The Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre opened on January 11, 1927. The venue was originally named the Royale by real-estate magnates, the Chanin Brothers, as part of a three-theatre complex.
In 1930, the Chanins transferred ownership of all three houses to the Shubert Organization. During the Great Depression, control of the Jacobs passed to John Golden, who renamed the theatre after himself and ran it from 1934 to 1936. (This venue is not to be confused with the current John Golden Theatre, which is right next door.)
The Shuberts regained control in 1936 and restored the theatre's name to the Royale. It was renamed the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre on May 9, 2005 after the longtime Shubert Organization president.
The Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre is accessible by subway; it is nearest to the 42nd Street - Port Authority Bus Terminal on the A, C, or E line. The theatre is also located near various bus stops: 8th Ave/W 46th St. on the M20 and M104 lines; 7th Ave/W. 44th St. on the M104 line; and 8th Ave/W 43rd St. on the M20, M104, and M34A-SBS lines.
The Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre is located one block southeast of Restaurant Row, the stretch of 46th St. between Eighth and Ninth Avenues. Popular restaurants on this block include Hold Fast (American), Joe Allen (American), and Becco (Italian), in addition to various other types of cuisines.
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