Adelphi Theatre (1928-1970)

Rumored to be named after a six year old boy, it closed just three years after opening. Dark from 1931 to 1934, it reopened as the Adelphi. By 1936, it was used by the Federal Theater Project but was dark again when that disbanded in 1939. In 1940, the Royal Fraternity of Master Metaphysicians reopened it and presented religious entertainments. In 1949, it was a TV studio, hosting "The Honeymooners." Returned to legit use from 1957 to 1970, when it was torn down by the Hilton chain to expand a hotel. The venue was located at 152 W. 54th St., New York, NY with a seating capacity of 1,400.

As the George Abbott Theatre (1965-1970)

Date Play
Feb 14, 1970 Gantry
Dec 2, 1969 Buck White
Nov 19, 1968 Golden Rainbow
May 25, 1968 A Time of Snow
May 25, 1968 Acrobats of God
May 25, 1968 Appalachian Spring
May 25, 1968 Cortege of Eagles
May 25, 1968 Dancing-Ground
Jan 27, 1968 Darling of the Day
Sep 18, 1967 The Unknown Soldier and His Wife
Oct 3, 1966 Wait Until Dark
Feb 15, 1966 Any Wednesday

As the 54th Street Theatre (1958-1965)

Date Play
Dec 14, 1965 La Grosse Valise
Feb 27, 1964 What Makes Sammy Run?
Sep 30, 1963 The Student Gypsy
Mar 12, 1963 Too True to Be Good
Mar 15, 1962 No Strings
Dec 25, 1961 Do Re Mi
Oct 23, 1961 Kwamina
Mar 2, 1961 13 Daughters
Oct 24, 1960 Bye Bye Birdie
May 4, 1960 Martha Graham and her Dance Company
Feb 16, 1960 Caligula
Nov 9, 1959 The World of Suzie Wong
Oct 7, 1959 Happy Town
Mar 9, 1959 Look Homeward, Angel
Feb 26, 1959 God and Kate Murphy
Feb 9, 1959 The Legend of Lizzie
Oct 8, 1958 Drink to Me Only

As the Adelphi Theatre (1944-1958)

Date Play
Mar 1958 Martha Graham and Company
Feb 21, 1958 Portofino
Nov 27, 1957 The Country Wife
May 6, 1957 Damn Yankees
Apr 9, 1957 Brigadoon

(Television studio 1949-1957)

Date Play
Dec 7, 1948 My Romance
Sep 9, 1948 Hilarities
May 9, 1948 Rosario and Antonio
Jan 29, 1948 Look, Ma, I'm Dancin'!
Oct 2, 1947 Music in My Heart
Jan 9, 1947 Street Scene
Dec 25, 1946 Lovely Me
Oct 28, 1946 Three to Make Ready
Oct 7, 1946 A Flag is Born
May 31, 1946 Around the World
Mar 7, 1946 Three to Make Ready
Feb 13, 1946 The Duchess Misbehaves
Jan 21, 1946 Nellie Bly
Dec 3, 1945 Polonaise
Nov 8, 1945 The Girl from Nantucket
Sep 27, 1945 Carib Song
Dec 28, 1944 On the Town
Nov 7, 1944 Robin Hood
Apr 20, 1944 Allah Be Praised!
Mar 20, 1943 Counterattack

As the Yiddish Arts Theatre (1943-1944)

(no listings for this period)

As the Radiant Center (1940-1943)

(no listings for this period)

As the Adelphi Theatre (1934-1940)

Date Play
Apr 24, 1939 Sing for Your Supper
Jan 17, 1938 One Third of a Nation
Oct 1, 1937 A Hero Is Born
Jul 22, 1937 Swing It
May 30, 1937 The Revolt of the Beavers
Feb 26, 1937 The Sun and I
Oct 26, 1936 It Can't Happen Here
Jul 6, 1936 Macbeth
May 19, 1936 The Dance of Death
Apr 15, 1936 Lady Luck
Feb 20, 1936 The Devil of Pei-Ling
Aug 12, 1935 H.M.S. Pinafore
Aug 12, 1935 Trial by Jury
Aug 5, 1935 The Gondoliers
Jul 29, 1935 The Yeomen of the Guard
Jul 22, 1935 The Pirates of Penzance
Jul 15, 1935 The Mikado
Jun 2, 1935 The Emperor's New Clothes
Mar 1, 1935 Alma Mater
Mar 1, 1935 Serenade
Mar 1 935 Reminiscence
Mar 1, 1935 Dreams
Mar 1, 1935 Transcendence
Nov 27, 1934 The Lord Blesses the Bishop

(dark from 1931-1934)

As the Craig Theatre (1928-1931)

Date Play
May 15, 1931 Sideshow
May 14, 1931 Technique
May 13, 1931 If Booth Had Missed
May 12, 1931 The Mighty Nimrod
May 11, 1931 Paradise
Nov 7, 1930 The Well of Romance
Apr 7, 1930 Jonica
Mar 11, 1929 The Town's Woman
Dec 24, 1928 Potiphar's Wife
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