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The John Golden Theatre opened in 1927 as the Theatre Masque, designed by Herbert J. Krapp for the Chanin brothers. In 1930, the Chanins transferred ownership of the venue to The Shubert Organization. Producer John Golden bought the theatre in 1937 and named it after himself before the Shuberts took back control in 1946.
The John Golden Theatre remains active today and set a house record with the 2,534-performance run of Avenue Q.
Flip through photos of the theatre below:
Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women will be the next show to play at the John Golden Theatre, set to open March 29. The show will star Tony nominee Alison Pill, two-time Oscar winner Glenda Jackson, and Tony winner Laurie Metcalf.