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St. James Theatre


246 W. 44th St., New York, NY
Seats (approximate): 1709

Warren & Wetmore, architects. Originally built by and named for the founding member of the Theatrical Syndicate, Abraham L. Erlanger. He lost it in the Depression and the Shuberts bought it in 1941 but, fearing monopoly accusations, they turned over its management to Jujamcyn Amusement Corporation, who then renovated and reopened the venue in December, 1958.

To learn more about the history of the St. James Theatre, see Spotlight on Broadway's video on the St. James Theatre.

Built: 1927   

Theatre Names Named
St. James Theatre 1932     
Erlanger's Theatre 1927     Named for Abraham L. Erlanger, Opened September 26, 1927
ProductionsProduction Dates
Side Show
Musical, Revival
Music by Henry Krieger; Book by Bill Russell; Lyrics by Bill Russell
Nov 17, 2014 - Present
Bullets Over Broadway
Musical, Original, Comedy
Written by Woody Allen
Apr 10, 2014 - Aug 24, 2014
Let It Be
Special, Original, Concert
Jul 24, 2013 - Sep 01, 2013
Manilow On Broadway
Special, Original, Concert
Jan 29, 2013 - Mar 02, 2013
Bring It On The Musical
Musical, Original, Comedy
Aug 01, 2012 - Dec 30, 2012
Leap of Faith
Musical, Original
Music by Alan Menken; Book by Janus Cercone, Warren Leight; Lyrics by Glenn Slater
Apr 26, 2012 - May 13, 2012
On a Clear Day You Can See Forever
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Burton Lane; New Book by Peter Parnell; Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Dec 11, 2011 - Jan 29, 2012
Hair
Musical, Revival
Jul 13, 2011 - Sep 10, 2011
American Idiot
Musical, Original
Apr 20, 2010 - Apr 24, 2011
Finian's Rainbow
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Music by Burton Lane; Book by E.Y. Harburg, Fred Saidy; Lyrics by E.Y. Harburg
Oct 29, 2009 - Jan 17, 2010
Desire Under the Elms
Play, Revival, Drama
Written by Eugene O'Neill
Apr 27, 2009 - May 24, 2009
Gypsy
Musical, Revival, Drama
Music by Jule Styne; Book by Arthur Laurents; Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Mar 27, 2008 - Jan 11, 2009
Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Mel Marvin; Book by Timothy Mason; Lyrics by Timothy Mason
Nov 09, 2007 - Jan 06, 2008
The Producers
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Mel Brooks; Book by Mel Brooks, Thomas Meehan; Lyrics by Mel Brooks
Apr 19, 2001 - Apr 22, 2007
Swing!
Musical, Original, Dance, Revue
Dec 09, 1999 - Jan 14, 2001
The Civil War
Musical, Original
Apr 22, 1999 - Jun 13, 1999
High Society
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Cole Porter; Book by Arthur Kopit; Lyrics by Cole Porter
Apr 27, 1998 - Aug 30, 1998
Patti LaBelle on Broadway
Special, Original, Concert
Jan 13, 1998 - Jan 25, 1998
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Musical, Revival, Comedy, Farce
Apr 18, 1996 - Jan 04, 1998
Sunday in the Park with George
Special, Revival, Concert
Music by Stephen Sondheim; Book by James Lapine; Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
May 15, 1994 - May 15, 1994
The Who's Tommy
Musical, Original
Apr 22, 1993 - Jun 17, 1995
The Secret Garden
Musical, Original
Music by Lucy Simon; Book by Marsha Norman; Lyrics by Marsha Norman
Apr 25, 1991 - Jan 03, 1993
Gypsy
Musical, Revival, Drama
Music by Jule Styne; Book by Arthur Laurents; Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Nov 16, 1989 - Jan 06, 1991
Largely New York
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Bill Irwin
May 01, 1989 - Sep 02, 1989
42nd Street
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Harry Warren; Lead Ins and Crossovers by Bradford Ropes, Mark Bramble, Michael Stewart; Lyrics by Al Dubin
Apr 07, 1987 - Jan 08, 1989
Jerry's Girls
Musical, Original, Revue
Music by Jerry Herman; Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Dec 18, 1985 - Apr 20, 1986
My One And Only
Musical, Original, Comedy
May 01, 1983 - Mar 03, 1985
Rock 'N Roll! The First 5,000 Years
Musical, Original, Revue
Oct 24, 1982 - Oct 31, 1982
Barnum
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Cy Coleman; Book by Mark Bramble; Lyrics by Michael Stewart
Apr 30, 1980 - May 16, 1982
Filumena
Play, Revival
Feb 10, 1980 - Mar 09, 1980
The 1940's Radio Hour
Musical, Original
Written by Walton Jones
Oct 07, 1979 - Jan 06, 1980
Broadway Opry '79
Special, Original, Concert
Jul 27, 1979 - Aug 02, 1979
Carmelina
Musical, Original
Apr 08, 1979 - Apr 21, 1979
On the Twentieth Century
Musical, Original, Comedy
Feb 19, 1978 - Mar 18, 1979
Vieux Carré
Play, Original, Drama
May 11, 1977 - May 15, 1977
Music Is
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Richard Adler; Book by George Abbott; Lyrics by Will Holt
Dec 20, 1976 - Dec 26, 1976
My Fair Lady
Musical, Revival, Comedy, Romantic Comedy
Music by Frederick Loewe; Book by Alan Jay Lerner; Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Mar 25, 1976 - Dec 05, 1976
A Musical Jubilee
Musical, Original, Revue
Written by Max Wilk
Nov 13, 1975 - Feb 01, 1976
The Misanthrope
Play, Revival, Comedy
Written by Molière
Mar 12, 1975 - May 31, 1975
Good News
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Dec 23, 1974 - Jan 04, 1975
A Streetcar Named Desire
Play, Revival, Drama
Oct 01, 1973 - Nov 18, 1973
Two Gentlemen of Verona
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Galt MacDermot; Lyrics by John Guare
Dec 01, 1971 - May 20, 1973
Scratch
Play, Original
May 06, 1971 - May 08, 1971
1776
Musical, Original, Comedy, History
Music by Sherman Edwards; Book by Peter Stone; Lyrics by Sherman Edwards
Dec 28, 1970 - Apr 24, 1971
Hello, Dolly!
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Jerry Herman; Book by Michael Stewart; Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Jan 16, 1964 - Dec 27, 1970
Luther
Play, Original
"De Profundis" composed by Max Walmer; Written by John Osborne
Sep 25, 1963 - Jan 11, 1964
Mr. President
Musical, Original, Comedy
Oct 20, 1962 - Jun 08, 1963
Subways Are for Sleeping
Musical, Original, Comedy
Dec 27, 1961 - Jun 23, 1962
Do Re Mi
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Jule Styne; Book by Garson Kanin; Lyrics by Adolph Green, Betty Comden
Dec 26, 1960 - Dec 16, 1961
Becket
Play, Original
Written by Jean Anouilh
Oct 05, 1960 - Dec 17, 1960
Once Upon a Mattress
Musical, Original, Comedy
May 09, 1960 - Jul 02, 1960
Flower Drum Song
Musical, Original, Comedy
Dec 01, 1958 - May 07, 1960
Li'l Abner
Musical, Original, Comedy
Nov 15, 1956 - Jul 12, 1958
The Pajama Game
Musical, Original, Comedy
May 13, 1954 - Nov 10, 1956
The King and I
Musical, Original, Comedy, Drama
Mar 29, 1951 - Mar 20, 1954
Cox and Box
Musical, Revival, Operetta
Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan; Written by W. S. Gilbert
Feb 19, 1951 - Mar 03, 1951
The Pirates of Penzance
Musical, Revival, Comedy, Operetta
Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan; Written by W. S. Gilbert
Feb 19, 1951 - Mar 03, 1951
Iolanthe
Musical, Revival, Operetta
Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan; Written by W. S. Gilbert
Feb 15, 1951 - Feb 17, 1951
The Gondoliers
Musical, Revival, Operetta
Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan; Written by W. S. Gilbert
Feb 12, 1951 - Feb 14, 1951
H.M.S. Pinafore
Musical, Revival, Comedy, Operetta
Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan; Written by W. S. Gilbert
Feb 05, 1951 - Mar 03, 1951
Trial by Jury
Musical, Revival, Comedy, Operetta
Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan; Written by W. S. Gilbert
Feb 05, 1951 - Mar 03, 1951
The Mikado
Musical, Revival, Operetta
Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan; Written by W. S. Gilbert
Jan 29, 1951 - Mar 03, 1951
Peter Pan
Play, Revival
Written by James M. Barrie
Oct 02, 1950 - Jan 27, 1951
Where's Charley?
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Frank Loesser; Book by George Abbott; Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Oct 11, 1948 - Sep 09, 1950
Sleepy Hollow
Musical, Original, Comedy
Jun 03, 1948 - Jun 12, 1948
Oklahoma!
Musical, Original, Comedy
Mar 31, 1943 - May 29, 1948
Without Love
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Philip Barry
Nov 10, 1942 - Feb 13, 1943
Claudia
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Rose Franken
May 24, 1942 - Nov 08, 1942
The Gondoliers
Musical, Revival, Operetta
Mar 03, 1942 - Mar 14, 1942
Trial by Jury
Musical, Revival, Operetta
Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan; Written by W. S. Gilbert
Feb 28, 1942 - Mar 01, 1942
Iolanthe
Musical, Revival, Operetta
Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan; Written by W. S. Gilbert
Feb 23, 1942 - Mar 14, 1942
The Pirates of Penzance
Musical, Revival, Operetta
Feb 17, 1942 - Mar 14, 1942
The Prodigal Son
Special, Original, Ballet
Feb 17, 1942 - Mar 14, 1942
The Mikado
Musical, Revival, Operetta
Feb 03, 1942 - Mar 14, 1942
The Big City
Special, Original, Operetta, Ballet
Feb 03, 1942 - Mar 14, 1942
A Ball in Old Vienna
Special, Original, Ballet
Feb 03, 1942 - Mar 14, 1942
H.M.S. Pinafore
Musical, Revival, Operetta
Jan 21, 1942 - Mar 14, 1942
The Green Table
Special, Original, Dance, Drama
Jan 21, 1942 - Mar 14, 1942
Sunny River
Musical, Original
Dec 04, 1941 - Jan 03, 1942
Pal Joey
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Richard Rodgers; Book by John O'Hara; Lyrics by Lorenz Hart
Oct 21, 1941 - Nov 29, 1941
Anne of England
Play, Original
Oct 07, 1941 - Oct 11, 1941
Native Son
Play, Original, Drama
Mar 24, 1941 - Jun 28, 1941
Twelfth Night
Play, Revival, Comedy
Nov 19, 1940 - Mar 08, 1941
Russian Bank
Play, Original, Comedy
May 24, 1940 - Jun 01, 1940
King Richard II
Play, Revival, History
Apr 01, 1940 - Apr 27, 1940
Earl Carroll's Vanities [1940]
Musical, Original, Revue
Music by Charles Rosoff; Lyrics by Dorcas Cochran
Jan 13, 1940 - Feb 03, 1940
Summer Night
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Vicki Baum
Nov 02, 1939 - Nov 04, 1939
King Henry IV, Part I
Play, Revival, History
Jan 30, 1939 - Apr 1939
Hamlet
Play, Revival, Tragedy
Oct 12, 1938 - Jan 1939
Trojan Incident
Play, Original, Dance, Drama
Music by Wallingford Riegger; Written by Euripides, Homer
Apr 21, 1938 - May 1938
Empress of Destiny
Play, Original, Drama
Mar 09, 1938 - Mar 1938
Father Malachy's Miracle
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Brian Doherty
Nov 17, 1937 - Mar 1938
King Richard II
Play, Revival, History
Sep 15, 1937 - Oct 16, 1937
King Richard II
Play, Revival, History
Feb 05, 1937 - Jun 1937
Hamlet
Play, Revival, Tragedy
Jan 1937 - Closing date unknown
Ten Million Ghosts
Play, Original, Drama
Oct 23, 1936 - Nov 1936
May Wine
Musical, Original, Play
Dec 05, 1935 - Jun 06, 1936
Play, Genius, Play!
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Judith Kandel
Oct 30, 1935 - Nov 1935
Thumbs Up!
Musical, Original, Revue
Dec 27, 1934 - May 11, 1935
Lost Horizons
Play, Original, Fantasy
Written by Harry Segall
Oct 15, 1934 - Dec 1934
The Chocolate Soldier
Musical, Revival, Operetta
Music by Oscar Straus; Original German libretto ("Dertapfere Soldat") by Leopold Jacobson, Rudolph Bernauer
May 02, 1934 - May 12, 1934
Union Pacific
Musical, Original, Ballet
Apr 25, 1934 - Apr 1934
Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo
Special, Original, Ballet
Jan 1934 - Closing date unknown
H.M.S. Pinafore
Musical, Revival, Comedy, Operetta
Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan; Libretto by W. S. Gilbert
May 08, 1933 - May 20, 1933
Trial by Jury
Musical, Revival, Comedy, Operetta
Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan; Libretto by W. S. Gilbert
May 08, 1933 - May 20, 1933
The Mikado
Musical, Revival, Operetta
Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan; Libretto by W. S. Gilbert
Apr 17, 1933 - Apr 29, 1933
Hangman's Whip
Play, Original
Feb 24, 1933 - Mar 1933
Walk a Little Faster
Musical, Original, Revue
Dec 07, 1932 - Feb 1933
Erlanger's Theatre
Love from a Stranger
Play, Original, Drama, Mystery
Written by Frank Vosper
Sep 21, 1936 - Sep 28, 1936
The Merry Widow
Musical, Revival, Comedy, Operetta
Feb 22, 1932 - Mar 05, 1932
Robin Hood
Musical, Revival, Operetta, Romantic Comedy
Music by Reginald De Koven; Book by Harry B. Smith; Lyrics by Harry B. Smith
Jan 27, 1932 - Feb 20, 1932
The Gondoliers
Musical, Revival, Operetta
Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan; Libretto by W. S. Gilbert
Jan 11, 1932 - Jan 1932
The Mikado
Musical, Revival, Operetta
Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan; Written by W. S. Gilbert
Dec 25, 1931 - Jan 1932
Naughty Marietta
Musical, Revival, Comedy, Opera
Music by Victor Herbert; Libretto by Rida Johnson Young
Dec 07, 1931 - Dec 12, 1931
The Firefly
Musical, Revival, Comedy, Opera
Music by Rudolf Friml; Book by Otto Harbach; Lyrics by Otto Harbach
Nov 30, 1931 - Dec 05, 1931
Naughty Marietta
Musical, Revival, Comedy, Opera
Nov 16, 1931 - Nov 28, 1931
The Chimes of Normandy
Musical, Revival, Comedy, Opera
Nov 02, 1931 - Nov 14, 1931
The Mikado
Musical, Revival, Operetta
Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan; Written by W. S. Gilbert
Oct 26, 1931 - Nov 1931
The Geisha
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Music by Sidney Jones; Book by Owen Hall; Lyrics by Harry Greenbank
Oct 05, 1931 - Oct 17, 1931
The Chocolate Soldier
Musical, Revival, Operetta
Music by Oscar Straus; American Book by Hugh Stanislaus Stange; American Lyrics by Hugh Stanislaus Stange
Sep 21, 1931 - Oct 03, 1931
The Merry Widow
Musical, Revival, Comedy, Operetta
Sep 07, 1931 - Oct 19, 1931
The Mikado
Musical, Revival, Operetta
Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan; Libretto by W. S. Gilbert
Aug 24, 1931 - Sep 1931
Ruddigore
Musical, Revival, Operetta
Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan; Libretto by W. S. Gilbert
Aug 10, 1931 - Aug 1931
H.M.S. Pinafore
Musical, Revival, Comedy, Operetta
Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan; Libretto by W. S. Gilbert
Jul 27, 1931 - Aug 08, 1931
Trial by Jury
Musical, Revival, Comedy, Operetta
Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan; Libretto by W. S. Gilbert
Jul 27, 1931 - Aug 08, 1931
Iolanthe
Musical, Revival, Operetta
Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan; Libretto by W. S. Gilbert
Jul 13, 1931 - Jan 09, 1932
The Pirates of Penzance
Musical, Revival, Comedy, Operetta
Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan; Libretto by W. S. Gilbert
Jun 29, 1931 - Oct 24, 1931
Patience
Musical, Revival, Comedy, Operetta
Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan; Libretto by W. S. Gilbert
Jun 15, 1931 - Jun 29, 1931
The Gondoliers
Musical, Revival, Operetta
Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan; Libretto by W. S. Gilbert
Jun 01, 1931 - Jun 13, 1931
H.M.S. Pinafore
Musical, Revival, Comedy, Operetta
Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan; Libretto by W. S. Gilbert
May 18, 1931 - Jun 1931
The Mikado
Musical, Revival, Operetta
Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan; Libretto by W. S. Gilbert
May 04, 1931 - May 1931
Fine and Dandy
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Kay Swift; Book by Donald Ogden Stewart; Uncredited book by Joe Cook; Lyrics by Paul James
Sep 23, 1930 - May 02, 1931
The Rivals
Play, Revival, Comedy
Mar 13, 1930 - Apr 1930
Gala Night
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Laurence Eyre
Feb 25, 1930 - Mar 1930
Josef Suss
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Ashley Dukes
Jan 20, 1930 - Feb 1930
Ladies of the Jury
Play, Original, Comedy
Oct 21, 1929 - Jan 1930
Murray Anderson's Almanac
Musical, Original, Revue
Aug 14, 1929 - Oct 12, 1929
Hello, Daddy
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Jimmy McHugh; Book by Herbert Fields; Lyrics by Dorothy Fields
May 06, 1929 - Jun 15, 1929
Buckaroo
Play, Original, Melodrama, Comedy
Mar 16, 1929 - Mar 1929
Vermont
Play, Original
Written by A. E. Thomas
Jan 07, 1929 - Jan 1929
Billie
Musical, Original
Music by George M. Cohan; Book by George M. Cohan; Lyrics by George M. Cohan
Oct 01, 1928 - Jan 05, 1929
Diplomacy
Play, Revival
Written by Victorien Sardou
May 28, 1928 - Jul 1928
She Stoops to Conquer
Play, Revival, Comedy
Written by Oliver Goldsmith
May 14, 1928 - May 1928
The Merry Malones
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by George M. Cohan; Book by George M. Cohan; Lyrics by George M. Cohan
Apr 09, 1928 - Apr 28, 1928
The Behavior of Mrs. Crane
Play, Original
Written by Harry Segall
Mar 20, 1928 - Apr 1928
The Merry Malones
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by George M. Cohan; Book by George M. Cohan; Lyrics by George M. Cohan
Sep 26, 1927 - Mar 10, 1928