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Academy Theatre


223 W. 42nd St., New York, NY
Seats (approximate): 1200

Built in 1910 as the Bryant, 42nd Street's first motion picture and vaudeville house. In 1920, the Selwyn brothers rebuilt it (Eugene De Rosa, architect) as a legit house, the Apollo. From November 1934 to 1937, burlesque was produced, until the Brandt chain took over. By 1938, it was a popular art and foreign movie house. 1979 to 1983 marked a brief return to legit theatre. Later, it held rock concerts. Architectural elements from the building were incorporated into the Ford Center in 1998.

Built: 1910    Demolished: 1996   

Theatre Names Named
Academy Theatre 1983     
New Apollo Theatre 1979     Reopened February 28, 1979
Apollo Theatre 1920     Opened November 18, 1920
Bryant Theatre 1910     
ProductionsProduction Dates
 
New Apollo Theatre
The Guys in the Truck
Play, Original, Comedy
Jun 19, 1983 - Jun 19, 1983
Fifth of July
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Lanford Wilson
Nov 05, 1980 - Jan 24, 1982
Bent
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Martin Sherman
Dec 02, 1979 - Jun 28, 1980
On Golden Pond
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Ernest Thompson
Feb 28, 1979 - Jun 16, 1979
 
Apollo Theatre
Blackbirds of 1933
Musical, Original, Revue
Dec 02, 1933 - Dec 1933
Take a Chance
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Nacio Herb Brown, Richard A. Whiting; Additional Dialogue by Sid Silvers; Book by B.G. DeSylva, Laurence Schwab; Lyrics by B.G. DeSylva
Nov 26, 1932 - Jul 01, 1933
George White's Scandals [1931]
Musical, Original, Revue
Sep 14, 1931 - Mar 05, 1932
The House Beautiful
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Channing Pollock
Mar 12, 1931 - Jun 1931
Flying High
Musical, Original, Comedy
Mar 03, 1930 - Jan 03, 1931
George White's Scandals [1929]
Musical, Original, Revue
Sep 23, 1929 - Feb 08, 1930
Harlem
Play, Original, Drama
Feb 20, 1929 - May 1929
George White's Scandals [1928]
Musical, Original, Revue
Jul 02, 1928 - Jan 19, 1929
Manhattan Mary
Musical, Original, Comedy
Sep 26, 1927 - May 12, 1928
George White's Scandals [1926]
Musical, Original, Revue
Jun 14, 1926 - Jun 18, 1927
George White's Scandals [1925]
Musical, Original, Revue
Jun 22, 1925 - Nov 14, 1925
The Fourflusher
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Caesar Dunn
Apr 13, 1925 - Jun 01, 1925
The Valley of Content
Play, Original
Written by Blanche Upright
Jan 13, 1925 - Feb 1925
The Sap
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by William A. Grew
Dec 15, 1924 - Jan 1925
George White's Scandals [1924]
Musical, Original, Revue
Jun 30, 1924 - Dec 13, 1924
Poppy
Musical, Original, Comedy
Sep 03, 1923 - Jun 28, 1924
Go-Go
Musical, Original, Comedy
Jun 25, 1923 - Jul 14, 1923
How Come?
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Ben Harris; Book by Eddie Hunter; Lyrics by Ben Harris
Apr 16, 1923 - May 19, 1923
Johannes Kreisler
Play, Original, Fantasy, Melodrama
Music by E. H. Von Reznich; Written by Louis N. Parker
Dec 20, 1922 - Feb 1923
Daffy Dill
Musical, Original, Comedy
Aug 22, 1922 - Oct 21, 1922
Lady Bug
Play, Original, Farce
Apr 17, 1922 - Apr 1922
Nature's Nobleman
Play, Original, Farce
Nov 14, 1921 - Jan 1922
Love Dreams
Musical, Original, Melodrama, Operetta
Music by Werner Janssen; Book by Anne Nichols; Lyrics by Oliver Morosco
Oct 17, 1921 - Nov 12, 1921
Love Birds
Musical, Original, Comedy
Mar 15, 1921 - Jun 11, 1921
Macbeth
Play, Revival, Tragedy
Feb 17, 1921 - Mar 1921
Jimmie
Musical, Original, Comedy
Nov 17, 1920 - Jan 15, 1921