American Airlines Theatre

Opened in 1918

227 W. 42nd Street
New York, NY

Closed through August 14, 2022
Usual hours are Monday - Sunday, 10am - 6pm

Theater History

The American Airlines Theatre was originally called the Selwyn Theatre after the brothers Archibald and Edgar Selwyn, who commissioned the theater. It is now operated by Roundabout Theatre Company and was renamed the American Airlines Theatre in 2000.



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Restrooms are located on Orchestra and in the Penthouse Lounge on the 5th floor.

Coat Check

Coat check is available.


Where is the stage door?

To the left as you exit on 43rd Street. Ask staff as actors sometimes leave thorugh the 42nd Street entrance.


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Home at Roundabout Theatre


In the Tony Award®-nominated play The New York Times calls “an uplifting folk ballad about the pure in heart,” Cephus Miles has the whole world in his callused hands—until his sweetheart Pattie Mae goes off to college and marries another man. Originally staged by the Negro Ensemble Company in 1979, and featured in the first year of Roundabout’s Refocus Project, Samm-Art Williams’ Home is a muscular and melodic coming-of-age story that gives voice to the unbreakable spirit of all Americans who have been searching for a place to belong. Kenny Leon (A Soldier’s Play) directs.


Best Seats in the House

The best views will be in the center orchestra and front mezzanine, but there are very few bad seats in this theater.

Number of Seats

740 seats

Preview Seat View


Is there wheelchair accessible seating available?

Six wheelchair accessible seats are located in the orhestra, and five wheelchair accessible seats are located in the mezzanine.

Is there a wheelchair accessible restroom available?

Yes, accessible restrooms are located on Levels 1 (Lobby) and 5 (Penthouse); All levels of theater are accessible, and elevators are available for front and rear mezzanine.

Are there assistive devices available?

Hearing devices and on-demand captioning and audio description available. Check with audience services about availability.


When to arrive: Doors open roughly a half hour before showtime. Give yourself plenty of time to pick up tickets and find your seats. What to wear: Whatever makes you comfortable! Some people dress up for the theater, but there is no official dress code. Children under 4 are not permitted in the theater. is an independent website. Content published on this site may be authored by individual contributors whose views may not necessarily reflect the views of or any other organization. We may receive commissions on purchases you make through links published on our website. Click here to review our disclosures page for more information.