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Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre

242 W. 45th St., New York, NY
Seats (approximate): 1078

Herbert J. Krapp, architect. Built by the Chanin brothers, who ran it from 1927 to 1930, when the Shuberts took over management. John Golden leased (and renamed) the theatre from 1932 to 1937, when the Shuberts got it back--and promptly leased it to CBS Radio. In 1940, it reverted to the Shuberts, who restored its original name. On May 9, 2005, it was renamed for Bernard B. Jacobs, longtime president of the Shubert Organization.

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

Built: 1927   

Theatre Names Named
Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre
Named for Bernard B. Jacobs, Renamed May 9, 2005
2005
Royale Theatre
1940
John Golden Theatre
1934
Royale Theatre
Opened January 11, 1927
1927

Broadway Productions

Bandstand
Musical, Original
Apr 26, 2017 - Present

The Color Purple
Musical, Revival, Drama
Dec 10, 2015 - Jan 08, 2017

It's Only a Play
Play, Original, Comedy
Jan 23, 2015 - Jun 07, 2015

Once
Musical, Original, Romance
Mar 18, 2012 - Jan 04, 2015

The Mountaintop
Play, Original, Drama
Oct 13, 2011 - Jan 22, 2012

That Championship Season
Play, Revival
Mar 06, 2011 - May 29, 2011

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson
Musical, Original, History
Oct 13, 2010 - Jan 02, 2011

God of Carnage
Play, Original, Comedy
Mar 22, 2009 - Jun 06, 2010

13
Musical, Original, Comedy
Oct 05, 2008 - Jan 04, 2009

The Country Girl
Play, Revival
Apr 27, 2008 - Jul 20, 2008

Rock 'n' Roll
Play, Original
Nov 04, 2007 - Mar 09, 2008

Frost/Nixon
Play, Original, Drama
Apr 22, 2007 - Aug 19, 2007

Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me
Musical, Original, Comedy, Sketches
Aug 17, 2006 - Jan 07, 2007

Three Days of Rain
Play, Original, Drama
Apr 19, 2006 - Jun 18, 2006

Glengarry Glen Ross
Play, Revival, Drama
May 10, 2005 - Aug 28, 2005

Royale Theatre

Glengarry Glen Ross
Play, Revival, Drama
May 01, 2005 - May 08, 2005

'night, Mother
Play, Revival, Drama
Nov 14, 2004 - Jan 09, 2005

A Raisin in the Sun
Play, Revival, Drama
Apr 26, 2004 - Jul 11, 2004

Anna in the Tropics
Play, Original, Drama
Nov 16, 2003 - Feb 22, 2004

"MASTER HAROLD"…and the boys
Play, Revival, Drama
Jun 01, 2003 - Jul 13, 2003

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
Play, Revival, Drama
Feb 06, 2003 - Apr 06, 2003

Prune Danish
Special, Original, Solo, Comedy
Oct 22, 2002 - Dec 01, 2002

The Elephant Man
Play, Revival, Drama
Apr 14, 2002 - Jun 02, 2002

Sexaholix
Special, Original, Comedy,Solo
Dec 02, 2001 - Feb 10, 2002

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Play, Revival, Drama
Apr 08, 2001 - Jul 29, 2001

Copenhagen
Play, Original, Drama
Apr 11, 2000 - Jan 21, 2001

The Price
Play, Revival, Drama
Nov 15, 1999 - Mar 05, 2000

Art
Play, Original
Mar 01, 1998 - Aug 08, 1999

Triumph of Love
Musical, Original
Oct 23, 1997 - Jan 04, 1998

Dream
Musical, Original, Revue
Apr 03, 1997 - Jul 06, 1997

Skylight
Play, Original
Sep 19, 1996 - Dec 29, 1996

Inherit the Wind
Play, Revival, Drama
Apr 04, 1996 - May 12, 1996

An Inspector Calls
Play, Revival, Drama
Apr 27, 1994 - May 28, 1995

The Kentucky Cycle
Play, Original
Nov 14, 1993 - Dec 12, 1993

Conversations With My Father
Play, Original
Mar 22, 1992 - Mar 14, 1993

Lend Me a Tenor
Play, Original, Comedy, Farce
Mar 02, 1989 - Apr 22, 1990

Speed-the-Plow
Play, Original
May 03, 1988 - Dec 31, 1988

Serious Money
Play, Original, Satire
Feb 09, 1988 - Feb 20, 1988

Roza
Musical, Original
Oct 01, 1987 - Oct 11, 1987

Broadway
Play, Revival, Drama
Jun 25, 1987 - Jun 27, 1987

Sweet Sue
Play, Original
Apr 01, 1987 - May 31, 1987

Song and Dance
Musical, Original
Sep 18, 1985 - Nov 08, 1986

Pack of Lies
Play, Original
Feb 11, 1985 - May 25, 1985

Home Front
Play, Original
Jan 02, 1985 - Jan 12, 1985

Kipling
Play, Original, Solo
Oct 10, 1984 - Oct 21, 1984

The Human Comedy
Musical, Original, Opera
Apr 05, 1984 - Apr 15, 1984

You Can't Take It With You
Play, Revival, Comedy, Farce
Dec 13, 1983 - Jan 01, 1984

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Musical, Original, Comedy
Jan 27, 1982 - Sep 04, 1983

Duet for One
Play, Original
Dec 17, 1981 - Jan 02, 1982

A Day in Hollywood / A Night in the Ukraine
Musical, Original, Comedy, Revue
Jun 17, 1980 - Sep 27, 1981

Whose Life is it Anyway?
Play, Revival, Drama
Feb 24, 1980 - May 18, 1980

Grease
Musical, Original, Comedy
Nov 21, 1972 - Jan 27, 1980

Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris
Musical, Original, Revue
Sep 15, 1972 - Oct 28, 1972

Tough to Get Help
Play, Original, Comedy
May 04, 1972 - May 04, 1972

Moonchildren
Play, Original, Comedy
Feb 21, 1972 - Mar 04, 1972

There's One in Every Marriage
Play, Original, Farce
Jan 03, 1972 - Jan 15, 1972

The Incomparable Max
Play, Original
Oct 19, 1971 - Nov 06, 1971

How the Other Half Loves
Play, Original, Farce
Mar 29, 1971 - Jun 26, 1971

Child's Play
Play, Original, Drama
Feb 17, 1970 - Dec 12, 1970

The Mundy Scheme
Play, Original
Dec 11, 1969 - Dec 13, 1969

The Penny Wars
Play, Original
Oct 15, 1969 - Oct 18, 1969

The Man in the Glass Booth
Play, Original
Sep 26, 1968 - May 17, 1969

Cactus Flower
Play, Original, Comedy
Dec 08, 1965 - Sep 07, 1968

The Owl and the Pussycat
Play, Original, Comedy
Sep 27, 1965 - Nov 27, 1965

And Things That Go Bump in the Night
Play, Original
Apr 26, 1965 - May 08, 1965

All in Good Time
Play, Original, Comedy
Feb 18, 1965 - Mar 27, 1965

Hughie
Play, Original
Dec 22, 1964 - Jan 30, 1965

A Severed Head
Play, Original, Comedy
Oct 28, 1964 - Nov 21, 1964

The Subject Was Roses
Play, Original, Drama
May 25, 1964 - Sep 01, 1964

The Chinese Prime Minister
Play, Original, Comedy
Jan 02, 1964 - Apr 04, 1964

The Rehearsal
Play, Original
Sep 23, 1963 - Dec 28, 1963

Karmon Israeli Dancers
Special, Original
May 20, 1963 - Jun 08, 1963

Lord Pengo
Play, Original, Comedy
Nov 19, 1962 - Apr 20, 1963

The Night of the Iguana
Play, Original
Dec 28, 1961 - Sep 29, 1962

From the Second City
Musical, Original, Revue
Sep 26, 1961 - Dec 09, 1961

The Billy Barnes People
Musical, Original, Revue
Jun 13, 1961 - Jun 17, 1961

Becket
Play, Original
Dec 19, 1960 - Mar 25, 1961

La Plume de Ma Tante
Musical, Original, Revue
Nov 11, 1958 - Dec 17, 1960

The Entertainer
Play, Original, Drama
Feb 12, 1958 - May 10, 1958

Miss Isobel
Play, Original
Dec 26, 1957 - Feb 08, 1958

The Tunnel of Love
Play, Original, Comedy
Feb 13, 1957 - Dec 14, 1957

Speaking of Murder
Play, Original
Dec 19, 1956 - Jan 19, 1957

Child of Fortune
Play, Original
Nov 13, 1956 - Dec 01, 1956

The Matchmaker
Play, Original, Comedy
Dec 05, 1955 - Nov 10, 1956

The Boy Friend
Musical, Original, Comedy
Sep 30, 1954 - Nov 26, 1955

Sabrina Fair
Play, Original, Comedy
May 17, 1954 - Aug 21, 1954

The Immoralist
Play, Original, Drama
Feb 08, 1954 - May 01, 1954

The Starcross Story
Play, Original
Jan 13, 1954 - Jan 13, 1954

Sing Till Tomorrow
Play, Original
Dec 28, 1953 - Jan 02, 1954

A Girl Can Tell
Play, Original, Comedy
Oct 29, 1953 - Dec 19, 1953

A Red Rainbow
Play, Original
Sep 14, 1953 - Sep 26, 1953

A Date With April
Play, Original, Comedy
Apr 15, 1953 - Apr 25, 1953

Horses in Midstream
Play, Original, Comedy
Apr 02, 1953 - Apr 04, 1953

Leonard Sillman's New Faces of 1952
Musical, Original, Revue
May 16, 1952 - Mar 28, 1953

Hook n' Ladder
Play, Original, Comedy
Apr 29, 1952 - Apr 29, 1952

One Bright Day
Play, Original, Drama
Mar 19, 1952 - Apr 12, 1952

Dear Barbarians
Play, Original, Comedy
Feb 21, 1952 - Feb 24, 1952

Fancy Meeting You Again
Play, Original, Comedy
Jan 14, 1952 - Jan 19, 1952

Nina
Play, Original, Comedy
Dec 05, 1951 - Jan 12, 1952

Borscht Capades
Musical, Original, Revue
Sep 17, 1951 - Dec 02, 1951

Courtin' Time
Musical, Original, Comedy
Jul 02, 1951 - Jul 14, 1951

Darkness at Noon
Play, Original
Mar 26, 1951 - Jun 23, 1951

The Lady's Not For Burning
Play, Original, Romantic Comedy
Nov 08, 1950 - Mar 17, 1951

Affairs of State
Play, Original, Comedy
Sep 25, 1950 - Nov 04, 1950

The Devil's Disciple
Play, Revival, Comedy
Feb 21, 1950 - May 27, 1950

Dance Me a Song
Musical, Original, Revue
Jan 20, 1950 - Feb 18, 1950

The Madwoman of Chaillot
Play, Original, Comedy
Aug 22, 1949 - Jan 07, 1950

Mr. Adam
Play, Original, Comedy
May 25, 1949 - May 27, 1949

Light Up the Sky
Play, Original, Comedy
Nov 18, 1948 - May 21, 1949

A Story for Strangers
Play, Original, Fantasy
Sep 21, 1948 - Sep 25, 1948

The Vigil
Play, Original
May 21, 1948 - May 29, 1948

Medea
Play, Revival, Drama, Tragedy
Dec 15, 1947 - May 15, 1948

Eastward in Eden
Play, Original
Nov 18, 1947 - Nov 29, 1947

Trial Honeymoon
Play, Original, Comedy
Nov 03, 1947 - Nov 08, 1947

Our Lan'
Play, Original
Sep 27, 1947 - Nov 01, 1947

Love for Love
Play, Revival, Comedy
May 26, 1947 - Jul 05, 1947

The Importance of Being Earnest
Play, Revival, Comedy
Mar 03, 1947 - May 10, 1947

The Fatal Weakness
Play, Original, Comedy
Nov 19, 1946 - Mar 01, 1947

The Front Page
Play, Revival, Comedy
Sep 04, 1946 - Nov 09, 1946

The Glass Menagerie
Play, Original, Drama
Jul 01, 1946 - Aug 03, 1946

The Magnificent Yankee
Play, Original
Jan 22, 1946 - Jun 08, 1946

Strange Fruit
Play, Original
Nov 29, 1945 - Jan 19, 1946

The Secret Room
Play, Original, Thriller
Nov 07, 1945 - Nov 24, 1945

Devils Galore
Play, Original
Sep 12, 1945 - Sep 15, 1945

Oh, Brother!
Play, Original, Comedy
Jun 19, 1945 - Jul 07, 1945

Hope for the Best
Play, Original
Apr 23, 1945 - May 19, 1945

A Place of Our Own
Play, Original
Apr 02, 1945 - Apr 07, 1945

Good Night, Ladies
Play, Original
Jan 17, 1945 - Mar 24, 1945

Catherine Was Great
Play, Original
Oct 02, 1944 - Jan 13, 1945

School for Brides
Play, Original
Aug 01, 1944 - Sep 30, 1944

Ramshackle Inn
Play, Original, Farce, Melodrama
Jan 05, 1944 - Jul 08, 1944

The World's Full of Girls
Play, Original
Dec 06, 1943 - Dec 12, 1943

A New Life
Play, Original
Sep 15, 1943 - Nov 13, 1943

Chauve-Souris [1943]
Musical, Original, Revue
Aug 12, 1943 - Aug 21, 1943

Counsellor-at-Law
Play, Revival
Nov 24, 1942 - Jul 10, 1943

The Strings, My Lord, Are False
Play, Original
May 19, 1942 - May 30, 1942

The Flowers of Virtue
Play, Original
Feb 05, 1942 - Feb 07, 1942

The Corn Is Green
Play, Original, Drama
Sep 09, 1941 - Jan 17, 1942

Flight to the West
Play, Original
Mar 04, 1941 - Apr 26, 1941

Brooklyn Biarritz
Play, Original
Feb 27, 1941 - Mar 01, 1941

Cue for Passion
Play, Original, Drama
Dec 19, 1940 - Dec 28, 1940

Du Barry Was a Lady
Musical, Original, Comedy
Oct 21, 1940 - Dec 12, 1940

John Golden Theatre

Double Dummy
Play, Original, Farce, Satire
Nov 11, 1936 - Dec 1936

The Laughing Woman
Play, Original
Oct 13, 1936 - Nov 1936

Star Spangled
Play, Original, Comedy
Mar 10, 1936 - Mar 1936

Three Wise Fools
Play, Revival, Comedy
Mar 01, 1936 - Mar 1936

Alice Takat
Play, Original, Drama
Feb 10, 1936 - Feb 1936

Tomorrow's a Holiday
Play, Original, Drama
Dec 30, 1935 - Jan 1936

A Touch of Brimstone
Play, Original
Sep 22, 1935 - Dec 1935

Rain From Heaven
Play, Original, Comedy
Dec 24, 1934 - Mar 1935

Juno and the Paycock
Play, Revival, Drama
Nov 23, 1934 - Nov 1934

The Well of the Saints
Play, Revival, Drama
Nov 21, 1934 - Nov 21, 1934

The Coiner
Play, Original
Nov 21, 1934 - Nov 1934

The Resurrection
Play, Original
Nov 19, 1934 - Nov 19, 1934

Church Street
Play, Original
Nov 19, 1934 - Nov 19, 1934

The Playboy of the Western World
Play, Revival, Comedy, Satire
Nov 17, 1934 - Nov 1934

The Shadow of the Glen
Play, Revival
Nov 17, 1934 - Nov 17, 1934

Look at the Heffernans
Play, Original
Nov 16, 1934 - Nov 16, 1934

Drama at Inish
Play, Original, Comedy
Nov 14, 1934 - Nov 1934

The Far-off Hills
Play, Revival, Comedy
Nov 14, 1934 - Nov 14, 1934

The New Gossoon
Play, Revival, Comedy
Nov 13, 1934 - Nov 1934

The Plough and the Stars
Play, Revival, Tragedy
Nov 12, 1934 - Nov 1934

Kathleen ni Houlihan
Play, Revival
Nov 1934 - Nov 1934

Spring
Play, Original
Nov 1934 - Nov 1934

Riders to the Sea
Play, Revival
Nov 1934 - Nov 1934

Small Miracle
Play, Original, Melodrama
Sep 26, 1934 - Nov 11, 1934

Royale Theatre

Every Thursday
Play, Original, Comedy
May 10, 1934 - Jul 1934

They Shall Not Die
Play, Original, Drama
Feb 21, 1934 - Apr 1934

Hotel Alimony
Play, Original, Comedy
Jan 29, 1934 - Feb 1934

A Divine Drudge
Play, Original, Drama
Oct 26, 1933 - Nov 1933

When Ladies Meet
Play, Original, Comedy
May 15, 1933 - May 1933

Both Your Houses
Play, Original, Drama
Mar 06, 1933 - May 06, 1933

When Ladies Meet
Play, Original, Comedy
Oct 06, 1932 - Mar 04, 1933

Christopher Comes Across
Play, Original, Comedy, Farce
May 31, 1932 - Jun 1932

The Decoy
Play, Original
Apr 01, 1932 - Apr 1932

Fata Morgana
Play, Revival, Comedy
Dec 25, 1931 - Jan 1932

Hamlet
Play, Revival, Tragedy
Nov 16, 1931 - Closing date unknown

Julius Caesar
Play, Revival, Tragedy
Nov 16, 1931 - Closing date unknown

The Merchant of Venice
Play, Revival, Comedy
Nov 16, 1931 - Nov 1931

The Constant Sinner
Play, Original, Comedy
Sep 14, 1931 - Nov 1931

Old Man Murphy
Play, Original, Comedy
May 18, 1931 - Jun 06, 1931

Dracula
Play, Revival, Drama
Apr 13, 1931 - Apr 1931

Rock Me, Julie
Play, Original, Drama
Feb 03, 1931 - Feb 1931

Lew Leslie's Blackbirds
Musical, Original, Revue
Oct 22, 1930 - Dec 1930

Second Little Show
Musical, Original, Revue
Sep 02, 1930 - Oct 1930

Mystery Moon
Musical, Original, Comedy
Jun 23, 1930 - Jun 23, 1930

Kilpatrick's Old-Time Minstrels
Musical, Original, Minstrel
Apr 19, 1930 - Apr 26, 1930

Top Speed
Musical, Original, Comedy
Mar 10, 1930 - Mar 22, 1930

The Street Singer
Musical, Original, Comedy
Feb 17, 1930 - Mar 07, 1930

Woof, Woof
Musical, Original, Romantic Comedy
Dec 25, 1929 - Feb 01, 1930

Nigger Rich (The Big Shot)
Play, Original, Comedy
Sep 20, 1929 - Sep 1929

Bamboola
Musical, Original
Jun 26, 1929 - Jul 18, 1929

Kibitzer
Play, Original, Comedy
Feb 18, 1929 - Jun 1929

Precious
Play, Original, Farce, Comedy
Jan 14, 1929 - Feb 1929

Diamond Lil
Play, Original, Comedy, Melodrama
Apr 09, 1928 - Sep 1928

Sh, the Octopus
Play, Original, Comedy, Mystery
Feb 21, 1928 - Apr 1928

The Madcap
Musical, Original, Comedy
Jan 31, 1928 - Feb 18, 1928

The Pirates of Penzance
Musical, Revival, Comedy, Operetta
Nov 24, 1927 - Dec 1927

Iolanthe
Musical, Revival, Operetta
Nov 14, 1927 - Nov 1927

The Mikado
Musical, Revival, Operetta
Sep 17, 1927 - Jan 07, 1928

Rang Tang
Musical, Original, Revue
Jul 12, 1927 - Oct 24, 1927

Oh, Ernest!
Musical, Original, Comedy
May 09, 1927 - Jun 1927

Judy
Musical, Original, Comedy
Feb 07, 1927 - Apr 30, 1927

Piggy
Musical, Original, Comedy
Jan 11, 1927 - Feb 1927

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