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St. James Theatre (Broadway) - Theater Information

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Address:
246 West 44th St.

New York, NY

BUILT: 1927

SEATING CAPACITY: 1709
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St. James Theatre (Broadway) History

The St. James Theatre was originally built in 1927 by the famed producer Abraham L. Erlanger, and designed by Warren and Wetmore, who also designed Grand Central Terminal! Built on the site of the original Sardi's restaurant, the theatre was named The Erlanger Theatre until Erlanger's death in 1930. It was renamed the St. James Theatre by the Astor family, who owned the land on which the theatre was built. The first show to play the St. James Theatre was a show called The Merry Malones, which featured book, music and lyrics by George M. Cohan, who also starred in the leading role!

The St. James Theatre has a rich history, presenting some of the most well-known shows in Broadway history! Shows that have played the St. James theatre include The King and I in 1951; The Pajama Game in 1954; Li'l Abner in 1956; Flower Drum Song in 1958; Hello, Dolly! in 1964; On the Twentieth Century in 1978; Barnum in 1980; The Secret Garden in 1991; The Producers in 2001 and many more!

The longest running show at the St. James Theatre is none other than Hello, Dolly! Hello, Dolly! ran from 1964 to 1970 at the St. James, playing 2,844 performances, which at the time was the longest running musical in Broadway history! Starring Carol Channing in the title role, the show went on to win 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical, Best Direction of a Musical, Best Choreography and more. This was a record the show held for 37 years, until The Producers came along and beat the record in 2001, winning 12 Tony Awards.



What Shows Played the St. James Theatre (Broadway)

DATES PRODUCTION
? - ? David Byrne's American Utopia (2021)
? - ? Springsteen on Broadway Return (2021)
? - ? Frozen (2018)
3/10/2017 - 7/2/2017 Present Laughter (2017)
3/23/2015 - 1/8/2017 Something Rotten! (2015)
10/28/2014 - 1/4/2015 Side Show (2014)
3/11/2014 - 8/24/2014 Bullets Over Broadway: The Musical (2014)
7/16/2013 - 9/1/2013 Let It Be (2013)
1/18/2013 - 3/2/2013 Manilow on Broadway (2013)
7/12/2012 - 12/30/2012 Bring It On: The Musical (2012)
4/3/2012 - 5/13/2012 Leap of Faith (2012)
11/12/2011 - 1/29/2012 On A Clear Day You Can See Forever (2011)
7/5/2011 - 9/10/2011 Hair (2011)
3/24/2010 - 4/24/2011 American Idiot (2010)
10/8/2009 - 1/17/2010 Finian's Rainbow (2009)
4/14/2009 - 7/5/2009 Desire Under the Elms (2009)
3/3/2008 - 1/11/2009 Gypsy (2008)
11/1/2007 - 1/6/2008 Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (2007)
3/21/2001 - 4/22/2007 The Producers (2001)
11/2/1999 - 1/14/2001 Swing! (1999)
3/23/1999 - 6/13/1999 The Civil War (1999)
3/31/1998 - 8/30/1998 High Society (1998)
1/13/1998 - 1/25/1998 Patti La Belle on Broadway (1998)
3/18/1996 - 1/4/1998 A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1996)
5/15/1994 - 5/15/1994 Sunday in the Park with George (1994)
3/29/1993 - 6/17/1995 The Who's Tommy (1993)
4/5/1991 - 1/3/1993 The Secret Garden (1991)
10/27/1989 - 1/6/1991 Gypsy (1989)
4/22/1989 - 9/2/1989 Largely New York (1989)
4/7/1987 - 1/8/1989 42nd Street (1980)
11/26/1985 - 4/20/1986 Jerry's Girls (1985)
3/31/1983 - 3/3/1985 My One and Only (1983)
10/5/1982 - 10/31/1982 Rock 'N' Roll! The First 5,000 Years (1982)
4/5/1980 - 5/16/1982 Barnum (1980)
2/5/1980 - 3/9/1980 Filumena (1980)
9/25/1979 - 1/6/1980 The 1940's Radio Hour (1979)
7/27/1979 - 8/2/1979 Broadway Opry '79 (1979)
3/29/1979 - 4/21/1979 Carmelina (1979)
2/9/1978 - 3/18/1979 On the Twentieth Century (1978)
4/30/1977 - 5/15/1977 Vieux Carre (1977)
12/9/1976 - 12/26/1976 Music Is (1976)
3/19/1976 - 12/5/1976 My Fair Lady (1976)
11/12/1975 - 2/1/1976 A Musical Jubilee (1975)
3/10/1975 - 5/31/1975 The Misanthrope (1975)
11/11/1974 - 1/4/1975 Good News (1974)
9/28/1973 - 11/18/1973 A Streetcar Named Desire (1973)
11/13/1971 - 5/20/1973 Two Gentlemen of Verona (1971)
4/28/1971 - 5/8/1971 Scratch (1971)
12/28/1970 - 4/24/1971 1776 (1969)
1/15/1964 - 12/27/1970 Hello, Dolly! (1964)
9/24/1963 - 1/11/1964 Luther (1963)
10/17/1962 - 6/8/1963 Mr. President (1962)
12/25/1961 - 6/23/1962 Subways Are for Sleeping (1961)
12/26/1960 - 12/16/1961 Do Re Mi (1960)
10/3/1960 - 12/17/1960 Becket (1960)
5/9/1960 - 7/2/1960 Once Upon a Mattress (1959)
12/1/1958 - 5/7/1960 Flower Drum Song (1958)
11/15/1956 - 7/12/1958 Li'l Abner (1956)
5/13/1954 - 11/10/1956 The Pajama Game (1954)
3/29/1951 - 3/20/1954 The King and I (1951)
2/19/1951 - 3/3/1951 The Pirates of Penzance (1951)
2/15/1951 - 3/3/1951 Iolanthe (1951)
2/12/1951 - 3/3/1951 The Gondoliers (1951)
1/29/1951 - 3/3/1951 The Mikado (1951)
10/2/1950 - 1/27/1951 Peter Pan (1950)
10/11/1948 - 9/9/1950 Where's Charley? (1948)
6/3/1948 - 6/12/1948 Sleepy Hollow (1948)
3/31/1943 - 5/29/1948 Oklahoma! (1943)
11/10/1942 - 2/13/1943 Without Love (1942)
5/24/1942 - 11/8/1942 Claudia (1941)
3/3/1942 - 3/14/1942 The Gondoliers (1942)
2/28/1942 - 3/1/1942 Trial by Jury (1942)
2/23/1942 - 3/14/1942 Iolanthe (1942)
2/17/1942 - 3/14/1941 The Pirates of Penzance (1942)
2/3/1942 - 3/14/1942 The Big City (1942)
2/3/1942 - 3/14/1942 A Ball in Old Vienna (1942)
1/21/1942 - 3/14/1942 The Green Table (1942)
12/4/1941 - 1/3/1942 Sunny River (1941)
12/4/1941 - 1/3/1942 Sunny River (1941)
10/21/1941 - 11/29/1941 Pal Joey (1940)
10/7/1941 - 10/11/1941 Anne of England (1941)
3/24/1941 - 6/28/1941 Native Son (1941)
11/19/1940 - 3/8/1941 Twelfth Night (1940)
5/24/1940 - 6/1/1940 Russian Bank (1940)
4/1/1940 - 4/27/1940 King Richard II (1940)
1/13/1940 - ? Earl Carroll's Vanities [1940] (1940)
1/13/1940 - 2/3/1940 Earl Carroll's Vanities [1940] (1940)
11/2/1939 - 11/4/1939 Summer Night (1939)
1/30/1939 - ? King Henry IV, Part I (1939)
10/12/1938 - ? Hamlet (1938)
4/21/1938 - ? Trojan Incident (1938)
3/9/1938 - ? Empress of Destiny (1938)
11/17/1937 - ? Father Malachy's Miracle (1937)
9/15/1937 - ? King Richard II (1937)
2/5/1937 - ? King Richard II (1937)
12/3/1936 - ? O, Mistress Mine (1936)
10/23/1936 - ? Ten Million Ghosts (1936)
12/5/1935 - 6/6/1936 May Wine (1935)
12/5/1935 - 6/6/1936 May Wine (1935)
10/30/1935 - ? Play, Genius, Play! (1935)
12/27/1934 - ? Thumbs Up! (1934)
12/27/1934 - 5/11/1935 Thumbs Up! (1934)
10/15/1934 - ? Lost Horizons (1934)
5/2/1934 - ? The Chocolate Soldier (1934)
5/2/1934 - 5/12/1934 The Chocolate Soldier (1934)
4/25/1934 - ? Union Pacific (1934)
5/8/1933 - 5/20/1933 Trial by Jury (1933)
5/8/1933 - 5/20/1933 H.M.S. Pinafore (1933)
4/17/1933 - 4/29/1933 The Mikado (1933)
2/24/1933 - ? Hangman's Whip (1933)
12/7/1932 - 2/19/1933 Walk a Little Faster (1932)
12/7/1932 - ? Walk a Little Faster (1932)
6/5/1875 - ? The Zoo (1875)
3/17/1873 - ? Lucrezia Borgia (1873)
3/3/1873 - ? Masks and Faces (1873)
3/3/1873 - ? La Sonambula (1873)
? - ? Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo ()
? - ? Hamlet (1936)


Frequently Asked Questions

What show is currently in St. James Theatre (Broadway)?
St. James Theatre (Broadway)'s current show is Springsteen on Broadway Return which opened on 6/26/2021.

What when was St. James Theatre (Broadway) built?
St. James Theatre (Broadway) was built in 1927.

How many seats does St. James Theatre (Broadway) have?
St. James Theatre (Broadway) has 1709 seats.

What were the longest running shows at St. James Theatre (Broadway)?
42nd Street which ran from 8/25/1980 to 1/8/1989, Hello, Dolly! which ran from 1/16/1964 to 12/27/1970, The Producers which ran from 4/19/2001 to 4/22/2007, Oklahoma! which ran from 3/31/1943 to 5/29/1948 and The King and I which ran from 3/29/1951 to 3/20/1954,

What are the box office hours for St. James Theatre (Broadway)?
Monday-Saturday: 10:00 AM-8:00 PM Sunday: 11:00 AM-7:00 PM.

What accessibility options are there at St. James Theatre (Broadway)?

Accessible seating is available for this performance as indicated on the seating map.

The St. James Theatre provides wheelchair-accessible seating on the Orchestra level of the theatre for all performances for patrons who use wheelchairs and their companions. There are no steps leading into the Orchestra level of the theatre from the sidewalk. There are steps to access seating on other levels of the theatre. Pricing for wheelchair-accessible seats on the Orchestra level varies so as to capture the range of prices available throughout the theatre.

Orchestra Location:
Seating is accessible to all parts of the Orchestra without steps. There are no steps to the designated wheelchair seating locations. Wheelchair seating is in the Orchestra only.

Mezzanine Location:
Located on the second level: up 29 steps from the Orchestra. There are an additional 20 steps up to the remainder of the Mezzanine. Entrance to Mezzanine is behind row E.

Balcony Location:
Located on the third level: up 77 steps from the Orchestra. Please note: On the Mezzanine and Balcony levels, there are approximately two steps up/down per row.

There is a wheelchair-accessible unisex restroom located on the main level. Restrooms (not wheelchair-accessible) are located down 1 flight of stairs from the Orchestra level, on the Mezzanine level and on the Balcony level. The lower level is located 22 steps down from the Orchestra.

Reservations for assisted-listening devices are not necessary. Driver’s license or ID with printed address required as a deposit.

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