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Lamb's Theatre

Lamb's Theatre
Address 130 West 44th Street
City New York City
Country United States
Architect Stanford White
Capacity 350
Type Thrust
Opened 1981 (1905 as a fraternal club of actors [1])
Years active 1981-2007
Closed 2007
Current use Hotel

Lamb's Theatre was an Off-Broadway theater located at 130 West 44th Street, New York City[2] inside the Manhattan Church of the Nazarene, near Times Square in New York City. It seated approximately 350 and specialized in musical productions.[3] The building was built in 1904-05 in Neo-Georgian style, originally designed by Stanford White.[4]

In 2007, the venue was closed to make way for a hotel development.[5][6][7]


The six-story building originally housed a fraternal club of theater professionals called The Lambs, taking after a club in England started by Charles Lamb in 1868. The members included Fred Astaire, Mark Twain, and Douglas Fairbanks Jr..[1][8]

In the mid-1970s, the Manhattan Church of the Nazarene bought the Lamb's building for the sake of making it into a mission. In 1978, Lamb's Theatre Company was created and it hosted the successful "Broadway for Kids" series. In 1981, the renovated 3rd floor theatre had its first show, Cotton Patch Gospel and was penned the "Gem of Times Square". With a list of over 50 productions stages, in 1984 they opened a Lamb's Little Theatre on the first floor.[9]

Performance History


Other Notable Productions


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