Inside the Theatre, the series that documents Broadway’s historic playhouses, continues with the Brooks Atkinson.
Playbill’s Inside the Theatre captures the dazzling architecture and unseen details of the world’s most famous theatres, taking you inside all 41 of Broadway's currently-operating houses.
The Brooks Atkinson Theatre, located at 256 West 47th Street, first opened in 1926 as the Mansfield Theatre. The theatre was designed by Herbert J. Krapp, funded by the Chanin brothers, and named for the late actor Richard Mansfield. The venue was renamed for New York Times theatre critic Brooks Atkinson in 1960.
Flip through photos of the theatre below:
Step Inside Broadway’s Brooks Atkinson Theatre
Currently playing at the theatres is the Sara Bareilles musical Waitress. Based on the 2007 film and with a book by Jessie Nelson, Waitress tells the story of a Southern diner employee who dreams of escaping her abusive marriage by channeling her passions into her inventive pies—and an affair with a new-to-town doctor.