Alvin Theatre (1927) New York, NY | Playbill


The Alvin Theatre opened in 1927, using an amalgamated name for producers Alex Aaron and Vinton Freely. The Alvin 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

Name History


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