The John Golden Theatre opened in 1927 as the Theatre Masque, designed by Herbert J. Krapp for the Chanin brothers. Producer John Golden bought the venue in 1937 and named it after himself, making it the third Broadway house to bear his name. The theatre remains active today and set a house record with the 2,534-performance run of Avenue Q.
From the devilishly inspired mind of Martin McDonagh—Academy Award®-winning writer of Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri—comes Hangmen, a killer comedy nominated for 5 Tony Awards® including Best Play. What’s Britain’s second-most famous executioner to do now that hanging has been abolished? Drink, of course. But when a cub reporter and a mysterious stranger turn up at his pub, everything hangs in the balance. Hangmen marks McDonagh’s seventh play on Broadway, following his Tony-nominated productions of The Pillowman and The Lieutenant of Inishmore. Winner of the Olivier Award for Best New Play, Hangmen plays a strictly limited engagement at the Golden Theatre after multiple sold-out engagements in London and Off-Broadway’s Atlantic Theatre Company.