John Golden Theater


The John Golden is a Broadway theatre located at 252 West 45th Street (George Abbott Way) in midtown-Manhattan.

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John Golden Theatre was designed in a Moorish style along with the adjacent Royale Theatre by architect Herbert J. Krapp for Irwin Chanin, it opened as the Theatre Masque on February 24 1927 with the play Puppets of Passion. Seventy-six years later it housed another production known for its puppets, the award-winning Avenue Q.
In 1937, impresario John Golden acquired the theatre and renamed it for himself. It also operated as a movie house in the late 1940s and '50s before it was purchased by the Shubert Organization, who returned it to full time theatrical use. The exterior of the John Golden Theatre was used as the location of the movie version of the film A Chorus Line. John Golden Theatre is also shown in the background during the opening scenes of All About Eve as the home of Margot Channing's Aged In Wood.
With a seating capacity of only 800, it is one of the smallest houses on Broadway.

Famous past John Golden Theater productions
1933: Tobacco Road
1941: Angel Street
1956: Waiting for Godot
1958: Look Back in Anger; A Party with Betty Comden and Adolph Green
1959: At the Drop of a Hat
1960: An Evening With Mike Nichols and Elaine May
1961: An Evening with Yves Montand
1962: Beyond the Fringe
1971: You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown
1972: Sticks and Bones
1975: P. S. Your Cat Is Dead!
1977: The Gin Game
1980: A Day in Hollywood / A Night in the Ukraine; Tintypes
1981: Crimes of the Heart
1983: 'night, Mother
1984: Glengarry Glen Ross
1988: Eastern Standard
1992: Falsettos
1995: Master Class
1998: Side Man
2002: The Goat or Who is Sylvia?
2003: Avenue Q
2009: Oleanna
2010: Red
2010: Driving Miss Daisy