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Embassy Five Theatre


1547 Broadway at W. 46th St., New York, NY
Seats (approximate): 790

Herts & Tallant, architects. Owned by Klaw and Erlanger, the Gaiety was known as a house of hits until movies took over in 1926. A brief return to legit entertainment in 1931 and 1932 proved unsuccessful. Burlesque followed, until Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia put a stop to that in 1942. Vaudeville did not last long either and, by 1943, the Gaiety had been renamed the Victoria and transformed into a movie house. In 1982, it was one of the theatres torn down to accomodate the new Marriott hotel.

Built: 1908    Closed: 1943    Demolished: 1982   

Theatre Names Named
Embassy Five Theatre 1978     Showed movies
Victoria Theatre 1943     Showed movies
Gaiety Theatre 1908     Opened August 30 1908
ProductionsProduction Dates
 
Gaiety Theatre
Collision
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by John Anderson
Feb 16, 1932 - Feb 1932
Peter Flies High
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Myron C. Fagan
Nov 09, 1931 - Nov 1931
Tommy
Play, Original, Comedy
Jan 10, 1927 - Aug 1927
On Approval
Play, Original, Comedy
Oct 18, 1926 - Jan 1927
Sandalwood
Play, Original, Drama
Sep 22, 1926 - Oct 1926
Service For Two
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Martin Flavin
Aug 30, 1926 - Sep 1926
Love in a Mist
Play, Original, Comedy
Apr 12, 1926 - Jul 1926
By the Way
Musical, Original, Revue
Music by Vivian Ellis; Book by Harold Simpson, Ronald Jeans; Lyrics by Graham John
Dec 28, 1925 - May 1926
These Charming People
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Michael Arlen
Oct 06, 1925 - Jan 1926
The Family Upstairs
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Harry Delf
Aug 17, 1925 - Oct 1925
Tell Me More
Musical, Original, Comedy
Apr 13, 1925 - Jul 11, 1925
The Youngest
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Philip Barry
Dec 22, 1924 - Mar 23, 1925
Close Harmony
Play, Original, Comedy
Dec 01, 1924 - Dec 1924
Rain
Play, Revival, Drama
Sep 01, 1924 - Closing date unknown
Her Way Out
Play, Original, Drama
Jun 23, 1924 - Jul 1924
Garden of Weeds
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Leon Gordon
Apr 28, 1924 - May 1924
Mme. Simone
Special, Original
Mar 21, 1924 - Closing date unknown
We Moderns
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Israel Zangwill
Mar 11, 1924 - Mar 1924
Aren't We All?
Play, Original, Romantic Comedy
May 21, 1923 - Jun 1923
If Winter Comes
Play, Original
Apr 02, 1923 - May 1923
Loyalties
Play, Original, Drama
Written by John Galsworthy
Sep 27, 1922 - Apr 1923
The Drums of Jeopardy
Play, Original, Melodrama, Mystery
May 29, 1922 - Jun 1922
Madeleine and the Movies
Play, Original, Farce
Written by George M. Cohan
Mar 06, 1922 - May 1922
Elsie Janis and Her Gang [1922]
Musical, Original, Revue
Music by Elsie Janis; Book by Elsie Janis; Lyrics by Elsie Janis
Jan 16, 1922 - Mar 04, 1922
Alias Jimmy Valentine
Play, Revival, Melodrama
Written by Paul Armstrong
Dec 08, 1921 - Jan 1922
Golden Days
Musical, Original, Comedy
Nov 01, 1921 - Dec 1921
The Wren
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Booth Tarkington
Oct 10, 1921 - Oct 1921
The Wheel
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Winchell Smith
Aug 29, 1921 - Sep 1921
Lightnin'
Play, Original, Comedy
Aug 26, 1918 - Aug 27, 1921
The Rainbow Girl
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Louis A. Hirsch; Book by Rennold Wolf; Lyrics by Rennold Wolf
Jun 17, 1918 - Aug 17, 1918
Sick-a-Bed
Play, Original
Feb 25, 1918 - May 1918
General Post
Play, Original
Dec 24, 1917 - Feb 1918
The Country Cousin
Play, Original
Sep 03, 1917 - Dec 1917
Turn to the Right!
Play, Original
Aug 18, 1916 - Sep 1917
Erstwhile Susan
Play, Original
Written by Marian De Forest
Jan 18, 1916 - Jun 1916
Sadie Love
Play, Original
Written by Avery Hopwood
Nov 29, 1915 - Closing date unknown
Young America
Play, Original
Sep 13, 1915 - Closing date unknown
Just Outside the Door
Play, Original
Aug 30, 1915 - Sep 1915
Search Me
Play, Original
Written by Augustin MacHugh
Aug 11, 1915 - Aug 1915
She's in Again
Play, Original
Written by Thomas J. Gray
May 17, 1915 - Jun 1915
Daddy Long Legs
Play, Original
Written by Jean Webster
Sep 28, 1914 - May 1915
Cordelia Blossom
Play, Original
Aug 26, 1914 - Sep 1914
Along Came Ruth
Play, Original
Written by Holman Day
Feb 23, 1914 - Apr 1914
Young Wisdom
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Rachel Crothers
Feb 02, 1914 - Mar 1914
The Strange Woman
Play, Original
Dec 22, 1913 - Closing date unknown
Nearly Married
Play, Original
Written by Edgar Selwyn
Sep 05, 1913 - Dec 1913
Stop Thief
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Carlyle Moore
Dec 25, 1912 - May 1913
Our Wives
Play, Original, Comedy
Nov 25, 1912 - Dec 1912
C.O.D.
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Frederic Chapin
Nov 11, 1912 - Nov 1912
Officer 666
Play, Original
Written by Augustin MacHugh
Jan 29, 1912 - Jul 1912
The First Lady in the Land
Play, Original
Dec 04, 1911 - Jan 1912
Uncle Sam
Play, Original, Comedy
Nov 13, 1911 - Dec 1911
The Only Son
Play, Original
Written by Winchell Smith
Oct 16, 1911 - Nov 1911
Excuse Me
Play, Original
Written by Rupert Hughes
Feb 13, 1911 - Jul 1911
Raffles, the Amateur Cracksman
Play, Revival
Nov 01, 1910 - Nov 1910
Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford
Play, Original
Music by George M. Cohan; Written by George M. Cohan
Sep 19, 1910 - Closing date unknown
The Fortune Hunter
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Winchell Smith
Sep 04, 1909 - Jul 1910
The House Next Door
Play, Original
Apr 12, 1909 - Jun 1909
The Traveling Salesman
Play, Original
Written by James Forbes
Sep 07, 1908 - Apr 1909