11. Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre

Bernard B Jacobs Theatre

Built alongside the Majestic Theatre, the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre is a 1,100-seat venue located at 242 West 45th Street. Another of Krapp’s architectural feats, the theater opened on January 11, 1927 with a musical entitled Piggy. Boasting an ornate stone facade with large vaulted windows, as well as murals by Hungarian illustrator Willy Pogany, the theater began as the Royal Theatre but quickly changed its name to the John Golden Theater, after the namesake producer, for five years. The theater’s current namesake was a longtime Shubert Organization president.

The historic theater put on a production of Tennessee Williams’s The Glass Menagerie two years after it was published, drawing in major crowds. Also popular were productions of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Copenhagen, Glengarry Glen Ross, and Once (which broke the box office record). The theater will reopen on November 15, 2021 with performances of Company.