August Wilson Theatre

August Wilson Theatre

245 W. 52nd St., New York, NY

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Theatre Name Year Named
August Wilson Theatre 2005
Virginia Theatre 1981
American Academy of Dramatic Arts 1953
ANTA Playhouse 1950
WOR Mutual Radio 1943
Guild Theatre 1925


  • History:

    The August Wilson Theatre opened in 1925 as the Guild Theatre, designed by Crane & Franzheim and located at 245 W. 52nd Street. The theatre was later renamed the Virginia Theatre, after owner Virginia M. Binger, in 1981. In 2005, the Virginia reopened with Jersey Boys as the August Wilson Theatre, in honor of the playwright who died later that year.

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  • Built: 1925
  • Number of Seats: 1222

Currently at This Theatre

Playbill Cover - Jersey Boys

Jersey Boys

Opened: 2005-11-06

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