|Venue name:||Brooks Atkinson Theatre|
256 W 47th St
|Cross street:||between Broadway and Eighth Ave|
|Transport:||Subway: C, E, 1 to 50th St; N, R to 49th St|
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 midsize Broadway house. Fun facts: Leading lady Antoinette Perry, after whom the Tony Awards were named, acted here in 1926's The Ladder, and Neil Simon's first play, Come Blow Your Horn, opened at the Atkinson in 1961.