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CBS Radio Playhouse No. 2


251 W. 45th St., New York, NY
Seats (approximate): 805

Eugene DeRosa, architect. Named for its owner, producer Marc Klaw. In 1929, it became the Avon. In 1934, it was leased (and later sold) to CBS. When CBS sold it in 1953, the new owners demolished the theatre and replaced it with a parking structure.

Built: 1921    Closed: 1934    Demolished: 1954   

Theatre Names Named
CBS Radio Playhouse No. 2 1934     
Avon Theatre 1929     
Klaw Theatre 1921     
ProductionsProduction Dates
 
Avon Theatre
Tight Britches
Play, Original, Drama
Sep 11, 1934 - Oct 1934
The Pursuit of Happiness
Play, Original, Comedy
Oct 09, 1933 - May 1934
A Good Woman, Poor Thing
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Dillard Long
Jan 09, 1933 - Jan 1933
Incubator
Play, Original
Nov 01, 1932 - Nov 1932
Nona
Play, Original, Farce,Romance
Written by Gladys Unger
Oct 04, 1932 - Oct 1932
Foreign Affairs
Play, Original, Romantic Comedy
Apr 13, 1932 - May 1932
Hay Fever
Play, Revival, Comedy
Written by Noël Coward
Dec 29, 1931 - Mar 1932
The Wives of Henry VIII
Play, Original, Solo
Nov 15, 1931 - Jan 1932
Divorce Me, Dear
Play, Original, Comedy
Oct 06, 1931 - Oct 1931
Three Times the Hour
Play, Original, Melodrama
Written by Valentine Davies
Aug 25, 1931 - Sep 1931
The Rap
Play, Original, Drama
Written by John P. Leister
Apr 06, 1931 - May 1931
The Great Barrington
Play, Original, Comedy
Feb 19, 1931 - Mar 1931
Midnight
Play, Original, Drama
Jan 26, 1931 - Feb 07, 1931
Strictly Dishonorable
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Preston Sturges
Sep 18, 1929 - Jan 1931
 
Klaw Theatre
Mrs. Bumpstead-Leigh
Play, Revival, Farce, Comedy
Apr 01, 1929 - Jun 1929
Gypsy
Play, Original
Written by Maxwell Anderson
Jan 14, 1929 - Mar 1929
Back Here
Play, Original
Written by Olga Printzlau
Nov 26, 1928 - Dec 1928
Hotbed
Play, Original, Comedy, Drama
Written by Paul Osborn
Nov 08, 1928 - Nov 1928
The Command Performance
Play, Original, Comedy
Oct 03, 1928 - Oct 1928
Caravan
Play, Original, Melodrama
Aug 29, 1928 - Sep 1928
The High Hatters
Play, Original, Comedy, Farce
Written by Louis Sobol
May 10, 1928 - May 1928
The Breaks
Play, Original, Comedy
Apr 16, 1928 - Apr 1928
Sisters
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by John Willard
Dec 24, 1927 - Dec 1927
Storm Center
Play, Original, Comedy, Farce
Nov 30, 1927 - Dec 1927
John
Play, Original
Written by Philip Barry
Nov 02, 1927 - Nov 1927
Creoles
Play, Original, Comedy, Drama
Sep 22, 1927 - Oct 16, 1927
Merry-Go-Round
Musical, Original, Comedy, Revue
May 31, 1927 - Sep 1927
Spellbound
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Walter Elwood
Feb 15, 1927 - Feb 18, 1927
Sinner
Play, Original, Comedy
Feb 07, 1927 - May 1927
New York Exchange
Play, Original
Written by Peter Glenny
Dec 30, 1926 - Mar 1927
This Was a Man
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Noël Coward
Nov 23, 1926 - Dec 1926
Autumn Fire
Play, Original, Comedy, Drama
Written by T. C. Murray
Oct 26, 1926 - Dec 1926
Treat 'em Rough
Play, Original, Comedy
Oct 04, 1926 - Oct 1926
Scotch Mist
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Patrick Hastings
Sep 20, 1926 - Oct 1926
You Can't Win
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Ralph Cullinan
Feb 16, 1926 - Feb 19, 1926
The Jay Walker
Play, Original, Comedy, Drama
Written by Olga Printzlau
Feb 08, 1926 - Feb 1926
Androcles and the Lion
Play, Revival, Comedy
Nov 23, 1925 - Jan 1926
The Man of Destiny
Play, Revival
Nov 23, 1925 - Jan 1926
Simon Called Peter
Play, Original, Drama
Nov 10, 1924 - Jan 1925
The Rising Son
Play, Original, Comedy
Oct 27, 1924 - Nov 1924
The Green Beetle
Play, Original, Drama
Written by John Willard
Sep 02, 1924 - Oct 1924
The Main Line
Play, Original, Comedy
Mar 25, 1924 - Apr 1924
Hell-bent Fer Heaven
Play, Original, Melodrama
Written by Hatcher Hughes
Jan 04, 1924 - Apr 1924
Meet the Wife
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Lynn Starling
Nov 26, 1923 - Jun 1924
Nobody's Business
Play, Original, Comedy
Oct 22, 1923 - Nov 1923
The Breaking Point
Play, Original, Drama
Aug 16, 1923 - Oct 1923
The Last Warning
Play, Original, Melodrama, Mystery
Written by Thomas F. Fallon
Oct 24, 1922 - May 1923
Hunky Dory
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Macdonald Watson
Sep 04, 1922 - Oct 1922
Salome
Play, Revival, Drama
Written by Oscar Wilde
May 22, 1922 - May 1922
The Shadow
Play, Revival, Drama
Written by Eden Phillpotts
Apr 24, 1922 - May 1922
Your Woman and Mine
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Cleves Kinkead
Feb 27, 1922 - Apr 1922
Lilies of the Field
Play, Original, Drama
Oct 04, 1921 - Feb 1922
Nice People
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Rachel Crothers
Mar 02, 1921 - Jun 1921