If you’re a fan of Broadway, you probably know of the Stephen Sondheim Theatre (formerly Henry Miller’s Theatre). Numerous classics have premiered on the historic stage, including Thornton Wilder’s Our Town
, and La, La Lucille
—George Gershwin’s first full Broadway score. Visiting the Sondheim is a must on any tour of the Theater District.The Basics
Theatergoers have been enjoying shows at the Sondheim since 1918, when it opened. Attending a performance is the best way to experience the Sondheim, and seats tend to have more legroom than at some of the other theaters. Buy tickets in advance, as popular shows often sell out. If you don’t get tickets, it’s still worth stopping by on a Theater District walking tour or a hop-on hop-off bus tour. Things to Know Before You Go
- Wheelchair seating is available at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre.
- Snacks are available for purchase at the concessions, located on the orchestra level.
How to Get There
Located in New York’s Theater District, at 124 West 43rd Street, between Broadway and Sixth Avenue, the Sondheim is best reached by subway. Take the B, D, or F train to the 42 Street–Bryant Park station, or the 1, 2, 3, or 7 train to the Times Square–42 Street station.When to Get There
The Sondheim stages performances every day of the week except Monday. Plan to arrive with enough time to pick up your tickets at the box office, about an hour before the show. To avoid crowds, try to get tickets to a midweek show, since weekend performances are most popular.Visiting the New York Public Library
The New York Public Library’s architecturally striking flagship location offers free exhibitions, docent-led tours, and must-see murals in the Rose Main Reading Room. To make the most of your time, combine a trip to the Beaux-Arts-style library with a stop in nearby Bryant Park, where you’ll find food vendors, a carousel, and a picnic-perfect lawn.