Samuel J. Friedman Theatre

Opened in 1925

261 W. 47th Street
New York, NY

Monday: 12pm - 6pm
Tuesday - Saturday*: 12pm - 30 minutes before curtain
Sunday*: 12pm - 6pm
*Box office opens at 10am on matinee days

Theater History

The Samuel J. Friedman Theatre is operated by the Manhattan Theatre Club and was formerly known as the Biltmore Theatre before being renamed for Samuel J. Friedman in 2008. Recent productions include The Collaboration, Cost of Living, Skeleteon Crew, Choir Boy, and The Father.



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Restrooms are available on the Lower Lounge and Mezzanine levels.

Coat Check

Coat check available, though larger items may not be accepted.


Where is the stage door?

To the right as you exit the main 47th Street entrance.


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Mary Jane starring Rachel McAdams

Mary Jane

Academy Award nominee Rachel McAdams stars in the Broadway premiere of MARY JANE, written by Pulitzer Prize finalist Amy Herzog (4000 Miles, the recent Tony-nominated adaptation of A Doll’s House). Captivating, affecting and compassionate, it’s the story of a single mother in an impossible family situation. Faced with seemingly insurmountable odds, Mary Jane relies on unflagging optimism and humor, along with the wisdom of the women around her who have become a makeshift family, to take on each new day. But will inner strength and newfound friendships be enough to see her through? The New York Times calls Mary Jane “the most profound of Herzog’s many fine plays.” And The New Yorker raves, “beautiful and remarkable... Herzog has made theatre that shines.” Directing is the acclaimed Anne Kauffman (The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window).


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 cozy theater.

Number of Seats

622 seats

Preview Seat View


Is there wheelchair accessible seating available?

Wheelchair accessible seating is loacted in the Orchestra and Mezzanine levels.

Is there a wheelchair accessible restroom available?

Yes, accessible restrooms are located on the Lower Lounge and in the Mezzanine lounge. All levels of theater are accessible via elevator.

Are there assistive devices available?

Assistive listening devices, hearing-aid compatible devices, and I-Caption closed captioning are available free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis. These devices are located at the podium to the left as you enter the inner lobby of the theatre. The house manager or staff on duty will provide you with a headset in exchange for a credit card, driver’s license or other form of identification, which will be returned to you at the end of the performance.


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 5 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.