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Park Theatre


23 Park Row, New York, NY

Joseph Mangin, architect. Built by wealthy New Yorkers for $130,000. William Dunlap managed in its early years (when it was the only theatre in New York) but left due to dwindling box office receipts. Sold to John Jacob Astor and John Beekman, who leased it to managers at reduced rates. Stephen Price and Edmund Simpson managed it together from 1808 to 1815. Price stayed on through the rise of competitive theatres in the 1830s, leaving in 1840. Burned down on December 16, 1848 and replaced by stores.

Built: 1798    Demolished: 1848   

Theatre Names Named
Park Theatre 1799     
New Theatre 1798     
ProductionsProduction Dates
Met-A-Mora
Musical, Original, Burlesque, Comedy
Written by John Brougham
Mar 06, 1848 - Apr 22, 1848
Antony and Cleopatra
Play, Original, Tragedy
Apr 27, 1846 - Closing date unknown
The Bohemian Girl
Musical, Original, Comedy, Opera
Libretto by Alfred Bunn
Nov 25, 1844 - Dec 14, 1844
The Recruiting Officer
Play, Revival
Written by George Farquhar
1843 - Closing date unknown
London Assurance
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Dion Boucicault
Oct 11, 1841 - Closing date unknown
The Lady of Lyons
Play, Original
May 14, 1838 - Closing date unknown
The Deep, Deep Sea
Musical, Original
Nov 15, 1834 - Jul 04, 1834
Mathews At Home!/ The Comic Annual
Musical, Original, Comedy
Oct 13, 1834 - Oct 31, 1834
The Hunchback
Play, Original
Written by Sheridan Knowles
Jun 18, 1832 - Closing date unknown
Rip Van Winkle
Play, Original
Apr 22, 1830 - Closing date unknown
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Play, Original, Comedy
Nov 09, 1826 - Closing date unknown
King Richard III
Play, Revival, History
Nov 14, 1825 - Closing date unknown
Tom and Jerry
Musical, Original, Comedy
Mar 03, 1823 - Jul 04, 1823
King Henry IV, Part II
Play, Original, History
Feb 02, 1822 - Closing date unknown
Twelfth Night
Play, Original, Comedy
Jun 11, 1804 - Closing date unknown
King Henry VIII
Play, Original, History
May 13, 1799 - Closing date unknown