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Hippodrome Theatre


Sixth Ave. bet. W. 43rd and W. 44th, New York, NY
Seats (approximate): 5200

J.H. Morgan, architect. Frederic Thompson, Elmer S. Dundy, and John W Gates, the creators of Coney Island's Luna Park, built the largest theatre in New York seating over 5,000 people at 14 performances a week and boasting a cast size of 1,000(with live animals). There were circus rings, aquatic effects which included a "Vanishing Pool" that allowed actors to exit the stage underwater, and a moving stage. It was razed in 1939 when the cost of running the theatre became too great and public interest dwindled

Built: 1905    Demolished: 1939   

Theatre Names Named
Hippodrome Theatre 1905     Opened April 12, 1905
ProductionsProduction Dates
Jumbo
Musical, Original, Comedy, Puppets
Nov 16, 1935 - Apr 18, 1936
The Freiburg Passion Play
Play, Original, Drama
Apr 29, 1929 - Jun 1929
Better Times
Musical, Original, Spectacle
Music by Raymond Hubbell; Book by R.H. Burnside; Lyrics by R.H. Burnside
Sep 02, 1922 - Apr 28, 1923
Get Together
Musical, Original, Revue, Vaudeville
Sep 03, 1921 - Apr 22, 1922
Good Times
Musical, Original, Spectacle
Music by Raymond Hubbell; Book by R.H. Burnside; Lyrics by R.H. Burnside
Aug 09, 1920 - Apr 30, 1921
Happy Days
Musical, Original, Extravaganza
Music by Raymond Hubbell; Book by R.H. Burnside; Lyrics by R.H. Burnside
Aug 23, 1919 - May 15, 1920
Everything
Musical, Original, Revue, Spectacle
Aug 22, 1918 - May 17, 1919
Harry Houdini
Special, Original, Magic
1918 - Closing date unknown
Cheer Up
Musical, Original, Revue
Music by Raymond Hubbell; Book by R.H. Burnside
Aug 23, 1917 - May 11, 1918
The Big Show
Musical, Original, Revue, Spectacle
Music by Raymond Hubbell; Book by R.H. Burnside
Aug 31, 1916 - May 05, 1917
Hip! Hip! Hooray! [1915]
Musical, Original, Revue
Music by Raymond Hubbell; Book by R.H. Burnside
May 01, 1916 - Jun 03, 1916
Mammoth Midwinter Circus Supreme
Special, Original, Extravaganza, Spectacle
Dec 1915 - Closing date unknown
Hip! Hip! Hooray! [1915]
Musical, Original, Revue
Music by Raymond Hubbell; Book by R.H. Burnside
Sep 30, 1915 - Oct 1916
Wars of the World
Musical, Original, Extravaganza, Revue
Music by Manuel Klein; Book by John P. Wilson; Lyrics by Manuel Klein
Sep 05, 1914 - Jan 16, 1915
H.M.S. Pinafore
Musical, Revival, Operetta
Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan; Written by W. S. Gilbert
Apr 09, 1914 - May 23, 1914
America
Musical, Original, Revue, Spectacle
Music by Manuel Klein; Book by John P. Wilson; Lyrics by Manuel Klein
Aug 30, 1913 - Mar 28, 1914
Under Many Flags
Musical, Original, Extravaganza, Revue
Music by Manuel Klein; Book by Carroll Fleming; Lyrics by Manuel Klein
Aug 31, 1912 - May 17, 1913
Around the World
Musical, Original, Revue, Spectacle
Music by Manuel Klein; Book by Carroll Fleming; Lyrics by Manuel Klein
Sep 02, 1911 - May 18, 1912
The International Cup, the Ballet of Niagra, and the Earthquake
Musical, Original, Revue
Music by Manuel Klein; Book by R.H. Burnside; Lyrics by Manuel Klein
Sep 03, 1910 - Mar 13, 1911
A Trip to Japan
Musical, Original, Melodrama
Music by Manuel Klein; Book by R.H. Burnside; Lyrics by Manuel Klein
Sep 04, 1909 - Sep 1910
Sporting Days
Musical, Original, Melodrama, Spectacle
Music by Manuel Klein; Music composed and directed by Manuel Klein; Book by R.H. Burnside; Written and produced by R.H. Burnside; Lyrics by Manuel Klein
Sep 05, 1908 - May 29, 1909
The Three Wishes
Musical, Original, Ballet
Music by Manuel Klein; Music composed and directed by Manuel Klein; Book by R.H. Burnside; Written and produced by R.H. Burnside; Lyrics by Manuel Klein
Sep 05, 1908 - May 29, 1909
The Battle of the Skies
Musical, Original, Spectacle
Music by Manuel Klein; Music composed and directed by Manuel Klein; Book by R.H. Burnside; Written and produced by R.H. Burnside; Lyrics by Manuel Klein
Sep 05, 1908 - May 29, 1909
The Auto Race
Musical, Original, Ballet, Circus, Spectacle
Music composed and directed by Manuel Klein; Story and lyrics by Edward P. Temple; Book by Owen Davis
Nov 25, 1907 - May 23, 1908
The Battle of Port Arthur
Musical, Original, History, Spectacle
Music composed and directed by Manuel Klein; Story and lyrics by Edward P. Temple; Book by Owen Davis
Nov 25, 1907 - May 23, 1908
Neptune's Daughter
Musical, Original, Extravaganza, Revue
Nov 28, 1906 - Aug 1907
Pioneer Days
Musical, Original, Extravaganza, Revue
Nov 28, 1906 - Aug 1907
Circus Events
Musical, Original, Extravaganza, Revue
Nov 28, 1906 - Aug 1907
A Society Circus
Musical, Original, Extravaganza
Dec 13, 1905 - Nov 24, 1906
A Yankee Circus on Mars
Musical, Original, Extravaganza
Aug 30, 1905 - Dec 09, 1905
The Raiders
Play, Original, Drama
Aug 30, 1905 - Dec 09, 1905
Circus Tournament
Special, Original, Circus
Aug 30, 1905 - Dec 09, 1905
Dance of the Hours
Special, Original, Ballet
Aug 30, 1905 - Dec 09, 1905
A Yankee Circus on Mars
Musical, Original, Extravaganza
Apr 12, 1905 - Jul 01, 1905
The Raiders
Play, Original, Drama
Apr 12, 1905 - Jul 01, 1905
Circus Tournament
Special, Original, Circus
Apr 12, 1905 - Jul 01, 1905
Dance of the Hours
Special, Original, Ballet
Apr 12, 1905 - Jul 01, 1905