| Jujamcyn Theaters|
| C. Howard Crane and Kenneth Franzheim|
245 W 52nd St, New York, NY 10019, USA
Gershwin Theatre, Al Hirschfeld Theatre, Minskoff Theatre, Neil Simon Theatre, Ambassador Theatre
The August Wilson Theatre, located at 245 West 52nd Street in midtown Manhattan is a Broadway theatre.
August Wilson Theatre Wikipedia
Designed by architects C. Howard Crane and Kenneth Franzheim and constructed by the Theatre Guild, it opened as the Guild Theatre in 1925 with a revival of George Bernard Shaw's Caesar and Cleopatra.
In 1943, the building was leased to WOR-Mutual Radio as a studio. The American National Theater and Academy purchased it in 1950 and renamed it the ANTA Theatre. In 1981, the theatre was purchased by Jujamcyn Theaters and named the Virginia Theatre for owner and Jujamcyn Board member Virginia McKnight Binger.
After her husband James H. Binger's death in 2004, producer and president of Jujamcyn Rocco Landesman announced that he planned to buy Jujamcyn. He told the New York Times he had a long-standing understanding with Binger that he would buy the corporation's five playhouses. The theatres had an estimated net asset value of $30 million.
On October 16, 2005, fourteen days after American playwright August Wilson's death, the theatre was renamed in his honor.1926: Pygmalion
1928: Major Barbara
1931: Mourning Becomes Electra
1936: And Stars Remain with Clifton Webb as Overton Morrell.
1938: The Merchant of Yonkers
1941: Ah, Wilderness!
1951: The House of Bernarda Alba
1952: Golden Boy
1955: The Skin of Our Teeth; Seventh Heaven
1958: Say, Darling; J.B.
1961: A Man for All Seasons
1964: The Owl and the Pussycat
1965: The Royal Hunt of the Sun
1968: Maggie Flynn
1969: Our Town
1972: Different Times
1974: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
1975: Summer Brave
1976: Bubbling Brown Sugar
1978: First Monday in October
1980: The Suicide
1983: On Your Toes
1989: City of Angels
1992: Jelly's Last Jam
1993: My Fair Lady
1995: Smokey Joe's Cafe
2000: The Wild Party
2002: Flower Drum Song, The Crucible
2003: Little Shop of Horrors
2005: Little Women
2005: Jersey Boys
2017: Groundhog Day