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Broadhust from a 1922 ad
Poster for Broadhurst's "What Happened to Jones," 1897 (Library of Congress)

George Howells Broadhurst (June 3, 1866 – January 31, 1952) was an Anglo-American theatre owner/manager, director, producer and playwright.


Broadhurst was born in Walsall, England, and emigrated to the United States in 1882 where he began writing plays, later moving into production and direction.

He also managed theatres in Milwaukee, Baltimore, and San Francisco, and in 1917 in partnership with the Shubert brothers he built and opened the famous Broadhurst Theatre in New York. He staged a number of plays in his eponymous theatre until 1924, and continued to co-own the theatre with the Shuberts until his death in 1952.

He is buried in Santa Barbara, California.

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