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|Address||222 West 45th Street
New York City
|Owner||The Shubert Organization|
|Opened||October 16, 1913|
|Architect||Henry B. Herts|
Architect Henry B. Herts designed the Booth and its companion Shubert Theatre as a back-to-back pair sharing a Venetian Renaissance-style façade. Named in honor of famed 19th-century American actor Edwin Booth, brother of John Wilkes Booth, the theater's 783-seat auditorium was intended to provide an intimate setting for dramatic and comedy plays. It opened on October 16, 1913, with Arnold Bennett's play The Great Adventure.
The venue was the second New York City theatre to bear this name. The first, Booth's Theatre, was originally owned by Edwin Booth, and built by the architectural partnership Renwick & Sands between 1867-69 on the corner of 23rd Street and 6th Avenue (see picture, below).
The Booth Theatre appeared in The West Wing episode Posse Comitatus. It hosted a fictitous charity performance of War of the Roses which an equally fictitious President Bartlet attended during the assassination of the Qumari Defence Minister Abdul ibn Shareef.
The box-office record was broken in 2013 by Bette Midler in "I'll Eat You Last: A Chat With Sue Mengers" with a gross of $753,217 in just seven performances. Midler then broke her own record the week following with a gross of $865,144  A new record was set when "The Elephant Man" revival, starring Bradley Cooper, grossed $1,058,547 for an 8-performance week ending 12/28/14.
- Lee, Stephen (May 15, 2002). "FootnoteTV® : The West Wing : Posse Comitatus". FootnoteTV. Archived from the original on 2009-01-08. Retrieved 2012-10-20.
- Geier, Thom. "Broadway box office: Despite Tony snub, Bette Midler sees a big boost in ticket sales". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2013-05-07.
- Official website
- Booth Theater Broadway Show Guide
- Booth Theatre at the Internet Broadway Database.
- Booth Theatre | PlaybillVault.com