PHOTO RECALL: Familiar Names Light Up Broadway in a New Fashion

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Three of Broadway’s theatres were re-christened this year with the monikers of three people who have played a major role in the history of American theatre.
From Left: The marquees of the Schoenfeld and Jacobs Theatres.
From Left: The marquees of the Schoenfeld and Jacobs Theatres. Photo by Aubrey Reuben

The Shubert Organizations’s board of directors voted to re-name the Plymouth and Royale Theatres after two of its own. At a ceremony attended by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the Plymouth became the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre and the Royale became the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. Shortly after August Wilson's untimely passing, Jujamcyn Theatres announced that it would honor the playwright by re-naming the Virginia Theatre after him, which it did with the help of his family on Oct. 16. View next photo.


The marquee of the August Wilson Theatre.
The marquee of the August Wilson Theatre. Photo by Aubrey Reuben
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