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252 West 45th Street, New York, NY 10036

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252 West 45th Street, New York, NY 10036

Year opened: 1927
Capacity: 804

  • Disabled access
  • In-house bar

Originally built as the Theatre Masque in 1927, this venue has also moonlighted as a film set in the films A Chorus Line, as well as providing the backdrop to the shadowy opening scene in the Academy Award-winning All About Eve. One of the smallest of the Broadway theatres, it was acquired from the Chanin brothers in 1937 by theater impresario John Golden who promptly named it after himself. Built in the Moorish style, this theatre is famed for having a good sightline to the stage from all of its 800 seats.

Upcoming Highlights

  • The Gin Game

    Booking until Jan 10

  • Eclipsed

    Opens Feb 23, 2016

The Gin Game

Until January 10, 2016

Broadway greats James Earl Jones (You Can't Take It with You) and Cicely Tyson (The Trip to Bountiful) reunite for this revival of D.L. Coburn's Pulitzer Prize-winning two-hander. It centers on two caustic nursing home residents, whose weekly gin rummy game takes on an ever deeper meaning.


February 23-June 19, 2016

Following a critically lauded run at the Public Theater, Danai Guirira's wrenching drama transfers to Broadway. Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o (12 Years a Slave, Star Wars: The Force Awakens) leads the cast as a captive wife of a rebel officer in the Liberian Civil War of 2003.

November '15

Nov 29, 2015-Jan 10, 2016

December '15

Nov 29, 2015-Jan 10, 2016

January '16

Nov 29, 2015-Jan 10, 2016

February '16

Feb 23-Jun 19, 2016

March '16

Feb 23-Jun 19, 2016

April '16

Feb 23-Jun 19, 2016

May '16

Feb 23-Jun 19, 2016

June '16

Feb 23-Jun 19, 2016

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