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Kelly and Leon's


720 Broadway, New York, NY

Began life as Hope Chapel, a religious assembly, before offering lectures and entertainment. It became a minstrel house in 1855. In the 1860s, it was managed by Edwin Kelly and Francis Leon (the leading female impersonator of the era). By 1870, it was known as Lina Edward's Theatre.


Theatre Names Named
Hope Chapel 1855     
Kelly and Leon's 1855     
Lina Edward's Theatre      
ProductionsProduction Dates
There's a Silver Lining to Every Cloud
Musical, Original, Opera
Music by Vincenzo Bellini; Written by Henri Drayton
Dec 05, 1859 - Dec 31, 1859
Love is Blind/Ne'er too Late to Mind
Musical, Original, Operetta
Music by Val Morris; Written by Val Morris
Nov 17, 1859 - Dec 31, 1859
Love's Labor Lost
Musical, Original
Written by Henri Drayton
Nov 08, 1859 - Dec 31, 1859