Before and After
The Theater Center has been home to off-Broadway theatre, acting classes, and artists’ event spaces.
Our current complex, on 50th and Broadway, opened on April 18th, 2005. It is a 20,000-square-foot state of the art entertainment center consisting of two theaters with a total seating capacity of 398, rehearsal studios, contemporary lobbies, WiFi, two bars with cabaret-style seating and two merchandise stands.
The Anne L. Bernstein Theater houses Perfect Crime, the longest-running non-musical play in the history of New York theater.
The Jerry Orbach Theater, named for the actor from Law & Order and the Broadway stage, hosted a long-running revival of The Fantasticks, the world’s longest-running musical. Orbach was an original cast member of The Fantasticks.
Now playing in the Jerry Orbach Theater is The Office! A Musical Parody, keeping audiences on their toes while paying homage to the popular sitcom.
In 2005 we began the year-long process of turning this bare-boned 20,000 sqft space into the off-broadway theatre center it is today.