Producer John Cort introduced the Cort Theatre in 1912, designed by Edward B. Corey and located east of Broadway on W. 48th Street. The Cort briefly housed "The Merv Griffin Show" between 1969 and 1972 before returning to legitimate theatre, and it later set a house record with 1,920 performances of the Stephen Schwartz musical The Magic Show. The Cort Theatre was renamed for Tony Award-winning actor James Earl Jones in 2022.
The sold-out and highly acclaimed BAM production of Lorraine Hansberry’s The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window, starring Oscar Isaac and Rachel Brosnahan, will transfer to Broadway this season. Directed by Anne Kauffman, this strictly limited engagement will begin performances on Tuesday, April 25 for 80 performances only.SYNOPSIS:
Set in 1960s Greenwich Village, Hansberry paints a portrait of the couple's marriage, and their progressive circle of friends whose ideals do not always match reality. Will those ideals, which Sidney clings to, cost the couple their marriage?