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Nora Bayes Theatre


216 W. 44th St., Roof, New York, NY
Seats (approximate): 865

William A. Swasey, architect. The roof garden of Weber & Fields' Music Hall changed its name nine times in twenty-four years. During the 1930s, presented Federal Theatre Project shows, as well as marionette, amateur theatre, and dance companies. Purchased in 1940 by the New York Times company, rendering it mostly dark in the early 1940s. In 1945, it was demolished to accomodate New York Times' expansion.

Built: 1913    Closed: 1940    Demolished: 1945   

Theatre Names Named
Nora Bayes Theatre 1918     Named for Nora Bayes, Reopened December 30, 1918
Lew Fields' 44th Street Roof Garden 1913     Named for Lew M. Fields, Opened June 5, 1913
ProductionsProduction Dates
First American Dictator
Play, Original
Mar 14, 1939 - Mar 1939
To the Dance
Musical, Original, Ballet
Jan 30, 1939 - Jan 1939
With Red Fires
Musical, Original, Ballet
Jan 30, 1939 - Jan 1939
The Race of Life
Musical, Original, Ballet
Jan 30, 1939 - Feb 1939
Reunion
Play, Original, Drama
Apr 11, 1938 - Apr 11, 1938
Pasquale Never Knew
Play, Original, Comedy
Mar 30, 1938 - Apr 1938
Straw Hat
Play, Original, Comedy, Satire
Written by Kurt Unkelbach
Dec 30, 1937 - Jan 1938
Fickle Women
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Murray Brown
Dec 15, 1937 - Dec 15, 1937
Marching Song
Play, Original, Drama
Feb 17, 1937 - Apr 1937
Don't Look Now
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by John Crump
Nov 02, 1936 - Nov 1936
The Wonder Bar
Play, Original, Drama
Music by Robert Katscher; Written by Aben Kandel, Irving Caesar; Lyrics by Irving Caesar
Mar 17, 1931 - May 29, 1931
The Booster
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Nat Reid
Oct 24, 1929 - Nov 1929
Spring Song
Play, Original
Written by Virginia Farmer
Dec 20, 1927 - Jan 1928
Her First Affaire
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Merrill Rogers
Aug 22, 1927 - Dec 1927
The Mystery Man
Play, Original, Melodrama
Jan 26, 1927 - Apr 1927
Gertie
Play, Original, Comedy, Drama
Written by Tadema Bussiere
Nov 15, 1926 - Jun 1927
Henry-Behave
Play, Original, Comedy, Farce
Written by Lawrence Langner
Aug 23, 1926 - Nov 1926
A Puppet-Play
Play, Original
Written by Eleanor Golden
May 07, 1926 - May 07, 1926
The Brass Doorknob
Play, Original
Written by Matthew Boulton
May 07, 1926 - May 07, 1926
El Cristo
Play, Original
Written by Margaret Larkin
May 07, 1926 - May 07, 1926
The Dove
Play, Original
Written by Djuna Barnes
May 06, 1926 - May 06, 1926
St. Simeon Stylites
Play, Original
May 06, 1926 - May 06, 1926
Half an Hour
Play, Revival
Written by James M. Barrie
May 06, 1926 - May 06, 1926
The Last Man In
Play, Original
Written by W. B. Maxwell
May 05, 1926 - May 05, 1926
Simon's Hour
Play, Original
May 05, 1926 - May 05, 1926
The Cajun
Play, Original
Written by Ada Jack Carver
May 05, 1926 - May 05, 1926
Roads and Rain
Play, Original
Written by Lorretto Carroll
May 05, 1926 - May 05, 1926
The Valiant
Play, Original
May 04, 1926 - May 04, 1926
May Night
Play, Original
May 04, 1926 - May 04, 1926
The Weasel
Play, Original
May 04, 1926 - May 04, 1926
Release
Play, Original
Written by Edward C. Smith
May 03, 1926 - May 03, 1926
His Children
Play, Original
Written by Rufus Learsi
May 03, 1926 - May 03, 1926
Brains
Play, Original
Written by Martin Flavin
May 03, 1926 - May 03, 1926
The Bells
Play, Revival
Written by Leopold Lewis
Apr 13, 1926 - Apr 1926
Schemers
Play, Original, Comedy
Sep 15, 1924 - Sep 1924
Three Pills in a Bottle
Play, Original, One Act
May 11, 1923 - May 11, 1923
The Mistletoe Bough
Play, Original, One Act
May 11, 1923 - May 11, 1923
Another Way Out
Play, Revival, One Act
Written by Lawrence Langner
May 11, 1923 - May 11, 1923
The Monkey's Paw
Play, Revival, One Act
Written by W. W. Jacobs
May 11, 1923 - May 11, 1923
The Little Stone House
Play, Original, One Act
Written by George Calderon
May 10, 1923 - May 10, 1923
The Will O' the Wisp
Play, Original, One Act
Written by Doris F. Halman
May 10, 1923 - May 10, 1923
Torches
Play, Original, One Act
Written by Kenneth Raisbeck
May 10, 1923 - May 10, 1923
The Pot Boiler
Play, Original, One Act
May 10, 1923 - May 10, 1923
The Crowsnest
Play, Original, One Act
May 09, 1923 - May 09, 1923
Punk, or The Amateur Rehearsal
Play, Original, One Act
May 09, 1923 - May 09, 1923
The Clock
Play, Original, One Act
Written by Robert Courtney
May 09, 1923 - May 09, 1923
The Man Who Married a Dumb Wife
Play, Revival, One Act
Written by Anatole France
May 09, 1923 - May 09, 1923
Under Conviction
Play, Original, One Act
Written by Milnor Dorey
May 08, 1923 - May 08, 1923
A Thousand Generations and One
Play, Original, One Act
May 08, 1923 - May 08, 1923
None Are So Blind
Play, Original, One Act
Written by Mark Hellinger
May 08, 1923 - May 08, 1923
Thursday Evening
Play, Original, One Act
May 08, 1923 - May 08, 1923
The Rut
Play, Original, One Act
May 07, 1923 - May 07, 1923
The Revolt of the Mummies
Play, Original, One Act
Written by Theodore Pratt
May 07, 1923 - May 07, 1923
Boccaccio's Untold Tale
Play, Original, One Act
Written by Harry Kemp
May 07, 1923 - May 07, 1923
The Trysting Place
Play, Original, One Act
Written by Booth Tarkington
May 07, 1923 - May 07, 1923
Liza
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Maceo Pinkard; Book by Irvin C. Miller; Lyrics by Maceo Pinkard
Mar 12, 1923 - Apr 21, 1923
Our Nell
Musical, Original, Melodrama
Dec 04, 1922 - Jan 06, 1923
Virtue(?)
Play, Original, Drama
Written by William Everett
Nov 16, 1922 - Nov 1922
Don't Tell
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Graham Moffat
Sep 27, 1920 - Oct 1920
Lassie
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Hugo Felix
Apr 06, 1920 - Aug 1920
My Golden Girl
Musical, Original, Comedy
Feb 02, 1920 - Apr 1920
The Greenwich Village Follies [1919]
Musical, Original, Revue
Sep 09, 1919 - Jan 31, 1920
Toot Sweet
Musical, Original, Revue
May 12, 1919 - Jun 14, 1919
Come Along
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by John L. Nelson; Book by Bide Dudley; Lyrics by John L. Nelson
Apr 08, 1919 - May 1919
The Kiss Burglar
Musical, Revival, Romance
Music by Raymond Hubbell; Book by Glen MacDonough; Lyrics by Glen MacDonough
Mar 31, 1919 - Apr 05, 1919
Ladies First
Musical, Original, Play
Music by A. Baldwin Sloane; Book by Harry B. Smith; Lyrics by Harry B. Smith
Dec 30, 1918 - Mar 15, 1919
Lew Fields' 44th Street Roof Garden
Good-Bye, Bill
Musical, Original
Apr 22, 1918 - May 05, 1918
A Pair of Petticoats
Play, Original
Written by Cyril Harcourt
Mar 18, 1918 - Closing date unknown
Follow the Girl
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Zoel Parenteau; Book by Henry Blossom; Lyrics by Henry Blossom
Mar 02, 1918 - Mar 1918
Over the Top
Musical, Original, Revue
Nov 28, 1917 - Feb 02, 1918
All Aboard
Musical, Original, Comedy
Jun 05, 1913 - Sep 06, 1913