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Academy of Music


E. 14th St. and Irving Place, New York, NY
Seats (approximate): 1500

Rebuilt in 1866 after it was destroyed by fire. Presented opera and legit fare until 1888, when it began to house vaudeville. Rented by labor organizations in the early 1900s in order to stage rallies. Demolished in 1926 to become Con Ed building.

Built: 1854    Demolished: 1926   

Theatre Names Named
Academy of Music 1854     
ProductionsProduction Dates
The Girl from Brighton
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by William Becker; Book by Jean C. Havez; Lyrics by Jean C. Havez
Aug 31, 1912 - Sep 28, 1912
Barry of Ballymore
Play, Original, Drama, Play with music, Romance
Jan 30, 1911 - Feb 11, 1911
Romeo and Juliet
Play, Revival, Tragedy
Feb 07, 1910 - Mar 21, 1910
The Taming of the Shrew
Play, Revival, Comedy
Feb 07, 1910 - Mar 21, 1910
The Merchant of Venice
Play, Revival, Comedy
Feb 07, 1910 - Mar 21, 1910
Hamlet
Play, Revival, Tragedy
Feb 07, 1910 - Mar 21, 1910
Twelfth Night
Play, Revival, Comedy
Feb 07, 1910 - Mar 21, 1910
As You Like It
Play, Revival, Comedy
Feb 07, 1910 - Mar 21, 1910
Ragged Robin
Musical, Original
Music for the fairy scenes composed by Frederic K. Logan; Book by Rida Johnson Young, Rita Olcott
Jan 24, 1910 - Feb 05, 1910
The Taming of the Shrew
Play, Revival, Comedy
Jun 17, 1909 - Closing date unknown
The Old Homestead
Play, Revival, Melodrama
Oct 05, 1908 - Oct 24, 1908
The Round Up
Play, Revival
Written by Edmund Day
Aug 31, 1908 - Oct 03, 1908
Our American Cousin
Play, Revival
Written by Tom Taylor
May 18, 1908 - Closing date unknown
Hamlet
Play, Revival, Tragedy
May 18, 1908 - Closing date unknown
If I Were King
Play, Revival
May 18, 1908 - Closing date unknown
The Squaw Man
Play, Revival, Drama
Mar 16, 1908 - Apr 13, 1908
The Orchid
Musical, Original, Comedy
Mar 02, 1908 - Mar 1908
The Great Divide
Play, Original, Drama
Feb 17, 1908 - Mar 03, 1908
The Girl of the Golden West
Play, Original, Drama
Written by David Belasco
Jan 27, 1908 - Feb 1908
The Rose of the Rancho
Play, Revival
Dec 30, 1907 - Jan 1908
The Lion and the Mouse
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Charles Klein
Oct 28, 1907 - Closing date unknown
The Old Homestead
Play, Revival, Melodrama
Sep 30, 1907 - Oct 26, 1907
Salomy Jane
Play, Original
Written by Paul Armstrong
Sep 02, 1907 - Sep 30, 1907
Romeo and Juliet
Play, Revival, Tragedy
Jun 10, 1907 - Closing date unknown
Hamlet
Play, Revival, Tragedy
Jun 10, 1907 - Closing date unknown
Twelfth Night
Play, Revival, Comedy
Jun 10, 1907 - Closing date unknown
Mlle. Modiste
Musical, Original, Opera, Comedy
Music by Victor Herbert; Libretto by Henry Blossom
May 20, 1907 - Jun 1907
The Prince of Pilsen
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Gustav Luders; Book by Frank S. Pixley; Lyrics by Gustav Luders
May 06, 1907 - Jun 1907
Little Johnny Jones
Musical, Revival
Music by George M. Cohan; Book by George M. Cohan; Lyrics by George M. Cohan
Apr 22, 1907 - May 1907
Ben Hur
Play, Revival, Drama
Dramatized by William Young
Feb 25, 1907 - Apr 1907
The Shepherd King
Play, Revival, Drama
Dec 03, 1906 - Dec 1906
Richelieu
Play, Revival
Nov 05, 1906 - Closing date unknown
The Dagger and the Cross
Play, Revival
Written by Brownlow Hill
Nov 05, 1906 - Closing date unknown
Hamlet
Play, Revival, Tragedy
Nov 05, 1906 - Closing date unknown
Othello
Play, Revival, Drama, Tragedy
Nov 05, 1906 - Closing date unknown
Macbeth
Play, Revival, Tragedy
Nov 05, 1906 - Closing date unknown
King Lear
Play, Revival, Tragedy
Nov 05, 1906 - Closing date unknown
The Merchant of Venice
Play, Revival, Comedy
Nov 05, 1906 - Closing date unknown
Julius Caesar
Play, Revival, Tragedy
Nov 05, 1906 - Closing date unknown
Cape Cod Folks
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Earl W. Mayo
Oct 15, 1906 - Nov 1906
Mizpah
Play, Original, Drama, Play with music
Sep 24, 1906 - Oct 1906
The Heir to the Hoorah
Play, Original
Written by Paul Armstrong
Sep 03, 1906 - Sep 23, 1906
The Wizard of Oz
Musical, Revival, Extravaganza
Oct 30, 1905 - Nov 25, 1905
The Virginian
Play, Original
Oct 16, 1905 - Oct 1905
Way Down East
Play, Revival
Aug 21, 1905 - Oct 1905
Love's Lottery
Musical, Original, Comedy, Opera
Jun 05, 1905 - Jun 1905
Siberia
Play, Revival
Written by Bartley Campbell
Jan 16, 1905 - Feb 1905
The Wizard of Oz
Musical, Revival, Extravaganza
Nov 07, 1904 - Dec 31, 1904
Checkers
Play, Original, Comedy
Aug 02, 1904 - Aug 1904
Two Little Sailor Boys
Play, Original
Written by Walter Howard
May 02, 1904 - May 1904
David Harum
Play, Revival, Comedy
Apr 04, 1904 - May 1904
A Chinese Honeymoon
Musical, Revival
Music by Howard Talbot; Book by George Dance; Lyrics by George Dance
Mar 28, 1904 - Apr 02, 1904
The Toreador
Musical, Revival
Feb 22, 1904 - Closing date unknown
Checkers
Play, Revival, Comedy
Jan 25, 1904 - Feb 1904
Way Down East
Play, Revival
Dec 14, 1903 - Closing date unknown
The Best of Friends
Play, Original, Melodrama
Written by Cecil Raleigh
Oct 19, 1903 - Dec 1903
Drink
Play, Original
Written by Charles Reade
Sep 14, 1903 - Oct 1903
The Suburban
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Charles T. Dazey
Mar 23, 1903 - Closing date unknown
The Ninety and Nine
Play, Original
Written by Ramsay Morris
Oct 07, 1902 - Jan 1903
Robin Hood
Musical, Revival, Operetta
Sep 08, 1902 - Oct 04, 1902
Quincy Adams Sawyer
Play, Original, Drama
Aug 07, 1902 - Sep 1902
Uncle Tom's Cabin
Play, Revival, Play with music
Apr 04, 1901 - Jun 1901
Barbara Frietchie
Play, Revival
Written by Clyde Fitch
Jan 28, 1901 - Mar 1901
Quo Vadis
Play, Revival
Dec 31, 1900 - Jan 1901
Monte Cristo
Play, Revival
Oct 23, 1900 - Jan 1901
The Rebel
Play, Original, Melodrama, Play with music, Romance
Music by Andrew Mack; Written by James Bernard Fagan; Lyrics by Andrew Mack
Aug 20, 1900 - Oct 20, 1900
Woman and Wine
Play, Original, Melodrama
May 14, 1900 - Jun 1900
The Old Homestead
Play, Revival, Melodrama
Oct 09, 1899 - Nov 11, 1899
The Last of the Rohans
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Ramsay Morris
Aug 31, 1899 - Oct 1899
The Old Homestead
Play, Revival, Melodrama
Mar 27, 1899 - May 04, 1899
The Ragged Earl
Play, Original, Comedy, Melodrama, Play with music
Jan 16, 1899 - Feb 11, 1899
Sporting Life
Play, Original, Melodrama
Sep 26, 1898 - Closing date unknown
The Old Homestead
Play, Revival, Melodrama
Aug 15, 1898 - Sep 24, 1898
The White Heather
Play, Original, Melodrama
Nov 22, 1897 - Closing date unknown
The Old Homestead
Play, Revival, Melodrama
Oct 18, 1897 - Nov 1897
Straight from the Heart
Play, Original, Melodrama
Jan 26, 1897 - Closing date unknown
Two Little Vagrants
Play, Original, Drama
Nov 23, 1896 - Closing date unknown
Under the Polar Star
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Clay M. Greene
Aug 20, 1896 - Closing date unknown
The Sporting Duchess
Play, Original, Melodrama
Aug 29, 1895 - Closing date unknown
Cotton King
Play, Original, Melodrama
Written by Sutton Vane
Dec 03, 1894 - Jan 1895
Robin Hood
Musical, Original, Burlesque
May 08, 1873 - May 08, 1873
Kenilworth
Musical, Revival, Burlesque
Music by Michael Connolly; Written by H.S. Murdoch
May 06, 1873 - May 06, 1873
Bluebeard
Musical, Revival, Burlesque
Written by Henry B. Farnie
May 05, 1873 - May 05, 1873
Lurline
Musical, Revival, Burlesque, Spectacle
Apr 01, 1872 - Apr 12, 1872
Lischen et Fritzchen
Musical, Original, Foreign Lang.
Libretto by Paul Boisselot
Jun 25, 1868 - Jun 25, 1868
The Desert Flower
Musical, Original, Opera
Jan 13, 1868 - Jan 15, 1868
The Devil's Auction
Musical, Original, Spectacle
New music by Predigam Auguste; Written by Arthur Cuyas Arnengol
Dec 03, 1867 - Dec 14, 1867
Les Noces De Jeannette
Musical, Original, Comedy, Opera
Music by Victor Masse; Libretto by Jules Barbier
Oct 28, 1861 - Oct 28, 1861