The Booth Theater was built in 1869 by renowned Shakespearean actor Edwin Booth. Booth was the brother of John Wilkes Booth, the assassin of President Abraham Lincoln. Historically, in 1952, it was the theatre for William Marchant's play, To Be Continued, starring, at the age of 23, Grace Kelly.
The theatre is currently the home to the play Butley, starring Nathan Lane, which opened October 5, 2006 and will close January 14, 2007. A new play based on the book The Year of Magical Thinking is scheduled to open March 29, 2007.