Brooks Atkinson Theatre

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Midtown West
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.
Venue name: Brooks Atkinson Theatre
Address: 256 W 47th St
New York

Cross street: between Broadway and Eighth Ave
Transport: Subway: C, E, 1 to 50th St; N, R to 49th St
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  • Until Sunday January 24 2016
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