St. James Theatre
New York, USA
The St. James Theater is one of Broadway’s biggest, with a starry history and a sparkling present. Built in 1927 by the impresario Abraham Erlanger on the site of the original Sardi’s restaurant on West 44th Street, the St. James quickly became as much a Broadway institution as the restaurant it displaced. The simple exterior and ornate auditorium have hosted numerous landmark premieres - 'Oklahoma!', 'The King and I', 'Hello, Dolly!' and 'The Producers' all began here.
Seating over 1,700 attendees over three levels, the theater is ideal for large-scale musicals, even more so since the 2017 renovations necessary to host the musical version of Disney’s ‘Frozen’. The St. James has also taken a starring role on screen, playing a key role in the films ‘Birdman’ and ‘Manhattan’.