Renamed for the renowned playwright in 2005, this venue was previously called the Virginia. Paul Scofield made his Broadway debut here and won a Tony for his performance in "A Man for All Seasons." Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne played here in "The Second Man" in 1927. In 1988, the venue housed a musicalized version of Stephen King's "Carrie," which closed after 5 performances. Recent productions have included "Smokey Joe's Cafe" and "Little Shop of Horrors," before its current tenant, "Jersey Boys".
There are steps into the theatre. However, there is a stair lift from the entrance on 52nd Street that provides direct access to the Orchestra level. Seating is accessible to all parts of the Orchestra via steps. The Mezzanine is located up 2 flights of stairs. The Lower Lounge Concession is not wheelchair accessible. There is a wheelchair accessible restroom located near the upper landing of the stair lift. An assisted listening system is available.