James Earl Jones Theatre

Opened in 1912

138 W. 48th Street
New York, NY

Monday - Saturday: 10am - 8pm
Sunday: 12pm - 6pm

Theater History

Originally named the Cort Theatre after the general manager of the Northwestern Theatrical Association John Cort, it was renamed in 2022 after the acclaimed actor James Earl Jones, a two-time Tony winner who has appeared in 21 Broadway shows and is also known for providing the iconic voice of Darth Vader in “Star Wars.”



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Restrooms are located in the lower lounge, mezzanine level, and balcony level.

Coat Check

Coat check is available. No strollers or furs.


Free Wi-Fi Available

Where is the stage door?

To your left as you exit the main 48th Street entrance.


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The Heart of Rock and Roll

The Heart of Rock and Roll

Get amped! THE HEART OF ROCK AND ROLL — the new musical comedy inspired by the timeless hits of HUEY LEWIS AND THE NEWS — is coming to Broadway with a rhythm that’ll drive you wild. Step into an era when the airwaves sizzled and bands with platinum dreams rocked every dive bar.

A raucous rom-com wrapped in pure musical joy, THE HEART OF ROCK AND ROLL centers on a couple of thirty-somethings who know exactly what they want from life—until they find each other. It’s going to take The Power Of Love — and a little help from their friends — to show them the way. Jam-packed with HUEY LEWIS megahits like “Working for a Living”, “Stuck with You” and “If this is It”, this shamelessly fun show will have you dancing in your seat (and all the way home). Don’t miss Broadway’s newest feel-great musical, THE HEART OF ROCK AND ROLL, where it’s Hip to be Square.


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

1092 seats

Preview Seat View


Is there wheelchair accessible seating available?

Wheelchair accessible seating is located in the orchestra section. No steps to designated seating location. There is also accessible seating in the mezzanine and balcony, but note there are approximately 2 steps down per row.

Is there a wheelchair accessible restroom available?

Yes, wheelchair accessible restrooms are available via elevator.

Are there assistive devices available?

Infrared assistive listening devices available for every performance; audio description and closed captioning devices will be available beginning four weeks after the show's opening night. Before this date, live-caption via CART using a hand-held device can be requested with two weeks advance notice. Contact Shuebrt Audience Services at 212-944-3700 or audienceservices@shubertorg.com for more information.


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.

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