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Circle Theatre


1825 Broadway at 60th St., New York, NY

Charles Cavenaugh (1901) and Thomas W. Lamb (1906), architects. Owners Charles Evans and W.D. Mann intended (in 1900) for it to be a vaudeville house but disputes with the nearby Church of the Paulist Fathers forced a policy of high-class orchestral fare, which proved unpopular. Remodeled in 1906, it re-opened as a legit venue. In 1935, a bomb (a result of theatre labor disputes) damaged the box office and lobby. In 1939, the interior was transformed into the Columbus Circle Roller Rink. Razed in 1954.

Built: 1901    Closed: 1935    Demolished: 1954   

Theatre Names Named
Circle Theatre 1901     
ProductionsProduction Dates
The Chocolate Soldier
Musical, Revival, Operetta
Oct 03, 1910 - Oct 08, 1910
In Hayti
Musical, Original
Music by Jean Schwartz; Book by John J. McNally; Lyrics by William Jerome
Aug 30, 1909 - Oct 16, 1909
The Queen of the Moulin Rouge
Musical, Original, Comedy, Drama
Music by John T. Hall; Book by Paul M. Potter; Lyrics by Vincent Bryan
Dec 07, 1908 - Apr 24, 1909
The Man Who Stood Still
Play, Original
Oct 15, 1908 - Dec 1908
School Days
Musical, Original, Play
Sep 14, 1908 - Oct 10, 1908
The-Merry-Go-Round
Musical, Original, Comedy
Featuring "He's A-my Brud" by Fred Fisher; Featuring "Stupid Mr. Cupid" by Theodore M. Morse; Music by Gus Edwards; Book by Edgar Smith; Featuring "He's A-my Brud" by Jesse Lasky; Featuring "Stupid Mr. Cupid" by Edward Madden; Lyrics by Paul West
Apr 25, 1908 - Jul 18, 1908
Lonesome Town
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by J. A. Raynes; Book by Judson D. Brusie; Lyrics by Judson D. Brusie
Jan 20, 1908 - Apr 04, 1908
His Honor the Mayor
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Nov 25, 1907 - Dec 07, 1907
Two Islands
Musical, Original, Comedy
Oct 14, 1907 - Nov 09, 1907
From Across the Pond
Musical, Original, Comedy
Sep 07, 1907 - Sep 12, 1907