Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre

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Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre
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The Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, showing Three Days of Rain, 2006
Address 242 West 45th Street (George Abbott Way)
City New York City
Country United States
Coordinates 40°45′30.25″N 73°59′12.8″W / 40.7584028°N 73.986889°W / 40.7584028; -73.986889Coordinates: 40°45′30.25″N 73°59′12.8″W / 40.7584028°N 73.986889°W / 40.7584028; -73.986889
Architect Herbert J. Krapp
Owned by Shubert Organization
Type Broadway
Capacity 1,101
Opened January 11, 1927
Other names Royale Theatre
Production Once
Website
shubertorg.com
Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, showing Frost/Nixon, and four other Broadway theatres in 45th street, 2007
The Royale Theatre, showing Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, 2003

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

History[edit]

Designed by architect Herbert J. Krapp, it opened as the Royale Theatre on January 11, 1927 with a musical entitled Piggy. Produced by William B. Friedlander, Piggy had a weak script, but the popular comedian Sam Bernard played the starring role and carried the show for 79 performances. Bernard died soon after the show closed.[1]

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.

Notable productions[edit]

Box office record[edit]

Once achieved the box office record for the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. The production grossed $1,447,598 over nine performances, for the week ending December 30, 2012. [3]

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ Hischak, Thomas S. (2009-03-16). Broadway Plays and Musicals: Descriptions and Essential Facts of More Than 14,000 Shows through 2007. McFarland. p. 361. ISBN 978-0-7864-5309-2. Retrieved 2014-05-26. 
  2. ^ "Our Lan'". New York, New York: Internet Broadway Database. Retrieved 2009-11-27. 
  3. ^ [1], Broadwayworld.com

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