Venerable Off-Broadway Complex Theatre Row Reopens After Renovations
The five-theater venue is located on 42nd Street.
The curtain officially rose on a newly renovated Theatre Row, the five-theater off-Broadway complex at 410 West 42nd Street, on Monday, June 17.
Sponsored by Building for the Arts, the nonprofit organization that programs and administers the venue, the renovation has completely transformed the building's public spaces. Physical improvements include greater street visibility with illuminated signs and a glass storefront; the replacement of the dated interiors with a new, brighter design; and a refurbished lounge to serve as a bar for the 160,000 yearly patrons and as a meeting and work space for the 100 theater companies that utilize the five theaters. The building renovation was designed by Marta Sander of Architecture Outfit. The work was completed on budget and on time while the building remained open for business.
The five theaters in the complex, previously named the Acorn, Beckett, Clurman, Kirk and Lion, are now numbered to eliminate audience confusion, and to establish Theatre Row as the unifying venue. Sarah Hughes has been appointed as Theatre Row's new director of artistic programming, with Stephanie Rolland as Director of Theatre Operations, and Emma Montoya Hills as Associate General Manager.