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Playhouse Theatre


137 W. 48th St., New York, NY
Seats (approximate): 865

Charles A. Rich, architect. Built by William Brady, it was the first theatre to open on 48th Street. Brady managed it successfully until 1944, when he died and it was sold to the Shuberts. From 1949 to 1952, it was an ABC Radio station. Both the interior and exterior were used in Mel Brooks' movie, "The Producers." In 1969, the theatre was razed to build onto Rockefeller Center.

Built: 1911    Closed: 1926    Demolished: 1969   

Theatre Names Named
Playhouse Theatre 1911     Opened April 15, 1911
ProductionsProduction Dates
The Impossible Years
Play, Original, Comedy
Oct 13, 1965 - May 27, 1967
Never Too Late
Play, Original, Comedy
Nov 27, 1962 - Apr 24, 1965
The Aspern Papers
Play, Original
Written by Michael Redgrave
Feb 07, 1962 - Apr 28, 1962
The Captains and the Kings
Play, Original
Written by Leo Lieberman
Jan 02, 1962 - Jan 06, 1962
A Cook for Mr. General
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Steven Gethers
Oct 19, 1961 - Nov 11, 1961
The Miracle Worker
Play, Original, Drama
Written by William Gibson
Oct 19, 1959 - Jul 01, 1961
Bedtime Story
Play, Original, Drama, One Act
Apr 15, 1959 - May 16, 1959
Portrait of a Madonna
Play, Original, Drama, One Act
Apr 15, 1959 - May 16, 1959
Some Comments on the Harmful Effects of Tobacco
Play, Original, Drama, Monologue, One Act
Apr 15, 1959 - May 16, 1959
A Pound on Demand
Play, Revival, Drama, One Act
Apr 15, 1959 - May 16, 1959
Make a Million
Play, Original, Miscellaneous
Oct 23, 1958 - Apr 11, 1959
Blue Denim
Play, Original, Drama
Feb 27, 1958 - Jul 19, 1958
Maybe Tuesday
Play, Original, Comedy
Jan 29, 1958 - Feb 01, 1958
Simply Heavenly
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by David Martin; Book by Langston Hughes; Lyrics by Langston Hughes
Aug 20, 1957 - Oct 12, 1957
Jose Greco
Special, Original
May 21, 1957 - Jun 29, 1957
The Hidden River
Play, Original
Jan 23, 1957 - Mar 16, 1957
Ruth Draper
Special, Original
Written by Ruth Draper
Dec 25, 1956 - Dec 29, 1956
Night of the Auk
Play, Original
Written by Arch Oboler
Dec 03, 1956 - Dec 08, 1956
A Very Special Baby
Play, Original
Nov 14, 1956 - Nov 17, 1956
Harbor Lights
Play, Original
Written by Norman Vane
Oct 04, 1956 - Oct 06, 1956
Pictures in the Hallway
Play, Original
Written by Sean O'Casey
Sep 16, 1956 - Nov 04, 1956
Fallen Angels
Play, Revival, Comedy
Written by Noël Coward
Jan 17, 1956 - Aug 11, 1956
A Roomful of Roses
Play, Original
Written by Edith Sommer
Oct 17, 1955 - Dec 31, 1955
27 Wagons Full of Cotton
Play, Original, One Act
Music by Leonard Bernstein; Written by Tennessee Williams; Libretto by Leonard Bernstein
Apr 19, 1955 - May 28, 1955
Trouble in Tahiti
Musical, Original, Opera
Music by Leonard Bernstein; Written by Tennessee Williams; Libretto by Leonard Bernstein
Apr 19, 1955 - May 28, 1955
Paul Draper
Play, Original, Dance
Music by Leonard Bernstein; Written by Tennessee Williams; Libretto by Leonard Bernstein
Apr 19, 1955 - May 28, 1955
Escudero
Play, Original
Feb 07, 1955 - Mar 06, 1955
Black-Eyed Susan
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by A. B. Sheffrin
Dec 23, 1954 - Dec 25, 1954
The Traveling Lady
Play, Original
Music by Milton Davidson; Written by Horton Foote
Oct 27, 1954 - Nov 20, 1954
The Winner
Play, Original
Written by Elmer Rice
Feb 17, 1954 - Mar 13, 1954
In the Summer House
Play, Original
Music by Paul Bowles; Written by Jane Bowles
Dec 29, 1953 - Feb 13, 1954
Gently Does It
Play, Original, Drama, Thriller
Written by Janet Green
Oct 28, 1953 - Nov 28, 1953
A Pin to See the Peepshow
Play, Original, Drama
Sep 17, 1953 - Sep 17, 1953
The Pink Elephant
Play, Original, Farce
Written by John G. Fuller
Apr 22, 1953 - Apr 25, 1953
Room Service
Play, Revival, Comedy
Apr 06, 1953 - Apr 18, 1953
Bernardine
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Mary Chase
Oct 16, 1952 - Feb 28, 1953
The Chase
Play, Original
Written by Horton Foote
Apr 15, 1952 - May 10, 1952
The King of Friday's Men
Play, Original, Comedy
Feb 21, 1951 - Feb 23, 1951
A Story for a Sunday Evening
Play, Original, One Act
Written by Paul Crabtree
Nov 17, 1950 - Nov 25, 1950
The Live Wire
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Garson Kanin
Aug 17, 1950 - Sep 09, 1950
The Innocents
Play, Original, Drama
Feb 01, 1950 - Jun 03, 1950
How Long Till Summer
Play, Original
Dec 27, 1949 - Dec 31, 1949
Hope Is the Thing With Feathers
Play, Revival, One Act
Written by Richard Harrity
May 11, 1948 - May 15, 1948
Gone Tomorrow
Play, Original, One Act
Written by Richard Harrity
May 11, 1948 - May 15, 1948
Home Life of a Buffalo
Play, Original, One Act
Written by Richard Harrity
May 11, 1948 - May 15, 1948
Skipper Next to God
Play, Original
Written by Jan De Hartog
Jan 30, 1948 - Mar 27, 1948
The Survivors
Play, Original
Jan 19, 1948 - Jan 24, 1948
Edith Piaf
Special, Original
Oct 30, 1947 - Dec 06, 1947
Miracle in the Mountains
Play, Original
Written by Ferenc Molnár
Apr 25, 1947 - Apr 26, 1947
Craig's Wife
Play, Revival, Drama
Written by George Kelly
Feb 12, 1947 - Apr 12, 1947
Temper the Wind
Play, Original, Drama
Dec 27, 1946 - Jan 25, 1947
Land's End
Play, Original, Drama
Music by Paul Bowles; Written by Thomas Job
Dec 11, 1946 - Dec 14, 1946
A Family Affair
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Henry R. Misrock
Nov 27, 1946 - Nov 30, 1946
The Haven
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Dennis Hoey
Nov 13, 1946 - Nov 16, 1946
Hear That Trumpet
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Orin Jannings
Oct 07, 1946 - Oct 12, 1946
The Glass Menagerie
Play, Original, Drama
Mar 31, 1945 - Jun 29, 1946
It's a Gift
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Curt Goetz
Mar 12, 1945 - Mar 24, 1945
The Stranger
Play, Original
Written by Leslie Reade
Feb 12, 1945 - Feb 24, 1945
A Goose for the Gander
Play, Original, Comedy
Jan 23, 1945 - Feb 03, 1945
Many Happy Returns
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Clare Kummer
Jan 05, 1945 - Jan 06, 1945
Sophie
Play, Original, Comedy
Dec 25, 1944 - Dec 30, 1944
Hand in Glove
Play, Original, Thriller
Dec 04, 1944 - Dec 23, 1944
Sleep My Pretty One
Play, Original
Nov 02, 1944 - Nov 11, 1944
Good Morning Corporal
Play, Original
Aug 08, 1944 - Aug 18, 1944
That Old Devil
Play, Original
Written by J. C. Nugent
Jun 05, 1944 - Jun 17, 1944
Sheppey
Play, Original
Apr 18, 1944 - May 06, 1944
Bright Boy
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by John Boruff
Mar 02, 1944 - Mar 15, 1944
The Duke in Darkness
Play, Original
Written by Patrick Hamilton
Jan 24, 1944 - Feb 12, 1944
Pillar to Post
Play, Original
Written by Rose Simon Kohn
Dec 10, 1943 - Jan 01, 1944
Janie
Play, Original, Comedy
Feb 23, 1943 - Nov 26, 1943
The Barber Had Two Sons
Play, Original
Feb 01, 1943 - Feb 20, 1943
The Damask Cheek
Play, Original, Comedy
Oct 22, 1942 - Jan 09, 1943
Spring Again
Play, Original
Jan 10, 1942 - Jun 06, 1942
Pie in the Sky
Play, Original
Written by Bernadine Angus
Dec 22, 1941 - Dec 27, 1941
Ring Around Elizabeth
Play, Original
Nov 17, 1941 - Nov 25, 1941
Five Alarm Waltz
Play, Original
Mar 13, 1941 - Mar 15, 1941
Popsy
Play, Original
Feb 10, 1941 - Feb 12, 1941
The Flying Gerardos
Play, Original
Dec 29, 1940 - Jan 18, 1941
Romantic Mr. Dickens
Play, Original
Dec 02, 1940 - Dec 07, 1940
Kind Lady
Play, Revival, Drama
Written by Edward Chodorov
Sep 03, 1940 - Nov 30, 1940
Suspect
Play, Original, Drama
Apr 09, 1940 - May 04, 1940
Billy Draws a Horse
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Lesley Storm
Dec 21, 1939 - Dec 31, 1939
Outward Bound
Play, Revival, Drama
Written by Sutton Vane
Dec 22, 1938 - Jul 22, 1939
Come Across
Play, Original, Comedy
Sep 14, 1938 - Sep 1938
The Circle
Play, Revival, Romantic Comedy
Apr 18, 1938 - Jun 1938
I Am My Youth
Play, Original, Drama
Mar 07, 1938 - Mar 1938
The Greatest Show on Earth
Play, Original, Comedy
Jan 05, 1938 - Jan 1938
Merely Murder
Play, Original, Comedy
from a novel by A. E. Thomas
Dec 03, 1937 - Dec 1937
Yes, My Darling Daughter
Play, Original, Comedy, Play with music
Written by Mark Reed
Feb 09, 1937 - Jan 1938
Matrimony Pfd.
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Louis Verneuil
Nov 12, 1936 - Jan 1937
Three Men on a Horse
Play, Original, Comedy
Jan 30, 1935 - Nov 1936
Little Shot
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Percival Wilde
Jan 17, 1935 - Jan 1935
Fools Rush In
Musical, Original, Revue
Dec 25, 1934 - Jan 04, 1935
The Night Remembers
Play, Original, Melodrama, Mystery
Written by Martha Madison
Nov 27, 1934 - Dec 1934
Order Please
Play, Original, Comedy
Oct 09, 1934 - Oct 1934
Too Many Boats
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Owen Davis
Sep 11, 1934 - Sep 1934
While Parents Sleep
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Anthony Kimmins
Jun 04, 1934 - Jun 1934
Moor Born
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Dan Totheroh
Apr 03, 1934 - May 1934
Mackerel Skies
Play, Original, Drama
Written by John Haggart
Jan 23, 1934 - Feb 1934
Oliver Oliver
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Paul Osborn
Jan 05, 1934 - Jan 1934
Strange Orchestra
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Rodney Ackland
Nov 28, 1933 - Nov 28, 1933
Doctor Monica
Play, Original, Drama
Nov 06, 1933 - Nov 1933
Move On, Sister
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Daniel N. Rubin
Oct 24, 1933 - Oct 1933
A Party
Play, Original
Written by Ivor Novello
Aug 23, 1933 - Oct 1933
Little Ol' Boy
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Albert Bein
Apr 24, 1933 - May 1933
Her Tin Soldier
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Frederick Rath
Apr 06, 1933 - Apr 1933
A Saturday Night
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Owen Davis
Feb 28, 1933 - Apr 1933
Bad Manners
Play, Original, Comedy
Jan 30, 1933 - Feb 1933
Mademoiselle
Play, Original
Written by Grace George
Oct 18, 1932 - Jan 1933
Domino
Play, Original, Romantic Comedy
Written by Grace George
Aug 16, 1932 - Aug 1932
Bulls, Bears and Asses
Play, Original
May 06, 1932 - May 1932
Alice Sit-by-the-Fire
Play, Revival, Drama
Written by James M. Barrie
Mar 07, 1932 - Apr 1932
The Old Lady Shows Her Medals
Play, Revival, One Act
Written by James M. Barrie
Mar 07, 1932 - Apr 1932
Little Women
Play, Revival, Drama
Written by Marian De Forest
Dec 07, 1931 - Dec 1931
A Church Mouse
Play, Original
Written by Ladislaus Fodor
Oct 12, 1931 - Mar 1932
The Vinegar Tree
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Paul Osborn
Nov 19, 1930 - Jun 1931
The First Mrs. Fraser
Play, Original
Written by St. John Ervine
Dec 28, 1929 - Nov 01, 1930
Street Scene
Play, Original
Written by Elmer Rice
Jan 10, 1929 - Jun 1930
The Grey Fox
Play, Original
Written by Lemist Esler
Oct 22, 1928 - Jan 05, 1929
Elmer Gantry
Play, Original
Written by Patrick Kearney
Aug 07, 1928 - Sep 1928
The Road to Rome
Play, Revival, Comedy
May 21, 1928 - Jun 1929
The Queen's Husband
Play, Original
Jan 25, 1928 - May 1928
A Free Soul
Play, Original
Written by Willard Mack
Jan 12, 1928 - Apr 1928
The Road to Rome
Play, Original
Trumpet calls and drum rhythms composed by Douglas Moore
Jan 31, 1927 - Jan 1928
Daisy Mayme
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by George Kelly
Oct 25, 1926 - Jan 1927
The Good Fellow
Play, Original, Comedy
Oct 05, 1926 - Oct 1926
Kitty's Kisses
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Con Conrad; Book by Otto Harbach, Philip Bartholomae; Lyrics by Gus Kahn
May 06, 1926 - Oct 02, 1926
Twelve Miles Out
Play, Original, Melodrama, Romance
Nov 16, 1925 - Apr 1926
Lucky Sam McCarver
Play, Original
Written by Sidney Howard
Oct 21, 1925 - Nov 1925
Oh Mama
Play, Original, Comedy, Farce
Written by Louis Verneuil
Aug 19, 1925 - Oct 1925
A Good Bad Woman
Play, Revival
Jun 22, 1925 - Aug 1925
The Show Off
Play, Original, Comedy, Drama
Written by George Kelly
Feb 05, 1924 - Jun 1925
The New Poor
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Cosmo Hamilton
Jan 07, 1924 - Feb 1924
Chains
Play, Original, Drama
Sep 19, 1923 - Jan 1924
We've Got to Have Money
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Edward Laska
Aug 20, 1923 - Oct 1923
The Mad Honeymoon
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Barry Conners
Aug 07, 1923 - Aug 1923
Up She Goes
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Harry Tierney; Book by Frank Craven; Lyrics by Joseph McCarthy
Nov 06, 1922 - Jun 16, 1923
Swifty
Play, Original, Comedy
Oct 16, 1922 - Nov 1922
On the Stairs
Play, Original, Drama
Sep 25, 1922 - Dec 1922
Dreams For Sale
Play, Original
Written by Owen Davis
Sep 13, 1922 - Sep 1922
Manhattan
Play, Original, Comedy
Aug 15, 1922 - Oct 1922
Up the Ladder
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Owen Davis
Mar 06, 1922 - Jun 1922
Drifting
Play, Original, Melodrama
Jan 02, 1922 - Feb 1922
Bought and Paid For
Play, Revival, Drama
Dec 07, 1921 - Dec 1921
Marie Antoinette
Play, Revival, Drama
Written by "Edymar"
Nov 22, 1921 - Nov 1921
Wait 'Til We're Married
Play, Original, Comedy
Sep 26, 1921 - Closing date unknown
The Elton Case
Play, Original, Melodrama
Written by William Devereux
Sep 10, 1921 - Sep 1921
Personality
Play, Original, Comedy, Drama
Aug 27, 1921 - Sep 1921
The Teaser
Play, Original, Comedy
Jul 27, 1921 - Aug 1921
Romance
Play, Revival, Comedy, Drama
Written by Edward Sheldon
Feb 28, 1921 - May 1921
The New Morality
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Harold Chapin
Jan 30, 1921 - Feb 1921
Thy Name is Woman
Play, Original, Drama
Nov 15, 1920 - Feb 1921
Anna Ascends
Play, Original, Comedy, Drama
Sep 22, 1920 - Closing date unknown
Seeing Things
Play, Original, Farce
Jun 17, 1920 - Sep 1920
The Wonderful Thing
Play, Original, Comedy, Drama
Feb 17, 1920 - Jun 1920
The Ruined Lady
Play, Original, Comedy
Jan 19, 1920 - Feb 1920
For the Defense
Play, Original
Dec 19, 1919 - Feb 1920
The Phantom Legion
Play, Original, Fantasy
Dec 10, 1919 - Dec 1919
Palmy Days
Play, Original, Comedy, Drama
Written by Augustus Thomas
Oct 27, 1919 - Dec 1919
A Young Man's Fancy
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by John T. McIntyre
Oct 15, 1919 - Oct 1919
At 9:45
Play, Original, Melodrama
Written by Owen Davis
Jun 28, 1919 - Oct 1919
Forever After
Play, Original
Written by Owen Davis
Dec 23, 1918 - Jun 1919
Home Again
Play, Original
Nov 11, 1918 - Dec 1918
Peter's Mother
Play, Original
Oct 29, 1918 - Nov 1918
She Walked in Her Sleep
Play, Original
Aug 12, 1918 - Oct 1918
The Little Teacher
Play, Original
Feb 04, 1918 - May 1918
The Heritage
Play, Original
Written by Eugene Walter
Jan 14, 1918 - Jan 1918
Billeted
Play, Original, Comedy
Dec 25, 1917 - Closing date unknown
L'Elevation
Play, Original
Written by Henri Bernstein
Nov 14, 1917 - Dec 1917
Eve's Daughter
Play, Original
Written by Alicia Ramsey
Oct 11, 1917 - Nov 1917
The Man Who Came Back
Play, Original
Sep 02, 1916 - Oct 1917
Captain Brassbound's Conversion
Play, Revival, Comedy
Mar 29, 1916 - Closing date unknown
The Earth
Play, Revival
Feb 15, 1916 - Closing date unknown
Major Barbara
Play, Original, Comedy
Dec 09, 1915 - Closing date unknown
The Liars
Play, Revival
Nov 09, 1915 - Closing date unknown
The New York Idea
Play, Revival
Written by Langdon Mitchell
Sep 28, 1915 - Closing date unknown
Sinners
Play, Original
Written by Owen Davis
Jan 07, 1915 - Jul 1915
Just Herself
Play, Original
Dec 23, 1914 - Jan 1915
Polygamy
Play, Original
Dec 01, 1914 - Closing date unknown
My Lady's Dress
Play, Original
Oct 10, 1914 - Nov 1914
The Elder Son
Play, Original
Written by Lucien Nepoty
Sep 15, 1914 - Oct 1914
Sylvia Runs Away
Play, Original
Written by Robert Housum
Aug 20, 1914 - Aug 1914
The Things That Count
Play, Original
Written by Laurence Eyre
Dec 22, 1913 - Closing date unknown
School
Play, Revival
Dec 16, 1913 - Dec 16, 1913
The Family Cupboard
Play, Original
Written by Owen Davis
Aug 21, 1913 - Jun 1915
Divorcons
Play, Revival
Apr 01, 1913 - May 1913
The Painted Woman
Play, Original
Mar 05, 1913 - Mar 1913
Little Women
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Marian De Forest
Oct 14, 1912 - Mar 1913
Bought and Paid For
Play, Original
Sep 26, 1911 - Oct 1912
The Rack
Play, Original
Sep 15, 1911 - Sep 1911
A Gentleman of Leisure
Play, Original, Comedy
Aug 24, 1911 - Closing date unknown
Over Night
Play, Original, Comedy
Apr 17, 1911 - Closing date unknown
Sauce for the Goose
Play, Original
Apr 15, 1911 - Apr 15, 1911