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Broadway Theatre


326 Broadway, New York, NY
Seats (approximate): 4500

The second auditorium to be named the Broadway, it was built in 1847. Modeled after London's Haymarket, it was--at the time--the largest theatre ever built in New York. It was intended to draw the crowds that had flocked to the Park Theatre, but it could not compete with William E. Burton's Chambers Street Theatre. The venue was later converted to an amphi-theatre and presented equestrian melodramas, but this didn't last either. In 1859, it was demolished and warehouses took its place.

Built: 1847    Demolished: 1859   

Theatre Names Named
Broadway Theatre 1847     
ProductionsProduction Dates
King Charming
Musical, Original, Comedy, Extravaganza
Music by J. Cooke; Written by James Robinson Planche
Dec 24, 1855 - Feb 16, 1856
Francesca da Rimini
Play, Original, Tragedy
Written by George H. Boker
Sep 26, 1855 - Closing date unknown
Monsieur Jacques
Musical, Original, Drama
Music by John Barnett; Written by Morris Barnett
Mar 02, 1855 - Mar 02, 1855
Cinderella
Musical, Original
Jan 15, 1855 - Feb 17, 1855
Guy Mannering
Musical, Revival
Jan 01, 1855 - Feb 17, 1855
The Enchantress
Musical, Revival, Drama, Opera
Libretto by Alfred Bunn
Dec 25, 1854 - Feb 17, 1855
The Beggar's Opera
Musical, Revival, Drama, Opera
Libretto by John Gay
Dec 20, 1854 - Feb 17, 1855
The Bohemian Girl
Musical, Revival, Comedy, Opera
Libretto by Alfred Bunn
Oct 12, 1854 - Feb 17, 1855
Faustus
Musical, Original
Music by Henry Bishop; Written by George Soane
May 29, 1854 - Jun 17, 1854
Camille
Play, Original
Dec 09, 1853 - Closing date unknown
The Peri
Musical, Original
Music by James Gaspard Maeder; Libretto by S.J. Burr
Dec 13, 1852 - Dec 25, 1852
Paul Clifford
Musical, Original, Spectacle
Jan 19, 1852 - Feb 07, 1852
Ingomar
Play, Original
Written by Maria Lovell
Dec 01, 1851 - Closing date unknown
Azael, The Prodigal
Musical, Original
Jun 02, 1851 - Jun 24, 1851
The Vision of the Sun
Musical, Original
Apr 07, 1851 - May 15, 1851
Faustus
Musical, Original
Songs, duets and concerted music by Henry Bishop; Written by George Soane
Jan 13, 1851 - May 21, 1851
Macbeth
Play, Revival, Tragedy
May 07, 1849 - Closing date unknown
Monte Cristo
Play, Original
Dec 25, 1848 - Closing date unknown
Met-A-Mora
Musical, Original, Burlesque, Comedy
Written by John Brougham
Apr 22, 1848 - Apr 29, 1848
Used Up
Play, Original
Sep 27, 1847 - Closing date unknown