American Airlines Theatre to be renamed for Todd Haimes

Haimes, who died in April, was the longtime artistic director of Roundabout Theatre Company, the nonprofit organization that operates the Broadway venue.

Gillian Russo
Gillian Russo

The American Airlines Theatre will be renamed for Todd Haimes, the late former artistic director and CEO of Roundabout Theatre Company.

Haimes joined Roundabout in 1983, and he led the charge to restore and rename the venue, originally called the Selwyn Theatre, in the 1990s. The American Airlines theatre is now the flagship venue of Roundabout, which operates two other Broadway houses — Studio 54 and the Stephen Sondheim Theatre — and the Off-Broadway Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre.

Plans to rename the American Airlines were actually in the works before Haimes's death at 66, as American Airlines's sponsorship of the theatre is set to end in 2024.

The renaming will take place during the 2023-24 Broadway season at a date to be confirmed.

Through July 2, the theatre is currently showing Fat Ham, James Ijames's Pulitzer-winning and Tony-nominated play.

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Photo credit: Todd Haimes. (Photo by Teddy Wolff)

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