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48th Street Theatre


157 W. 48th St., New York, NY
Seats (approximate): 970

William A. Swasey, architect. Built by producer William A. Brady. In the 1920s, Actors' Equity leased the space for its Equity Players. Renamed the Windsor in 1937 and leased to Labor Stage (the culture wing of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union). Reverted back to its original name in 1943 to avoid confusion with a similarly named theatre in the Bronx. On August 24, 1955, a water tower collapsed and destroyed the theatre. The owners opted to sell the land rather than repair the damage.

Built: 1912    Demolished: 1955   

Theatre Names Named
48th Street Theatre 1943     
Windsor Theatre 1937     
48th Street Theatre 1912     
ProductionsProduction Dates
Jotham Valley
Musical, Original, Play
Feb 06, 1951 - Feb 19, 1951
Uday Shankar and His Hindu Ballet
Special, Original, Ballet
Dec 1949 - Jan 1949
Windsor Theatre
Boy Meets Girl
Play, Revival, Comedy
Jun 22, 1943 - Jul 03, 1943
The Milky Way
Play, Revival
Jun 09, 1943 - Jun 20, 1943
The Family
Play, Original
Written by Victor Wolfson
Mar 30, 1943 - Apr 03, 1943
Counterattack
Play, Original, Drama
Feb 04, 1943 - Mar 20, 1943
The Willow and I
Play, Original
Written by John Patrick
Dec 10, 1942 - Jan 02, 1943
What Big Ears!
Play, Original
Apr 20, 1942 - Apr 25, 1942
Under This Roof
Play, Original
Feb 22, 1942 - Mar 07, 1942
Lily of the Valley
Play, Original
Written by Ben Hecht
Jan 26, 1942 - Jan 31, 1942
Good Neighbor
Play, Original
Written by Jack Levin
Oct 21, 1941 - Oct 21, 1941
Out of the Frying Pan
Play, Original
Written by Francis Swann
Feb 11, 1941 - May 10, 1941
First Stop to Heaven
Play, Original
Written by Norman Rosten
Jan 05, 1941 - Jan 11, 1941
The Old Foolishness
Play, Original
Dec 20, 1940 - Dec 21, 1940
Blind Alley
Play, Revival, Drama
Written by James Warwick
Oct 15, 1940 - Dec 07, 1940
Awake and Sing!
Play, Revival, Drama
Written by Clifford Odets
Mar 07, 1939 - Apr 1939
Pins and Needles
Musical, Original, Revue
Jan 01, 1939 - Jun 22, 1940
Run Sheep Run
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Raymond Knight
Nov 03, 1938 - Nov 1938
The Good
Play, Original
Written by Chester Erskin
Oct 05, 1938 - Oct 1938
The Two Bouquets
Musical, Original, Operetta
May 31, 1938 - Jul 16, 1938
There's Always a Breeze
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Edward Caulfield
Mar 02, 1938 - Mar 1938
The Cradle Will Rock
Musical, Original, Drama
Jan 03, 1938 - Apr 1938
Something for Nothing
Play, Original, Comedy
Dec 09, 1937 - Dec 1937
Work Is for Horses
Play, Original, Comedy
Nov 20, 1937 - Nov 1937
48th Street Theatre
Tea and Sympathy
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Robert Anderson
Apr 11, 1955 - Jun 18, 1955
Wedding Breakfast
Play, Original, Romance
Written by Theodore Reeves
Nov 20, 1954 - Feb 26, 1955
DeCordoba and His Ballet
Special, Original
Oct 10, 1954 - Oct 23, 1954
Hayride
Musical, Original
Sep 13, 1954 - Oct 02, 1954
The Girl on the Via Flaminia
Play, Original
Music by Arnold Black; Written by Alfred Hayes
Apr 01, 1954 - May 29, 1954
His and Hers
Play, Original, Comedy
Jan 07, 1954 - Mar 13, 1954
Escapade
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Roger MacDougall
Nov 18, 1953 - Nov 28, 1953
At Home With Ethel Waters
Special, Original, Revue
Sep 22, 1953 - Oct 10, 1953
Men of Distinction
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Richard Condon
Apr 30, 1953 - May 02, 1953
On Borrowed Time
Play, Revival, Comedy
Written by Paul Osborn
Feb 10, 1953 - Apr 18, 1953
Be Your Age
Play, Original, Comedy
Jan 14, 1953 - Jan 17, 1953
Mrs. McThing
Play, Original, Comedy, Fantasy
Written by Mary Chase
Nov 03, 1952 - Jan 10, 1953
Stalag 17
Play, Original, Comedy, Melodrama
May 08, 1951 - Jun 21, 1952
The High Ground
Play, Original
Feb 20, 1951 - Mar 10, 1951
Four Twelves Are 48
Play, Original, Comedy
Jan 17, 1951 - Jan 18, 1951
Black Chiffon
Play, Original
Written by Lesley Storm
Sep 27, 1950 - Jan 13, 1951
Tobacco Road
Play, Revival, Drama
Written by Jack Kirkland
Mar 06, 1950 - Mar 18, 1950
Mr. Barry's Etchings
Play, Original, Comedy
Jan 31, 1950 - Feb 25, 1950
Love Me Long
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Doris Frankel
Nov 07, 1949 - Nov 19, 1949
The Traitor
Play, Original, Melodrama
Written by Herman Wouk
Mar 31, 1949 - May 28, 1949
Forward the Heart
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Bernard Reives
Jan 28, 1949 - Feb 12, 1949
Harvey
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Mary Chase
Nov 01, 1944 - Jan 15, 1949
Pick-up Girl
Play, Original
Written by Elsa Shelley
May 03, 1944 - Oct 21, 1944
But Not Goodbye
Play, Original
Written by George Seaton
Apr 11, 1944 - Apr 29, 1944
Mrs. Kimball Presents
Play, Original
Written by Alonzo Price
Feb 29, 1944 - Mar 04, 1944
Take It as It Comes
Play, Original
Written by E. B. Morris
Feb 10, 1944 - Feb 23, 1944
Outrageous Fortune
Play, Original
Written by Rose Franken
Nov 03, 1943 - Jan 08, 1944
The Snark Was a Boojum
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Owen Davis
Sep 01, 1943 - Sep 04, 1943
Damaged Goods
Play, Revival, Drama
Written by Eugene Brieux
May 17, 1937 - May 1937
Hitch Your Wagon
Play, Original, Comedy
Apr 08, 1937 - May 1937
Cross-town
Play, Original, Comedy
Mar 17, 1937 - Apr 1937
Thirsty Soil
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Raymond Bond
Feb 03, 1937 - Closing date unknown
Around the Corner
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Martin Flavin
Dec 28, 1936 - Jan 1937
200 Were Chosen
Play, Original, Drama
Nov 20, 1936 - Dec 1936
Bright Honor
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Henry R. Misrock
Sep 27, 1936 - Oct 1936
Parnell
Play, Revival, Drama
Written by Elsie Schauffler
May 04, 1936 - Jun 1936
Mainly for Lovers
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Philip Johnson
Feb 21, 1936 - Feb 1936
The Illustrators' Show
Musical, Original, Revue
Jan 22, 1936 - Jan 25, 1936
Stick-in-the-Mud
Play, Original, Comedy
Nov 26, 1935 - Dec 1935
A Slight Case of Murder
Play, Original, Comedy
Sep 11, 1935 - Nov 1935
Fly Away Home
Play, Original, Comedy
Jan 15, 1935 - Jul 1935
Small Miracle
Play, Original, Melodrama
Written by Norman Krasna
Nov 11, 1934 - Jan 1935
Alley Cat
Play, Original, Comedy
Sep 17, 1934 - Sep 1934
Tobacco Road
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Jack Kirkland
Jul 1934 - Sep 1934
The Loves of Charles II
Play, Original, Solo, Sketches
Dec 27, 1933 - Jan 1934
Louisiana
Play, Original
Feb 27, 1933 - Mar 1933
Singapore
Play, Original, Melodrama
Written by Robert Keith
Nov 14, 1932 - Dec 1932
The Passionate Pilgrim
Play, Original
Oct 19, 1932 - Oct 1932
The Stork is Dead
Play, Original, Comedy,Farce
Written by Hans Kottow
Sep 23, 1932 - Oct 1932
On the Make
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Roger Gray
May 23, 1932 - Jun 1932
Broadway Boy
Play, Original
May 03, 1932 - May 1932
Take My Tip
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Nat N. Dorfman
Apr 11, 1932 - Apr 1932
Night Over Taos
Play, Original
Written by Maxwell Anderson
Mar 09, 1932 - Mar 1932
When the Bough Breaks
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Jerome Sackheim
Feb 16, 1932 - Mar 1932
Pillars of Society
Play, Revival, Drama
Written by Henrik Ibsen
Oct 14, 1931 - Oct 1931
The Streets of New York, or Poverty is No Crime
Play, Revival, Melodrama
Written by Dion Boucicault
Oct 06, 1931 - Dec 1931
Did I Say No?
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Elizabeth Miele
Sep 22, 1931 - Oct 1931
Unexpected Husband
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Barry Conners
Jun 02, 1931 - Sep 1931
The Bellamy Trial
Play, Original, Drama
Apr 22, 1931 - May 1931
Privilege Car
Play, Original, Melodrama
Mar 03, 1931 - Apr 1931
Pagan Lady
Play, Original, Drama
Written by William Du Bois
Oct 20, 1930 - Mar 1931
The Boundary Line
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Dana Burnet
Feb 05, 1930 - Mar 1930
Remote Control
Play, Original, Drama
Sep 10, 1929 - Nov 1929
Brothers
Play, Original
Dec 25, 1928 - Aug 1929
The Song Writer
Play, Original, Play with music
Aug 13, 1928 - Sep 29, 1928
The Waltz of the Dogs
Play, Original
Written by Leonid Andreyev
May 07, 1928 - May 1928
The Beggar's Opera
Musical, Revival, Drama, Operetta
Book by John Gay
Mar 28, 1928 - Apr 1928
Cock Robin
Play, Original, Comedy, Drama
Jan 12, 1928 - Apr 1928
Paradise
Play, Original
Dec 26, 1927 - Jan 1928
People Don't Do Such Things
Play, Original, Comedy
Nov 23, 1927 - Dec 1927
The Squall
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Jean Bart
Nov 11, 1926 - Dec 1927
The Jeweled Tree
Play, Original, Drama, Fantasy, Spectacle
Oct 07, 1926 - Nov 1926
One Man's Woman
Play, Original, Comedy, Drama
May 25, 1926 - Jun 1926
The Climax
Play, Revival, Drama
Written by Edward Locke
May 17, 1926 - May 1926
Puppy Love
Play, Original, Comedy
Jan 27, 1926 - May 1926
Down Stream
Play, Original, Comedy, Drama
Jan 11, 1926 - Jan 1926
Engaged
Musical, Original, Burlesque, Farce
Music and Lyrics found by Brian Hooker; Book by W. S. Gilbert
Jul 06, 1925 - Aug 01, 1925
Spooks
Play, Original, Farce, Mystery
Jun 01, 1925 - Jul 05, 1925
A Bit of Love
Play, Original, Drama
Written by John Galsworthy
May 12, 1925 - May 1925
The Servant in the House
Play, Revival, Drama
Apr 07, 1925 - Apr 1925
Pierrot the Prodigal
Special, Revival, Pantomime
Written by Michel Carre
Mar 06, 1925 - Mar 1925
The Wild Duck
Play, Revival, Drama
Written by Henrik Ibsen
Feb 24, 1925 - May 1925
The Habitual Husband
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Dana Burnet
Dec 24, 1924 - Jan 1925
Candida
Play, Revival, Comedy
Dec 12, 1924 - Apr 1925
Hedda Gabler
Play, Revival, Drama
Written by Henrik Ibsen
May 16, 1924 - May 1924
The Admiral
Play, Original
Apr 27, 1924 - Apr 1924
Expressing Willie
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Rachel Crothers
Apr 16, 1924 - Jun 1924
Macbeth
Play, Revival, Tragedy
Mar 15, 1924 - Apr 1924
The New Englander
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Abby Merchant
Feb 07, 1924 - Mar 1924
Neighbors
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Leon Cunningham
Dec 26, 1923 - Jan 1924
Queen Victoria
Play, Original, Drama
Nov 15, 1923 - Dec 1923
Zeno
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Joseph F. Rinn
Aug 25, 1923 - Nov 1923
Sweet Nell of Old Drury
Play, Revival, Farce, Melodrama
Written by Paul Kester
May 18, 1923 - Jun 1923
The Rivals
Play, Revival, Comedy
May 07, 1923 - May 1923
The Inspector General
Play, Original, Comedy
Apr 30, 1923 - May 1923
As You Like It
Play, Revival, Comedy
Apr 23, 1923 - Apr 1923
Anathema
Play, Original, Drama, Fantasy
Written by Leonid Andreyev
Apr 10, 1923 - Apr 1923
The Chastening
Play, Original
Mar 12, 1923 - Mar 1923
Roger Bloomer
Play, Original
Mar 01, 1923 - Apr 1923
Why Not?
Play, Original, Comedy
Dec 25, 1922 - Apr 1923
Hospitality
Play, Original, Comedy, Tragedy
Written by Leon Cunningham
Nov 13, 1922 - Dec 1922
Malvaloca
Play, Original
Written by Jacob S. Fassett
Oct 02, 1922 - Nov 1922
The Torch Bearers
Play, Original, Comedy, Satire
Written by George Kelly
Aug 29, 1922 - Dec 1922
Plantation Revue
Musical, Original, Revue
Jul 17, 1922 - Aug 12, 1922
The Nest
Play, Original, Drama
Jan 28, 1922 - Jun 1922
Macbeth
Play, Revival, Tragedy
Jan 16, 1922 - Closing date unknown
Julius Caesar
Play, Revival, Tragedy
Jan 16, 1922 - Closing date unknown
Romeo and Juliet
Play, Revival, Tragedy
Jan 16, 1922 - Closing date unknown
We Girls
Play, Original, Comedy
Nov 09, 1921 - Nov 1921
Sonya
Play, Original, Romance
Aug 15, 1921 - Nov 1921
The Broken Wing
Play, Original, Comedy, Drama
Nov 29, 1920 - Apr 1921
Immodest Violet
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by David Carb
Aug 30, 1920 - Sep 1920
Opportunity
Play, Original
Written by Owen Davis
Jul 30, 1920 - Nov 1920
The Storm
Play, Original, Melodrama
Oct 02, 1919 - Jun 1920
Those Who Walk in Darkness
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Owen Davis
Aug 14, 1919 - Sep 1919
I Love You
Play, Original
Written by William Le Baron
Jun 02, 1919 - Closing date unknown
Come-on Charlie
Play, Original
Written by George V. Hobart
Apr 08, 1919 - May 1919
Luck in Pawn
Play, Original
Written by Marvin Taylor
Mar 24, 1919 - Mar 1919
The Net
Play, Original
Feb 10, 1919 - Feb 1919
The Big Chance
Play, Original
Oct 28, 1918 - Feb 1919
The Woman on the Index
Play, Original
Aug 29, 1918 - Oct 1918
The Man Who Stayed at Home
Play, Original
Apr 03, 1918 - Jul 1918
The Love Mill
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Alfred Francis; Book by Earl Carroll; Lyrics by Earl Carroll
Feb 07, 1918 - Mar 23, 1918
Yes or No
Play, Original
Written by Arthur Goodrich
Dec 21, 1917 - Closing date unknown
Good Morning, Rosamond
Play, Original
Dec 10, 1917 - Dec 1917
The Gay Lord Quex
Play, Revival
Nov 12, 1917 - Dec 1917
The Land of the Free
Play, Original
Oct 02, 1917 - Oct 1917
Over the 'Phone
Play, Original
Sep 12, 1917 - Sep 1917
What Happened to Jones
Play, Revival, Farce
Aug 30, 1917 - Sep 1917
The Thirteenth Chair
Play, Original
Written by Bayard Veiller
Nov 20, 1916 - Closing date unknown
Object - Matrimony
Play, Original
Nov 13, 1916 - Nov 1916
Rich Man, Poor Man
Play, Original
Oct 05, 1916 - Nov 1916
Somebody's Luggage
Play, Original
Written by Mark E. Swan
Aug 28, 1916 - Oct 1916
Just a Woman
Play, Original
Written by Eugene Walter
Jan 17, 1916 - May 1916
The Eternal Magdalene
Play, Original
Nov 01, 1915 - Jan 1916
What Money Can't Buy
Play, Original
Oct 11, 1915 - Oct 1915
Husband and Wife
Play, Original
Written by Charles Kenyon
Sep 21, 1915 - Oct 1915
Iolanthe
Musical, Revival, Operetta
Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan; Libretto by W. S. Gilbert
Jun 10, 1915 - Jun 17, 1915
The Pirates of Penzance
Musical, Original, Comedy, Operetta
Jun 07, 1915 - Jun 18, 1915
The Sorcerer
Musical, Revival, Comedy, Operetta
Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan; Libretto by W. S. Gilbert
May 24, 1915 - Jun 05, 1915
The Mikado
Musical, Revival, Operetta
Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan; Written by W. S. Gilbert
May 10, 1915 - Jun 19, 1915
Trial by Jury
Musical, Revival, Operetta
Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan; Libretto by W. S. Gilbert
Apr 19, 1915 - Jun 19, 1915
H.M.S. Pinafore
Musical, Revival, Operetta
Apr 19, 1915 - Jun 19, 1915
The Yeomen of the Guard
Musical, Revival, Operetta
Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan; Written by W. S. Gilbert
Apr 19, 1915 - May 08, 1915
The Law of the Land
Play, Original
Sep 30, 1914 - Apr 1915
Lonesome Like
Play, Original
Written by Harold Brighouse
Apr 27, 1914 - Apr 27, 1914
The Last Toast
Play, Original
Apr 27, 1914 - Apr 27, 1914
Uncle Sam's Money
Play, Original
Written by I.K. Friedman
Apr 27, 1914 - Apr 27, 1914
The Worth of a Man
Play, Original
Apr 27, 1914 - Apr 27, 1914
Today
Play, Original, Drama
Oct 06, 1913 - Jun 1914
The Smoldering Flame
Play, Original
Written by William Legrand
Sep 23, 1913 - Sep 1913
Kiss Me Quick
Play, Original
Aug 26, 1913 - Sep 1913
Countess Julia
Play, Original
Apr 28, 1913 - May 02, 1913
What Happened to Mary
Play, Original
Written by Owen Davis
Apr 14, 1913 - Closing date unknown
The Lady from Oklahoma
Play, Original
Written by Elizabeth Jordon
Apr 02, 1913 - Apr 1913
The Spiritualist
Play, Original
Written by Francis Wilson
Mar 24, 1913 - Mar 1913
The Stronger
Play, Original
Mar 18, 1913 - Closing date unknown
Pariah
Play, Original
Mar 18, 1913 - Closing date unknown
Never Say Die
Play, Original, Comedy
Nov 12, 1912 - Mar 1913
The Point of View
Play, Original
Oct 25, 1912 - Oct 25, 1912
Little Miss Brown
Play, Original, Comedy
Aug 29, 1912 - Nov 1912
Just Like John
Play, Original
Aug 12, 1912 - Aug 1912