Built in 1924 and called Chanin's 46th Street Theatre, this theatre has seen Alfred Lunt direct Audrey Hepburn in "Ondine," Henry Fonda in "The Good Farmer," and the original productions of "Guys and Dolls" and "Lost in Yonkers." It was renamed in 1990 in memory of the composer Richard Rodgers (of Rodgers & Hart and Rodgers & Hammerstein). From 2008 to 2011, it housed Lin-Manuel Miranda's hit musical "In The Heights."
There are no steps into the theatre from the sidewalk. Wheelchair accessible seating is located in the Orchestra, as they are the only seats that do not involve steps. A wheelchair accessible restroom is located in the theatre's main lobby. An assisted listening system is available.