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Astor Theatre


1537 Broadway (45th St.), New York, NY

George Keister, architect. Built by the producing team Wagenhals and Kemper. From 1912 to 1916, managed by George M. Cohan and Sam Harris. The Shuberts followed, managing the theatre until 1925, when it became a movie theater. In 1972, faulty air-conditioning forced it to close for good. It was demolished in 1982 (along with the Victoria, Helen Hayes, Morosco, and Bijou theatres). The Marriott Hotel, which houses the Marquis Theatre, was built on the site.

Built: 1906    Closed: 1925    Demolished: 1982   

Theatre Names Named
Astor Theatre 1906     
ProductionsProduction Dates
June Days
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by J. Fred Coots; Based on a comedy by Robert Milton; Book by Cyrus Wood; Lyrics by Clifford Grey
Aug 06, 1925 - Sep 1925
Artists and Models [1924]
Musical, Original, Revue
Oct 15, 1924 - Feb 1925
The Moon-Flower
Play, Original
Written by Zoe Akins
Feb 25, 1924 - Apr 1924
Sweet Little Devil
Musical, Original, Comedy
Jan 21, 1924 - Feb 1924
Dew Drop Inn
Musical, Original, Comedy
Jul 30, 1923 - Aug 25, 1923
Dew Drop Inn
Musical, Original, Comedy
May 17, 1923 - Jun 30, 1923
Lady Butterfly
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Werner Janssen; Book by Clifford Grey; Lyrics by Clifford Grey
Mar 19, 1923 - May 12, 1923
Sun Showers
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Harry Delf; Book by Harry Delf; Lyrics by Harry Delf
Feb 05, 1923 - Mar 17, 1923
The Bronx Express
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Ossip Dymow
Apr 26, 1922 - Jun 1922
The Blushing Bride
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Sigmund Romberg; Book by Cyrus Wood; Lyrics by Cyrus Wood
Feb 04, 1922 - Apr 23, 1922
The Squaw Man
Play, Revival, Drama
Dec 26, 1921 - Feb 1922
The Blue Lagoon
Play, Original, Melodrama, Spectacle
Sep 14, 1921 - Sep 1921
The Detour
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Owen Davis
Aug 23, 1921 - Sep 1921
Cornered
Play, Original, Comedy, Drama
Dec 08, 1920 - Apr 1921
Kissing Time
Musical, Original, Comedy
Nov 08, 1920 - Dec 04, 1920
The Unwritten Chapter
Play, Original, Drama
Oct 11, 1920 - Nov 1920
East is West
Play, Original
Dec 25, 1918 - Aug 1920
Little Simplicity
Musical, Original
Nov 04, 1918 - Dec 1918
Keep Her Smiling
Play, Original
Aug 05, 1918 - Nov 1918
Rock-a-Bye Baby
Musical, Original, Comedy
May 22, 1918 - Aug 03, 1918
Fancy Free
Musical, Original
Apr 11, 1918 - May 1918
Why Marry?
Play, Original
Dec 25, 1917 - Apr 1918
The Very Idea
Play, Original
Written by William Le Baron
Aug 09, 1917 - Aug 1917
His Little Widows
Musical, Original, Comedy
Apr 30, 1917 - Jun 30, 1917
Her Soldier Boy
Musical, Original
Dec 06, 1916 - Apr 1917
His Majesty Bunker Bean
Play, Original
Written by Lee Wilson Dodd
Oct 02, 1916 - Dec 1916
The Guilty Man
Play, Original
Aug 17, 1916 - Oct 1916
Step This Way
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Bert Grant, E. Ray Goetz; Book by Edgar Smith; Lyrics by E. Ray Goetz
Jul 10, 1916 - Aug 12, 1916
The Cohan Revue of 1916
Musical, Original, Revue
Music by George M. Cohan; Book by George M. Cohan; Lyrics by George M. Cohan
Feb 09, 1916 - Jul 01, 1916
Hit-the-Trail-Holiday
Play, Original
Written by George M. Cohan
Sep 13, 1915 - Closing date unknown
Young America
Play, Original
Aug 28, 1915 - Closing date unknown
Hello, Broadway!
Musical, Original, Revue
Music by George M. Cohan; Book by George M. Cohan; Lyrics by George M. Cohan
Dec 25, 1914 - Apr 10, 1915
The Miracle Man
Play, Original
Written by George M. Cohan
Sep 21, 1914 - Dec 1914
The Beauty Shop
Musical, Original, Comedy
Apr 13, 1914 - Jun 27, 1914
Seven Keys to Baldpate
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by George M. Cohan
Sep 22, 1913 - Jun 1914
A Man's Friends
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Ernest Poole
Mar 24, 1913 - Apr 1913
Fine Feathers
Play, Original
Written by Eugene Walter
Jan 07, 1913 - Mar 1913
Hawthorne of the U.S.A.
Play, Original
Nov 04, 1912 - Jan 1913
The Woman Haters
Musical, Original, Operetta
Music by Edmund Eysler; Book by George V. Hobart; Lyrics by George V. Hobart
Oct 07, 1912 - Nov 02, 1912
The Greyhound
Play, Original, Comedy
Feb 29, 1912 - Jun 1912
The Red Widow
Musical, Original
Nov 06, 1911 - Feb 24, 1912
The Arab
Play, Original
Written by Edgar Selwyn
Oct 09, 1911 - Closing date unknown
What the Doctor Ordered
Play, Original
Written by A. E. Thomas
Sep 20, 1911 - Oct 1911
The Boss
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Edward Sheldon
Jan 30, 1911 - Apr 1911
Judith Zaraine
Play, Original, Drama
Written by C.M.S. McLellan
Jan 16, 1911 - Jan 1911
The Aviator
Play, Original
Written by James Montgomery
Dec 06, 1910 - Jan 1911
The Girl in the Taxi
Play, Original, Farce, Play with music
Oct 24, 1910 - Dec 03, 1910
Seven Days
Play, Original, Farce
Nov 10, 1909 - Oct 1910
The Man from Home
Play, Original, Comedy
Aug 17, 1908 - Oct 1909
Paid in Full
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Eugene Walter
Feb 25, 1908 - Jul 1908
Irene Wycherley
Play, Original
Jan 20, 1908 - Feb 1908
The Secret Orchard
Play, Original
Written by Channing Pollock
Dec 30, 1907 - Jan 1908
Tom Jones
Musical, Original, Comedy, Opera
Nov 11, 1907 - Jan 04, 1908
The Yankee Tourist
Musical, Original, Farce
Aug 12, 1907 - Nov 09, 1907
The Builders
Play, Original
Written by Marion Fairfax
May 20, 1907 - Jun 1907
Before and After
Play, Revival, Farce
Written by Leo Ditrichstein
Apr 25, 1907 - May 1907
The Ambitious Mrs. Alcott
Play, Original
Apr 01, 1907 - Apr 1907
The Mills of the Gods
Play, Original, Melodrama
Mar 04, 1907 - Closing date unknown
Genesee of the Hills
Play, Original
Feb 11, 1907 - Mar 1907
The Straight Road
Play, Original, Melodrama
Written by Clyde Fitch
Jan 07, 1907 - Feb 1907
The Daughters of Men
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Charles Klein
Nov 19, 1906 - Jan 1907
Cymbeline
Play, Revival, Romance
Oct 22, 1906 - Closing date unknown
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Play, Revival, Comedy
Sep 21, 1906 - Oct 1906