Neil Simon Theatre (1983) New York, NY | Playbill


The Neil Simon opened in 1927 as the Alvin, an amalgamated name for producers Alex Aaron and Vinton Freely. The Alvin stage hosted the star-making Broadway debuts of Ethel Merman and Liza Minnelli. In 1983, the theatre opened Neil Simon’s Brighton Beach Memoirs and renamed the theatre in his honor.

  • Built: 1927
  • Number of Seats: 1380
  • Longest Running Show: Hairspray
  • Performances: 2,642
  • Stage Door: To your left as you exit the main 52nd St. doors. It's a black door marked "Stage Door."
  • Bathrooms: Ladies and Men's: Lower lounge and mezzanine level.
  • Concessions: Lower lounge, orchestra and mezzanine levels.

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