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Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (Broadway) - Theater Information

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HISTORY: The Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (formerly the Royale) was originally built in 1927 by real-estate magnates, the Chanin Brothers, as part of a three-theatre complex that also included the Majestic (a large musical house) and the Theatre Masque, now the John Golden (a small house). The three theatres enabled producers to move shows based on their ticket sales to the most appropriately-sized venue. In 1930, the Chanins transferred ownership of all three houses to the Shuberts. During the Depression, control of the Jacobs passed to John Golden, who renamed the theatre after himself and ran it from 1934 to 1936. The Shuberts regained control in 1936, restored its name to Royale, and leased it to CBS as a radio studio until 1940. It was renamed the Bernard B. Jacobs in 2005 to honor the president of the Shubert Organization from 1972 - 1996. Herbert J. Krapp designed the Jacobs and the other theatres in this complex under the unifying theme of "modern Spanish style." The theatre's interior features a groin-vaulted ceiling supported on either side by archways decorated with two murals entitled "Lovers of Spain," by Willy Pogany. Learn More in Theatre Stories



Address:
242 West 45th St.

New York, NY

BUILT: 1927

SEATING CAPACITY: 1078
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Theatre History

DATES PRODUCTION
? - ? Company (2021)
? - ? Betrayal (2019)
? - ? The Ferryman (2018)
? - ? The Iceman Cometh (2018)
3/31/2017 - ? Bandstand (2017)
11/10/2015 - 1/8/2017 The Color Purple (2015)
1/23/2015 - 3/29/2015 It's Only a Play (2014)
2/28/2012 - 1/4/2015 Once (2012)
9/22/2011 - 1/15/2012 The Mountaintop (2011)
2/9/2011 - 5/29/2011 That Championship Season (2011)
9/20/2010 - 1/2/2011 Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (2010)
2/28/2009 - 6/6/2010 God of Carnage (2009)
9/16/2008 - 1/4/2009 13, A New Musical (2008)
4/3/2008 - 7/20/2008 The Country Girl (2008)
10/19/2007 - 3/9/2008 Rock 'n' Roll (2007)
3/31/2007 - 8/19/2007 Frost/Nixon (2007)
7/29/2006 - 1/7/2007 Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me (2006)
3/28/2006 - 6/18/2006 Three Days of Rain (2006)
5/10/2005 - 8/28/2005 Glengarry Glen Ross (2005)