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Hayes Theater

  • Theater
  • Midtown West
  • price 4 of 4

Time Out says

Broadway's smallest house was named after the beloved leading lady Helen Hayes in 1983 (after her namesake venue was demolished, along with the Morosco and Bijou, to construct the New York Marriott Marquis). The 597-seat space is perfect for chamber musicals or straight drama, and with a house this cozy, you can be assured of excellent sightlines. The nonprofit company Second Stage Theater recently assumed control of the venue; after extensive renovations, overseen by designer David Rockwell, the venue reopened in 2018.


240 W 44th St
New York
Cross street:
between Broadway and Eighth Ave
Subway: A, C, E to 42nd St–Port Authority; N, Q, R, 42nd St S, 1, 2, 3, 7 to 42nd St–Times Sq
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The Kite Runner

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Matthew Spangler's drama, adapted from Khaled Hosseini’s best-selling 2003 novel, spans decades of change in Afghanistan—including the Soviet and Taliban periods—in the story of an emigré haunted by guilt about a violent incident in his childhood. The play has flown around the world since its 2009 premiere, and hit the West End in 2016; now it makes its Broadway debut at the cozy Helen Hayes Theatre. Giles Croft  directs a cast led by Amir Arison and Faran Tahir.

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