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Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (Broadway) - Theater Information

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Address:
242 West 45th St.

New York, NY

BUILT: 1927

SEATING CAPACITY: 1078
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Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (Broadway) 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.

Well-known productions include: Diamond Lil (1928) starring Mae West; The Glass Menagerie (1946- a transfer from the Playhouse Theatre) starring Eddie Dowling, Laurette TaylorJulie Haydon, and Anthony Ross; The Boy Friend (1954) starring Julie Andrews; God of Carnage (2009) starring Yasmina RezaJeff DanielsJames GandolfiniMarcia Gay Harden, and Hope Davis; Once (2012) starring Steve Kazee and Cristin Milioti; The Color Purple (2015 revival) starring Cynthia ErivoDanielle Brooks, and Jennifer Hudson; Bandstand (2017) starring Laura OsnesCorey Cott and Beth Leavel; Company (2020 revival) starring Katrina LenkPatti LuPoneJennifer SimardChristopher SieberRashidra ScottGreg Hildreth, Nikki Renée Daniels, Christopher FitzgeraldMatt DoyleEtai BensonTerence ArchieClaybourne ElderBobby Conte Thornton, and Kyle Dean Massey & many more!

The show to break the box office record at the Bernard B. Jacobs was Once! Once grossed $1,447,598 for the theatre over nine performances, for the week ending December 30, 2012. The show, based on the 2007 film of the same name, premiered on Broadway at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre on March 18, 2012. The show features music and lyrics by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, and a book by Enda Walsh, and starred Steve Kazee and Cristin Milioti. The production received eleven Tony Award nominations, and won eight, including Best Musical!



What Shows Played the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (Broadway)

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)


Frequently Asked Questions

What show is currently in Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (Broadway)?
Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (Broadway)'s current show is Company which opened on 12/9/2021.

What when was Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (Broadway) built?
Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (Broadway) was built in 1927.

How many seats does Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (Broadway) have?
Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (Broadway) has 1078 seats.

What were the longest running shows at Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (Broadway)?
Once which ran from 3/18/2012 to 1/4/2015, God of Carnage which ran from 3/22/2009 to 6/6/2010, The Color Purple which ran from 12/10/2015 to 1/8/2017, The Ferryman which ran from 10/21/2018 to 7/7/2019 and It's Only a Play which ran from 10/9/2014 to 6/7/2015,

What are the box office hours for Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (Broadway)?
Monday-Saturday: 12:00 AM-8:00 PM.

What accessibility options are there at Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (Broadway)?

Accessible seating is available for this performance as indicated on the seating map. The theatre is not completely wheelchair-accessible.

Orchestra location: Seating is accessible to all parts of the Orchestra without steps. There are no steps to the designated wheelchair seating location.

Mezzanine location: Located on the second level, up three short flights of stairs (29 steps). Once on the Mezzanine level there are approximately two steps up and down per row.

Handrails: Available at the end of every stepped seat row in the Mezzanine.

There is one (unisex) wheelchair-accessible restroom located on the Orchestra level.

The Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre provides at least 10 infrared assisted-listening devices for every performance at the theatre. Beginning four weeks after a show’s official opening-night performance, at least 10 audio description devices are available for every performance at the theatre. In addition, there is unlimited access to downloadable audio description software for personal mobile devices, available beginning four weeks after a show’s official opening-night performance, which provides an automated detailed account of the visual of the production, free of charge, for blind or partially sighted patrons. The theatre also offers handheld devices and software that provide captioning for deaf or hard-of-hearing patrons, available beginning four weeks after a show’s official opening-night performance.

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