Marquis Theatre

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Marquis Theatre
Treble clef overlaid with a bluish ellipse bearing the tragedy and comedy masks of the theater
Address 46th Street Between Broadway and Eighth Avenue
New York City
United States
Coordinates 40°45′31″N 73°59′09″W / 40.758661°N 73.985709°W / 40.758661; -73.985709
Owner New York Marriott Marquis
Operator Nederlander Organization
Type Broadway
Capacity 1611
Production On Your Feet!
Opened July 9, 1986
Architect John Portman
The Marquis Theatre

The Marquis Theatre is a Broadway theatre located at 46th Street Between Broadway and Eighth Avenue in midtown-Manhattan. Situated on the third floor of the Marriott Marquis Hotel, the 1611-seat venue was designed by developer/architect John C. Portman, Jr. Because construction of the hotel involved the demolition of five theaters – the original Helen Hayes, the Morosco, the Bijou, and remnants of the Astor and the GaietyNew York City officials permitted Portman to construct the new property only if he agreed to include a theater within the structure. It presently is one of nine operated by the Nederlander Organization.[1]

The Marquis - with state-of-the-art backstage facilities and a sleekly modern auditorium - opened July 9, 1986, with a series of concerts by Shirley Bassey.

Notable productions[edit]

Box office record[edit]

Evita achieved the box office record for the Marquis Theatre. The production grossed $1,586,902 over eight performances, for the week ending May 10, 2012. [2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Freedman, Samuel G. (1984-11-10). "NEDERLANDER IS OFFERED HOTEL THEATER RIGHTS". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2014-12-26. 
  2. ^ "INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 5/21; EVITA Breaks Marquis Record". May 21, 2012. Retrieved 2014-11-06. 

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