Inside the Theatre, the photo feature series that documents Broadway’s historic playhouses, continues with the Booth Theatre.
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 Booth Theatre, designed by Henry B. Herts, opened October 16, 1913, at 222 West 45th St. The venue is named for Edwin Booth, one of the most prominent American actors of the 19th century. The 668-seat (later augmented to 785) theatre was built back-to-back with the Shubert Theatre and shares Shubert Alley with it.
Currently playing at the theatre is Mart Crowley’s groundbreaking 1968 play The Boys in the Band, directed by two-time Tony winner Joe Mantello. Now in previews, the Broadway revival will officially open May 31 and is scheduled to play a limited engagement through August 12,.