Music Box Theatre was built in the year 1921 to house Irving Berlin’s The Music Box Revue after his friend Sam H. Harris, a theatrical producer, promised the famous songwriter that he would find a theatre to showcase a Revue written by him. The theatre has housed some of the most riveting shows since its opening almost a century ago, like Paris, a musical by Cole Porter, Invitation to a March by Arthur Laurent, The Homecoming by Harold Pinter, and some Tony Award winning theatre plays like Jerusalem, Two Guvnors, and One Man.
At present, the Music Box Theatre is staging the six-time Tony Award winning play Dear Evan Hansen, which is based on a book by Steven Levenson and is directed by Michael Greif, a Tony Award nominee. The play has been described as original and transformative because of its relatable storyline that revolves around the life of Evan Hansen who gets the one thing he always wanted, which was a chance to fit in.
Address:Music Box Theatre, 1633 Broadway, 234 West 50th Street, New York
Seating Capacity: 1025
Orchestra : 583 (Wheelchair accessible)
Mezzanine : 455
Boxes : 16
Standing Room : 16
Check out the Music Box Theatre Seating Chart here.
Playing At Music Box Theatre
Dear Evan Hansen
“The musical is ideal for families looking for something yeastier and more complex than the usual sugary diversions. But then it should also appeal to just about anyone who has ever felt, at some point in life, that he or she was trapped “on the outside looking in,” as one lyric has it. Which is just about everybody with a beating heart”
– New York Times
Winner of 6 Tony Awards, including Best Musical for 2017, Dear Evan Hansen is the new quintessential American musical that explores the changing nature of teenage lives and their relationships. With incredible direction by Michael Greif and a dazzling lead performance by Ben Platt, this amazing musical is perfect for audiences craving an emotional connect in this dizzying pace of life.
Dear Evan Hansen tells the story of a teenage boy trying to fit in. Dealing with the vagaries of high school has been a challenge since time immemorial and the challenges have has only exaggerated for millennials, as the protagonist discovers. Navigating issues like depression, anxiety and social conformation, this emotional musical takes us through the journey of Evan as he copes with a friend’s suicide while struggling to find himself along the way.
Ben Platt as Evan
Jennifer Laura Thompson as Cynthia
Rachel Bay Jones as Heidi
Michael Park as Larry
Laura Dreyfus as Zoe
Monday & Friday - 8 PM
Tuesday - 7 PM
Wednesday - 2 PM
Thursday - Closed
Saturday - 2 PM & 8 PM
Sunday - 3 PM and 7.30 PM
These timings may be subject to change during the holiday period. Click here to check out the real-time seat availability and pricing for the Music Box Theatre.
2 hours 30 minutes, with one intermission
Dear Evan Hansen - 2018 Calendar
Dear Evan Hansen
Orchestra: All the seats in the Orchestra section are accessible without stairs. Wheelchair seating is available in the Orchestra section only, and rest of the theatre is wheelchair inaccessible
Mezannine: The Mezzanine level is located two flights up (38 steps) and the entrance to this section is behind row L
Restroom: Wheelchair accessible restroom available onthe main floor.
Elevators: Not available.
Water Fountain: Lobby area. Accessible at 36"
Payphone: Located in the lobby. Accessible at 54"
- The Music Box Theatre is not completely wheelchair accessible but the seating is accessible to the orchestra level.
- There are no elevators or escalators in the theatre.
- The theater has wheelchair accessible restroom available. Please contact the theater usher for assistance in finding the restroom.
- Music Box Theatre is equipped to provide its mobility impaired patrons. Please contact the theater usher.
- If you’re not sure about where exactly your seat is based on just the seat number, please contact your ticket seller and ask them the exact seat location.
- Dear Evan Hansen is 2 hour 30 minutes long show with one intermission so you can take a break in the middle.
The Music Box Theatre is located at 239 W 45th St, right in the heart of Broadway. Being in such a high demand, the area is well connected and have many options when it comes to accessibility.
Driving your own vehicle in NYC can be a pain. Fret not! There’s always the reliable New York City public transport you can count on! There are many buses and metro trains you can take to reach the Music Box Theatre. Buses plying to Theatre District are M104, M42, M6, M10, and M27/50. If travelling by subway is more your thing, you can take the 1, 9, C or E train to 50th Street or the N or R train to 49th Street.
Restaurants near Music Box Theatre
Looking for a quick bite before or after your Broadway show? Here our some of our favorite restaurants around the Booth Theatre:
1. Trattoria Trecolori: If you are fan of Italian food, this restaurant is definitely a must try.
2. Carmine's:For people travelling with their family, Carmine’s would be a good place for a delicious meal.
3. Junior's: Junior’s offers the complete American experience as it’s a diner with a variety of local dishes and soups on its menu.
4. DB Bistro Moderne: Located in Theatre District, Daniel Boulud’s Moderne serves modern French bistro cuisine with a touch of America.
5. Patzeria Perfect Pizza: Head here if you are in the mood for some pizza or fast food.
5. The Mean Fiddler: An Irish Pub, The Mean Fiddler is a cosy place with great food and drink options..
Didn’t find what you were looking for? Check out our Theatre District Restaurants Guide for even more fantastic dining options in and around Broadway district.