Circle in the Square

Theatre Details
Address: 5 Sheridan Square, New York, NY 10014
Productions
  Production First Performance
at this Theatre
Last Performance
at this Theatre
1 Stewed Prunes 11/14/1960  
2 The Iceman Cometh 05/08/1956  
3 Summer and Smoke 04/24/1952  
History
Founded by Theodore Mann and Jose Quintero in 1951 at the site of an abandoned nightclub on Sheridan Square, the Circle in the Square has been credited as launching the Off Broadway movement. Landmark productions include Tennessee Williams's Summer and Smoke (starring Geraldine Page)and Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh (starring Jason Robards Jr.) The theater moved to Bleecker Street in 1959 and became known as the Circle in the Square Downtown.