American Airlines Theatre

Originally opened as the Selwyn Theatre in 1918, this venue hosted major musical and dramatic productions such as Cole Porter's "Wake Up and Dream." In the years since, it fluctuated between cinematic and theatrical use, eventually falling into disrepair. In 1997, the Roundabout Theater Company restored the theatre to its former glory, preserving the original murals, ornamental plasterwork, and the theatre boxes. It has since seen productions including the Broadway premieres of "After Miss Julie" and "Everyday Rapture."

227 West 42nd Street  New York, NY 10036

box office hours:
Monday: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
Sunday: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

mass transport:
A/C/E to 42nd Street Port Authority
1/2/3/7/N/Q/R to 42nd Street Times Square

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There are no steps into the theatre from the sidewalk. There are elevators to all levels of the theatre, and wheelchair seating is available in the Orchestra and Mezzanine. Restrooms, including a wheelchair accessible restroom, and concessions are located on the main level. An assisted listening system is available.