little theater but bathrooms are tiny so lines are long. Pretty limited as far as concessions - I saw just one guy in the hallway selling some drinks and snacks.
With my girlfriend,I attended Dear Evan Hansen last night (February 2nd). The show was fantastic, we really enjoyed it - well worth seeing. We had an unfortunate incident with one of the members of staff; this woman appeared to be in her early to mid thirties, has blond hair and was running the merchandise stand upstairs next to the entrance to the mezzo seating section. My girlfriend wanted to buy the music score to the musical and was looking at several of the book and t-shirts on sale. The sales representative refused to let her look at one of the books, kept gesturing to give the first one back, clearing her throat and staring at my girlfriend, making her feel very uncomfortable. The sales representative did not ask directly to give the book back or state anything my girlfriend was doing was incorrect. There was no one else waiting in line, my girlfriend was not rude and didn't cause any trouble - I was there the entire time and was shocked to see the sales representative's behavior; the woman was behaving as if my girlfriend was trying to steal from the stand which clearly was not the case. All the rest of the staff was very pleasant and we were very thankful for that. At the end of the show, we went to the bottom floor and purchased the merchandise from the pleasant, helpful woman there. I am writing this review in the hope that this feedback will reach someone who can speak with this sales representative and ask them to behavior more appropriately in future. The encounter was very unpleasant and left us feeling uncomfortable for a good portion of the show, which was very sad. Especially considering the topic of the show, I would hate to see this repeated. Thank you for your time, Peter
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