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Star Theatre


844 Broadway, New York, NY

After great success on Broome Street, James W. Wallack decided to move uptown, opening this venue in 1861. The theatre, specializing in sophisticated comedy, passed to the hands of Wallack's son, Lester, who continued its success until 1881, when he moved further uptown to create the third Wallack's Theatre (30th St.). After, the theatre offered German-language drama and opera before returning to its former policy. It was the Star Theatre when the Astor estate tore it down in 1901.

Built: 1861    Demolished: 1901   

Theatre Names Named
Star Theatre 1880?     
Wallack's Theatre 1861     
ProductionsProduction Dates
The Convict's Daughter
Play, Original, Melodrama
Written by J. A. Fraser
Mar 18, 1901 - Closing date unknown
The Honest Blacksmith
Play, Original, Melodrama
Written by William Gill
Jan 21, 1901 - Closing date unknown
Lost in the Desert
Play, Original, Melodrama
Written by Owen Davis
Jan 14, 1901 - Closing date unknown
The Flaming Arrow
Play, Original, Melodrama, Play with music
Dec 17, 1900 - Closing date unknown
An African King
Play, Original, Melodrama
Nov 19, 1900 - Closing date unknown
The Great White Diamond
Play, Original, Melodrama
Written by Walter Fessler
Nov 05, 1900 - Closing date unknown
Sons of Ham
Musical, Original, Comedy
Oct 15, 1900 - Oct 20, 1900
Reaping the Whirlwind
Play, Original, Melodrama
Written by Owen Davis
Sep 17, 1900 - Closing date unknown
Uncle Sam in China
Play, Original, Melodrama
Written by Charles W. Chase
Sep 03, 1900 - Closing date unknown
The Angel of the Alley
Play, Original, Melodrama
Written by Theodore Kremer
Aug 02, 1900 - Closing date unknown
Caught in the Web
Play, Original, Melodrama
Written by Joseph Le Brandt
Apr 23, 1900 - Closing date unknown
Dangerous Women
Play, Original, Melodrama
Written by F. A. Scudmore
Apr 16, 1900 - Closing date unknown
On the Stroke of Twelve
Play, Original, Comedy, Drama
Written by Joseph Le Brandt
Mar 26, 1900 - Closing date unknown
Across the Pacific
Play, Original, Melodrama
Mar 19, 1900 - Closing date unknown
'Round New York in 80 Minutes
Musical, Original, Comedy
Original and Selected Music by Edward E. Rice, John J. Braham; Book by James T. Waldron, Edward Fales Coward; Lyrics by J. Cheever Goodwin
Feb 19, 1900 - Feb 24, 1900
Man's Enemy
Play, Original, Melodrama
Jan 29, 1900 - Closing date unknown
The King of Rogues
Play, Original, Melodrama
Written by James H. Wallick
Jan 22, 1900 - Closing date unknown
The Bowery After Dark
Play, Original, Melodrama
Written by Theodore Kremer
Dec 25, 1899 - Closing date unknown
Kidnapped in New York
Play, Original, Melodrama
Written by Howard Hall
Dec 04, 1899 - Closing date unknown
The Policy Players
Musical, Original, Comedy, Farce
Oct 16, 1899 - Oct 21, 1899
The City of New York
Play, Original, Melodrama
Written by Walter Fessler
Sep 07, 1899 - Closing date unknown
A Soldier of the Empire
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Howard Hall
Aug 28, 1899 - Closing date unknown
The Queen of Chinatown
Play, Original, Melodrama
Written by Joseph Jarrow
Aug 19, 1899 - Closing date unknown
A Female Drummer
Musical, Original, Comedy, Farce
Music by Frank David; Libretto by Charles E. Blaney; Lyrics by Frank David
Feb 20, 1899 - Mar 1899
Daughters of the Poor
Play, Original, Melodrama
Jan 16, 1899 - Closing date unknown
A Female Drummer
Musical, Original, Comedy, Farce
Music by Frank David; Libretto by Charles E. Blaney; Lyrics by Frank David
Dec 26, 1898 - Dec 31, 1898
A Spring Chicken
Play, Original, Comedy, Farce
Written by Edgar Selden
Dec 05, 1898 - Dec 10, 1898
A Grip of Steel
Play, Original, Melodrama
Nov 28, 1898 - Closing date unknown
On Land and Sea
Play, Original, Melodrama
Written by Scott Marble
Oct 24, 1898 - Closing date unknown
Have You Seen Smith?
Play, Original, Comedy, Play with music
Written by Scott Marble
Oct 03, 1898 - Closing date unknown
Martin's Secret
Play, Original, Melodrama
Written by Sutton Vane
Sep 19, 1898 - Closing date unknown
In Atlantic City
Musical, Original, Comedy
Aug 13, 1898 - Aug 20, 1898
The Heart of the Klondike
Play, Original, Melodrama
Written by Scott Marble
Nov 08, 1897 - Closing date unknown
Captain of the Nonsuch
Play, Original, Farce
Sep 13, 1897 - Closing date unknown
The Privateer
Play, Original, Melodrama
Aug 21, 1897 - Sep 1897
The Boys of Kilkenny
Play, Original, Play with music
Written by Townsend Walsh
Mar 15, 1897 - Mar 1897
Cuba's Vow
Play, Original, Melodrama
Written by J.J. McCloskey
Feb 08, 1897 - Closing date unknown
Brother for Brother
Play, Original, Melodrama
Written by Frank Harvey
Dec 14, 1896 - Closing date unknown
An Innocent Sinner
Play, Original, Drama
Nov 16, 1896 - Closing date unknown
The Last Stroke
Play, Original, Melodrama
Written by I. N. Morris
Mar 23, 1896 - Closing date unknown
The War of Wealth
Play, Original, Melodrama
Written by Charles T. Dazey
Feb 10, 1896 - Closing date unknown
The Year One
Play, Original
Written by Charles Bernard
Nov 02, 1895 - Closing date unknown
To Nemesis
Play, Original, Drama
Dec 02, 1894 - Dec 1894
The Pacific Mail
Play, Original
Written by Paul M. Potter
Oct 22, 1894 - Closing date unknown
The Cross Roads of Life
Play, Original, Melodrama
Aug 27, 1894 - Closing date unknown
Musotte
Play, Original
May 07, 1894 - May 14, 1894
The Second Mrs. Tanqueray
Play, Original
Oct 09, 1893 - Closing date unknown
The Professor's Love Story
Play, Original
Written by James M. Barrie
Dec 19, 1892 - Closing date unknown
Miss Helyett
Play, Original
Written by David Belasco
Nov 03, 1891 - Closing date unknown
Shenandoah
Play, Original
Written by Bronson Howard
Sep 09, 1889 - Closing date unknown
The Deacon's Daughter
Musical, Original, Comedy, Drama
Written by A. C. Gunter
Dec 24, 1888 - Dec 1888
Faust
Play, Original
Feb 1888 - Closing date unknown
Lorraine
Musical, Original, Comedy, Opera
Music by Rudolph Dellinger; Original German Libretto by Oscar Walther
Feb 28, 1887 - Mar 12, 1887
A Blot in the 'Scutcheon
Play, Original
Written by Robert Browning
Feb 09, 1885 - Closing date unknown
Charles I
Play, Original
Written by W. G. Wills
Oct 30, 1883 - Closing date unknown
Wallack's Theatre
A Scrap of Paper
Play, Original
Written by Victorien Sardou
Mar 10, 1879 - Closing date unknown
Diplomacy
Play, Original
Apr 01, 1878 - Closing date unknown
All For Her
Play, Original
Jan 22, 1877 - Closing date unknown
The Shaughraun
Play, Original
Written by Dion Boucicault
Nov 14, 1874 - Closing date unknown
Kenilworth
Musical, Revival, Burlesque
Music by Michael Connolly; Written by H.S. Murdoch
Sep 21, 1872 - Sep 28, 1872
Ixion
Musical, Revival, Burlesque, Extravaganza
Music by Michael Connolly; Written by F.C. Burnand
Sep 02, 1872 - Sep 21, 1872
Bluebeard
Musical, Revival, Burlesque
Written by Henry B. Farnie
Aug 12, 1872 - Aug 31, 1872
Robin Hood
Musical, Original, Burlesque
Jul 22, 1872 - Aug 10, 1872
The Princess of Trébizonde!
Musical, Original, Burlesque
Sep 11, 1871 - Sep 16, 1871
Bluebeard
Musical, Original, Burlesque
Written by Henry B. Farnie
Aug 16, 1871 - Sep 21, 1871
Birth
Play, Original, Comedy
Mar 27, 1871 - Closing date unknown
War
Play, Original
Jan 03, 1871 - Jan 10, 1871
Coquettes
Play, Original
Written by James Albery
Dec 07, 1870 - Dec 28, 1870
Two Roses
Play, Original
Written by James Albery
Oct 10, 1870 - Nov 01, 1870
Fritz, Our Cousin German
Play, Original, Melodrama
Written by Charles Gayler
Jul 11, 1870 - Closing date unknown
Minnie's Luck
Play, Original, Melodrama
Written by John Brougham
Jun 27, 1870 - Closing date unknown
The Red Light
Play, Original
Jun 06, 1870 - Closing date unknown
The Lancers
Play, Original, Romance
Written by Leicester Vernon
May 09, 1870 - Closing date unknown
The Love-Chase
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Sheridan Knowles
Apr 27, 1870 - Closing date unknown
The Belle's Stratagem
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Hanna Cowley
Apr 25, 1870 - Closing date unknown
Married Life
Play, Original
Written by J.B. Buckstone
Apr 25, 1870 - Closing date unknown
Men and Acres
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Tom Taylor
Apr 06, 1870 - Closing date unknown
Lost at Sea
Play, Original, Drama
Feb 28, 1870 - Closing date unknown
Central Park
Play, Original, Romance
Written by Lester Wallack
Dec 27, 1869 - Closing date unknown
Wild Oats
Play, Original
Written by John O'Keefe
Dec 20, 1869 - Closing date unknown
Trying It On
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by William Brough
Dec 13, 1869 - Closing date unknown
The Captain of the Watch
Play, Original
Dec 07, 1869 - Closing date unknown
Henry Dunbar
Play, Original
Written by Tom Taylor
Nov 20, 1869 - Closing date unknown
Home
Play, Original
Nov 08, 1869 - Closing date unknown
A Regular Fix
Play, Original, Comedy
Nov 08, 1869 - Closing date unknown
Still Waters Run Deep
Play, Original, Melodrama
Written by Tom Taylor
Nov 01, 1869 - Closing date unknown
The Heir-at-Law
Play, Revival, Comedy
Written by George Colman
Oct 22, 1869 - Closing date unknown
Progress
Play, Original, Melodrama
Sep 27, 1869 - Closing date unknown
The School for Scandal
Play, Revival, Comedy
Sep 15, 1869 - Closing date unknown
School
Play, Original
Mar 15, 1869 - Closing date unknown
Little Nell and the Marchioness
Play, Original
Sep 07, 1868 - Sep 12, 1868
Fire Fly
Musical, Original, Drama
Music by Thomas Baker; Written by Edmund Falconer
Aug 10, 1868 - Sep 05, 1868
Little Nell and the Marchioness
Musical, Original, Drama
Aug 14, 1867 - Sep 12, 1867
The Pet of the Petticoats
Musical, Revival, Comedy, Operetta
Jul 29, 1867 - Aug 13, 1867
Family Jars
Musical, Revival, Farce
Jul 29, 1867 - Aug 13, 1867
Rosedale
Play, Original
Written by Lester Wallack
Sep 30, 1863 - Jan 1864
The New President
Play, Original
Written by Tom Taylor
Sep 25, 1861 - Closing date unknown
She Stoops to Conquer
Play, Revival
Written by Oliver Goldsmith
1861 - Closing date unknown
The Rivals
Play, Revival, Comedy
1861 - Closing date unknown
Love for Love
Play, Revival, Comedy
Written by William Congreve
1861 - Closing date unknown
The Road to Ruin
Play, Revival
1861 - Closing date unknown
The Belle's Stratagem
Play, Original
Written by Hanna Cowley
1861 - Closing date unknown
The Royalist
Play, Original
Sep 13, 1860 - Closing date unknown