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St. James Broadway Theatre

The St. James Theatre was opened on Broadway in 1927.


St. James Theatre

246 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10019
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St James Broadway Location:

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

St. James Broadway Theatre Background:
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.

Previous Shows at The St. James Theatre:
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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St. James Broadway Theatre
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.

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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 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.


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Seating Chart:

Theatre Seating Chart for St. James Broadway Theatre