August Wilson Theatre on Broadway

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245 W. 52nd St.

New York, NY 10019

BUILT: 1925

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August Wilson Theatre (Broadway) History

The theatre first opened as the Guild Theatre in 1925 with a revival of George Bernard Shaw's Caesar and Cleopatra. The theatre was leased to WOR-Mutual Radio as a studio in 1943, and then purchased in 1950 by The American National Theater and Academy and renamed the ANTA Theatre. In 1981, the theatre was purchased by Jujamcyn Theaters and named the Virginia Theatre for owner and Jujamcyn Board member Virginia McKnight Binger. In 2005, just days after playwright August Wilson's death, the theatre was renamed in his honor.

The longest running show at the August Wilson was Jersey Boys! Jersey Boys ran from November 6, 2005 to January 15, 2017 (4,642 performances!) Jersey Boys is currently the 12th longest-running show in history, sandwiched between Rent at number 11 and Miss Saigon at number 13. Jersey Boys, the behind-the-music story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, originally starred Christian Hoff (Tommy DeVito), Daniel Reichard(Bob Gaudio), J. Robert Spencer (Nick Massi) and John Lloyd Young (Frankie Valli). The production won four Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

Other notable performances include Humphrey Bogart  in The Mask and the Face in 1933; Rosalind Russell made her Broadway debut in The Garrick Gaieties in 1930; Henry Fonda starred in Our Town in 1969, just to name a few! Some of the August Wilson Theatre's best-known shows include The Owl and the Pussycat, Purlie, Copperfield, Carrie, City of Angels, Jelly's Last Jam, Smokey Joe's Cafe, The Wild Party, Groundhog Day and more!

Shows at the August Wilson Theatre (Broadway)

4/1/2024 - Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club (2024) Click Here to Buy Tickets
3/26/2022 - 9/3/2023 Funny Girl (2022)
11/23/2021 - 1/23/2022 Slave Play (2021)
8/4/2021 - 10/10/2021 Pass Over (2021)
11/17/2017 - 12/30/2017 Home for the Holidays (2017)
3/16/2017 - 9/17/2017 Groundhog Day (2017)
3/12/2017 - 3/12/2020 Mean Girls (2018)
10/16/2006 - 10/16/2006 The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (2006)
10/4/2005 - 1/15/2017 Jersey Boys (2005)