On March 31, 1943, a strange new musical opened at this theatre - the songs weren't so much songs as they were sung lines, there was an odd "dream ballet" - It was Rodgers & Hammerstein's "Oklahoma!". On that night, the modern American musical was born. Since then, the St. James has hosted musicals from the rock opera "Tommy," to the musical comedy adaptation of "The Producers" (which won a record-breaking 12 Tony Awards), to Patti LuPone's award-winning performance in "Gypsy."
There are no steps into the theatre from the sidewalk. Wheelchair accessible seating is located in the Orchestra only. There is a wheelchair accessible restroom on the main level. Additional restrooms are located in the Mezzanine and Lower Lounge. An assisted listening system is available.