Eugene Oneill Theatre Tickets
The Eugene O’Neill Theatre is one of the most stunning venues for live theatre. It has become synonymous with the names of the legendary plays held here. Eugene O’Neill Theatre tickets are sold to countless theatre enthusiasts for a once in a life time experience.
The Eugene O’Neill Theatre was called the Forrest theatre when it was established in 1925. The start of the theatre wasn’t successful with one flop after another during the first two years. The first success came with "Women Go On Forever". That success was followed by another lean patch but all that changed with Edgar Wallace’s play "On the Spot". The play was so successful that the name of the theatre was changed to Edgar Wallace’s Theatre. The 1930’s was a mixed bag of fortunes with some hit and some not so great plays. The theatre was bought by City Playhouses Inc in 1945 who renovated the entire place into a stunning venue. They renamed it "Coronet" and with the new look, the theatre’s luck changed too. The second show held at the new venue was "Dream Girl" which turned out to be a huge success. Another play "All My Sons" debuted there in 1947 and went on for a staggering three hundred and twenty eight performances.
It was in the November of 1959 when the venue was renamed the Eugene O’Neill Theatre as a tribute to the greatest play writer America has produced. After a few initial failures, the first successful play turned out to be "Show Girl", which was followed by "Ross" and "A Thousand Clowns". The 1960’s was a successful period for the theatre with one hit following another. The Theatre was bought by playwright Neil Simon in the late 60’s but the name remained the same. Various plays were staged at the theatre during the 70’s which were mostly successful. Simon sold the Eugene O’Neill Theatre to Jujamcyn Theatres in 1982. "Big River", a musical, was shown in 1985 and it won Tony Awards for Best Score, Best Featured Actor, Best Lighting, Best Scenic Design, Best Direction, Best Musical and Best Book. "M.Butterfly" in 1998 won the Tony Awards for Best Supporting Actor, Best Play and Best Direction. This was followed by another Tony Award winning play which was the revival of "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" in 1990. These stunning successes were followed by a few failures but they were put to bed with another string of immensely popular shows during the next decades like "Grease!", "Death of a Salesman", "The Full Monty" and "Nine" to name a few. But all that was topped by "The Book of Moron" in October, 2011 when it collected over One million dollars over in just eight performances, a Eugene O’Neill Theatre box office record.
The Eugene O’Neill theatre is an iconic name in theatrical history. From a low key start it has gone on to become one of the focal points for excellence in theatre. If you are a theatre fan then grab your Eugene O’Neill theatre tickets to watch theatrical brilliance at its very best.