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Sam H. Harris Theatre


226 W. 42nd St., New York, NY
Seats (approximate): 1200

Thomas W. Lamb, architect. Built by Coca-Cola magnate Asa Candler and leased to George M. Cohan and Sam H. Harris until 1920, when Cohan and Harris ended their partnership and Harris kept the theatre, renaming it for himself. In 1926, Harris sold it to the Shuberts, who lost it in their 1933 bankruptcy claim. It became a movie house from 1933 to 1978. It was demolished in 1996 to make way for the New 42nd Street. In 2000, it became part of Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum.

Built: 1914    Closed: 1933    Demolished: 1996   

Theatre Names Named
Sam H. Harris Theatre 1921     Named for Sam H. Harris, Reopened February 21, 1921
Cohan and Harris 1916     Named for George M. Cohan, Reopened October 25, 1916
Candler Theatre 1914     Opened May 14, 1914
ProductionsProduction Dates
Pigeons and People
Play, Original, One Act
Written by George M. Cohan
Jan 16, 1933 - Mar 1933
I Loved You Wednesday
Play, Original
Oct 11, 1932 - Dec 1932
Trick for Trick
Play, Original, Drama
Feb 18, 1932 - Apr 1932
The Black Tower
Play, Original, Melodrama
Jan 11, 1932 - Mar 1932
Sing High, Sing Low
Play, Original, Comedy
Nov 12, 1931 - Jan 1932
Rhapsody in Black
Musical, Original, Revue
Book by Lew Leslie
May 04, 1931 - Jul 1931
The Greeks Had a Word for It
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Zoe Akins
Sep 25, 1930 - May 1931
The Last Mile
Play, Original, Tragedy
Written by John Wexley
Feb 13, 1930 - Oct 1930
So Was Napoleon (Sap from Syracuse)
Play, Original, Farce
Jan 08, 1930 - Jan 1930
Veneer
Play, Original, Drama
Nov 12, 1929 - Dec 1929
Scotland Yard
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Denison Cliff
Sep 27, 1929 - Oct 1929
Congai
Play, Original
Nov 27, 1928 - Mar 1929
Luckee Girl
Musical, Original, Comedy
Oct 29, 1928 - Nov 24, 1928
Lovely Lady
Musical, Original, Comedy
Dec 29, 1927 - May 19, 1928
Yes, Yes, Yvette
Musical, Original, Comedy
Oct 03, 1927 - Nov 05, 1927
Merry-Go-Round
Musical, Original, Comedy, Revue
Sep 12, 1927 - Sep 24, 1927
We Americans
Play, Original, Drama
Oct 12, 1926 - Jan 1927
No Trespassing
Play, Original, Comedy
Sep 07, 1926 - Sep 1926
Honest Liars
Play, Original, Farce
Jul 19, 1926 - Oct 1926
Love 'em and Leave 'em
Play, Original, Comedy
Feb 03, 1926 - Jun 1926
The Monkey Talks
Play, Original
Written by René Fauchois
Dec 28, 1925 - Mar 1926
Alias the Deacon
Play, Original, Comedy
Nov 24, 1925 - Jul 1926
The Carolinian
Play, Original
Written by Rafael Sabatini
Nov 02, 1925 - Nov 1925
Topsy and Eva
Musical, Original, Comedy
Dec 23, 1924 - May 09, 1925
Dawn
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Tom Barry
Nov 24, 1924 - Jan 1925
Be Yourself
Musical, Original, Comedy
Sep 03, 1924 - Nov 22, 1924
Plain Jane
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Tom Johnstone; Book by McElbert Moore, Phil Cook; Lyrics by Phil Cook
Jun 23, 1924 - Aug 24, 1924
One Helluva Night
Musical, Original, Revue
Jun 04, 1924 - Jun 04, 1924
The Nervous Wreck
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Owen Davis
Oct 09, 1923 - Jun 1924
Peter Weston
Play, Original, Drama
Sep 18, 1923 - Oct 1923
Icebound
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Owen Davis
Feb 10, 1923 - Jun 1923
Hamlet
Play, Revival, Tragedy
Nov 16, 1922 - Feb 1923
It's a Boy!
Play, Original, Comedy
Sep 19, 1922 - Nov 1922
Taboo
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Mary Hoyt Wiborg
Apr 04, 1922 - Apr 1922
Six-Cylinder Love
Play, Original, Comedy
Aug 25, 1921 - Jul 1922
Sun-kist
Musical, Original, Revue
Music by Fanchon & Marco; Book by Fanchon & Marco; Lyrics by Fanchon & Marco
Jun 20, 1921 - Jul 02, 1921
Cohan and Harris
Welcome Stranger
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Aaron Hoffman
Sep 13, 1920 - Jun 1921
Honey Girl
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Albert Von Tilzer; Book by Edward Clark; Lyrics by Neville Fleeson
May 03, 1920 - Sep 04, 1920
The Acquittal
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Rita Weiman
Jan 05, 1920 - May 1920
The Royal Vagabond
Musical, Original, Comedy, Opera
Sep 08, 1919 - Jan 03, 1920
The Royal Vagabond
Musical, Original, Comedy, Opera
Aug 08, 1919 - Aug 15, 1919
The Royal Vagabond
Musical, Original, Comedy, Opera
Feb 17, 1919 - Aug 06, 1919
Three Faces East
Play, Original
Aug 13, 1918 - Closing date unknown
A Tailor-Made Man
Play, Original
Aug 27, 1917 - Aug 1918
Hitchy-Koo [1917]
Musical, Original, Revue
Jun 07, 1917 - Aug 1917
The Willow Tree
Play, Original
Written by Harrison Rhodes
Mar 06, 1917 - Jun 1917
Editha's Burglar
Play, Original
Written by Jacob Heniger
Dec 26, 1916 - Dec 1916
The Travelling Man
Play, Original
Dec 26, 1916 - Dec 1916
Merry Christmas, Daddy!
Play, Original
Written by Mary Austin
Dec 26, 1916 - Dec 27, 1916
Captain Kidd, Jr.
Play, Original
Nov 13, 1916 - Mar 1917
Object - Matrimony
Play, Original
Oct 25, 1916 - Closing date unknown
The Intruder
Play, Original
Written by Cyril Harcourt
Sep 26, 1916 - Oct 1916
Candler Theatre
Justice
Play, Original
Written by John Galsworthy
Apr 03, 1916 - Jul 1916
The House of Glass
Play, Original
Written by Max Marcin
Sep 01, 1915 - Apr 1916
On Trial
Play, Original
Aug 19, 1914 - Jul 1915