The Samuel J. Friedman Theatre was recently renamed from the Biltmore Theater to Samuel J. Friedman Theatre after a press agent who worked with shows like #28;A Moon for the Misbegotten#29; and #28;The Blacks.#29; built by the Chanin brothers and during the 1930s it was used by Federal Theatre#25;s Living Newspaper Project before it was sold to George Abbott and Warner Brothers in 1935. The renovated interior by commissioned by the Manhattan Theatre Club for $35 million and the theatre reopened in 2003, seating 650.
The Samuel J. Friedman Box Office is open Monday through Saturday, Noon to 6pm when there are no performances. The box office is open Monday 12-6pm, Tuesday 12-7pm, Wednesday #19; Friday 12-8pm, and Saturdays 10am #19; 8pm, Sunday 10am #19; 7pm. The Samuel J. Friedman Theatre has wheelchair access, as well as assisted listening system available. The lower and mezzanine levels have a pay phone and restrooms. For certain performances, children under the age of four are not permitted to attend the theater. Eating and drinking is permitted only in theatre lounges. Smoking is prohibited inside all areas of the Friedman. The use of cameras, cellular phones or any type of audio or video equipment is prohibited. Latecomers will not be seated in their assigned seats until intermission.