Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre
The Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, showing Three Days of Rain, 2006
|Address||242 West 45th Street (George Abbott Way)
New York City
|Production||The Color Purple|
|Opened||January 11, 1927|
|Architect||Herbert J. Krapp|
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.
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.
- 1928: Diamond Lil
- 1933: Both Your Houses
- 1934: Small Miracle
- 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 Immoralist
- 1954: The Boy Friend
- 1955: The Matchmaker
- 1957: The Tunnel of Love
- 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"
- 2005: Glengarry Glen Ross
- 2006: Three Days of Rain; Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me
- 2007: Frost/Nixon; Rock 'n' Roll*
- 2008: The Country Girl; 13
- 2009: God of Carnage
- 2010: Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson
- 2011: That Championship Season; The Mountaintop
- 2012: Once
- 2014: It's Only a Play
- 2015: The Color Purple
Box office record
- 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.
- "Small Miracle". Internet Broadway Database. Retrieved 2015-11-12.
- "Small Miracle". Playbill Vault. Playbill. Retrieved 2015-11-12.
- "Our Lan'". New York City: Internet Broadway Database. Retrieved 2009-11-27.
- , Broadwayworld.com
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