The Manhattan Church of the Nazarene bought the Lambs building in the mid-1970s as a mission in Times Square, and in 1978 The Lamb’s Theatre Company was born with the amazingly successful “Broadway for Kids” series.

In 1981, the renovated third-floor theatre opened with Harry Chapin’s musical Cotton Patch Gospel and was called “The Gem of Times Square.”  A run of more than 50 productions followed including Tina Howe’s Painting Churches starring Elizabeth McGovern and Marian Seldes; Breakfast with Les and Bess starring Holland Taylor; Snoopy!; St. Mark’s Gospel starring Alec McGowan; Godspell (’89 Revival); June Havoc in The Old Lady’s Guide to Survival; The Boys Next Door; Beau Jest; Ira Levin’s Cantorial; Avner the Eccentric; and Garrison Keillor’s American Radio Show.

The Lamb’s Theatre Company opened The Lamb’s Little Theatre on the first floor in 1984 and produced The Gifts of the Magi; Jill Eikenberry in Porches; Ray Bradbury’s The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit; Johnny Pye and the Foolkiller; Opal; Jean Stapleton in Horton Foote’s The Roads to Home; Smoke on the Mountain; and Lippa/Greenwald’s john and jen.

On June 16, 2002, The Lamb’s Theatre Company reopened its doors with the Off-Broadway new musical adventure The Prince and the Pauper

With these shows and many, many more, The Lamb’s Theatre has pursued its commitment to producing new works which reflect hope, explore issues that touch us all, and work to make a difference in the world we share.


Please note: The Lamb’s Theatre is not associated in any way with The Lambs Club