Step Inside Broadway’s Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre

Inside the Theatre   Step Inside Broadway’s Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre
Inside the Theatre, the photo feature series that documents Broadway’s historic playhouses, continues with the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre.
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Playbill’s photo series Inside the Theatre captures the dazzling architecture and unseen details of the world’s most famous theatres, taking you inside all 41 of the Broadway houses.

The Royale Theatre, designed by Herbert J. Krapp, opened January 11, 1927. In 1932, Broadway powerhouse producer John Golden leased the venue and renamed it for himself. Following his departure, the Shubert Organization purchased the theatre and briefly leased it to CBS Radio. In 1940 the playhouse returned to legitimate theatre as the Royale Theatre. On May 9, 2005, the Shubert Organization renamed the theatre after long-time president Bernard B. Jacobs.

Flip through photos of the theatre below:

The Broadway musical Bandstand, the last show in residence at the Jacobs, played its final performance September 17.

The Iceman Cometh will begin at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre March 22 and open April 26. The show will star Tony and Oscar winner Denzel Washington in the production of Eugene O'Neill's classic directed by George C. Wolfe.


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