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Morosco Theatre


217 W. 45th St., New York, NY
Seats (approximate): 955

Herbert J. Krapp, architect. Built by the Shuberts for Oliver Morosco (his tenure as manager lasted 7 years) in gratitude for Morosco helping them to break the monopoly of the Theatrical Syndicate. The Shuberts lost it in the Depression and City Playhouses, Inc. bought it in an auction in 1943. It was sold in 1968 to Bankers Trust Company and, after protests failed, destroyed in 1982 to build Marriott Marquis hotel and theatre.

Built: 1917    Closed: 1981    Demolished: 1982   

Theatre Names Named
Morosco Theatre 1917     Named for Oliver Morosco, Opened February 5, 1917
ProductionsProduction Dates
The Moony Shapiro Songbook
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Monty Norman; Book by Julian More, Monty Norman; Lyrics by Julian More
May 03, 1981 - May 03, 1981
The Survivor
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Susan Nanus
Mar 03, 1981 - Mar 08, 1981
A Life
Play, Original
Written by Hugh Leonard
Nov 02, 1980 - Jan 03, 1981
Passione
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Albert Innaurato
Sep 23, 1980 - Oct 05, 1980
Billy Bishop Goes to War
Musical, Original
Music by John Gray; Book by John Gray; Lyrics by John Gray
May 29, 1980 - Jun 07, 1980
Happy New Year
Musical, Original
Music by Cole Porter; Lyrics by Cole Porter
Apr 27, 1980 - May 10, 1980
Mister Lincoln
Play, Original, Solo
Written by Herbert Mitgang
Feb 25, 1980 - Mar 09, 1980
The Lady from Dubuque
Play, Original
Written by Edward Albee
Jan 31, 1980 - Feb 09, 1980
Da
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Hugh Leonard
May 01, 1978 - Jan 01, 1980
Side by Side by Sondheim
Musical, Original, Revue
Feb 22, 1978 - Mar 19, 1978
Golda
Play, Original, Drama
Written by William Gibson
Nov 14, 1977 - Feb 16, 1978
The Shadow Box
Play, Original, Drama
Mar 31, 1977 - Oct 29, 1977
A Party with Betty Comden & Adolph Green
Musical, Revival, Revue, Comedy
Feb 10, 1977 - Mar 19, 1977
Something Old, Something New
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Henry Denker
Jan 01, 1977 - Jan 01, 1977
The Eccentricities of a Nightingale
Play, Original, Drama
Nov 23, 1976 - Dec 12, 1976
The Innocents
Play, Revival
Oct 21, 1976 - Oct 30, 1976
Let My People Come
Musical, Original, Revue
Never Officially Opened - Oct 02, 1976
The Norman Conquests: Living Together
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Alan Ayckbourn
Dec 07, 1975 - Jun 19, 1976
The Norman Conquests: Round and Round the Garden
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Alan Ayckbourn
Dec 07, 1975 - Jun 19, 1976
The Norman Conquests: Table Manners
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Alan Ayckbourn
Dec 07, 1975 - Jun 18, 1976
In Praise of Love
Play, Original
Written by Terence Rattigan
Dec 10, 1974 - May 31, 1975
A Moon for the Misbegotten
Play, Revival, Drama
Written by Eugene O'Neill
Dec 29, 1973 - Nov 17, 1974
The Changing Room
Play, Original
Written by David Storey
Mar 06, 1973 - Aug 18, 1973
Butley
Play, Original
Written by Simon Gray
Oct 31, 1972 - Feb 24, 1973
Night Watch
Play, Original
Written by Lucille Fletcher
Feb 28, 1972 - Jun 10, 1972
Fun City
Play, Original, Comedy
Jan 02, 1972 - Jan 08, 1972
No Place to Be Somebody
Play, Revival
Written by Charles Gordone
Sep 09, 1971 - Oct 10, 1971
And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Paul Zindel
Feb 25, 1971 - May 29, 1971
Home
Play, Original, Drama
Written by David Storey
Nov 17, 1970 - Feb 20, 1971
Forty Carats
Play, Original, Comedy
Dec 26, 1968 - Nov 07, 1970
The Price
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Arthur Miller
Feb 07, 1968 - Nov 16, 1968
Don't Drink the Water
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Woody Allen
Nov 17, 1966 - Jan 20, 1968
Generation
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by William Goodhart
Oct 06, 1965 - Jun 25, 1966
Catch Me if You Can
Play, Original
Mar 09, 1965 - Jun 05, 1965
Alfie!
Play, Original
Written by Bill Naughton
Dec 17, 1964 - Jan 02, 1965
Mary, Mary
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Jean Kerr
Nov 30, 1964 - Dec 12, 1964
Beekman Place
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Samuel Taylor
Oct 07, 1964 - Oct 31, 1964
The Three Sisters
Play, Revival, Drama
Written by Anton Chekhov
Jun 22, 1964 - Oct 03, 1964
The Sunday Man
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Louis S. Bardoly
May 13, 1964 - May 13, 1964
A Murderer Among Us
Play, Original
Written by Yves Jamiaque
Mar 25, 1964 - Mar 25, 1964
The Beautiful Bait
Special, Original
Dec 24, 1963 - Jan 05, 1964
The Private Ear
Play, Original, One Act, Comedy
Written by Peter Shaffer
Oct 09, 1963 - Feb 29, 1964
The Public Eye
Play, Original, One Act, Comedy
Written by Peter Shaffer
Oct 09, 1963 - Feb 29, 1964
Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mamma's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feelin' So Sad
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Arthur Kopit
Aug 27, 1963 - Oct 05, 1963
Children From Their Games
Play, Original
Written by Irwin Shaw
Apr 11, 1963 - Apr 13, 1963
The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore
Play, Original
Jan 16, 1963 - Mar 16, 1963
Come on Strong
Play, Original
Written by Garson Kanin
Oct 04, 1962 - Nov 03, 1962
Venus at Large
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Henry Denker
Apr 12, 1962 - Apr 14, 1962
First Love
Play, Original
Written by Samuel Taylor
Dec 25, 1961 - Jan 13, 1962
Blood, Sweat and Stanley Poole
Play, Original
Oct 05, 1961 - Dec 08, 1961
The Best Man
Play, Original
Written by Gore Vidal
Mar 31, 1960 - Jul 08, 1961
Silent Night, Lonely Night
Play, Original
Written by Robert Anderson
Dec 03, 1959 - Mar 19, 1960
Chéri
Play, Original
Written by Anita Loos
Oct 12, 1959 - Nov 28, 1959
Make a Million
Play, Original, Miscellaneous
Apr 13, 1959 - Jul 18, 1959
Davy Jones' Locker
Special, Original, Puppets
Written by Arthur Burns
Mar 28, 1959 - Apr 11, 1959
The Cold Wind and the Warm
Play, Original, Drama
Written by S. N. Behrman
Dec 08, 1958 - Mar 21, 1959
The Visit
Play, Original, Drama
Aug 20, 1958 - Nov 29, 1958
Time Remembered
Play, Original, Romantic Comedy
Written by Jean Anouilh
Nov 12, 1957 - Jun 28, 1958
Major Barbara
Play, Revival, Comedy
Nov 19, 1956 - May 18, 1957
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Play, Original, Drama
Mar 24, 1955 - Nov 17, 1956
Tonight in Samarkand
Play, Original, Melodrama
Feb 16, 1955 - Mar 12, 1955
Dear Charles
Play, Original, Comedy
Sep 15, 1954 - Jan 29, 1955
The Confidential Clerk
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by T.S. Eliot
Feb 11, 1954 - May 22, 1954
My 3 Angels
Play, Original, Comedy
Mar 11, 1953 - Jan 02, 1954
The Deep Blue Sea
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Terence Rattigan
Nov 05, 1952 - Feb 28, 1953
Mrs. McThing
Play, Original, Comedy, Fantasy
Written by Mary Chase
Mar 25, 1952 - Nov 01, 1952
Remains to Be Seen
Play, Original, Comedy
Oct 03, 1951 - Mar 22, 1952
Gramercy Ghost
Play, Original
Written by John Cecil Holm
Apr 26, 1951 - Jul 21, 1951
Second Threshold
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Philip Barry
Jan 02, 1951 - Apr 21, 1951
The Relapse
Play, Revival, Comedy
Music by Leslie Bridgewater; Written by Sir John Vanbrugh; Lyrics by Clifford Bax
Nov 22, 1950 - Dec 16, 1950
Death of a Salesman
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Arthur Miller
Feb 10, 1949 - Nov 18, 1950
Goodbye, My Fancy
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Fay Kanin
Nov 17, 1948 - Feb 05, 1949
Minnie and Mr. Williams
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Richard Hughes
Oct 27, 1948 - Oct 30, 1948
Strange Bedfellows
Play, Original, Comedy
Jan 14, 1948 - Jul 31, 1948
Topaze
Play, Revival, Comedy
Written by Marcel Pagnol
Dec 27, 1947 - Dec 27, 1947
The Druid Circle
Play, Original
Written by John Van Druten
Oct 22, 1947 - Dec 20, 1947
The Voice of the Turtle
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by John Van Druten
Dec 08, 1943 - Oct 13, 1947
Blithe Spirit
Play, Original, Comedy,Farce
Written by Noël Coward
Sep 06, 1943 - Oct 02, 1943
Sons and Soldiers
Play, Original
Written by Irwin Shaw
May 04, 1943 - May 22, 1943
Men in Shadow
Play, Original
Written by Mary Hayley Bell
Mar 10, 1943 - Mar 27, 1943
The Moon Vine
Play, Original
Written by Patricia Coleman
Feb 11, 1943 - Feb 27, 1943
Proof Thro' the Night
Play, Original
Written by Allan R. Kenward
Dec 25, 1942 - Jan 02, 1943
The Great Big Doorstep
Play, Original, Comedy
Nov 26, 1942 - Dec 19, 1942
Bird in Hand
Play, Revival, Comedy
Written by John Drinkwater
Oct 19, 1942 - Oct 24, 1942
The Morning Star
Play, Original
Written by Emlyn Williams
Sep 14, 1942 - Oct 03, 1942
Blithe Spirit
Play, Original, Comedy, Farce
Written by Noël Coward
Nov 05, 1941 - May 16, 1942
Cuckoos on the Hearth
Play, Original, Comedy
Sep 16, 1941 - Nov 01, 1941
The Night Before Christmas
Play, Original
Apr 10, 1941 - Apr 27, 1941
Old Acquaintance
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by John Van Druten
Dec 23, 1940 - Closing date unknown
Suzanna and the Elders
Play, Original, Comedy
Oct 29, 1940 - Nov 23, 1940
Sim Sala Bim
Special, Original
Sep 09, 1940 - Oct 20, 1940
Skylark
Play, Original, Comedy
Oct 11, 1939 - May 25, 1940
Family Portrait
Play, Original, Drama
Mar 08, 1939 - Jun 1939
Spring Meeting
Play, Original, Comedy
Dec 08, 1938 - Mar 1939
Our Town
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Thornton Wilder
Feb 14, 1938 - Nov 19, 1938
Bachelor Born
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Ian Hay
Jan 25, 1938 - Mar 05, 1938
A Doll's House
Play, Revival, Drama
Written by Henrik Ibsen
Dec 27, 1937 - May 1938
George and Margaret
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Gerald Savory
Sep 22, 1937 - Dec 1937
Penny Wise
Play, Original, Comedy
Apr 19, 1937 - Jun 1937
Chalked Out
Play, Original, Melodrama
Mar 25, 1937 - Closing date unknown
Fulton of Oak Falls
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by George M. Cohan
Feb 10, 1937 - Mar 1937
The Miner's Wife
Play, Original, Solo
Jan 01, 1937 - Jan 1937
In County Kerry
Play, Original, Solo
Jan 01, 1937 - Jan 1937
In a Church in Italy
Play, Original, Solo
Jan 01, 1937 - Jan 1937
Love in the Balkans
Play, Original, Solo
Jan 01, 1937 - Jan 1937
Reflected Glory
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by George Kelly
Sep 21, 1936 - Jan 1937
Call It a Day
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Dodie Smith
Jan 28, 1936 - Jul 1936
Crime Marches On
Play, Original, Farce
Oct 23, 1935 - Dec 1935
Something Gay
Play, Original, Comedy
Apr 29, 1935 - Jul 1935
The Distant Shore
Play, Original, Drama
Feb 21, 1935 - Mar 1935
Living Dangerously
Play, Original, Drama
Jan 12, 1935 - Jan 1935
Gold Eagle Guy
Play, Original
Written by Melvin Levy
Nov 28, 1934 - Jan 1935
Spring Song
Play, Original
Oct 01, 1934 - Nov 1934
A Ship Comes In
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Joseph Anthony
Sep 19, 1934 - Oct 1934
No More Ladies
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by A. E. Thomas
Sep 03, 1934 - Sep 1934
No More Ladies
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by A. E. Thomas
Feb 12, 1934 - Jun 09, 1934
By Your Leave
Play, Original, Comedy
Jan 24, 1934 - Feb 1934
The Dark Tower
Play, Original, Melodrama
Nov 25, 1933 - Jan 1934
It Pays to Sin
Play, Original, Comedy
Nov 03, 1933 - Nov 1933
Champagne, Sec
Musical, Original, Operetta
Lyrics by Robert A. Simon
Oct 14, 1933 - Oct 1933
The Blue Widow
Play, Original, Comedy
Aug 30, 1933 - Sep 1933
Going Gay
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by William Miles
Aug 03, 1933 - Aug 1933
Best Sellers
Play, Original
May 03, 1933 - Jun 1933
The Comic Artist
Play, Original
Apr 19, 1933 - May 1933
Autumn Crocus
Play, Original
Nov 19, 1932 - May 1933
Camille
Play, Revival, Drama
Nov 01, 1932 - Nov 1932
Black Sheep
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Elmer Rice
Oct 13, 1932 - Oct 1932
Lilly Turner
Play, Original
Sep 19, 1932 - Oct 1932
The Web
Play, Original
Jun 27, 1932 - Jul 1932
The Boy Friend
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by John Montague
Jun 07, 1932 - Jun 1932
The Warrior's Husband
Play, Revival, Comedy
Mar 11, 1932 - May 1932
Cynara
Play, Original, Drama
Nov 02, 1931 - May 1932
The Unknown Warrior
Play, Revival, Drama
Written by Cecil Lewis
Oct 22, 1931 - Oct 1931
Cloudy with Showers
Play, Original, Comedy
Sep 01, 1931 - Nov 1931
The Silent Witness
Play, Original, Drama
Mar 23, 1931 - Jun 1931
Hobo
Play, Original, Drama
Feb 11, 1931 - Feb 1931
Oh, Promise Me
Play, Original, Comedy, Farce
Nov 24, 1930 - Mar 1931
This One Man
Play, Original, Drama
Oct 21, 1930 - Nov 1930
Ladies All
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Prince Bibesco
Jul 28, 1930 - Oct 1930
Young Sinners
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Elmer Harris
Nov 28, 1929 - Aug 1930
Cross Roads
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Martin Flavin
Nov 11, 1929 - Dec 1929
Scarlet Pages
Play, Original, Drama
Sep 09, 1929 - Nov 1929
Uncle Vanya
Play, Revival, Drama
Written by Anton Chekhov
May 24, 1929 - May 1929
Bird in Hand
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by John Drinkwater
Apr 23, 1929 - Sep 08, 1929
Serena Blandish
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by S. N. Behrman
Jan 23, 1929 - Apr 1929
Little Accident
Play, Original, Comedy
Oct 09, 1928 - Jul 1929
Gang War
Play, Original
Written by Willard Mack
Aug 20, 1928 - Oct 1928
Say When
Musical, Original, Comedy
Jun 26, 1928 - Jul 07, 1928
The Silent House
Play, Original, Melodrama
Feb 07, 1928 - Oct 1928
The Silver Box
Play, Revival, Comedy
Written by John Galsworthy
Jan 17, 1928 - Feb 1928
Restless Women
Play, Original, Comedy, Drama
Written by Sydney Stone
Dec 26, 1927 - Jan 1928
The Letter
Play, Original
Sep 26, 1927 - Dec 1927
Such Is Life
Play, Original
Aug 31, 1927 - Sep 1927
Triple Crossed
Play, Original, Melodrama, Mystery
May 05, 1927 - Jun 1927
Hearts Are Trumps
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Felix Gandera
Apr 07, 1927 - Apr 1927
Honor Be Damned!
Play, Original
Jan 26, 1927 - Mar 1927
Howdy, King
Play, Original, Comedy
Dec 13, 1926 - Jan 1927
Up the Line
Play, Original, Drama
Nov 22, 1926 - Dec 1926
The Shelf
Play, Original, Comedy, Drama
Written by Dorrance Davis
Sep 27, 1926 - Oct 1926
Craig's Wife
Play, Original, Drama
Written by George Kelly
Oct 12, 1925 - Aug 1926
Bridge of Distances
Play, Original, Drama
Sep 28, 1925 - Oct 1925
The Enchanted April
Play, Original, Comedy
Based on the novel by Elizabeth von Arnim; Written by Kane Campbell
Aug 24, 1925 - Sep 1925
The Firebrand
Play, Original, Comedy
Oct 15, 1924 - May 1925
That Awful Mrs. Eaton
Play, Original, Drama
Sep 29, 1924 - Oct 1924
No Other Girl
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Bert Kalmar; Book by Aaron Hoffman; Lyrics by Harry Ruby
Aug 13, 1924 - Sep 27, 1924
Keep Kool
Musical, Original, Revue, Comedy
Music by Jack Frost; Book by Paul Gerard Smith; Lyrics by Paul Gerard Smith
May 22, 1924 - Jul 06, 1924
Flame of Love
Play, Original, Drama, Romance
Apr 21, 1924 - May 1924
The Lady Killer
Play, Original, Farce
Mar 12, 1924 - Mar 1924
The Other Rose
Play, Original
Written by George Middleton
Dec 20, 1923 - Mar 1924
Scaramouche
Play, Original, Romance
Written by Rafael Sabatini
Oct 24, 1923 - Dec 1923
Red Light Annie
Play, Original, Drama
Aug 21, 1923 - Nov 1923
Not So Fast
Play, Original, Comedy
May 22, 1923 - Jun 1923
Pride
Play, Original, Comedy, Drama
May 02, 1923 - May 1923
The Wasp
Play, Original
Written by Thomas F. Fallon
Mar 27, 1923 - Jun 1923
Hail and Farewell
Play, Original, Drama
Feb 19, 1923 - Mar 1923
Mike Angelo
Play, Original
Written by Edward Locke
Jan 08, 1923 - Feb 1923
Why Men Leave Home
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Avery Hopwood
Sep 12, 1922 - Jan 1923
The Bat
Play, Original, Drama, Melodrama, Mystery
Aug 23, 1920 - Sep 1922
Sacred and Profane Love
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Arnold Bennett
Feb 23, 1920 - May 1920
Beyond the Horizon
Play, Original, Drama, Tragedy
Written by Eugene O'Neill
Feb 02, 1920 - May 1920
Civilian Clothes
Play, Original, Comedy
Sep 12, 1919 - Jan 1920
Pretty Soft
Play, Original
Written by Paul M. Potter
May 05, 1919 - May 1919
Cappy Ricks
Play, Original
Written by Edward E. Rose
Jan 13, 1919 - May 1919
Remnant
Play, Original
Nov 19, 1918 - Jan 1919
The Walk-offs
Play, Original
Sep 17, 1918 - Nov 1918
Lombardi, Ltd.
Play, Original
Sep 24, 1917 - Jun 1918
Canary Cottage
Musical, Original, Farce
Feb 05, 1917 - May 12, 1917