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Toho Cinema


209 W. 45th St., New York, NY
Seats (approximate): 600

Herbert J. Krapp, architect. Built by the Shuberts in 1917. In 1935, it became New York's first all-cartoon cinema, beginning a rotating cycle during which the house alternated between legit and movie presentation (except when it was dark from 1937 to 1943). In 1959, the adjoining Astor was renovated and acquired a large chunk of the Bijou's space. It reopened as an art cinema in 1962. Intermittent legit productions followed until the theatre was demolished in 1982, making room for the Marriott Hotel.

Built: 1917    Demolished: 1982   

Theatre Names Named
Toho Cinema 1965 (1)     Showed Japanese films
Bijou Theatre 1965     
D. W. Griffith Theatre 1962     Showed art films
CBS Studio No. 62 1951     
Bijou Theatre 1917     
ProductionsProduction Dates
 
Bijou Theatre
Passionate Ladies
Play, Original, Solo
Written by Barbara Perry
May 05, 1981 - May 10, 1981
Aaah Oui Genty!
Special, Original, Puppets
Apr 09, 1981 - May 03, 1981
Shakespeare's Cabaret
Musical, Original, Revue
Music by Lance Mulcahy
Jan 21, 1981 - Mar 08, 1981
Les Colombaioni
Special, Original, Clowning
Nov 11, 1980 - Nov 16, 1980
Quick Change
Play, Original, Solo
Oct 30, 1980 - Nov 02, 1980
Insideoutsideandallaround with Shelley Berman
Special, Original, Solo, Comedy
Written by Shelley Berman
Oct 02, 1980 - Oct 25, 1980
A Kurt Weill Cabaret
Musical, Original, Revue
Music by Kurt Weill
Nov 05, 1979 - Jun 01, 1980
A Condition of Shadows
Play, Original, Solo
Written by Jerry Rockwood
Nov 07, 1977 - Nov 21, 1977
Mummenschanz
Special, Original, Mime, Masks
Mar 30, 1977 - Apr 20, 1980
Wheelbarrow Closers
Play, Original
Oct 11, 1976 - Oct 16, 1976
The Hashish Club
Play, Original
Written by Lance Larsen
Jan 03, 1975 - Jan 11, 1975
Hosanna
Play, Original
Written by Michel Tremblay
Oct 14, 1974 - Nov 03, 1974
Ride the Winds
Musical, Original
Music by John Driver; Book by John Driver; Lyrics by John Driver
May 16, 1974 - May 18, 1974
Sextet
Musical, Original
Mar 03, 1974 - Mar 10, 1974
The Play's the Thing
Play, Revival, Comedy
Written by Ferenc Molnár
May 07, 1973 - May 26, 1973
The Enemy Is Dead
Play, Original
Written by Don Petersen
Jan 14, 1973 - Jan 14, 1973
Foreplay
Play, Original
Written by Robert Lane
Dec 11, 1970 - Jan 10, 1971
 
Bijou Theatre
The Rivalry
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Norman Corwin
Feb 07, 1959 - Apr 18, 1959
The Shadow of a Gunman
Play, Revival, Drama
Written by Sean O'Casey
Nov 20, 1958 - Jan 03, 1959
The Next President
Musical, Original, Revue, Comedy
Apr 09, 1958 - Apr 19, 1958
International Soiree
Musical, Original, Revue
Mar 12, 1958 - Mar 29, 1958
The Cave Dwellers
Play, Original
Written by William Saroyan
Oct 19, 1957 - Jan 11, 1958
A Moon for the Misbegotten
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Eugene O'Neill
May 02, 1957 - Jun 29, 1957
The Potting Shed
Play, Original
Written by Graham Greene
Jan 29, 1957 - Apr 20, 1957
Cranks
Musical, Original, Revue
Music by John Addison; Book by John Cranko; Lyrics by John Cranko
Nov 26, 1956 - Dec 29, 1956
That Girl at the Bijou
Musical, Original, Revue
Book by Iva Kitchell
Nov 09, 1956 - Nov 18, 1956
Joyce Grenfell Requests the Pleasure...
Musical, Original, Revue
Music by Richard Addinsell; Book by Joyce Grenfell; Lyrics by Joyce Grenfell
Oct 10, 1955 - Dec 03, 1955
Ruth Draper and Paul Draper
Special, Original, Sketches, Dance
Dec 26, 1954 - Jan 15, 1955
One Eye Closed
Play, Original, Farce
Written by Justin Sturm
Nov 24, 1954 - Nov 25, 1954
Blues, Ballads and Sin-Songs
Play, Original, Concert, Solo
Oct 04, 1954 - Oct 16, 1954
Emlyn Williams as Charles Dickens
Play, Revival, Solo
Apr 20, 1953 - May 09, 1953
Life With Father
Play, Original, Comedy
Sep 10, 1945 - Jun 15, 1947
Kiss and Tell
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by F. Hugh Herbert
Jan 01, 1945 - Jun 09, 1945
Angel Street
Play, Original, Thriller
Written by Patrick Hamilton
Oct 02, 1944 - Dec 30, 1944
Only the Heart
Play, Original
Written by Horton Foote
Apr 04, 1944 - May 13, 1944
Right Next to Broadway
Play, Original
Written by Paul K. Paley
Feb 21, 1944 - Mar 04, 1944
Doctors Disagree
Play, Original
Written by Rose Franken
Dec 28, 1943 - Jan 15, 1944
All for All
Play, Original
Written by Norman Bruce
Sep 29, 1943 - Dec 11, 1943
The Sap Runs High
Play, Original, Comedy
Feb 04, 1936 - Feb 1936
Satellite
Play, Original, Farce
Nov 20, 1935 - Nov 20, 1935
After Such Pleasures
Play, Original, Comedy
Feb 07, 1934 - Feb 1934
Mahogany Hall
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Charles Robinson
Jan 17, 1934 - Feb 1934
The Climax
Play, Revival, Comedy
Written by Edward Locke
Jun 13, 1933 - Jun 1933
Unto the Third
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by J.N. Gilchrist
Apr 20, 1933 - Apr 1933
The Lady Refuses
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Saxon Kling
Mar 07, 1933 - Mar 1933
The Sophisticrats
Play, Original, Comedy, Farce
Feb 13, 1933 - Feb 1933
Anybody's Game
Play, Original
Written by Paul Barton
Dec 21, 1932 - Jan 1933
The Perfect Marriage
Play, Original
Written by Arthur Goodrich
Nov 16, 1932 - Nov 1932
The Anatomist
Play, Original
Written by James Bridie
Oct 24, 1932 - Oct 1932
Best Years
Play, Original, Comedy
Sep 07, 1932 - Oct 1932
Page Pygmalion
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Carl Henkle
Aug 03, 1932 - Aug 1932
Hired Husband
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by August L. Stern
Jun 03, 1932 - Jun 1932
Springtime for Henry
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Benn W. Levy
Dec 09, 1931 - May 1932
Marriage for Three
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Elmer Harris
Nov 11, 1931 - Nov 1931
Six Characters in Search of an Author
Play, Revival, Comedy
Written by Luigi Pirandello
Apr 15, 1931 - Apr 1931
Lady Beyond the Moon
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by William Doyle
Mar 31, 1931 - Apr 1931
In the Best of Families
Play, Original, Farce
Feb 02, 1931 - Closing date unknown
Ladies All
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Prince Bibesco
Oct 20, 1930 - Dec 13, 1930
The Old Rascal
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by William Hodge
Mar 24, 1930 - May 1930
Apron Strings
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Dorrance Davis
Feb 17, 1930 - Sep 1930
Inspector Kennedy
Play, Original, Drama
Dec 20, 1929 - Jan 1930
Button, Button
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Maurice Clark
Oct 23, 1929 - Oct 1929
Among the Married
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Vincent Lawrence
Oct 03, 1929 - Nov 1929
Cape Cod Follies
Musical, Original, Revue
Music by Alexander Fogarty; Book by Stewart Baird; Lyrics by Stewart Baird
Sep 18, 1929 - Sep 1929
Jonesy
Play, Original, Comedy
Apr 09, 1929 - Jul 1929
The Lady from the Sea
Play, Revival, Drama
Written by Henrik Ibsen
Mar 18, 1929 - Apr 1929
The Big Pond
Play, Original
Aug 21, 1928 - Oct 1928
Skidding
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Aurania Rouverol
May 21, 1928 - Jul 1929
Kidding Kidders
Play, Original, Farce, Satire
Apr 23, 1928 - Apr 1928
The Cherry Orchard
Play, Revival, Comedy
Written by Anton Chekhov
Mar 05, 1928 - Mar 1928
Brass Buttons
Play, Original, Drama
Dec 05, 1927 - Dec 1927
Tia Juana
Play, Original, Melodrama
Nov 15, 1927 - Nov 1927
The Stairs
Play, Original, Drama
Nov 07, 1927 - Nov 1927
Immoral Isabella?
Play, Original, Comedy, Satire
Written by Lawton Campbell
Oct 27, 1927 - Dec 1927
Murray Hill
Play, Original, Farce
Written by Leslie Howard
Sep 29, 1927 - Oct 1927
The Wild Man of Borneo
Play, Original, Comedy
Sep 13, 1927 - Sep 1927
A Very Wise Virgin
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Sam Janney
Jun 02, 1927 - Jun 1927
Mixed Doubles
Play, Original, Comedy, Farce
Written by Frank Stayton
Apr 26, 1927 - May 1927
We All Do
Play, Original, Comedy
Feb 28, 1927 - Mar 1927
The Strawberry Blonde
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Martin Brown
Feb 07, 1927 - Feb 1927
Slaves All
Play, Original
Written by Edward Percy
Dec 06, 1926 - Dec 1926
What Every Woman Knows
Play, Revival, Comedy
Written by James M. Barrie
Apr 13, 1926 - Dec 1926
What's the Big Idea
Play, Original, Comedy
Mar 23, 1926 - Apr 1926
A Lady's Virtue
Play, Original
Written by Rachel Crothers
Nov 23, 1925 - Mar 1926
The Crooked Friday
Play, Original
Written by Monckton Hoffe
Oct 08, 1925 - Oct 1925
The Mud Turtle
Play, Original
Written by Elliott Lester
Aug 20, 1925 - Oct 1925
Night Hawk
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Roland Oliver
Feb 24, 1925 - May 1925
Episode
Play, Original, Comedy, Drama
Written by Gilbert Emery
Feb 04, 1925 - Feb 1925
The Comedienne
Play, Original
from the French of Paul Armont; Written by Jacques Bosquet
Oct 21, 1924 - Nov 1924
Clubs Are Trumps
Play, Original, Comedy
Oct 14, 1924 - Oct 1924
The Busybody
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Dorrance Davis
Sep 29, 1924 - Nov 1924
The Mask and the Face
Play, Original, Comedy
Sep 10, 1924 - Sep 1924
The Goose Hangs High
Play, Original
Written by Lewis Beach
Jan 29, 1924 - Jun 1924
The Whole Town's Talking
Play, Original, Comedy
Aug 29, 1923 - Jan 1924
Uptown West
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Lincoln Osborn
Apr 03, 1923 - Jun 1923
The Love Habit
Play, Original, Farce
Adapted by Gladys Unger
Mar 14, 1923 - May 1923
Rita Coventry
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Hubert Osborne
Feb 19, 1923 - Mar 1923
Listening In
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Carlyle Moore
Dec 04, 1922 - Feb 1923
To Love
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Grace George
Oct 17, 1922 - Dec 1922
That Day
Play, Original
Oct 03, 1922 - Oct 1922
Sue, Dear
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Frank H. Grey; Book by Bide Dudley, C. S. Montayne; Lyrics by Bide Dudley
Sep 18, 1922 - Sep 30, 1922
The Dover Road
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by A. A. Milne
Dec 23, 1921 - Jun 1922
Everyday
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Rachel Crothers
Nov 16, 1921 - Jan 1922
The Skirt
Play, Original, Farce
Written by Howard Hickman
Nov 07, 1921 - Nov 1921
March Hares
Play, Original, Satire
Aug 11, 1921 - Nov 1921
Goat Alley
Play, Original, Drama
Jun 20, 1921 - Jun 1921
Toto
Play, Original, Comedy
Mar 21, 1921 - Jun 1921
The Tyranny of Love
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Henry Baron
Mar 08, 1921 - Apr 1921
The Skin Game
Play, Original, Comedy, Tragedy
Written by John Galsworthy
Oct 20, 1920 - Mar 1921
A Man of the People
Play, Original, Drama, History
Sep 07, 1920 - Sep 1920
The Charm School
Play, Original, Comedy
Aug 02, 1920 - Oct 1920
The Ouija Board
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Crane Wilbur
Mar 29, 1920 - May 1920
His Honor: Abe Potash
Play, Original, Comedy
Oct 14, 1919 - Apr 1920
An Exchange of Wives
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Cosmo Hamilton
Sep 26, 1919 - Oct 1919
Love Laughs
Play, Original
Written by George D. Parker
May 20, 1919 - Jun 1919
Three for Diana
Play, Original
Apr 21, 1919 - May 1919
A Sleepless Night
Play, Original
Written by Gustav Blun
Feb 18, 1919 - Apr 1919
Sleeping Partners
Play, Original
from the French of Sacha Guitry
Oct 05, 1918 - Feb 1919
One of Us
Play, Original
Sep 09, 1918 - Sep 1918
Double Exposure
Play, Original
Written by Avery Hopwood
Aug 27, 1918 - Sep 1918
Fancy Free
Musical, Original
Jun 17, 1918 - Jul 20, 1918
A Pair of Petticoats
Play, Original
Written by Cyril Harcourt
Apr 22, 1918 - May 1918
The Squab Farm
Play, Original
Mar 13, 1918 - Apr 1918
Girl o' Mine
Musical, Original, Comedy
Jan 28, 1918 - Mar 09, 1918
Odds and Ends of 1917
Musical, Original, Revue
Nov 19, 1917 - Jan 1918
The Torches
Play, Original
Written by Henri Bataille
Oct 24, 1917 - Nov 1917
Saturday to Monday
Play, Original
Oct 01, 1917 - Oct 1917
Mary's Ankle
Play, Original
Written by May Tully
Aug 06, 1917 - Closing date unknown
The Knife
Play, Original
Written by Eugene Walter
Apr 12, 1917 - Jun 1917