Samuel J. Friedman Theatre

Samuel J. Friedman Theatre - Manhattan Theatre Club

Address:
261 West 47th Street (between Broadway and 8th Avenue), New York, NY 10036
Capacity: 
650

The Samuel J. Friedman Theatre originally opened on Dec. 7, 1925 as the Biltmore Theatre. The theatre was designed by Herbert J. Krapp for impresario Irwin Chanin, Its inaugural production was Easy Come Easy Go

From 1952 to 1962, the theatre was used by CBS for television and radio broadcasting purposes, but in 1963 it reopened as a traditional theatre with Neil Simon's Barefoot in the Park.

In 1987, the theatre closed, following an arson attack and sat vacant for 14 years. From 2001, the Manhattan Theatre Club began working at the venue, and reopened the performance space in 2003 after renovation. MTC renamed it the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on Sept. 4, 2008, to honor the Broadway publicist.

Samuel J. Friedman Theatre - Manhattan Theatre Club Seating Plan
Samuel J. Friedman Theatre - Manhattan Theatre Club Seating Plan
Samuel J. Friedman Theatre - Manhattan Theatre Club Map and Travel Info
Nearest subway station: 
49th Street or 50th Street stations
Subway lines: 
N, R & W (49th) or 1 (50th) or C & E (50th) trains