Lena Horne Theatre Coming To Broadway Next Month

Stage, film and musical icon Lena Horne will officially become the first Black woman to have a Broadway theater named for her when The Nederlander Organization rechristens the Brooks Atkinson Theatre next month and unveils a new marquee.

The company, under the leadership of James L. Nederlander, announced the renaming date today. A formal celebration will take place in front of the venue on 47th Street, currently housing the musical Six, on Tuesday, Nov. 1.

In its announcement today, the organization, which owns nine Broadway theaters, said that in renaming the venue “new generations of theatergoers will be introduced to the legendary Lena Horne, an entertainer who broke barriers for other Black women to follow in her footsteps, and through this recognition will continue to inspire future generations of theatergoers.”

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