August Wilson Theatre Parking
The August Wilson Theatre is a major tourist attraction here in New York City and is a small but cozy Broadway theatre. The intimate nature of its interiors helps make watching shows more in your face and personal. It’s located at 245 West 52nd Street in midtown Manhattan right between Broadway and 8th Avenue. The August Wilson Theatre actually opened as the Guild Theatre in 1925 playing a revival of George Bernard Shaw’s Ceasar and Cleopatra.
In 1950, the American National Theater and Academy bought this theatre and changed its name to the ANTA Theatre. Later on, in 1981, it was purchased by Jujamcyn Theaters and renamed the Virginia Theatre. It acquired its current name last October 16th, 2005 when it was renamed as the August Wilson Theatre in honor of the American Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright who died that year. This makes the August Wilson Theatre the first Broadway theatre to be named after an African-American.
The August Wilson Theatre’s past productions include “The Wild Party”, “Flower Drum Song”, “The Crucible”, “Little Shop of Horrors”, and “Little Women”. The August Wilson Theatre is currently showing the smash Broadway hit “Jersey Boys”. This jukebox musical has won 4 2006 Tony Awards including Best Musical and the 2009 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Musical.
Critics have consistently reviewed this show as one that will certainly blow you away and is a must watch when you’re visiting Manhattan. Given the attention this show and theatre generates, you’d be hard pressed to find parking at show times. Take into consideration its location and you’ll discover how expensive parking can be in New York.
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Photo by Alex Bildsoe 6/18/2017