Torched by an arsonist in 1987, this hall (formerly the Biltmore) was home to the premieres of "Hair" and "Barefoot in the Park." It was beautifully restored by the Manhattan Theater Club in 2003, and renamed for Samuel J. Friedman, longtime Broadway publicist, in 2008. Since 2003, the MTC has put up productions including "Rabbit Hole,""Accent on Youth," and "The Pitmen Painters."
There are no steps into the theatre from the sidewalk. Wheelchair accessible seating is available. There are steps between rows in the Orchestra. The Mezzanine is located up 2 flights of stairs, but there are elevators available to all levels. Wheelchair accessible restrooms are located on the lower and mezzanine levels. An assisted listening system is available.