This venue opened as the Uris Theatre in 1972 with the sci-fi extravaganza "Via Galactica" starring Raoul Julia. The stage was graced by the likes of Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, and Count Basie during its years as a concert hall. The theatre was rechristened during the 1983 Tony Awards to honor distinguished American composer George Gershwin. It has hosted many musicals including "Show Boat," "Singin' in the Rain," "Sunset Boulevard," and "Oklahoma!" The American Theatre Hall of Fame is located in the lobby, and it a popular pre-show and intermission gathering place.
Wheelchair accessible seating is located in the rear Orchestra only, as they are the only locations in the theatre that do not involve steps. The Orchestra is accessible via the main lobby elevator, which is designated for guests with disabilities. There is one wheelchair accessible restroom on the second floor. Additional restrooms are located on the fourth floor. An assisted listening system is available. An ï¿½Audio Descriptionï¿½ is also available for guests who are blind or partially-sighte