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The St. James Theatre is located on the south side of 44th Street west of Broadway
between 8th Avenue and Broadway. It is number 32 on The Broadway Map
The St. James Theatre was built by Broadway booking agent Abraham Erlanger
in 1927 and was opened as the Erlanger Theatre. His finances later collapsed
and he lost the theater. Lodewick Vroom became the manager and renamed the
theatre for the well known London St. James playhouse. In 1941 the Shuberts
leased the theatre, however, they later lost the theatre as part of an antitrust
settlement. Jujamcyn Organization took over and renovated the theatre and
in 1987 it was granted landmark status.
The St. James Theatre, originally called the Erlanger, was designed by Architects Warren and Wetmore with interiors
by John Singraldi. When it opened it was the least ornate of all the theatres
in Times Square. With a large capacity auditorium it was built for the production
of musicals. The interior design is Georgian as well as the outside façade
which was grey stucco. In 1958 interior designer Frederick Fox did a total
renovation making it into one of the most beautiful theatres in America.
Best Seats In The House:
The St. James Theatre has a seating capacity of over 1,600 seats. The best
seats are located in Row F, seats 113 and 114, as well as Rows A through C
in the mezzanine. Directions:
Take the A, C, E or 1, 2, 3, 9, 7, N, R, S subway to 42nd Street.
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The entrance to the St. James Theatre is at street level. A wheelchair accessible restroom is located on the main level and additional restrooms are located on the upper and lower levels.
The 1943 musical Oklahoma! played here and was a major success that launched the careers of Rodgers
and Hammerstein. Another big hit for the team of Rodgers and Hammerstein
was The King and I starring a then unknown actor Yul Brenner. The 1964 production
of Hello, Dolly! won 10 Tony Awards and the smash hit The Producers won
a record 12 Tony Awards. Since then, productions at the St. James have included the Patti Lupone revival of Gypsy and the Green Day musical American Idiot.
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