Brooks Atkinson Theatre
Time Out says
Posted: Fri Apr 23 2010
Like the Walter Kerr Theatre, the Brooks Atkinson was named after—are you sitting down?—a critic. In 1960, the Mansfield was rechristened for the longtime drama reviewer of The New York Times. Today, the space is home to the retro-'80s heavy-metal jukebox musical, Rock of Ages. With 1,069 seats, the Atkinson is a comfortable mid-size Broadway house. Fun facts: Leading lady Antoinette Perry, after whom the Tony Awards were named, acted here in The Ladder in 1926 and Neil Simon's first play, Come Blow Your Horn, opened at the Atkinson in 1961.
Brooks Atkinson Theatre 256 W 47th St