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St. James Theatre

246 W. 44th St., New York, NY
Seats (approximate): 1709

Warren & Wetmore, architects. Originally built by and named for the founding member of the Theatrical Syndicate, Abraham L. Erlanger. He lost it in the Depression and the Shuberts bought it in 1941 but, fearing monopoly accusations, they turned over its management to Jujamcyn Amusement Corporation, who then renovated and reopened the venue in December, 1958.

To learn more about the history of the St. James Theatre, see Spotlight on Broadway's video on the St. James Theatre.

Built: 1927   

Theatre Names Named
St. James Theatre
1932
Erlanger's Theatre
Named for Abraham L. Erlanger, Opened September 26, 1927
1927

Broadway Productions

Frozen
Musical, Original, Comedy
Mar 22, 2018 -  

Present Laughter
Play, Revival, Comedy
Apr 05, 2017 - Jul 02, 2017

Something Rotten!
Musical, Original, Comedy
Apr 22, 2015 - Jan 01, 2017

Side Show
Musical, Revival
Nov 17, 2014 - Jan 04, 2015

Bullets Over Broadway
Musical, Original, Comedy
Apr 10, 2014 - Aug 24, 2014

Let It Be
Special, Original, Concert
Jul 24, 2013 - Sep 01, 2013

Manilow On Broadway
Special, Original, Concert
Jan 29, 2013 - Mar 02, 2013

Bring It On The Musical
Musical, Original, Comedy
Aug 01, 2012 - Dec 30, 2012

Leap of Faith
Musical, Original
Apr 26, 2012 - May 13, 2012

On a Clear Day You Can See Forever
Musical, Original, Comedy
Dec 11, 2011 - Jan 29, 2012

Hair
Musical, Revival
Jul 13, 2011 - Sep 10, 2011

American Idiot
Musical, Original
Apr 20, 2010 - Apr 24, 2011

Finian's Rainbow
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Oct 29, 2009 - Jan 17, 2010

Desire Under the Elms
Play, Revival, Drama
Apr 27, 2009 - May 24, 2009

Gypsy
Musical, Revival, Drama
Mar 27, 2008 - Jan 11, 2009

Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
Musical, Original, Comedy
Nov 09, 2007 - Jan 06, 2008

The Producers
Musical, Original, Comedy
Apr 19, 2001 - Apr 22, 2007

Swing!
Musical, Original, Dance, Revue
Dec 09, 1999 - Jan 14, 2001

The Civil War
Musical, Original
Apr 22, 1999 - Jun 13, 1999

High Society
Musical, Original, Comedy
Apr 27, 1998 - Aug 30, 1998

Patti LaBelle on Broadway
Special, Original, Concert
Jan 13, 1998 - Jan 25, 1998

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Musical, Revival, Comedy, Farce
Apr 18, 1996 - Jan 04, 1998

Sunday in the Park with George
Special, Revival, Concert
May 15, 1994 - May 15, 1994

The Who's Tommy
Musical, Original
Apr 22, 1993 - Jun 17, 1995

The Secret Garden
Musical, Original
Apr 25, 1991 - Jan 03, 1993

Gypsy
Musical, Revival, Drama
Nov 16, 1989 - Jan 06, 1991

Largely New York
Play, Original, Comedy
May 01, 1989 - Sep 02, 1989

42nd Street
Musical, Original, Comedy
Apr 07, 1987 - Jan 08, 1989

Jerry's Girls
Musical, Original, Revue
Dec 18, 1985 - Apr 20, 1986

My One And Only
Musical, Original, Comedy
May 01, 1983 - Mar 03, 1985

Rock 'N Roll! The First 5,000 Years
Musical, Original, Revue
Oct 24, 1982 - Oct 31, 1982

Barnum
Musical, Original, Comedy
Apr 30, 1980 - May 16, 1982

Filumena
Play, Revival
Feb 10, 1980 - Mar 09, 1980

The 1940's Radio Hour
Musical, Original
Oct 07, 1979 - Jan 06, 1980

Broadway Opry '79
Special, Original, Concert
Jul 27, 1979 - Aug 02, 1979

Carmelina
Musical, Original
Apr 08, 1979 - Apr 21, 1979

On the Twentieth Century
Musical, Original, Comedy
Feb 19, 1978 - Mar 18, 1979

Vieux Carré
Play, Original, Drama
May 11, 1977 - May 15, 1977

Music Is
Musical, Original, Comedy
Dec 20, 1976 - Dec 26, 1976

My Fair Lady
Musical, Revival, Comedy, Romantic Comedy
Mar 25, 1976 - Dec 05, 1976

A Musical Jubilee
Musical, Original, Revue
Nov 13, 1975 - Feb 01, 1976

The Misanthrope
Play, Revival, Comedy
Mar 12, 1975 - May 31, 1975

Good News
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Dec 23, 1974 - Jan 04, 1975

A Streetcar Named Desire
Play, Revival, Drama
Oct 01, 1973 - Nov 18, 1973

Two Gentlemen of Verona
Musical, Original, Comedy
Dec 01, 1971 - May 20, 1973

Scratch
Play, Original
May 06, 1971 - May 08, 1971

1776
Musical, Original, Comedy, History
Dec 28, 1970 - Apr 24, 1971

Hello, Dolly!
Musical, Original, Comedy
Jan 16, 1964 - Dec 27, 1970

Luther
Play, Original
Sep 25, 1963 - Jan 11, 1964

Mr. President
Musical, Original, Comedy
Oct 20, 1962 - Jun 08, 1963

Subways Are for Sleeping
Musical, Original, Comedy
Dec 27, 1961 - Jun 23, 1962

Do Re Mi
Musical, Original, Comedy
Dec 26, 1960 - Dec 16, 1961

Becket
Play, Original
Oct 05, 1960 - Dec 17, 1960

Once Upon a Mattress
Musical, Original, Comedy
May 09, 1960 - Jul 02, 1960

Flower Drum Song
Musical, Original, Comedy
Dec 01, 1958 - May 07, 1960

Li'l Abner
Musical, Original, Comedy
Nov 15, 1956 - Jul 12, 1958

The Pajama Game
Musical, Original, Comedy
May 13, 1954 - Nov 10, 1956

The King and I
Musical, Original, Comedy, Drama
Mar 29, 1951 - Mar 20, 1954

Cox and Box
Musical, Revival, Operetta
Feb 19, 1951 - Mar 03, 1951

The Pirates of Penzance
Musical, Revival, Comedy, Operetta
Feb 19, 1951 - Mar 03, 1951

Iolanthe
Musical, Revival, Operetta
Feb 15, 1951 - Feb 17, 1951

The Gondoliers
Musical, Revival, Operetta
Feb 12, 1951 - Feb 14, 1951

H.M.S. Pinafore
Musical, Revival, Comedy, Operetta
Feb 05, 1951 - Mar 03, 1951

Trial by Jury
Musical, Revival, Comedy, Operetta
Feb 05, 1951 - Mar 03, 1951

The Mikado
Musical, Revival, Operetta
Jan 29, 1951 - Mar 03, 1951

Peter Pan
Play, Revival
Oct 02, 1950 - Jan 27, 1951

Where's Charley?
Musical, Original, Comedy
Oct 11, 1948 - Sep 09, 1950

Sleepy Hollow
Musical, Original, Comedy
Jun 03, 1948 - Jun 12, 1948

Oklahoma!
Musical, Original, Comedy
Mar 31, 1943 - May 29, 1948

Without Love
Play, Original, Comedy
Nov 10, 1942 - Feb 13, 1943

Claudia
Play, Original, Comedy
May 24, 1942 - Nov 08, 1942

The Gondoliers
Musical, Revival, Operetta
Mar 03, 1942 - Mar 14, 1942

Trial by Jury
Musical, Revival, Operetta
Feb 28, 1942 - Mar 01, 1942

Iolanthe
Musical, Revival, Operetta
Feb 23, 1942 - Mar 14, 1942

The Pirates of Penzance
Musical, Revival, Operetta
Feb 17, 1942 - Mar 14, 1942

The Prodigal Son
Special, Original, Ballet
Feb 17, 1942 - Mar 14, 1942

The Mikado
Musical, Revival, Operetta
Feb 03, 1942 - Mar 14, 1942

The Big City
Special, Original, Operetta, Ballet
Feb 03, 1942 - Mar 14, 1942

A Ball in Old Vienna
Special, Original, Ballet
Feb 03, 1942 - Mar 14, 1942

H.M.S. Pinafore
Musical, Revival, Operetta
Jan 21, 1942 - Mar 14, 1942

The Green Table
Special, Original, Dance, Drama
Jan 21, 1942 - Mar 14, 1942

Sunny River
Musical, Original
Dec 04, 1941 - Jan 03, 1942

Pal Joey
Musical, Original, Comedy
Oct 21, 1941 - Nov 29, 1941

Anne of England
Play, Original
Oct 07, 1941 - Oct 11, 1941

Native Son
Play, Original, Drama
Mar 24, 1941 - Jun 28, 1941

Twelfth Night
Play, Revival, Comedy
Nov 19, 1940 - Mar 08, 1941

Russian Bank
Play, Original, Comedy
May 24, 1940 - Jun 01, 1940

King Richard II
Play, Revival, History
Apr 01, 1940 - Apr 27, 1940

Earl Carroll's Vanities [1940]
Musical, Original, Revue
Jan 13, 1940 - Feb 03, 1940

Summer Night
Play, Original, Drama
Nov 02, 1939 - Nov 04, 1939

King Henry IV, Part I
Play, Revival, History
Jan 30, 1939 - Apr 01, 1939

Hamlet
Play, Revival, Tragedy
Oct 12, 1938 - Jan 1939

Trojan Incident
Play, Original, Dance, Drama
Apr 21, 1938 - May 1938

Empress of Destiny
Play, Original, Drama
Mar 09, 1938 - Mar 1938

Father Malachy's Miracle
Play, Original, Comedy
Nov 17, 1937 - Mar 1938

King Richard II
Play, Revival, History
Sep 15, 1937 - Oct 16, 1937

King Richard II
Play, Revival, History
Feb 05, 1937 - Jun 1937

Hamlet
Play, Revival, Tragedy
Jan 1937 - Closing date unknown

Ten Million Ghosts
Play, Original, Drama
Oct 23, 1936 - Nov 1936

May Wine
Musical, Original, Play
Dec 05, 1935 - Jun 06, 1936

Play, Genius, Play!
Play, Original, Comedy
Oct 30, 1935 - Nov 1935

Thumbs Up!
Musical, Original, Revue
Dec 27, 1934 - May 11, 1935

Lost Horizons
Play, Original, Fantasy
Oct 15, 1934 - Dec 1934

The Chocolate Soldier
Musical, Revival, Operetta
May 02, 1934 - May 12, 1934

Union Pacific
Musical, Original, Ballet
Apr 25, 1934 - Apr 1934

Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo
Special, Original, Ballet
Jan 1934 - Closing date unknown

H.M.S. Pinafore
Musical, Revival, Comedy, Operetta
May 08, 1933 - May 20, 1933

Trial by Jury
Musical, Revival, Comedy, Operetta
May 08, 1933 - May 20, 1933

The Mikado
Musical, Revival, Operetta
Apr 17, 1933 - Apr 29, 1933

Hangman's Whip
Play, Original
Feb 24, 1933 - Mar 1933

Walk a Little Faster
Musical, Original, Revue
Dec 07, 1932 - Feb 1933

Erlanger's Theatre

Love from a Stranger
Play, Original, Drama, Mystery
Sep 21, 1936 - Sep 28, 1936

The Merry Widow
Musical, Revival, Comedy, Operetta
Feb 22, 1932 - Mar 05, 1932

Robin Hood
Musical, Revival, Operetta, Romantic Comedy
Jan 27, 1932 - Feb 20, 1932

The Gondoliers
Musical, Revival, Operetta
Jan 11, 1932 - Jan 1932

The Mikado
Musical, Revival, Operetta
Dec 25, 1931 - Jan 1932

Naughty Marietta
Musical, Revival, Comedy, Opera
Dec 07, 1931 - Dec 12, 1931

The Firefly
Musical, Revival, Comedy, Opera
Nov 30, 1931 - Dec 05, 1931

Naughty Marietta
Musical, Revival, Comedy, Opera
Nov 16, 1931 - Nov 28, 1931

The Chimes of Normandy
Musical, Revival, Comedy, Opera
Nov 02, 1931 - Nov 14, 1931

The Mikado
Musical, Revival, Operetta
Oct 26, 1931 - Nov 1931

The Geisha
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Oct 05, 1931 - Oct 17, 1931

The Chocolate Soldier
Musical, Revival, Operetta
Sep 21, 1931 - Oct 03, 1931

The Merry Widow
Musical, Revival, Comedy, Operetta
Sep 07, 1931 - Oct 19, 1931

The Mikado
Musical, Revival, Operetta
Aug 24, 1931 - Sep 1931

Ruddigore
Musical, Revival, Operetta
Aug 10, 1931 - Aug 1931

H.M.S. Pinafore
Musical, Revival, Comedy, Operetta
Jul 27, 1931 - Aug 08, 1931

Trial by Jury
Musical, Revival, Comedy, Operetta
Jul 27, 1931 - Aug 08, 1931

Iolanthe
Musical, Revival, Operetta
Jul 13, 1931 - Jan 09, 1932

The Pirates of Penzance
Musical, Revival, Comedy, Operetta
Jun 29, 1931 - Oct 24, 1931

Patience
Musical, Revival, Comedy, Operetta
Jun 15, 1931 - Jun 29, 1931

The Gondoliers
Musical, Revival, Operetta
Jun 01, 1931 - Jun 13, 1931

H.M.S. Pinafore
Musical, Revival, Comedy, Operetta
May 18, 1931 - Jun 1931

The Mikado
Musical, Revival, Operetta
May 04, 1931 - May 1931

Fine and Dandy
Musical, Original, Comedy
Sep 23, 1930 - May 02, 1931

The Rivals
Play, Revival, Comedy
Mar 13, 1930 - Apr 1930

Gala Night
Play, Original, Comedy
Feb 25, 1930 - Mar 1930

Josef Suss
Play, Original, Drama
Jan 20, 1930 - Feb 1930

Ladies of the Jury
Play, Original, Comedy
Oct 21, 1929 - Jan 1930

Murray Anderson's Almanac
Musical, Original, Revue
Aug 14, 1929 - Oct 12, 1929

Hello, Daddy
Musical, Original, Comedy
May 06, 1929 - Jun 15, 1929

Buckaroo
Play, Original, Melodrama, Comedy
Mar 16, 1929 - Mar 1929

Vermont
Play, Original
Jan 07, 1929 - Jan 1929

Billie
Musical, Original
Oct 01, 1928 - Jan 05, 1929

Diplomacy
Play, Revival
May 28, 1928 - Jul 1928

She Stoops to Conquer
Play, Revival, Comedy
May 14, 1928 - May 1928

The Merry Malones
Musical, Original, Comedy
Apr 09, 1928 - Apr 28, 1928

The Behavior of Mrs. Crane
Play, Original
Mar 20, 1928 - Apr 1928

The Merry Malones
Musical, Original, Comedy
Sep 26, 1927 - Mar 10, 1928

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