Built in 1911 on the site of the American Horse Exchange stables, the theatre saw the premiere productions of "Peter Pan," "42nd Street," "West Side Story," and "Funny Girl." The lavish interior was totally remodeled for the long-running original production of "Cats" which lasted 19 years and 7,485 performances. After it closed, the theatre was restored to its 1920s appearance. Since the restoration, the theatre has been home to ABBA's "Mamma Mia."
There are no steps into the theatre from the sidewalk. Seating is accessible to all parts of the Orchestra without steps. Wheelchair accessible seating is in the Orchestra only. The Mezzanine is located up 2 flights of stairs (34 steps). There is a wheelchair accessible restroom on the main level. An assisted listening system is available.