Named for Edwin Booth, the famed actor known as the Gentleman Player (and brother to John Wilkes), the Booth Theatre was built in 1913. It is an intimate theatre, well suited to small musicals and plays. Past performances include Helen Hayes in "Dancing Mothers," Josephine Hull and Henry Travers in "You Can't Take it With You," and Stephen Sondheim's "Sunday in the Park With George." In 2009, it became home to the wildly successful new musical "Next to Normal."
There is one step into the theatre from the sidewalk. Wheelchair accessible seating is located on the Orchestra level. There is one wheelchair accessible restroom available on the main level. Additional restrooms are located on the Mezzanine and Lower Lounge levels. An assisted listening system is available.