10. The Eugene O’Neill Theatre

Eugene ONeill Theater Book of Mormon

Located at 230 West 49th Street, the 1,108-seat Eugene O’Neill Theatre opened on November 24, 1925. It was designed by Herbert J. Krapp, who designed fifteen current Broadway theaters. Krapp built it for The Shubert Organization as part of a complex named for Edwin Forrest, an American Shakespeare actor who faced off against William Macready in the Astor Place Riot. Opening with the musical Mayflower, the theater was renamed the Coronet Theatre in 1945.

In 1959, then-owner Lester Osterman renamed it in honor of Eugene O’Neill, the Nobel laureate behind greats such as Long Day’s Journey Into Night and The Iceman Cometh. Neil Simon later purchased the historic venue and sold it to Jujamcyn Theatres. Big hits have included Spring Awakening, M. Butterfly, Death of a Salesman, and the long-running 2011 Tony Award Best Musical winner, The Book of Mormon, which will reopen on November 5, 2021.