Ahead of the opening of Harold Pinter’s Betrayal, starring Tom Hiddleston, Zawe Ashton, and Charlie Cox, take a tour inside the historic 45th street theatre.
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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:
Step Inside Broadway’s Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre
The Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre is currently home to <i>Betrayal</i>, starring Tom Hiddleston, Zawe Ashton, and Charlie Cox. The production, directed by Jamie Lloyd, set to open September 5 and is scheduled to play a 17-week limited engagement through December 8.