Playhouse Theatre (1911-1969)

Charles A. Rich, architect. Built by William Brady, it was the first theatre to open on 48th Street. Brady managed it successfully until 1944, when he died and it was sold to the Shuberts. From 1949 to 1952, it was an ABC Radio station. Both the interior and exterior were used in Mel Brooks' movie, "The Producers." In 1969, the theatre was razed to build onto Rockefeller Center. The theater was located at 137 W. 48th Street, New York and had a capacity of 865 seats.

Date Play
Oct 13, 1965 The Impossible Years
Nov 17, 1962 Never Too Late
Feb 7, 1962 The Aspern Papers
Jan 1, 1962 The Captains and the Kings
Oct 19, 1961 A Cook for Mr. General
Oct 19, 1961 The Miracle Worker
Apr 15, 1959 Bedtime Story
Apr 15, 1959 Portrait for a Madonna
Apr 15, 1959 Some Comments on the Harmful Effects of Tobacco
Apr 15, 1959 A Pound on Demand
Oct 23, 1958 Make a Million
Feb 27, 1958 Blue Denim
Jan 29, 1958 Maybe Tuesday
Aug 20, 1957 Simply Heavenly
May 21, 1957 Jose Greco
Jan 23, 1957 The Hidden River
Dec 25, 1956 Ruth Draper
Dec 3, 1956 Night of the Auk
Nov 14, 1956 A Very Special Baby
Oct 4, 1956 Harbor Lights
Sep 16, 1956 Pictures in the Hallway
Jan 17, 1956 Fallen Angels
Oct 17, 1955 A Roomful of Roses
Apr 19, 1955 27 Wagons Full of Cotton
Apr 19, 1955 Trouble in Tahiti
Apr 19, 1955 Paul Draper
Feb 7, 1955 Escudero
Dec 23, 1954 Black-Eyed Susan
Oct 27, 1954 The Traveling Lady
Feb 17, 1954 The Winner
Dec 29, 1953 In the Summer House
Oct 28, 1953 Gently Does It
Sep 17, 1953 A Pin to See the Peepshow
Apr 22, 1953 The Pink Elephant
Apr 6, 1953 Room Service
Oct 16, 1952 Bernardine
Apr 15, 1952 The Chase
Feb 21, 1951 The King of Friday's Men
Nov 17, 1950 A Story for a Sunday Evening
Aug 17, 1950 The Live Wire
Feb 1, 1950 The Innocents
Dec 27, 1949 How Long Till Summer
May 11, 1948 Hope Is the Thing With Feathers
May 11, 1948 Gone Tomorrow
May 11, 1948 Home Life of a Buffallo
Jan 30, 1948 Skipper Next to God
Jan 19, 1948 The Survivors
Oct 30, 1947 Edith Piaf
Apr 25, 1947 Miracle in the Mountains
Feb 12, 1947 Craig's Wife
Dec 27, 1946 Temper the Wind
Dec 11, 1946 Land's End
Nov 27, 1946 A Family Affair
Nov 13, 1946 The Haven
Oct 7, 1946 Hear That Trumpet
Mar 12, 1945 It's a Gift
Mar 1, 1945 The Glass Menagerie
Feb 12, 1945 The Stranger
Jan 23, 1945 A Goose for the Gander
Jan 5, 1945 Many Happy Returns
Dec 25, 1944 Sophie
Dec 4, 1944 Hand in Glove
Nov 2, 1944 Sleep My Pretty One
Aug 8, 1944 Good Morning Corporal
Jun 5, 1944 The Old Devil
Apr 18, 1944 Sheppey
Mar 2, 1944 Bright Boy
Jan 24, 1944 The Duke in Darkness
Dec 10, 1943 Pillar to Post
Feb 23, 1943 Janie
Feb 1, 1943 The Barber Had Two Sons
Oct 22, 1942 The Damask Cheek
Jan 10, 1942 Spring Again
Dec 22, 1941 Pie in the Sky
Nov 17, 1941 Ring Around Elizabeth
Mar 13, 1941 Five Alarm Waltz
Feb 10, 1941 Popsy
Dec 29, 1940 The Flying Gerardos
Dec 2, 1940 Romantic Mr. Dickens
Sep 3, 1940 Kind Lady
Apr 9, 1940 Suspect
Dec 21, 1939 Billy Draws a Horse
Dec 22, 1938 Outward Bound
Sep 14, 1938 Come Across
Apr 18, 1938 The Circle
May 7, 1938 I Am My Youth
Jan 5, 1938 The Greatest Show on Earth
Dec 3, 1937 Merely Murder
Feb 9, 1937 Yes, My Darling Daughter
Nov 12, 1936 Matrimony Pfd.
Jan 30, 1935 Three Men on a Horse
Jan 17, 1935 Little Shot
Dec 25, 1934 Fools Rush In
Nov 27, 1934 The Night Remembers
Oct 9, 1934 Order Please
Sep 11, 1934 Too Many Boats
Jun 4, 1934 While Parents Sleep
Apr 3, 1934 Moor Born
Jan 23, 1934 Mackerel Skies
Jan 5, 1934 Oliver Oliver
Nov 28, 1933 Strange Orchestra
Nov 6, 1933 Doctor Monica
Oct 24, 1933 Move On, Sister
Aug 23, 1933 A Party
Apr 24, 1933 Little Ol' Boy
Apr 6, 1933 Her Tin Soldier
Feb 28, 1933 A Saturday Night
Jan 30, 1933 Bad Manners
Oct 18, 1932 Mademoiselle
Aug 16, 1932 Domino
May 6, 1932 Bulls, Bears and Asses
Mar 7, 1932 Alice Sit-by-the-Fire
Mar 7, 1932 The Old Lady Shows Her Medals
Dec 7, 1931 Little Women
Oct 12, 1931 A Church Mouse
Nov 19, 1930 The Vinegar Tree
Dec 28, 1929 The First Mrs. Fraser
Jan 10, 1929 Street Scene
Oct 22, 1928 The Grey Fox
Aug 7, 1928 Elmer Gantry
May 21, 1928 The Road to Rome
Jan 25, 1928 The Queen's Husband
Jan 12, 1928 A Free Soul
Jan 1, 1927 The Road to Rome
Oct 25, 1926 Daisy Mayme
Oct 5, 1926 The Good Fellow
May 6, 1926 Kitty's Kisses
Nov 16, 1925 Twleve Miles Out
Oct 21, 1925 Lucky Sam McCarver
Aug 19, 1925 Oh Mama
Jun 22, 1925 A Good Bad Woman
Feb 5, 1924 The Show Off
Jan 7, 1924 The New Poor
Sep 19, 1923 Chains
Aug 20, 1923 We've Got to Have Money
Aug 7, 1923 The Mad Honeymoon
Nov 6, 1922 Up She Goes
Oct 16, 1922 Swifty
Sep 25, 1922 On the Stairs
Sep 13, 1922 Dreams For Sale
Aug 15, 1922 Manhattan
Mar 6, 1922 Up the Ladder
Jan 2, 1922 Drifting
Dec 7, 1921 Bought and Paid For
Nov 22, 1921 Marie Antoinette
Sep 26, 1921 Wait 'Til We're Married
Sep 10, 1921 The Elton Case
Aug 27, 1921 Personality
Jul 27, 1921 The Teaser
Feb 28, 1921 Romance
Jan 30, 1921 The New Morality
Nov 15, 1920 Thy Name is Woman
Sep 22, 1920 Anna Ascends
Jun 17, 1920 Seeing Things
Feb 17, 1920 The Wonderful Thing
Jan 19, 1920 The Ruined Lady
Dec 19, 1919 For the Defense
Dec 10, 1919 The Phantom Legion
Oct 27, 1919 Palmy Days
Oct 15, 1919 A Young Man's Fancy
Jun 28, 1919 At 9:45
Dec 23, 1918 Forever After
Nov 11, 1918 Home Again
Oct 29, 1918 Peter's Mother
Aug 12, 1918 She Walked in Her Sleep
Feb 4, 1918 The Little Teacher
Jan 14, 1918 The Heritage
Dec 25, 1917 Billeted
Nov 14, 1917 L'Elevation
Oct 11, 1917 Eve's Daughter
Sep 2, 1916 The Man Who Came Back
Mar 29, 1916 Captain Brassbound's Conversion
Feb 15, 1916 The Earth
Dec 9, 1915 Major Barbara
Nov 9, 1915 The Liars
Sep 28, 1915 The New York Idea
Jan 7, 1915 Sinners
Dec 23, 1914 Just Herself
Dec 1, 1914 Polygamy
Oct 10, 1914 My Lady's Dress
Sep 15, 1914 The Elder Son
Aug 20, 1914 Sylvia Runs Away
Dec 22, 1913 The Things That Count
Dec 16, 1913 School
Aug 21, 1913 The Family Cupboard
Apr 1, 1913 Divorcons
Mar 5, 1913 The Painted Woman
Oct 14, 1912 Little Women
Sep 26, 1911 Bought and Paid For
Sep 15, 1911 The Rack
Aug 24, 1911 A Gentleman of Leisure
Apr 17, 1911 Over Night
Apr 15, 1911 Sauce for the Goose
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