New Century Theatre (1921-1954)

Herbert J. Krapp, architect. The Shuberts named their theatre for Al Jolson, who opened the venue. In 1923, it hosted the American premiere of Stanislavski's Moscow Art Theatre. In 1937, Orson Welles and company marched their production of "The Cradle Will Rock" into the theatre and performed it from seats in the audience (because Actor's Equity ordered the actors not to perform on stage). The Shuberts refurbished it and renamed it the New Century in 1944. In 1962, it was demolished. The venue was located at 932 Seventh Ave. at W. 58th St., New York, NY with a seating capacity of 1,700.

As the New Century Theatre (1944-1954)

Date Play
Feb 22, 1954 The Azuma Kabuki Dancers & Musicians
Oct 30, 1953 Sherlock Holmes
Sep 8, 1953 Carnival in Flanders
Feb 14, 1953 John Brown's Body
Jan 12, 1953 Jose Greco
Dec 8, 1952 Slavenska-Franklin Co.
Oct 14, 1952 Buttrio Square
Feb 13, 1952 Venus Observed
Jan 7, 1952 Saint Joan
Nov 29, 1951 Don Juan in Hell
Oct 29, 1951 Jose Greco Ballet
Dec 21, 1950 Out of This World
Oct 30, 1950 The Grand Ballet
Dec 30, 1948 Kiss Me, Kate
Sep 16, 1948 Heaven on Earth
Apr 30, 1948 Inside U.S.A.
Feb 9, 1948 Patience
Feb 2, 1948 The Yeomen of the Guard
Jan 26, 1948 The Gondoliers
Jan 19, 1948 Cox and Box
Jan 19, 1948 H.M.S. Pinafore
Jan 12, 1948 Iolanthe
Jan 5, 1948 The Pirates of Penzance
Jan 5, 1948 Trial by Jury
Dec 29, 1947 The Mikado
Oct 9, 1947 High Button Shoes
Jun 2, 1947 Louisiana Lady
Mar 12, 1947 The Chocolate Soldier
Feb 26, 1947 Hamlet
Feb 24, 1947 Volpone
Feb 22, 1947 The Merchant of Venice
Feb 20, 1947 As You Like It
Feb 18, 1947 King Lear
Dec 26, 1946 Toplitzky of Notre Dame
Dec 5, 1946 If the Shoe Fits
Sep 17, 1946 Gypsy Lady
May 20, 1946 The Critic
May 20, 1946 Oedipus Rex
May 13, 1946 Uncle Vanya
May 7, 1946 King Henry IV, Part 2
May 6, 1946 King Henry IV, Part 1
Nov 10, 1945 Are You With It?
Sep 6, 1945 Mr. Stauss Goes to Boston
Jan 27, 1945 UP in Central Park
Dec 26, 1944 Tropical Revue
Nov 22, 1944 Rhapsody
Apr 8, 1944 Follow the Girls

As the Molly Picon Theatre (1942)

Date Play
Oct 12, 1942 Oy Is Dus a Leben!

As the **Jolson's 59th Street Theatre (1942)

Date Play
May 26, 1942 Comes the Revelation

As the Venice Theatre (1934-1937)

Date Play
Mar 23, 1937 Native Ground
Nov 26, 1934 Africana

As the Shakespeare Theatre (1932)

Date Play
Nov 17, 1932 A Midsummer Nights Dream

As the Jolson's 59th Street Theatre (1921-1930)

Date Play
Apr 21, 1930 Sir Harry Lauder
Mar 4, 1930 The Serenade
Feb 17, 1930 The Count of Luxembourg
Jan 27, 1930 The Chocolate Soldier
Jan 13, 1930 The Prince of Pilsen
Dec 23, 1929 Babes in Toyland
Dec 2, 1929 The Merry Widow
Nov 18, 1929 Robin Hood
Nov 4, 1929 The Fortune Teller
Oct 21, 1929 Naughty Marietta
Oct 7, 1929 Mlle. Modiste
Sep 21, 1929 Sweethearts
Mar 4, 1929 Trois Jeunes Filles Nues
Jan 22, 1929 Chauve-Souris (1929)
Oct 8, 1928 White Lilacs
Sep 12, 1927 My Maryland
Jan 3, 1927 The Nightingale
Nov 22, 1926 Girofle-Girofla
Oct 18, 1926 A Night in Paris
Mar 8, 1926 Blossom Time
Dec 14, 1925 Lysistrata
Dec 2, 1924 The Student Prince
Nov 10, 1924 L'Homme qui Assassina
Nov 10, 1924 Le Procuteur Hallers
Nov 10, 1924 L'Homme et Ses Fantomes
Nov 10, 1924 Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme
Nov 10, 1924 The Taming of the Shrew
Nov 10, 1924 The Merchant of Venice
May 19, 1924 Blossom Time
May 5, 1924 Peg-O'-My-Dreams
Mar 3, 1924 The Chiffon Girl
Jan 1, 1924 The Brothers Karamazoff
Jan 1, 1924 Mistress of the Inn
Jan 1, 1924 Ivanov
Jan 1, 1924 The Cherry Orchard
Jan 1, 1924 In the Claws of Life
Jan 1, 1924 An Enemy of the People
Jan 1, 1924 Enough Stupidity in Every Wise Man
Jan 1, 1924 Uncle Vanya
Jan 1, 1924 The Death of Pazukhin
Jan 1, 1924 The Lower Depths
Jan 1, 1924 Tsar Fyodor Ivanovitch
Dec 23, 1923 The Blue Bird
Nov 20, 1923 Mistress of the Inn
Nov 20, 1923 Ivanov
Nov 20, 1923 The Cherry Orchard
Nov 20, 1923 In the Claws of Life
Nov 20, 1923 An Enemy of the People
Nov 20, 1923 Enough Stupidity in Every Wise Man
Nov 20, 1923 Uncle Vanya
Nov 20, 1923 The Death of Pazukhin
Nov 20, 1923 The Lower Depths
Nov 20, 1923 The Brothers Karamazoff
Oct 2, 1923 Cymbeline
Sep 3, 1923 Chauve-Souris, 1922
Apr 2, 1923 Irene
Jan 8, 1923 Tsar Fyodor Ivanovitch
Jan 8, 1923 The Lower Depths
Jan 8, 1923 The Cherry Orchard
Jan 8, 1923 The Three Sisters
Jan 8, 1923 The Lady from the Provinces
Jan 8, 1923 The Brothers Karamazoff
Oct 31, 1922 The World We Live In
Oct 2, 1922 Blossom Time
Apr 15, 1922 Some Party
Oct 6, 1921 Bombo
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