According to revolutionary seating plan, created by Irwin Chanin, patrons from the expensive and cheap places entered the theater through the same doors. For the most of the 20th century, this place was known as the 46th Street Theatre. However, in 1990, due to the Nederlander Organization’s, owning the theater, and the producer Alexander H. Cohen’s initiative the place got its special new name. It seems quite appropriate for the spot like this. Every musical fan is aware of the level of significance that composer Richard Rodgers had for the Broadway world.
Since 1924 to the present moment the theater has hosted many brilliant musical productions. Such musicals as “How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying”, “Chicago”, “Damn Yankees”, “Nine”, “Anything Goes” and many more hits formed its glorious repertoire for decades. Currently the highly-acclaimed “Hamilton” musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda is running here with almost everyday performances.