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Times Square Church


1655 Broadway & 237 W. 51st St, New York, NY
Seats (approximate): 1505

Thomas W. Lamb, architect. Built by Warner Bros. as the first movie theatre specifically designed for talkies. In the 1930s and 40s, it alternated between live theatre and movies. Anthony Brady Farrell bought it in 1948 and reopened it as a legit house, the Mark Hellinger, the next year. The Nederlanders purchased it in 1970. In 1989, after a string of flops, they leased, then sold it to the Times Square Church.

Built: 1930    Closed: 1989   

Theatre Names Named
Times Square Church 1989     
Mark Hellinger Theatre 1949     Named for Mark Hellinger, Reopened January 22, 1949
51st Street Theatre 1940     Reopened May 9, 1940
Warner Brothers Theatre 1930     
Hollywood Theatre 1930     Opened April 22, 1930
ProductionsProduction Dates
 
Mark Hellinger Theatre
Legs Diamond
Musical, Original
Dec 26, 1988 - Feb 19, 1989
The Georgian State Dance Company
Special, Original, Dance
Aug 16, 1988 - Sep 04, 1988
Macbeth
Play, Revival, Tragedy
Apr 21, 1988 - Jun 26, 1988
Rodney Dangerfield On Broadway!
Special, Original
Feb 02, 1988 - Feb 14, 1988
Virsky's Ukrainian State Dance Company
Special, Original, Dance
Jan 12, 1988 - Jan 24, 1988
Podrecca Puppet Theatre Company
Special, Original, Puppets
Oct 23, 1987 - Oct 23, 1987
La Serva Amorosa
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Carlo Goldoni
Oct 17, 1987 - Oct 1987
Il Berretto a Songali
Play, Original
Written by Luigi Pirandello
Oct 14, 1987 - Oct 16, 1987
Pulcinella
Play, Original, Comedy
Oct 09, 1987 - Oct 11, 1987
La Serva Padrona
Special, Original, Opera
Oct 06, 1987 - Oct 06, 1987
Smokey Robinson Plus Jean Carne
Special, Original, Concert
Dec 26, 1986 - Dec 31, 1986
Flamenco Puro
Special, Original, Revue, Dance
Oct 19, 1986 - Nov 30, 1986
Rags
Musical, Original
Music by Charles Strouse; Book by Joseph Stein; Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Aug 21, 1986 - Aug 23, 1986
Tango Argentino
Musical, Original, Revue, Dance
Oct 09, 1985 - Mar 30, 1986
Grind
Musical, Original
Music by Larry Grossman; Book by Fay Kanin; Lyrics by Ellen Fitzhugh
Apr 16, 1985 - Jun 22, 1985
Oliver!
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Music by Lionel Bart; Book by Lionel Bart; Lyrics by Lionel Bart
Apr 29, 1984 - May 13, 1984
Merlin
Musical, Original
Feb 13, 1983 - Aug 07, 1983
A Doll's Life
Musical, Original
Sep 23, 1982 - Sep 26, 1982
Sugar Babies
Musical, Original, Revue, Comedy, Burlesque
Music by Jimmy McHugh; Sketches based on traditional material written by Ralph G. Allen; Lyrics by Al Dubin, Dorothy Fields
Oct 08, 1979 - Aug 28, 1982
The Utter Glory of Morrissey Hall
Musical, Original
Music by Clark Gesner; Book by Clark Gesner, Nagle Jackson; Lyrics by Clark Gesner
May 13, 1979 - May 13, 1979
Saravá
Musical, Original
Music by Mitch Leigh; Book by N. Richard Nash; Lyrics by N. Richard Nash
Jan 11, 1979 - Mar 04, 1979
Platinum
Musical, Original
Nov 12, 1978 - Dec 10, 1978
Timbuktu!
Musical, Original
Mar 01, 1978 - Sep 10, 1978
Lou Rawls on Broadway
Special, Original, Concert
Nov 23, 1977 - Dec 04, 1977
Shenandoah
Musical, Original
Mar 30, 1977 - Aug 07, 1977
Porgy and Bess
Musical, Revival, Opera
Music by George Gershwin; Libretto by DuBose Heyward; Lyrics by DuBose Heyward, Ira Gershwin
Dec 07, 1976 - Jan 09, 1977
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Musical, Original
May 04, 1976 - May 08, 1976
The Skin of Our Teeth
Play, Revival, Comedy
Written by Thornton Wilder
Sep 09, 1975 - Sep 13, 1975
As You Like It
Play, Revival, Comedy, All Male Cast
Dec 03, 1974 - Dec 08, 1974
Martha Graham and Company
Special, Original, Dance
Apr 15, 1974 - May 1974
Seesaw
Musical, Original, Romantic Comedy
Music by Cy Coleman; Book by Michael Bennett; Lyrics by Dorothy Fields
Aug 01, 1973 - Dec 08, 1973
Jesus Christ Superstar
Musical, Original, Drama
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by Tim Rice
Oct 12, 1971 - Jul 01, 1973
Man of La Mancha
Musical, Original, Drama
Music by Mitch Leigh; Written by Dale Wasserman; Lyrics by Joe Darion
May 26, 1971 - Jun 26, 1971
Ari
Musical, Original
Music by Walt Smith; Book by Leon Uris; Lyrics by Leon Uris
Jan 15, 1971 - Jan 30, 1971
Coco
Musical, Original
Music by André Previn; Book by Alan Jay Lerner; Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Dec 18, 1969 - Oct 03, 1970
Dear World
Musical, Original
Feb 06, 1969 - May 31, 1969
Marlene Dietrich
Special, Original, Concert
Oct 03, 1968 - Nov 30, 1968
I'm Solomon
Musical, Original
Music by Ernest Gold; Book by Anne Croswell, Dan Almagor; Lyrics by Anne Croswell
Apr 23, 1968 - Apr 27, 1968
Les Ballets Africains
Special, Revival, Dance, Ballet
Feb 20, 1968 - Apr 06, 1968
Illya Darling
Musical, Original
Music by Manos Hadjidakis; Book by Jules Dassin; Lyrics by Joe Darion
Apr 11, 1967 - Jan 13, 1968
A Joyful Noise
Musical, Original
Dec 15, 1966 - Dec 24, 1966
On a Clear Day You Can See Forever
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Burton Lane; Book by Alan Jay Lerner; Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Oct 17, 1965 - Jun 11, 1966
Fade Out - Fade In
Musical, Original, Comedy
May 26, 1964 - Apr 17, 1965
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Musical, Original, Comedy, Farce
Mar 09, 1964 - May 09, 1964
Rugantino
Musical, Original
Feb 06, 1964 - Feb 29, 1964
The Sound of Music
Musical, Original, Drama
Nov 06, 1962 - Jun 15, 1963
My Fair Lady
Musical, Original, Comedy, Romantic Comedy
Music by Frederick Loewe; Book by Alan Jay Lerner; Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Mar 15, 1956 - Feb 24, 1962
Plain and Fancy
Musical, Original, Comedy
Nov 09, 1955 - Mar 03, 1956
Antonio
Special, Original, Ballet
Oct 25, 1955 - Nov 05, 1955
Ankles Aweigh
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Sammy Fain; Book by Guy Bolton, Eddie Davis; Lyrics by Dan Shapiro
Apr 18, 1955 - Sep 17, 1955
Plain and Fancy
Musical, Original, Comedy
Jan 27, 1955 - Feb 26, 1955
Hit the Trail
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Frederico Valerio; Book by Frank O'Neill; Lyrics by Elizabeth Miele
Dec 02, 1954 - Dec 04, 1954
The Girl in Pink Tights
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Sigmund Romberg; Book by Jerome Chodorov; Lyrics by Leo Robin
Mar 05, 1954 - Jun 12, 1954
Hazel Flagg
Musical, Original, Satire, Comedy
Music by Jule Styne; Book by Ben Hecht; Lyrics by Bob Hilliard
Feb 11, 1953 - Sep 19, 1953
Oedipus Tyrannus
Play, Revival, Tragedy
Music by Katina Paxinou; Written by Sophocles
Nov 24, 1952 - Dec 07, 1952
Electra
Play, Revival, Tragedy
Music by Dimitri Mitropoulos; Written by Sophocles
Nov 19, 1952 - Dec 16, 1952
Iolanthe
Musical, Revival, Operetta
Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan; Written by W. S. Gilbert
Nov 10, 1952 - Nov 15, 1952
H.M.S. Pinafore
Musical, Revival, Comedy, Operetta
Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan; Written by W. S. Gilbert
Nov 03, 1952 - Nov 08, 1952
Trial by Jury
Musical, Revival, Comedy, Operetta
Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan; Written by W. S. Gilbert
Nov 03, 1952 - Nov 08, 1952
The Pirates of Penzance
Musical, Revival, Operetta
Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan; Written by W. S. Gilbert
Oct 27, 1952 - Nov 01, 1952
The Mikado
Musical, Revival, Operetta
Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan; Written by W. S. Gilbert
Oct 20, 1952 - Oct 25, 1952
Three Wishes for Jamie
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Ralph Blane; Book by Abe Burrows, Charles O'Neal; Lyrics by Ralph Blane
Mar 21, 1952 - May 24, 1952
Two on the Aisle
Musical, Original, Revue
Music by Jule Styne; Sketches by Adolph Green, Betty Comden; Lyrics by Adolph Green, Betty Comden
Jul 19, 1951 - Mar 15, 1952
Bless You All
Musical, Original, Revue
Music by Harold J. Rome; Lyrics by Harold J. Rome
Dec 13, 1950 - Feb 24, 1951
Tickets, Please!
Musical, Original, Revue
Nov 06, 1950 - Nov 25, 1950
Texas, Li'l Darlin'
Musical, Original, Comedy
Nov 25, 1949 - Sep 09, 1950
H.M.S. Pinafore
Musical, Revival, Comedy, Operetta
Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan; Written by W. S. Gilbert
Oct 17, 1949 - Oct 22, 1949
Trial by Jury
Musical, Revival, Comedy, Operetta
Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan; Written by W. S. Gilbert
Oct 17, 1949 - Oct 22, 1949
The Pirates of Penzance
Musical, Revival, Operetta
Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan; Written by W. S. Gilbert
Oct 10, 1949 - Oct 15, 1949
The Mikado
Musical, Revival, Operetta
Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan; Written by W. S. Gilbert
Oct 04, 1949 - Oct 08, 1949
All for Love
Musical, Original, Revue
Music by Allan Roberts, Lester Lee; Sketch editor: Max Shulman; Lyrics by Allan Roberts, Lester Lee
Jan 22, 1949 - May 07, 1949
 
51st Street Theatre
Original Ballet Russe, Colonel de Basil's
Special, Original
Nov 03, 1940 - Jan 12, 1941
Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo
Special, Revival
Oct 14, 1940 - Nov 03, 1940
Romeo and Juliet
Play, Revival, Tragedy
May 09, 1940 - Jun 08, 1940
 
Hollywood Theatre
Banjo Eyes
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Vernon Duke; Book by Izzy Ellinson, Joseph Quillan; "We Did It Before" by Cliff Friend, Charles Tobias; Additional lyrics by Harold Adamson; Lyrics by John La Touche
Dec 25, 1941 - Apr 12, 1942
George White's Scandals [1939]
Musical, Original, Revue
Music by Sammy Fain; Sketches by Eddie Davis, George White, Matt Brooks; Lyrics by Jack Yellen
Nov 06, 1939 - Dec 09, 1939
Knights of Song
Musical, Original, Play
Oct 17, 1938 - Oct 29, 1938
Sweet River
Play, Original, Drama
Written by George Abbott
Oct 28, 1936 - Nov 1936
Calling All Stars
Musical, Original, Revue
Dec 13, 1934 - Jan 12, 1935