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Lena Horne Theatre

Lena Horne Theatre

256 West 47th Street, New York, NY, 10036
1094 people


Designed by Herbert J. Krapp for the Chanin Brothers, the Lena Horne Theatre officially opened as the Mansfield Theatre in 1926. Between the years of 1933 and 1945, it fell into disuse until it was purchased by Michael Myerberg and subsequently leased to CBS for television productions under the name of CBS Studio 59.

It was then renamed after the former New York Times theater critic Brooks Atkinson in 1960 and bought (in part-ownership) by the Nederlander Organization in 1967. In 2022, the theatre was renamed for Lena Horne, the Black performer and civil rights activist who was active on Broadway for nearly 50 years. The Lena Horne Theatre is the first Broadway venue to be named for a Black woman.

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Lena Horne Theatre256 West 47th Street, New York, NY, 10036
Nearest Subway Station49th Street or 50th Street stations

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