Helen Hayes Theater (2018) New York, NY | Playbill

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The Helen Hayes opened in 1912 as the Little Theatre, designed by Ingalls & Hoffman for producer Winthrop Ames. Intimately sized with just 299 seats, it was later expanded to seat 597, though it remains the smallest Broadway theatre. In 1983, the theatre was renamed the Helen Hayes, a tribute to the actress and the original Helen Hayes Theatre that was demolished the year prior.

  • Built: 1912
  • Number of Seats: 583
  • Longest Running Show: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
  • Performances: 72
  • Stage Door: To the left as you exit the main 44th St. doors.
  • Bathrooms: <p> Ladies: Orchestra level. Wheelchair-accessible restroom is also orchestra level.</p> <p>Men's: Lower lounge, down two flights of stairs. Wheelchair-accessible restroom is on orchestra level.</p>
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Appropriate Playbill - Opening Night
Appropriate
Broadway Play

Two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and Obie Award winner Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (An Octoroon) and Drama Desk Award winner Lila Neugebauer (The Waverly Gallery, 2ST’s Mary Page Marlowe) invite you to one helluva reunion in the darkly comic American family drama, Appropriate, starring Emmy, Golden Globe, and SAG Award winner Sarah Paulson.

Appropriate is playing at the Hayes Theatre through Sunday, March 3. It will resume performances at the Belasco Theatre on Monday, March 25. Click here to purchase tickets for the transfer.

SYNOPSIS:

It’s summer, the cicadas are singing, and the Lafayette family has returned to their late patriarch’s Arkansas home to deal with the remains of his estate. Toni, the eldest daughter, hopes they’ll spend the weekend remembering and reconnecting over their beloved father. Bo, her brother, wants to recoup some of the funds he spent caring for Dad at the end of his life. But things take a turn when their estranged brother, Franz, appears late one night, and mysterious objects are discovered among the clutter. Suddenly, long-hidden secrets and buried resentments can’t be contained, and the family is forced to face the ghosts of their past.

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