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Eugene O"Neill Theatre was built as a part of theatre hotel complex for the Shubert Organization and opened on November 24, 1925 as Forrest Theatre and was named after Edwin Forrest, a 19th Century Tragedian and stage actor.
During its tenure as Forrest Theatre, it produced successful performances that include Bird in Hand and also the Tobacco Road, which played at the Theatre for well over 6 years.
However, later in 1945, the theatre was renamed to Coronet, after the ownership of the theatre transferred, 20 years after it was opened. During that transfer, theatre also underwent a major renovation.
Theatre"s premiere production, after its opening was a musical named Mayflowers. During theatre"s days and Coronet, it produced several successful theoretical performances including "All My Sons", "Small Wonder", "The Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker", "The Bad Seed", "Angel in the Wings", "A View From the Bridge", "Quadrille", "All Summer Long" and the revival of O"Neill"s "The Great God Brown", which was also theatres last production as Coronet.
Later in 1959, the theatre was renamed again, and this time it was named after an American Playwright, Eugene O"Neill, who wrote plays like The Iceman Cometh, Long Day"s Journey into Night, Anna Christie, and Desire under the Elms.
The first production at theatre, after it was renamed to Eugene O"Neill Theatre, was William Inge"s "A Loss of Roses". Later on theatre also produced hits like "She Loves me", "A Thousand Clowns", "M. Butterfly", "Moose Murders", "Five Guys Named Moe", "I Ought to be in Picture", "Yentl" and Caroline, or Change.
The ownership of the theatre transferred to Neil Simon, who purchased the theatre and in 1960s. During his ownership, theatre produced several hit and successful performances including revival Simon"s musical "Little Me" and other hit plays including, Chapter Two, Last of the Red Hot Lovers and California Suite.
The theatre was sold again in 1982, this time to Jujamcyn Theatres. Since its new ownership, theatre has produced hit performances including musical Grease, The Full Monty and plays like Sweeney Todd, Spring Awakening and Death of a Salesman.
Eugene O"Neill Theatre is located on 230 West 49th Street, New York, between Broadway and 8th Avenue. With the capacity of holding around 1100 viewers, Eugene O"Neill Theatre was designed by architect Herbert J. Krapp.
The most recent notable production at the theatre was the musical Spring Awakening, which was opened on December 10, 2006. The Music and the Lyrics of the musical are given by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater, respectively.
Steven Sater also wrote the book for the musical. 33 Variations, a play by Moises Kaufman, is also scheduled to be opened at the Eugene O"Neill Theatre on March 9, 2009.
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