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The Book of Mormon: About the Theater

Named for one of theater’s most beloved playwrights, the Eugene O’Neill Theatre is now home to one of Broadway’s biggest hits: The Book of Mormon. Located at 230 West 49th Street in Midtown Manhattan’s Theater District, the Eugene O’Neill Theatre was designed by architect Herbert J. Krapp in the 1920’s. It was built for the Shuberts -- the family behind one of Broadway’s biggest and most successful producing companies -- as part of a theatre-hotel complex, opening on November 24, 1925.

The theatre was once owned by another famous playwright, one who has garnered such awards as the Pulitzer Prize, Drama Desk, Tony Award, and Mark Twain Award for Humor: Neil Simon. He later sold the theatre to Jujamcyn Theatres, and they remain the current owners of the space. For a period of time in the forties and fifties, the Eugene O’Neill Theatre was renamed the Coronet, but it was eventually rechristened The O’Neill in 1959.

The Eugene O’Neill Theatre boasts a long history of successful performances inside its hallowed walls, including Lillian Hellman’s The Children’s Hour, Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple, Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman, and more recently, Sweeney Todd, Caroline or Change, Nine, The Full Monty, and Spring Awakening. The Book of Mormon hit a box office record for the Eugene O’Neill Theatre, bringing in a staggering total of over two million dollars for nine performances. The shows that appear on its stage have evolved a lot over the years, from the 1925 musical Mayflowers to the hit musical by South Park’s own Trey Parker and Matt Stone. Only time will tell what will play next on the Eugene O’Neill stage!