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Liberty Theatre


234 W. 42nd St., New York, NY
Seats (approximate): 1055

Herts & Tallant, architects. A smaller version of the New Amsterdam Theatre. Built by Klaw and Erlanger to present Rogers Brothers musicals. In 1933, it was made over as a movie theatre and continued this function into the 1980s. In 2000, Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum was built on the site. Although the building's exterior structure is still standing, it's interior is no longer in use as a theatre.

Built: 1904    Closed: 1933   

Theatre Names Named
Liberty Theatre 1904     Opened October 10, 1904
ProductionsProduction Dates
Masks and Faces
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by A. J. Minor
Mar 18, 1933 - Mar 18, 1933
Cradle Snatchers
Play, Revival, Comedy, Farce
Nov 16, 1932 - Nov 1932
Blackberries of 1932
Musical, Original, Revue
Apr 04, 1932 - Apr 23, 1932
Singin' the Blues
Play, Original, Drama, Play with music
Sep 16, 1931 - Oct 24, 1931
Betty, Be Careful
Play, Original, Comedy
May 04, 1931 - May 11, 1931
Greater Love
Play, Original, Drama
Mar 02, 1931 - Mar 1931
Brown Buddies
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Joe Jordan; Book by Carl Rickman; Lyrics by Millard Thomas
Oct 07, 1930 - Jan 10, 1931
I Want My Wife
Play, Original, Comedy
Mar 20, 1930 - Mar 1930
Volpone
Play, Revival, Comedy
Written by Ben Jonson
Mar 10, 1930 - Mar 1930
Marco Millions
Play, Revival, Comedy
Written by Eugene O'Neill
Mar 03, 1930 - Mar 1930
Joseph
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Bertram Bloch
Feb 12, 1930 - Feb 1930
Sari
Musical, Revival, Operetta
Jan 29, 1930 - Feb 08, 1930
Subway Express
Play, Original, Drama
Sep 24, 1929 - May 1930
Lady Fingers
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Joseph Meyer; Book by Eddie Buzzell; Lyrics by Edward Eliscu
Apr 01, 1929 - May 25, 1929
Houseboat on the Styx
Play, Original
Dec 25, 1928 - Mar 23, 1929
Mr. Moneypenny
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Channing Pollock
Oct 17, 1928 - Dec 1928
Blackbirds of 1928
Musical, Original, Revue
Music by Jimmy McHugh; Lyrics by Dorothy Fields
May 09, 1928 - Jun 15, 1929
Forbidden Roads
Play, Original
Written by Roland Oliver
Apr 16, 1928 - Apr 1928
Skin Deep
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Lynn Starling
Oct 17, 1927 - Oct 1927
Black Velvet
Play, Original
Sep 27, 1927 - Oct 1927
Lady Do
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Abel Baer; Book by Albert Cowles, Jack McClellan; Lyrics by Joseph Young
Apr 18, 1927 - Jun 04, 1927
Twinkle, Twinkle
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Harry Archer; Book by Harlan Thompson; Lyrics by Harlan Thompson
Nov 16, 1926 - Apr 09, 1927
Happy Go Lucky
Musical, Original, Comedy
Sep 30, 1926 - Nov 13, 1926
Tip-Toes
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by George Gershwin; Book by Guy Bolton; Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Dec 28, 1925 - Jun 12, 1926
The City Chap
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Jerome Kern; Book by James Montgomery; Lyrics by Anne Caldwell
Oct 26, 1925 - Dec 26, 1925
Edgar Allan Poe
Play, Original
Oct 05, 1925 - Oct 1925
Human Nature
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Elliott Nugent
Sep 24, 1925 - Sep 1925
Lady, Be Good!
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by George Gershwin; Book by Guy Bolton; Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Dec 01, 1924 - Sep 12, 1925
Top-Hole
Musical, Original, Comedy
Nov 03, 1924 - Nov 29, 1924
Cock O' the Roost
Play, Original, Comedy
Oct 13, 1924 - Nov 1924
The Rise of Rosie O'Reilly
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by George M. Cohan; Book by George M. Cohan; Lyrics by George M. Cohan
Dec 25, 1923 - Mar 15, 1924
The Magic Ring
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Harold A. Levey; Book by Zelda Sears; Lyrics by Zelda Sears
Oct 01, 1923 - Dec 22, 1923
Magnolia
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Booth Tarkington
Aug 27, 1923 - Oct 1923
Little Nellie Kelly
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by George M. Cohan; Book by George M. Cohan; Lyrics by George M. Cohan
Nov 13, 1922 - Jul 07, 1923
Molly Darling
Musical, Original, Comedy
Sep 01, 1922 - Nov 1922
To the Ladies
Play, Original, Comedy
Feb 20, 1922 - Jun 10, 1922
The O'Brien Girl
Musical, Original, Comedy
Oct 03, 1921 - Feb 18, 1922
George White's Scandals [1921]
Musical, Original, Revue
Jul 11, 1921 - Oct 01, 1921
Lady Billy
Musical, Original, Comedy, Romance
Music by Harold A. Levey; Book by Zelda Sears; Lyrics by Zelda Sears
Dec 14, 1920 - May 21, 1921
The Half Moon
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Victor Jacobi; Book by William Le Baron; Lyrics by William Le Baron
Nov 01, 1920 - Dec 11, 1920
The Night Boat
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Jerome Kern; Book by Anne Caldwell; Lyrics by Anne Caldwell
Feb 02, 1920 - Oct 30, 1920
Caesar's Wife
Play, Original, Drama
Nov 24, 1919 - Feb 1920
Hitchy-Koo [1919]
Musical, Original, Revue
Music by Cole Porter; Book by George V. Hobart; Lyrics by Cole Porter
Oct 06, 1919 - Nov 22, 1919
George White's Scandals [1919]
Musical, Original, Revue
Jun 02, 1919 - Oct 11, 1919
Moliere
Play, Original
Written by Philip Moeller
Mar 17, 1919 - May 1919
The Marquis de Priola
Play, Original
Written by Henri Lavedan
Jan 20, 1919 - Mar 1919
Glorianna
Musical, Original, Play
Music by Rudolf Friml
Oct 28, 1918 - Jan 18, 1919
Going Up
Musical, Original, Comedy
Dec 25, 1917 - Oct 26, 1918
The Grass Widow
Musical, Original
Dec 03, 1917 - Dec 1917
The Wooing of Eve
Play, Original
Nov 09, 1917 - Dec 1917
Hitchy-Koo [1917]
Musical, Original, Revue
Aug 27, 1917 - Sep 1917
Bosom Friends
Play, Original
Written by Frank Mandel
Apr 09, 1917 - May 1917
The Yellow Jacket
Play, Revival
Mar 26, 1917 - Closing date unknown
The Imaginary Invalid
Play, Original
Written by Molière
Mar 19, 1917 - Mar 1917
Have a Heart
Musical, Original, Comedy
Jan 11, 1917 - Mar 17, 1917
Sybil
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Victor Jacobi; American Version by Harry Graham, Harry B. Smith; Book by Franz Martos, Max Brody; Lyrics by Harry Graham, Harry B. Smith
Jan 10, 1916 - Jun 03, 1916
The Blue Pierrots
Special, Original
Jan 03, 1916 - Jan 1916
The Silent Voice
Play, Original
Dec 29, 1914 - Mar 1915
Twelfth Night
Play, Revival, Comedy
Nov 23, 1914 - Nov 1914
Pygmalion
Play, Original, Comedy
Nov 09, 1914 - Nov 21, 1914
He Comes Up Smiling
Play, Original
Sep 16, 1914 - Nov 1914
Lady Windermere's Fan
Play, Revival, Comedy
Written by Oscar Wilde
Apr 13, 1914 - Closing date unknown
Sari
Musical, Original, Operetta
Music by Emmerich Kalman; Book by E.P. Heath; Lyrics by E.P. Heath
Jan 13, 1914 - Closing date unknown
General John Regan
Play, Original
Jan 05, 1914 - Closing date unknown
Sweethearts
Musical, Original, Comedy
Nov 10, 1913 - Jan 03, 1914
Her Little Highness
Musical, Original
Oct 13, 1913 - Oct 25, 1913
Rob Roy
Musical, Revival, Opera
Sep 15, 1913 - Oct 04, 1913
The Purple Road
Musical, Original, Operetta, Romance
Apr 07, 1913 - Jun 16, 1913
Milestones
Play, Original
Written by Arnold Bennett
Sep 17, 1912 - Mar 1913
The Rainbow
Play, Original, Drama
Written by A. E. Thomas
Mar 11, 1912 - Jun 1912
The Opera Ball
Musical, Original, Comedy
Feb 12, 1912 - Mar 09, 1912
Elevating a Husband
Play, Original
Jan 22, 1912 - Closing date unknown
Modest Suzanne
Musical, Original, Operetta
Jan 01, 1912 - Jan 20, 1912
The Littlest Rebel
Play, Original, Melodrama
Written by Edward Peple
Nov 14, 1911 - Jan 1912
Uncle Sam
Play, Original, Comedy
Oct 30, 1911 - Closing date unknown
The Fascinating Widow
Musical, Original, Comedy
Sep 11, 1911 - Oct 28, 1911
The Spring Maid
Musical, Original, Operetta
Dec 26, 1910 - Jun 10, 1911
The Country Boy
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Edgar Selwyn
Aug 30, 1910 - Closing date unknown
The Arcadians
Musical, Original
Jan 17, 1910 - May 1910
The Fires of Fate
Play, Original
Dec 28, 1909 - Jan 1910
Springtime
Play, Original, Play with music
Oct 19, 1909 - Dec 1909
The Widow's Might
Play, Original
Written by Edmund Day
Sep 13, 1909 - Oct 1909
The Florist Shop
Play, Original, Farce
Written by Oliver Herford
Aug 09, 1909 - Sep 1909
A Fool There Was
Play, Original
Mar 24, 1909 - Jun 1909
Kassa
Play, Original
Written by John Luther Long
Jan 23, 1909 - Mar 1909
Via Wireless
Play, Original, Melodrama
Nov 02, 1908 - Jan 1909
Wildfire
Play, Original, Comedy
Sep 07, 1908 - Nov 1908
The Traveling Salesman
Play, Original
Written by James Forbes
Aug 10, 1908 - Closing date unknown
Polly of the Circus
Play, Original
Written by Margaret Mayo
Dec 23, 1907 - May 1908
O'Neill of Derry
Play, Original, Drama, Romance
Nov 25, 1907 - Dec 21, 1907
The Christian Pilgrim
Play, Original
Music by William Furst; Written by James MacArthur
Nov 11, 1907 - Nov 1907
The Rogers Brothers in Panama
Musical, Original, Comedy
Oct 21, 1907 - Nov 09, 1907
Lola from Berlin
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Jean Schwartz; Book by John J. McNally; Lyrics by William Jerome
Sep 16, 1907 - Oct 19, 1907
Ziegfeld Follies of 1907
Musical, Original, Revue
Words (sketches) by Harry B. Smith
Aug 26, 1907 - Sep 07, 1907
Merely Mary Ann
Play, Revival, Comedy
Written by Israel Zangwill
Feb 27, 1907 - May 01, 1907
Salomy Jane
Play, Original, Melodrama, Romance
Written by Paul Armstrong
Jan 19, 1907 - May 04, 1907
The Girl Who Has Everything
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Clyde Fitch
Dec 04, 1906 - Jan 1907
A Tenement Tragedy
Play, Original, One Act
Nov 20, 1906 - Dec 1906
Susan in Search of a Husband
Play, Original, Comedy
Nov 20, 1906 - Dec 1906
Nurse Marjorie
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Israel Zangwill
Oct 03, 1906 - Nov 1906
The Dear Unfair Sex
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Inglis Allen
Sep 10, 1906 - Sep 1906
The Strength of the Weak
Play, Original, Drama
Apr 17, 1906 - May 1906
Lincoln
Play, Original, History
Written by Benjamin Chapin
Mar 26, 1906 - Apr 1906
The Redskin
Play, Original, Melodrama
Written by Donald MacLaren
Mar 01, 1906 - Mar 1906
The Clansman
Play, Original, Comedy, Drama
Jan 08, 1906 - Feb 1906
The Gingerbread Man
Musical, Original, Fantasy
Dec 25, 1905 - Jan 06, 1906
A Fair Exchange
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Henry Blossom
Dec 04, 1905 - Dec 1905
Moonshine
Musical, Original
Oct 30, 1905 - Dec 02, 1905
The Player Maid
Play, Original
Written by Louise Mallory
Oct 13, 1905 - Oct 13, 1905
The Rogers Brothers in Ireland
Musical, Original
Sep 04, 1905 - Oct 28, 1905
The Education of Mr. Pipp
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Augustus Thomas
Feb 20, 1905 - Apr 1905
The School for Scandal
Play, Revival, Comedy
Feb 13, 1905 - Feb 1905
The Taming of the Shrew
Play, Revival, Comedy
Feb 06, 1905 - Feb 1905
The Money Makers
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by George Rollitt
Jan 16, 1905 - Jan 1905
In Newport
Musical, Original, Burlesque
Dec 26, 1904 - Jan 14, 1905
Little Johnny Jones
Musical, Original
Music by George M. Cohan; Book by George M. Cohan; Lyrics by George M. Cohan
Nov 07, 1904 - Dec 24, 1904
The Rogers Brothers in Paris
Musical, Original, Farce, Vaudeville
Oct 10, 1904 - Nov 12, 1904