Address: 222 West 45th Street Between Broadway & 8th Avenue New York, NY 10036 United States of America Parking: 46th Street Garage 247 W. 46th St. or MPG Parking 322 W. 44th St. or Impark 305 W. 42nd St. Children: Shows may be inappropriate for children aged under 13. Please, no children under 5. General Info: Doors open 45 minutes before show time. We recommend arriving at least 15 minutes before show time.Quick Facts Category Broadway Capacity ~766 Organization Shubert Organization Year Opened 1913 About the Theatre:
The Booth Theatre, designed by Henry B. Herts, was constructed along with the adjoining Shubert Theatre (connected by the famous Shubert Alley), in 1913. It is named after famous 19th-century actor Edwin Booth, brother of John Wilkes Booth. The Booth seats only about 766 patrons (depending on the show), making it one of Broadway's smallest houses and providing an intimate setting for plays and musicals. Over the last century, a great many shows have played this theatre, from classics like You Can't Take It With You, Dial M for Murder, and Blithe Spirit to more modern successes like Sunday in the Park with George (by the legendary Stephen Sondheim), Once on This Island, and The Pillowman. In 2009, the Tony- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Next to Normal made its Broadway debut at the Booth, and in 2011, the theatre welcomed Jon Robin Baitz' play Other Desert Cities, starring Stockard Channing and Stacey Keach.Notable Productions: 2011: Other Desert Cities 2011: High 2009: Next to Normal 2009: The Story of My Life 2008: Dividing the Estate 2007: The Seafarer 2007: The Year of Magical Thinking 2006: Butley 2005: The Pillowman 2002: Bea Arthur on Broadway 1999: Dame Edna: The Royal Tour 1990: Once on This Island 1984: Sunday in the Park with George 1976: For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf 1972: That Championship Season 1954: Dial M For Murder 1942: Blithe Spirit 1936: You Can't Take It With You 1913: The Great Adventure Booth Theatre News: May 1, 2012 Other Desert Cities, playing at the Booth, is nominated for 5 Tony Awards!