About St Lukes Theatre, Edmund Gaynes Producer

Due to the forced lock down of all New York Theatres By Mayor deBlasio and Govenor Cuomo, St Lukes Theatre, after a successful 15 year run under the ownership of Producer Edmund Gaynes, has been forced to close.

As of January 11, 2021: St. Lukes Theatre is officially CLOSED.

St. Luke’s Theatre once comfortably seated 174 in a versatile, air-conditioned space and was home of many long-running hits dating back to Late Night Catechism, Danny and Sylvia:The Danny Kaye Musical and Tony ‘n’ Tina’s Wedding, up to the current shows that share the space:  My Big Gay Italian Wedding, My Big Gay Italian FuneralSistas: The Musical, Black Angels of Tuskegee and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

“St. Luke’s Theatre was located across Eighth Avenue from the big Broadway houses, just barely off-Broadway … an elegant theater space with comfortable chairs on risers and a small stage that still manages to have three wings. The tannish color of woodwork around the walls of the theater contrasts pleasingly with the plum walls and the whole is lit with sconces. It does not try to rival the big Broadway houses for lavishness; the atmosphere is one of intimacy and care.” (via TheaterScene)

Once known as “Theatre at St Lukes”, producer Edmund Gaynes created “St Lukes Theatre” in 2006, where it thrived under Gaynes’ leadership. Sadly, the theatre was shuttered by government fiat in 2020.

For more information about our once beautiful theatre, please call Edmund Gaynes at 212-947-3499 or e-mail Hello@StLukesTheatre.com


The entrance to St. Luke’s Theatre was located at 308 W. Forty Sixth (46) St
( just west of 8th ave )

Other notable productions include A Brush With Georgia O’Keefe, Lansky, Dietrich and Chevalier: A Musical Love Story, and 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother and The Rise of Dorothy Hale (pictured below) Set: Josh Iacovelli, Lights: Graham Kindred.

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