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Morosco Theatre

The Shubert brothers partnered with Oliver Morosco to create the Morosco Theatre in 1917. It was located at 217 W. 45th Street and designed by architect Hebert J. Krapp. The Morosco presented Eugene O’Neill’s Beyond the Horizon in 1920 and Craig’s Wife in 1925, each of which went on to win the Pulitzer Prize. The theatre showcased talents such as Katharine Hepburn, Lillian Gish, Ruth Gordon, and Tallulah Bankhead. The Morosco premiered Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman in 1949 and Tennessee Williams’ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof in 1955. Shadow Box, which won the Pulitzer in 1977, was also produced at the Morosco Theatre, and 1978’s Da proved to be the theatre’s final success. Ultimately, the theatre was demolished, along with four other Broadway theatres, in March 1982 to make way for the Marriott Marquis.