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John Golden Theatre

252 W. 45th St., New York, NY
Seats (approximate): 805

Herbert J. Krapp, architect. In its early years, the small size of the house made it difficult to hold onto hits. Shows would transfer to larger theatres hoping to capitalize on their fleeting popularity and to sell more tickets for each performance. In 1937, John Golden bought it and renamed it for himself. He leased it to foreign film exhibitors in the 1940s before selling it to the Shuberts, who returned it to its legit roots.

To learn more about the history of the John Golden Theatre, see historical information provided by the Shubert Organization and Spotlight on Broadway's video on the John Golden Theatre.

Built: 1927   

Theatre Names Named
John Golden Theatre
Named for John Golden, producer. Reopened February 2, 1937
1937
Theatre Masque
Opened February 24, 1927
1927

Broadway Productions

A Doll's House, Part 2
Play, Original, Drama
Apr 27, 2017 - Jul 23, 2017

The Encounter
Play, Original, Solo
Sep 29, 2016 - Jan 08, 2017

Eclipsed
Play, Original, Drama
Mar 06, 2016 - Jun 19, 2016

The Gin Game
Play, Revival
Oct 14, 2015 - Jan 10, 2016

Skylight
Play, Revival
Apr 02, 2015 - Jun 21, 2015

A Delicate Balance
Play, Revival, Drama
Nov 20, 2014 - Feb 22, 2015

Mothers and Sons
Play, Original, Drama
Mar 24, 2014 - Jun 22, 2014

A Time to Kill
Play, Original, Drama,Thriller
Oct 20, 2013 - Nov 17, 2013

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Play, Original, Comedy
Mar 14, 2013 - Aug 25, 2013

The Anarchist
Play, Original, Drama
Dec 02, 2012 - Dec 16, 2012

Seminar
Play, Original
Nov 20, 2011 - May 06, 2012

The Normal Heart
Play, Original, Drama
Apr 27, 2011 - Jul 10, 2011

Driving Miss Daisy
Play, Original, Comedy, Drama
Oct 25, 2010 - Apr 09, 2011

Red
Play, Original, Drama
Apr 01, 2010 - Jun 27, 2010

Oleanna
Play, Original
Oct 11, 2009 - Dec 06, 2009

Avenue Q
Musical, Original, Comedy, Puppets
Jul 31, 2003 - Sep 13, 2009

Vincent in Brixton
Play, Original, Drama
Mar 06, 2003 - May 04, 2003

The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?
Play, Original, Drama
Mar 10, 2002 - Dec 15, 2002

Stones in His Pockets
Play, Original, Comedy
Apr 01, 2001 - Sep 23, 2001

Much Ado About Everything
Special, Original, Solo, Comedy
Dec 30, 1999 - Jul 30, 2000

Side Man
Play, Original, Drama
Oct 20, 1998 - Oct 31, 1999

The Chairs
Play, Revival, Farce, Tragedy
Apr 01, 1998 - Jun 13, 1998

Master Class
Play, Original
Nov 05, 1995 - Jun 29, 1997

Jackie Mason: Politically Incorrect
Special, Original, Solo, Stand-up, Comedy
Apr 05, 1994 - Jun 04, 1995

Mixed Emotions
Play, Original
Oct 12, 1993 - Nov 28, 1993

Falsettos
Musical, Original
Apr 29, 1992 - Jun 27, 1993

Sid Caesar & Company
Play, Original, Comedy,Revue
Nov 01, 1989 - Nov 04, 1989

Eastern Standard
Play, Original
Jan 05, 1989 - Mar 25, 1989

Paul Robeson
Play, Revival, Solo, Play with music
Sep 28, 1988 - Oct 09, 1988

Juno and the Paycock
Play, Revival, Drama
Jun 21, 1988 - Jul 02, 1988

All My Sons
Play, Revival, Drama
Apr 22, 1987 - May 17, 1987

Stepping Out
Play, Original
Jan 11, 1987 - Mar 15, 1987

The Petition
Play, Original
Apr 24, 1986 - Jun 29, 1986

Blood Knot
Play, Original
Dec 10, 1985 - Mar 02, 1986

Glengarry Glen Ross
Play, Original, Drama
Mar 25, 1984 - Feb 17, 1985

'night, Mother
Play, Original
Mar 31, 1983 - Feb 26, 1984

Crimes of the Heart
Play, Original
Nov 04, 1981 - Feb 13, 1983

It Had to Be You
Play, Original, Comedy
May 10, 1981 - Jun 21, 1981

Tintypes
Musical, Original, Revue
Oct 23, 1980 - Jan 11, 1981

A Day in Hollywood / A Night in the Ukraine
Musical, Original, Comedy, Revue
May 01, 1980 - Jun 14, 1980

Horowitz and Mrs. Washington
Play, Original, Comedy
Apr 02, 1980 - Apr 06, 1980

Watch on the Rhine
Play, Revival, Drama
Jan 03, 1980 - Feb 03, 1980

Devour the Snow
Play, Original, Drama
Nov 07, 1979 - Nov 10, 1979

Murder at the Howard Johnson's
Play, Original, Comedy
May 17, 1979 - May 20, 1979

Strangers
Play, Original
Mar 04, 1979 - Mar 11, 1979

The Gin Game
Play, Original
Oct 06, 1977 - Dec 31, 1978

Dirty Linen & New-Found-Land
Play, Original, Farce
Jan 11, 1977 - May 28, 1977

Going Up
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Sep 19, 1976 - Oct 31, 1976

Me Jack, You Jill
Play, Original, Mystery
Never Officially Opened - Mar 14, 1976

Kennedy's Children
Play, Original
Nov 03, 1975 - Jan 04, 1976

P. S. Your Cat Is Dead!
Play, Original
Apr 07, 1975 - Apr 20, 1975

Hughie
Play, Revival
Feb 11, 1975 - Mar 08, 1975

Duet
Play, Revival
Feb 11, 1975 - Mar 08, 1975

Fame
Play, Original
Nov 18, 1974 - Nov 18, 1974

Words & Music
Musical, Original, Revue
Apr 16, 1974 - Aug 03, 1974

Shelter
Musical, Original
Feb 06, 1973 - Mar 03, 1973

Sticks and Bones
Play, Original
Mar 01, 1972 - Oct 01, 1972

Double Solitaire
Play, Original, One Act
Sep 30, 1971 - Oct 31, 1971

Solitaire
Play, Original, One Act
Sep 30, 1971 - Oct 31, 1971

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown
Musical, Original, Comedy
Jun 01, 1971 - Jun 27, 1971

Father's Day
Play, Original, Comedy
Mar 16, 1971 - Mar 16, 1971

Bob and Ray -- The Two and Only
Special, Original, Comedy, Sketches
Sep 24, 1970 - Feb 13, 1971

Park
Musical, Original
Apr 22, 1970 - Apr 25, 1970

Blood Red Roses
Musical, Original, Drama, History
Mar 22, 1970 - Mar 22, 1970

Brightower
Play, Original
Jan 28, 1970 - Jan 28, 1970

The Gingham Dog
Play, Original
Apr 23, 1969 - Apr 26, 1969

The Wrong Way Light Bulb
Play, Original
Mar 04, 1969 - Mar 08, 1969

The Megilla of Itzik Manger
Musical, Original
Oct 09, 1968 - Dec 15, 1968

The Exercise
Play, Original
Apr 24, 1968 - Apr 27, 1968

Carry Me Back to Morningside Heights
Play, Original, Comedy
Feb 27, 1968 - Mar 02, 1968

Brief Lives
Play, Original, Solo
Dec 18, 1967 - Dec 30, 1967

After the Rain
Play, Original
Oct 09, 1967 - Dec 02, 1967

Wait a Minim!
Musical, Original, Revue, Dance, Pantomime
Mar 07, 1966 - Apr 15, 1967

Me and Thee
Play, Original, Comedy
Dec 07, 1965 - Dec 07, 1965

Mrs. Dally
Play, Original
Sep 22, 1965 - Nov 06, 1965

Ken Murray's Hollywood
Special, Original
May 10, 1965 - May 22, 1965

Comedy in Music Opus 2
Special, Original, Solo, Comedy, Concert
Nov 09, 1964 - Apr 24, 1965

Beyond the Fringe
Play, Original, Revue
Oct 27, 1962 - May 30, 1964

Sunday in New York
Play, Original
Jan 01, 1962 - May 12, 1962

An Evening With Yves Montand
Special, Original, Solo
Oct 24, 1961 - Dec 16, 1961

An Evening With Mike Nichols and Elaine May
Special, Original, Comedy
Oct 08, 1960 - Jul 01, 1961

The Littlest Circus
Musical, Original, Pantomime
Dec 25, 1959 - Jan 03, 1960

At the Drop of a Hat
Musical, Original, Revue
Oct 08, 1959 - May 14, 1960

Billy Barnes Revue
Musical, Original, Revue
Aug 04, 1959 - Sep 26, 1959

A Desert Incident
Play, Original, Drama
Mar 24, 1959 - Mar 28, 1959

Masquerade
Play, Original, Comedy
Mar 16, 1959 - Mar 16, 1959

Requiem for a Nun
Play, Original, Drama
Jan 30, 1959 - Mar 07, 1959

A Party with Betty Comden & Adolph Green
Musical, Original, Revue, Comedy
Dec 23, 1958 - May 23, 1959

The Night Circus
Play, Original, Drama
Dec 02, 1958 - Dec 06, 1958

Epitaph for George Dillon
Play, Original, Drama
Nov 04, 1958 - Nov 22, 1958

Look Back in Anger
Play, Original, Drama
Mar 17, 1958 - Sep 20, 1958

Cloud 7
Play, Original, Comedy
Feb 14, 1958 - Feb 22, 1958

Monique
Play, Original
Oct 22, 1957 - Dec 14, 1957

Mask and Gown
Musical, Original, Revue
Sep 10, 1957 - Oct 12, 1957

The Potting Shed
Play, Original
Apr 22, 1957 - Jun 01, 1957

Uncle Willie
Play, Original, Comedy
Dec 20, 1956 - Apr 20, 1957

Double in Hearts
Play, Original, Comedy
Oct 16, 1956 - Oct 20, 1956

Waiting for Godot
Play, Original, Drama
Apr 19, 1956 - Jun 09, 1956

Little Glass Clock
Play, Original, Comedy
Mar 26, 1956 - Mar 31, 1956

Someone Waiting
Play, Original, Drama
Feb 14, 1956 - Feb 25, 1956

The Innkeepers
Play, Original, Drama
Feb 02, 1956 - Feb 04, 1956

The Hot Corner
Play, Original, Farce, Comedy
Jan 25, 1956 - Jan 28, 1956

Comedy in Music
Special, Original, Solo, Comedy, Concert
Oct 02, 1953 - Jan 21, 1956

The Fourposter
Play, Original, Comedy
Dec 01, 1952 - May 02, 1953

Mr. Pickwick
Play, Revival, Comedy
Oct 27, 1952 - Nov 08, 1952

Seagulls Over Sorrento
Play, Original, Comedy
Sep 11, 1952 - Sep 20, 1952

Paris '90
Play, Original, Solo, Comedy, Monologue
Apr 21, 1952 - May 17, 1952

Emlyn Williams as Charles Dickens
Play, Original, Solo
Feb 04, 1952 - Mar 15, 1952

To Dorothy, A Son
Play, Original, Comedy
Nov 19, 1951 - Nov 24, 1951

Springtime for Henry
Play, Revival
Mar 14, 1951 - Mar 31, 1951

Springtime Folly
Play, Original, Comedy
Feb 26, 1951 - Feb 27, 1951

The Green Bay Tree
Play, Revival
Feb 01, 1951 - Feb 17, 1951

Let's Make an Opera
Special, Original
Dec 13, 1950 - Dec 16, 1950

The Velvet Glove
Play, Original, Comedy
Feb 13, 1950 - May 13, 1950

Goodbye, My Fancy
Play, Original, Comedy
Nov 21, 1949 - Dec 24, 1949

Anybody Home
Play, Original, Drama, Romance
Feb 25, 1949 - Feb 28, 1949

Oh, Mr. Meadowbrook!
Play, Original, Comedy
Dec 26, 1948 - Jan 29, 1949

Maurice Chevalier in an evening of Songs and Impressions
Special, Original, Concert
Feb 29, 1948 - Mar 28, 1948

I Like It Here
Play, Original, Comedy
Mar 22, 1946 - May 04, 1946

January Thaw
Play, Original
Feb 04, 1946 - Mar 16, 1946

Dunnigan's Daughter
Play, Original
Dec 26, 1945 - Jan 26, 1946

The Rich Full Life
Play, Original
Nov 09, 1945 - Dec 01, 1945

Common Ground
Play, Original
May 15, 1945 - Jun 23, 1945

Soldier's Wife
Play, Original
Oct 04, 1944 - May 12, 1945

Angel Street
Play, Original, Thriller
Dec 05, 1941 - Sep 30, 1944

Little Dark Horse
Play, Original
Nov 16, 1941 - Nov 22, 1941

Brother Cain
Play, Original
Sep 12, 1941 - Sep 27, 1941

Snookie
Play, Original
Jun 03, 1941 - Jun 14, 1941

Boudoir
Play, Original
Feb 07, 1941 - Feb 15, 1941

Return Engagement
Play, Original
Nov 01, 1940 - Nov 07, 1940

The Weak Link
Play, Original, Comedy
Mar 04, 1940 - Mar 30, 1940

Aries Is Rising
Play, Original, Comedy
Nov 21, 1939 - Nov 25, 1939

Clean Beds
Play, Original, Drama
May 25, 1939 - May 1939

The White Steed
Play, Original, Drama
Apr 01, 1939 - Closing date unknown

Close Quarters
Play, Original, Drama
Mar 06, 1939 - Mar 1939

Where There's a Will
Play, Revival, Comedy
Jan 17, 1939 - Jan 1939

Michael Drops In
Play, Original, Comedy
Dec 27, 1938 - Jan 1939

Lightnin'
Play, Revival, Comedy
Sep 15, 1938 - Nov 1938

Shadow and Substance
Play, Original
Jan 26, 1938 - Sep 1938

Love of Women
Play, Original, Drama
Dec 13, 1937 - Dec 1937

Places Please!
Play, Original, Comedy
Nov 12, 1937 - Nov 1937

Curtain Call
Play, Original, Drama
Apr 22, 1937 - Apr 1937

Bet Your Life
Play, Original, Comedy, Farce
Apr 05, 1937 - Apr 1937

Arms for Venus
Play, Original, Comedy
Mar 11, 1937 - Mar 1937

And Now Good-bye
Play, Original, Drama
Feb 02, 1937 - Feb 1937

Theatre Masque

The Holmeses of Baker Street
Play, Original, Comedy
Dec 09, 1936 - Jan 1937

Green Waters
Play, Original, Drama
Nov 04, 1936 - Nov 1936

A Private Affair
Play, Original, Comedy
May 14, 1936 - Jun 1936

Russet Mantle
Play, Original, Comedy
Jan 16, 1936 - Apr 1936

Continental Varieties
Musical, Original, Revue
Dec 26, 1935 - Dec 31, 1935

Eden End
Play, Original, Comedy
Oct 21, 1935 - Nov 1935

Weather Permitting
Play, Original, Comedy
May 23, 1935 - May 1935

Cross Ruff
Play, Original, Comedy
Feb 19, 1935 - Feb 1935

Post Road
Play, Original, Comedy
Dec 04, 1934 - Apr 08, 1935

Invitation to a Murder
Play, Original, Melodrama,Mystery
May 17, 1934 - Jul 1934

Too Much Party
Play, Original, Comedy, Farce
Mar 05, 1934 - Mar 1934

No Questions Asked
Play, Original, Comedy
Feb 05, 1934 - Feb 1934

Tobacco Road
Play, Original, Drama
Dec 04, 1933 - Closing date unknown

Is Life Worth Living?
Play, Original, Comedy
Nov 09, 1933 - Nov 1933

The Ghost Writer
Play, Original
Jun 19, 1933 - Jul 1933

Twenty-five Dollars an Hour
Play, Original, Comedy
May 10, 1933 - May 1933

Goodbye Again
Play, Original, Comedy
Dec 28, 1932 - Jul 1933

The Barrister
Play, Original
Nov 21, 1932 - Nov 1932

Triplets
Play, Original, Comedy
Sep 21, 1932 - Sep 1932

The Chameleon
Play, Original, Comedy
Jul 18, 1932 - Jul 1932

The House of Doom
Play, Original, Drama
Jan 25, 1932 - Feb 1932

Louder, Please
Play, Original, Comedy
Nov 12, 1931 - Jan 1932

The Venetian
Play, Original, Drama
Oct 31, 1931 - Nov 1931

Paid Companions
Play, Original, Comedy
Jun 22, 1931 - Jun 1931

Brass Ankle
Play, Original, Drama
Apr 23, 1931 - May 1931

Joy of Living
Play, Original, Comedy
Apr 06, 1931 - Apr 1931

Up Pops the Devil
Play, Original, Comedy
Sep 01, 1930 - Jan 1931

Through the Night
Play, Original, Comedy
Aug 18, 1930 - Aug 1930

Gold Braid
Play, Original, Drama
May 13, 1930 - May 1930

They Never Grow Up
Play, Original, Comedy
Apr 07, 1930 - Apr 1930

Broken Dishes
Play, Original, Comedy
Jan 1930 - Apr 1930

Bird in Hand
Play, Original, Comedy
Dec 23, 1929 - Jan 06, 1930

Rope's End
Play, Original, Melodrama
Dec 09, 1929 - Dec 14, 1929

The Amorous Antic
Play, Original, Farce
Dec 02, 1929 - Dec 1929

Rope's End
Play, Original, Melodrama
Sep 19, 1929 - Nov 30, 1929

The First Law
Play, Original, Drama
May 06, 1929 - May 1929

Young Love
Play, Original, Comedy
Oct 30, 1928 - Jan 1929

Relations
Play, Original, Comedy, Drama
Aug 20, 1928 - Nov 1928

Patience
Musical, Revival, Comedy, Operetta
Jun 25, 1928 - Jul 1928

The Scarlet Fox
Play, Original
Mar 27, 1928 - Apr 1928

Quicksand
Play, Original
Feb 13, 1928 - Feb 1928

Carry On
Play, Original
Jan 23, 1928 - Jan 1928

Venus
Play, Original, Comedy
Dec 26, 1927 - Jan 1928

The King Can Do No Wrong
Play, Original, Melodrama
Nov 16, 1927 - Nov 1927

Revelry
Play, Original
Sep 12, 1927 - Oct 1927

Patience
Musical, Revival, Comedy, Operetta
May 23, 1927 - Jun 04, 1927

The Comic
Play, Original
Apr 19, 1927 - May 1927

Puppets of Passion
Play, Original
Feb 24, 1927 - Mar 1927

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