Designed by Charles Lamb, this is one of a handful of Broadway venues located east of Seventh Avenue. It opened with Laurette Taylor in "Peg O' My Heart" in 1912. Afterward, it housed Lillian Gish in "Uncle Vanya," Katherine Hepburn in "As You Like It," and Geraldine Page in "The Rainmaker." The Cort can be seen in the 1969 Mel Brooks movie "The Producers" as the home for the fictional Nazi musical "Springtime for Hitler." Along this line of irreverence, the Cort recently hosted comedian Will Ferrell as George W. Bush in "You're Welcome, America."
There are no steps into the theatre from the sidewalk. Wheelchair seating is available in the Orchestra only. The Mezzanine is located up 2 flights of stairs. The Balcony is located up 3 flights of stairs. The restrooms are located down one flight of stairs, and are not wheelchair accessible. Wheelchair accessible restrooms are available at the Renaissance Hotel (mezzanine level) on 7th Avenue & 48th Street. An assisted listening system is available.