This Broadway house was originally named The Forrest after the American classical actor. It was renamed for the renowned playwright in 1959, six years after his death. The theater went years without a hit until Neil Simon took over and produced his plays almost exclusively at the O'Neill. The best seats are in the center of the house Rows A through J as well as the first few rows of the mezzanine. The theater has a seating capacity of 1,102 for plays and 1,065 for musicals.