Bernard B Jacobs Theater


The Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre is a Broadway theatre located at 242 West 45th Street (George Abbott Way) in midtown-Manhattan.

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Bernard B Jacobs Theater was Designed by architect Herbert J. Krapp, it opened as the Royale Theatre on January 11, 1927 with a musical entitled Piggy. Producer John Golden leased the theatre and renamed it for himself from 1932 to 1937 (when he moved to the Theatre Masque next door). The Shubert Organization then assumed ownership and initially leased the theatre to CBS Radio. In 1940 the Royale was restored to use as a legitimate theatre under its original name. On May 9, 2005, it was renamed for longtime Shubert Organization president Bernard B. Jacobs.

Famous past productions"
1928: Diamond Lil
1940: Du Barry Was a Lady
1941: The Corn is Green
1946: The Glass Menagerie
1947: Our Lan
1949: The Madwoman of Chaillot
1952: New Faces of 1952
1954: The Boy Friend
1955: The Matchmaker
1958: The Entertainer
1958: Gigi
1960: Becket
1961: The Night of the Iguana
1964: The Subject Was Roses
1965: The Owl and the Pussycat; Cactus Flower
1971: The Incomparable Max
1972: Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris; Grease
1980: Whose Life is it Anyway?; A Day in Hollywood / A Night in the Ukraine
1982: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
1984: The Human Comedy
1985: Pack of Lies; Song and Dance
1988: Speed the Plow
1989: Lend Me a Tenor
1992: Conversations with My Father
1997: Triumph of Love
1998: "Art"
2000: Copenhagen
2003: Anna in the Tropics
2004: A Raisin In the Sun
2006: Three Days of Rain; Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me
2007: Frost/Nixon; Rock 'n' Roll*
2008: The Country Girl; 13 (musical)
2009: God of Carnage
2010: Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (Previews began September 21, 2010. Show's run ends January 2, 2011)