Morosco Theatre (1917-1982)

Herbert J. Krapp, architect. Built by the Shuberts for Oliver Morosco (his tenure as manager lasted 7 years) in gratitude for Morosco helping them to break the monopoly of the Theatrical Syndicate. The Shuberts lost it in the Depression and City Playhouses, Inc. bought it in an auction in 1943. It was sold in 1968 to Bankers Trust Company and, after protests failed, destroyed in 1982 to build Marriott Marquis hotel and theatre. The venue was located at 217 W. 45th Street, New York, NY.

Opening Play
May 3, 1981 The Moony Shapiro Songbook
Mar 3, 1981 The Survivor
Nov 2, 1980 A Life
Sep 23, 1980 Passione
May 29, 1980 Billy Bishop Goes to War
Apr 27, 1980 Happy New Year
Feb 25, 1980 Mister Lincoln
Jan 31, 1980 The Lady from Dubuque
May 1, 1978 Da
Feb 22, 1978 Side by Side by Sondheim
Nov 14, 1977 Golda
Mar 31, 1977 The Shadow Box
Feb 10, 1977 A Party with Betty Comden & Adolph Green
Jan 1, 1977 Something Old, Something New
Nov 23, 1976 The Eccentricities of a Nightingale
Oct 21, 1976 The Innocents
Jun 14, 1976 Let My People Come
Dec 7, 1975 The Norman Conquests: Living Together
Dec 7, 1975 The Norman Conquests: Round and Round the Garden
Dec 7, 1975 The Norman Conquests: Table Manners
Dec 10, 1974 In Praise of Love
Dec 29, 1973 A Moon for the Misbegotten
Mar 6, 1973 The Changing Room
Oct 31, 1972 Butley
Feb 28, 1972 Night Watch
Jan 2, 1972 Fun City
Sep 9, 1971 No Place to Be Somebody
Feb 25, 1971 And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little
Nov 17, 1970 Home
Dec 26, 1968 Forty Carats
Feb 7, 1968 The Price
Nov 17, 1966 Don't Drink the Water
Oct 6, 1965 Generation
Mar 9, 1965 Catch Me If You Can
Dec 17, 1964 Alfie!
Nov 30, 1964 Mary, Mary
Oct 7, 1964 Beekman Place
Jun 22, 1964 The Three Sisters
May 13, 1964 The Sunday Man
Mar 25, 1964 A Murderer Among Us
Dec 24, 1963 The Beautiful Bait
Oct 9, 1963 The Private Ear
Oct 9, 1963 The Public Eye
Aug 27, 1963 Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mamma's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feelin' So Sad
Apr 11, 1963 Children From Their Games
Jan 16, 1963 The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore
Oct 4, 1962 Come on Strong
Apr 12, 1962 Venus at Large
Dec 25, 1961 First Love
Oct 5, 1961 Blood, Sweat and Stanley People
Mar 31, 1960 The Best Man
Dec 3, 1959 Silent Night, Lonely Night
Oct 12, 1959 Chéri
Apr 13, 1959 Make a Million
Mar 28, 1959 Davy Jones' Locker
Dec 8, 1958 The Cold Wind and the Warm
Aug 20, 1958 The Visit
Nov 12, 1957 Time Remembered
Nov 19, 1956 Major Barbara
Mar 24, 1955 Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Feb 16, 1955 Tonight in Samarkand
Sep 15, 1954 Dear Charles
Feb 11, 1954 The Confidential Clerk
Mar 11, 1953 My 3 Angels
Nov 5, 1952 The Deep Blue Sea
Mar 25, 1952 Mrs. McThing
Oct 3, 1951 Remains to Be Seen
Apr 26, 1951 Gramercy Ghost
Jan 2, 1951 Second Threshold
Nov 22, 1950 The Relapse
Feb 10, 1949 Death of a Salesman
Nov 17, 1948 Goodbye, My Fancy
Oct 27, 1948 Minnie and Mr. Williams
Jan 14, 1948 Strange Bedfellows
Dec 27, 1947 Topaze
Oct 22, 1947 The Druid Circle
Dec 8, 1943 The Voice of the Turtle
Sep 6, 1943 Blithe Spirit
May 4, 1943 Sons and Soldiers
Mar 10, 1943 Men in Shadow
Feb 11, 1943 The Moon Vine
Dec 25, 1942 Proof Through the Night
Nov 26, 1942 The Great Bi Doorstep
Oct 19, 1942 Bird in Hand
Sep 14, 1942 The Morning Star
Nov 5, 1941 Blithe Spirit
Sep 16, 1941 Cuckoos on the Hearth
Apr 10, 1941 The Night Before Christmas
Dec 23, 1940 Old Acuaintance
Oct 29, 1940 Suzanna and the Elders
Sep 9, 1940 Sim Sala Bim
Oct 11, 1939 Skylark
Mar 8, 1939 Family Portrait
Dec 8, 1938 Spring Meeting
Feb 14, 1938 Our Town
Jan 25, 1938 Bachelor Born
Dec 27, 1937 A Doll's House
Sep 22, 1937 George and Margaret
Apr 19, 1937 Penny Wise
Mar 25, 1937 Chalked Out
Feb 10, 1937 Fulton of Oak Falls
Jan 1, 1937 The Miner's Wife
Jan 1, 1937 In Country Kerry
Jan 1, 1937 In a Church in Italy
Jan 1, 1937 Love in the Balkans
Sep 21, 1936 Reflected Glroy
Jan 28, 1936 Call It a Day
Oct 23, 1935 Crime Marches On
Apr 29, 1935 Something Gay
Feb 21, 1935 The Distant Shore
Jan 12, 1935 Living Dangerously
Nov 28, 1934 Gold Eagle Guy
Oct 1, 1934 Spring Song
Sep 19, 1934 A Ship Comes In
Sep 3, 1934 No More Ladies
Jan 24, 1934 By Your Leave
Nov 25, 1933 The Dark Tower
Nov 3, 1933 It Pays to Sin
Oct 14, 1933 Champagne, Sec
Aug 30, 1933 The Blue Widow
Aug 3, 1933 Going Gay
May 3, 1933 Best Sellers
Apr 19, 1933 The Comic Artist
Nov 19, 1932 Autumn Crocus
Nov 1, 1932 Camille
Oct 13, 1932 Black Sheep
Sep 19, 1932 Lilly Turner
Jun 27, 1932 The Web
Jun 7, 1932 The Boy Friend
Mar 11, 1932 The Warrior's Husband
Nov 2, 1931 Cynara
Oct 22, 1931 The Unknown Warrior
Sep 1, 1931 Cloudy with Showers
Mar 23, 1931 The Silent Witness
Feb 11, 1931 Hobo
Nov 24, 1930 Oh, Promise Me
Oct 21, 1930 This One Man
Jul 28, 1930 Ladies All
Nov 28, 1929 Young Sinners
Nov 11, 1929 Cross Roads
Sep 9, 1929 Scarlet Pages
May 24, 1929 Uncle Vanya
Jan 23, 1929 Serena Blandish
Oct 9, 1928 Little Accident
Aug 20, 1928 Gang War
Jun 26, 1928 Say When
Feb 7, 1928 The Silent House
Jan 17, 1928 The Silver Box
Dec 26, 1927 Restless Women
Sep 26, 1927 The Letter
Aug 31, 1927 Such Is Life
May 5, 1927 Triple Crossed
Apr 7, 1927 Hearts Are Trumps
Jan 26, 1927 Honor Be Damned!
Dec 13, 1926 Howdy, King
Nov 22, 1926 Up the Line
Sep 27, 1926 The Shelf
Oct 12, 1925 Craig's Wife
Sep 28, 1925 Bridge of Distances
Aug 24, 1925 The Enchanted April
Oct 15, 1924 The Firebrand
Sep 29, 1924 That Awful Mrs. Eaton
Aug 13, 1924 No Other Girl
May 22, 1924 Keep Kool
Apr 21, 1924 Flame of Love
Mar 12, 1924 The Lady Killer
Dec 20, 1923 The Other Rose
Oct 24, 1923 Scaramouche
Aug 21, 1923 Red Light Annie
May 22, 1923 Not So Fast
May 2, 1923 Pride
Mar 27, 1923 The Wasp
Feb 19, 1923 Hail and Farewell
Jan 8, 1923 Mike Angelo
Sep 12, 1922 Why Men Leave Home
Aug 23, 1920 The Bat
Feb 23, 1920 Sacred and Profane Love
Feb 2, 1920 Beyond the Horizon
Sep 12, 1919 Civilian Clothes
May 5, 1919 Pretty Soft
Jan 13, 1919 Cappy Ricks
Nov 19, 1918 Remnant
Sep 17, 1918 The Walk-offs
Sep 24, 1917 Lombardi, Ltd.
Feb 5, 1917 Canary Cottage
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