The Brooks Atkinson Theatre on Broadway is to be renamed the Lena Horne Theatre after the famed singer, actress and civil rights activist.
Broadways’ Brooks Atkinson Theatre will be officially renamed the Lena Horne Theatre next month. The Nederlander Organization announced that this will be the first Broadway theater named after a Black woman.
The renaming ceremony is scheduled for Nov. 1 at 256 West 47th Street in Manhattan, the address of the Brooks Atkinson. The celebration will include a DJ’d block party, special performances and the unveiling of a new marquee. Stars and luminaries from both the Broadway and entertainment communities are also expected to attend.