Located at 227 West 42nd Street, the American Airlines theatre is a historic, Italian Renaissance style Broadway theatre. The American Airlines was built by the Selwyn brothers, Edgar and Archie, in 1918, and was originally named after them. After years of neglect, the theatre was restored to its former glory and reopened as the American Airlines on June 30, 2000 in honor of its major sponsor. The American Airlines theatre was originally used to house major musical and dramatic shows, but functioned as a cinema hall and even as a temporary home for the Times Square Visitors Center. Presently, it houses the Roundabout’s major dramatic shows. Some of the most prominent productions mounted on the American Airlines theatre include, The Man Who Came to Dinner, Betrayal, A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, 12 Angry Men, The Constant Wife, The Pajama Game, Les liaisons dangereuses, John Lithgow: Stories by Heart, and more!
Currently, the American Airlines theatre is prepping to host 'The Rose Tattoo', starring Marisa Tomei. Also, here’s a handy link to the seat availability and real time prices for different seats/dates for The Rose Tattoo on Headout.
Looking forward to watching The Rose Tattoo? Here’s everything you need to know about American Airlines theatre:
Address: The American Airlines Theatre, 227 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036 USA
Seating Capacity: 740
Mezzanine : 257
Boxes : 24
Check out the American Airlines Theatre Seating Chart here.
The Rose Tattoo: Playing At The American Airlines Theatre
Tennessee Williams' play originally opened February 1951 on Broadway and a movie adaptation followed in 1955. On Broadway, it has won the Tony Award for Best Play along with a few other awards in each of its revivals. The new show, directed by Trip Culman and starring Marisa Tomei, will be its third revival. Marisa is an Academy Award winner and promises a ravishing performance as Serafina, the central character of the play.
The Rose Tattoo tells the story of Serafina, a widow who lives with her children in a cottage in Mississippi. Serafina has completely withdrawn herself from the world, placing all her focus on the upbringing of her children. As a result, she foregoes many of her individual needs and desires. Eventually, she arrives at a point when she expects her daughter to follow the same lifestyle as hers. The play goes on to show how Serafina's lifestyle brings out her unpleasant side and its subsequent impact.
Tuesday to Saturday - 8 PM
Wednesdays - 2 PM
Accessibility: There are no steps into the theatre from the sidewalk and wheelchair seating available in both orchestra and mezzanine.
Restroom: Restrooms are available on the main level. A wheelchair accessible restroom is available in the theatre.
Pay Phone:Located in the Lobby (Accessible at 54" with utility outler).
Assisted Listening Device: Assisted listening devices are available at the theatre. Please contact the staff upon arrival to get your assisted listening device.
Concessions: Concessions are on the main level.
Elevator: Elevators are available to all the levels in the theatre.
Lost and Found: Lost & Found is located in the theatre manager's office. Please see any house staff member for assistance.
- Please turn off all electronic devices when entering the American Airlines theatre.
- Photography and recording devices of any kind inside the theatre are strictly prohibited by law.
- The theatre is air conditioned. Please dress appropriately or bring along a coat or a jacket if it’s warm outside.
- Avoid the last three orchestra rows (N, O, and P) and the extreme corner seats of both the orchestra and mezzanine since the view from there isn’t all that great.
- The mezzanine overhangs the orchestra from row H. Do keep that in mind while you book your tickets online.
- There are a lot of restaurants and hotels that have tied up with the theatre to offer you great discounts and deals. Check with the staff if you are interested in staying/eating near the theatre.
- If you’re interested in booking the box seats, please note that you will have a limited view of the extreme side of the stage and will probably miss a few entrance and exit bits. While it won’t impact your enjoyment of the show in any way, it’s something to be aware of.
- There is no center aisle in the mezzanine; just long rows of seats that you enter at one end or the other. So if you have a seat near either end, be prepared to get up and down a lot as people squeeze by you to get to the seats closer to the middle.
American Airlines Theatre is located at 227 West 42nd Street. Like most other Broadway theatres in the Theatre District, getting to American Airlines is quite simple. Here are some of the most popular options you can pick from.
Bus - M6, M7, M10, M10, M27, M42, M104
Subway - 7, N, Q, R, S to Times Square
A, C, E to 42nd Street and 8th Avenue
1, 2, 3 to 42nd Street and 7th Avenue
Car - If you’re travelling in your car, there are many paid parking spots close to the American Airlines theatre Some of the popular ones include LAZ Parking, Edison ParkFest, Bright Management, and Impark.
Restaurants near American Airlines Theatre
1. Aureole: An inventive & seasonal New American tasting menu served in an upscale, contemporary setting.
2. Barbetta :Elegant Northern Italian trattoria with scenic garden patio serving an upscale menu since 1906.
3. B.B. King Blues Club & Grill: This small Times Square nightclub features well-known rock, funk & blues acts plus American pub food.
4. Bond 45: Wide-ranging Italian menu including steak, seafood & an antipasti bar served in a sprawling space.
5. Etcetera Etcetera: Modern Italian & Mediterranean cuisine & modern decor star at this lively, casual eatery.
6. Gabriel Kreuther: Sophisticated French cooking presented in chic, airy environs with salvaged-wood beams.
If you're looking for more options, how about checking out our in-depth guide on restaurants in the Theater District. It has everything you're looking for. And more.