Broadway's Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street), will celebrate its 100th Anniversary tomorrow (Thursday, December 20th). The theatre, which opened on December 20, 1912 with Peg O'My Heart starring Laurette Taylor, is currently home to the Broadway Premiere of Grace, which will end its limited engagement on January 6, 2013. It will next be home to the World Premiere production of Truman Capote's Breakfast at Tiffany's, a new play written by Richard Greenberg, which starts performances on Monday, March 4 and opens on Wednesday, March 20. The Cort Theatre is owned and operated by The Shubert Organization.
In its storied and starry 100 year history, The Cort Theatre has been home to more than 250 productions, and been the venue for Broadway debuts of stars like Grace Kelly (The Father, 1949) and Jane Fonda (There Was a Little Girl, 1960). Stars like Ethel Barrymore (The Second Mrs. Tanquerray, 1924), Katharine Hepburn (These Days, 1928; As You Like It, 1950), Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee (Purlie Victorious, 1961), Robert Redford (Sunday in New York, 1961), Al Pacino (Richard III, 1969), Jessica Tandy (Rose, 1981) and many more have all graced its stage. Other notable productions include One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1963), The Grapes of Wrath (1990), Anna Deavere Smith's Twilight Los Angeles (1994), The Heiress (1995), John Leguizamo's Freak (1998), Nicole Kidman in The Blue Room (1998), On Golden Pond starring James Earl Jones (2005), Will Ferrell's You're Welcome America (2009), and acclaimed revivals of A View From the Bridge (2010) and Fences (2010).