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Wallack's Theatre


Broadway at 30th St., New York, NY

Built by Lester Wallack, who managed it from the 1882 opening until 1887. After Wallack retired, there were many managers, including A. M. Palmer, who renamed it for himself. The original name was restored in 1895. In 1915, it was torn down and replaced by an office building.

Built: 1882    Demolished: 1915   

Theatre Names Named
Wallack's Theatre 1895     Named for J. Lester Wallack,
Palmer's Theatre 1888?     Named for A. M. Palmer,
Wallack's Theatre 1882     Named for J. Lester Wallack,
ProductionsProduction Dates
The Doctor's Dilemma
Play, Original
Mar 26, 1915 - Closing date unknown
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Play, Revival, Comedy
Feb 16, 1915 - Closing date unknown
The Man Who Married a Dumb Wife
Play, Original
Written by Anatole France
Jan 27, 1915 - Closing date unknown
Androcles and the Lion
Play, Original, Comedy
Jan 27, 1915 - Closing date unknown
Pygmalion
Play, Original, Comedy
Nov 23, 1914 - Dec 12, 1914
The Highway of Life
Play, Original
Written by Louis N. Parker
Oct 26, 1914 - Nov 1914
Vik
Play, Original
Written by Myra Wiren
Apr 29, 1914 - May 1914
Grumpy
Play, Original
Nov 19, 1913 - Apr 1914
Beauty and the Barge
Play, Revival
Nov 13, 1913 - Nov 1913
The Ghost of Jerry Bundler
Play, Original
Nov 13, 1913 - Nov 1913
The Second in Command
Play, Revival
Written by Robert Marshall
Nov 03, 1913 - Nov 1913
Ann Boyd
Play, Original
Written by Lucille La Verne
Mar 31, 1913 - Apr 1913
The Hundredth Man
Play, Original
Written by Hutcheson Boyd
Feb 08, 1913 - Closing date unknown
The Magnanimous Lover
Play, Original
Written by St. John Ervine
Feb 04, 1913 - Closing date unknown
Birthright
Play, Revival
Written by T. C. Murray
Feb 04, 1913 - Closing date unknown
The Jack Daw
Play, Revival
Feb 04, 1913 - Closing date unknown
Patriots
Play, Original
Written by Lennox Robinson
Feb 04, 1913 - Closing date unknown
Spreading the News
Play, Revival
Feb 04, 1913 - Closing date unknown
Kathleen ni Houlihan
Play, Revival
Feb 04, 1913 - Closing date unknown
Maurice Harte
Play, Original
Written by T. C. Murray
Feb 04, 1913 - Closing date unknown
The Rising of the Moon
Play, Revival
Feb 04, 1913 - Closing date unknown
The Gaol Gate
Play, Revival
Feb 04, 1913 - Closing date unknown
The Playboy of the Western World
Play, Revival, Comedy
Feb 04, 1913 - Closing date unknown
Damer's Gold
Play, Original
Feb 04, 1913 - Closing date unknown
The Showing-up of Blanco Posnet
Play, Revival
Feb 04, 1913 - Closing date unknown
The Countess Cathleen
Play, Revival
Feb 04, 1913 - Closing date unknown
Family Failing
Play, Original
Written by William Boyle
Feb 04, 1913 - Closing date unknown
Mixed Marriage
Play, Revival
Written by St. John Ervine
Feb 04, 1913 - Closing date unknown
The Workhouse Ward
Play, Revival
Feb 04, 1913 - Closing date unknown
Coats
Play, Original
Feb 04, 1913 - Closing date unknown
Riders to the Sea
Play, Revival
Feb 04, 1913 - Closing date unknown
Bella Donna
Play, Original
Dec 23, 1912 - Jan 1913
The Paper Chase
Play, Original
Written by Louis N. Parker
Nov 25, 1912 - Dec 1912
Our Wives
Play, Original, Comedy
Nov 04, 1912 - Closing date unknown
The New Sin
Play, Original
Oct 16, 1912 - Nov 1912
Disraeli
Play, Revival
Written by Louis N. Parker
Apr 25, 1912 - Apr 25, 1912
Hamlet
Play, Revival, Tragedy
Apr 23, 1912 - Apr 23, 1912
Disraeli
Play, Original
Written by Louis N. Parker
Sep 18, 1911 - May 1912
A Certain Party
Musical, Original, Farce
Music by Robert Hood Bowers; Book by Edgar Smith; Lyrics by Edgar Smith
Apr 24, 1911 - May 13, 1911
Pomander Walk
Play, Original
Written by Louis N. Parker
Dec 20, 1910 - Apr 1911
Getting a Polish
Play, Original
Nov 07, 1910 - Dec 17, 1910
Alias Jimmy Valentine
Play, Original
Written by Paul Armstrong
Jan 21, 1910 - Jun 1910
A Little Brother of the Rich
Play, Original
Dec 27, 1909 - Jan 1910
The Fourth Estate
Play, Original, Drama
Oct 06, 1909 - Dec 1909
The Dollar Mark
Play, Original, Drama
Aug 23, 1909 - Oct 1909
The Game of Love
Play, Original
Written by Federico Mariani
May 24, 1909 - Jun 1909
Sham
Play, Original
Mar 27, 1909 - May 1909
Votes for Women
Play, Original
Written by Elizabeth Robins
Mar 15, 1909 - Mar 1909
The New Lady Bantock
Play, Original
Written by Jerome K. Jerome
Feb 08, 1909 - Mar 1909
The Boys and Betty
Musical, Original, Play
Music by Silvio Hein; Book by George V. Hobart; Lyrics by George V. Hobart
Nov 02, 1908 - Feb 06, 1909
His Wife's Family
Play, Original
Written by George Egerton
Oct 06, 1908 - Oct 1908
The Regeneration
Play, Original, Melodrama
Sep 01, 1908 - Oct 1908
The Girl Question
Musical, Original, Comedy
Aug 03, 1908 - Aug 29, 1908
The Gay Musician
Musical, Original, Comedy, Opera
May 18, 1908 - Jun 06, 1908
A Knight for a Day
Musical, Original, Farce
Music by Raymond Hubbell; Book by Robert B. Smith; Lyrics by Robert B. Smith
Dec 16, 1907 - May 16, 1908
The Hoyden
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Robert Hood Bowers; Book by Cosmo Hamilton; Featuring "My Father's Wooden Leg" by Joseph Cawthorn; Lyrics by Robert Hood Bowers
Dec 02, 1907 - Dec 14, 1907
The Right of Way
Play, Original
Nov 04, 1907 - Dec 1907
The Silver Girl
Play, Original
Written by Edward Peple
Oct 14, 1907 - Nov 1907
The Hurdy-Gurdy Girl
Musical, Original, Comedy
Book by Richard Carle; Lyrics by Richard Carle
Sep 23, 1907 - Oct 12, 1907
The Ranger
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Augustus Thomas
Sep 02, 1907 - Sep 1907
The Time, the Place and the Girl
Musical, Original, Comedy
Jingles and tunes by Joseph E. Howard
Aug 05, 1907 - Aug 31, 1907
His Honor the Mayor
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Jun 03, 1907 - Jun 15, 1907
Divorcons
Play, Revival, Comedy
Apr 15, 1907 - Jun 1907
A Marriage of Reason
Play, Original
Apr 01, 1907 - Apr 1907
The Rich Mr. Hoggenheimer
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Ludwig Englander; Book by Harry B. Smith; Lyrics by Harry B. Smith
Oct 22, 1906 - Mar 30, 1907
Popularity
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by George M. Cohan
Oct 01, 1906 - Oct 1906
His Honor the Mayor
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Sep 17, 1906 - Sep 29, 1906
The Judge and the Jury
Play, Original, Drama
Sep 01, 1906 - Sep 1906
His Honor the Mayor
Musical, Original, Comedy
Jul 30, 1906 - Aug 25, 1906
The Embarrassment of Riches
Play, Original, Comedy
May 14, 1906 - May 1906
The District Leader
Musical, Original, Comedy, Drama
Apr 30, 1906 - May 05, 1906
The Squaw Man
Play, Original, Drama
Oct 23, 1905 - Apr 01, 1906
Rip Van Winkle
Play, Revival
Written by Dion Boucicault
Sep 09, 1905 - Sep 1905
Easy Dawson
Play, Original, Comedy, Play with music
Written by Edward E. Kidder
Aug 22, 1905 - Oct 07, 1905
The School for Husbands
Play, Original, Comedy
Apr 03, 1905 - May 1905
Mademoiselle Marni
Play, Original, Comedy, Drama
Written by Henri Dumay
Mar 06, 1905 - Apr 1905
The Yankee Consul
Musical, Original, Opera
Music by Alfred G. Robyn; Book by Henry Blossom; Lyrics by Henry Blossom
Jan 24, 1905 - Mar 04, 1905
The Sho-Gun
Musical, Original, Comedy, Opera
Music by Gustav Luders; Libretto by George Ade
Oct 10, 1904 - Jan 21, 1905
The County Chairman
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by George Ade
Sep 01, 1904 - Oct 1904
Love's Pilgrimage
Play, Original
Written by Horace B. Fry
Apr 14, 1904 - Apr 14, 1904
The County Chairman
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by George Ade
Nov 24, 1903 - Jun 04, 1904
Peggy from Paris
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by William Lorraine; Book by George Ade; Lyrics by George Ade
Sep 10, 1903 - Nov 21, 1903
Hamlet
Play, Revival, Tragedy
Apr 28, 1903 - Apr 1903
The Sultan of Sulu
Musical, Original, Satire
Music by Alfred G. Wathall; Book by George Ade; Lyrics by George Ade
Dec 29, 1902 - Jun 13, 1903
The Crisis
Play, Original, Drama, History
Nov 17, 1902 - Dec 1902
The Sword of the King
Play, Original
Written by Ronald MacDonald
Oct 06, 1902 - Nov 1902
Mrs. Jack
Play, Original, Comedy
Sep 02, 1902 - Closing date unknown
The Show Girl
Musical, Original, Comedy
May 05, 1902 - Jun 28, 1902
The Last Appeal
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Leo Ditrichstein
Apr 14, 1902 - Apr 1902
The School for Scandal
Play, Revival, Comedy
Jan 31, 1902 - Jan 31, 1902
A Gentleman of France
Play, Original, Drama, Romance
Written by Harriet Ford
Dec 30, 1901 - Apr 1902
Colorado
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Augustus Thomas
Nov 18, 1901 - Dec 1901
Don Caesar's Return
Play, Original
Written by Victor Mapes
Sep 03, 1901 - Nov 1901
Mistress Nell
Play, Original
Apr 29, 1901 - Jun 1901
King Washington
Play, Original
Apr 26, 1901 - Apr 26, 1901
Are You a Mason?
Play, Original, Farce
Apr 01, 1901 - Apr 1901
Manon Lescaut
Play, Original, Drama
Mar 19, 1901 - Apr 1901
All on Account of Eliza
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Leo Ditrichstein
Feb 25, 1901 - Mar 1901
Janice Meredith
Play, Original, Drama
Dec 10, 1900 - Feb 1901
Sapho
Play, Revival, Drama
Written by Clyde Fitch
Nov 12, 1900 - Dec 1900
In a Balcony
Play, Original, Drama, Poem
Oct 26, 1900 - Oct 26, 1900
The Land of Heart's Desire
Play, Original, One Act
Oct 26, 1900 - Oct 26, 1900
The Greatest Thing in the World
Play, Original, Drama
Oct 08, 1900 - Nov 16, 1900
The Moment of Death
Play, Original, Drama,One Act
Oct 08, 1900 - Nov 16, 1900
The Greatest Thing in the World
Play, Original, Drama
Oct 08, 1900 - Oct 22, 1900
Prince Otto
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Otis Skinner
Sep 03, 1900 - Oct 1900
Sapho
Play, Revival
Written by Clyde Fitch
Apr 07, 1900 - May 1900
The Profligate
Play, Revival
Mar 17, 1900 - Mar 21, 1900
The Second Mrs. Tanqueray
Play, Revival
Mar 06, 1900 - Closing date unknown
Sapho
Play, Original
Written by Clyde Fitch
Feb 05, 1900 - Mar 05, 1900
The Ameer
Musical, Original, Comedy, Opera
Music by Victor Herbert; Libretto by Kirke La Shelle
Dec 04, 1899 - Jan 20, 1900
A Rich Man's Son
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Michael Morton
Oct 21, 1899 - Nov 22, 1899
Peter Stuyvesant
Play, Original, Comedy
Oct 02, 1899 - Oct 1899
The Gadfly
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Edward E. Rose
Sep 18, 1899 - Sep 1899
A Little Ray of Sunshine
Play, Original, Comedy, Farce
Aug 28, 1899 - Sep 1899
Ma Cousine
Play, Original, Farce
Written by Henri Meilhac
May 22, 1899 - Closing date unknown
The Cuckoo
Play, Original, Farce
Apr 03, 1899 - Closing date unknown
At the White Horse Inn
Play, Original, Farce
Written by Sydney Rosenfeld
Feb 06, 1899 - Closing date unknown
The Termagant
Play, Original, Drama
Jan 09, 1899 - Closing date unknown
The Fortune Teller
Musical, Original, Comedy, Opera
Music by Victor Herbert; Libretto by Harry B. Smith
Sep 26, 1898 - Oct 29, 1898
The Meddler
Play, Original, Melodrama
Written by Stuart Robson
Sep 01, 1898 - Closing date unknown
One Summer's Day
Play, Original, Melodrama
Written by Henry V. Esmond
Feb 14, 1898 - Closing date unknown
The Salt of the Earth
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Joseph Arthur
Jan 03, 1898 - Closing date unknown
A Ward of France
Play, Original, Melodrama
Dec 13, 1897 - Closing date unknown
A Lady of Quality
Play, Original, Drama
Nov 01, 1897 - Closing date unknown
The Physician
Play, Original
Oct 04, 1897 - Closing date unknown
A Coat of Many Colors
Play, Original, Drama
Sep 13, 1897 - Closing date unknown
For Bonnie Prince Charlie
Play, Original, Drama
Feb 15, 1897 - Mar 1897
The Rogue's Comedy
Play, Original
Dec 07, 1896 - Closing date unknown
Mary Pennington, Spinster
Play, Original, Melodrama
Written by W. R. Walkes
Oct 05, 1896 - Closing date unknown
Palmer's Theatre
Roaring Dick & Co.
Play, Original, Drama
Nov 16, 1896 - Closing date unknown
Madame
Play, Original, Melodrama
Written by Charles Coghlan
Mar 23, 1896 - Closing date unknown
For the Crown
Play, Original, Tragedy
Written by François Coppee
Feb 11, 1896 - Closing date unknown
The Squire of Dames
Play, Original, Drama
Jan 20, 1896 - Closing date unknown
The Two Colonels
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Richard Goodall
Apr 02, 1895 - Closing date unknown
Gossip
Play, Original, Drama
Mar 11, 1895 - Closing date unknown
King Henry IV, Part I
Play, Revival, History
1895 - Closing date unknown
The Fatal Card
Play, Original, Melodrama
Dec 31, 1894 - Mar 1895
The New Woman
Play, Original
Written by Sydney Grundy
Nov 12, 1894 - Closing date unknown
The Transgressor
Play, Original
Written by A.W. Gattie
Oct 15, 1894 - Closing date unknown
New Blood
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Augustus Thomas
Sep 19, 1894 - Closing date unknown
The Butterflies
Play, Original
Feb 05, 1894 - Closing date unknown
1492
Musical, Original, Extravaganza
Music by Carl Pflueger; Libretto by R. A. Barnet
Aug 26, 1893 - Closing date unknown
1492
Musical, Original, Extravaganza
Music by Carl Pflueger; Libretto by R. A. Barnet
May 15, 1893 - Closing date unknown
Lady Windermere's Fan
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Oscar Wilde
Feb 05, 1893 - Closing date unknown
Aristocracy
Play, Original
Written by Bronson Howard
Nov 14, 1892 - Closing date unknown
The Masked Ball
Play, Original
Oct 03, 1892 - Closing date unknown
The Middleman
Play, Original
Nov 10, 1890 - Closing date unknown
The Gondoliers
Musical, Original, Operetta
Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan; Written by W. S. Gilbert
Feb 18, 1890 - Closing date unknown
A Doll's House
Play, Original
Written by Henrik Ibsen
Dec 21, 1889 - Closing date unknown
Clover
Musical, Original, Opera
Music by Franz Von Suppé; Original Viennese libretto by Richard Genee, Bruno Zappert
May 08, 1889 - Oct 05, 1889
Wallack's Theatre
Casey at the Bat
Special, Original, Poem, Solo
Written by Ernest L. Thayer
Aug 14, 1888 - Aug 14, 1888
Bellman
Musical, Original, Operetta
Music by Franz Von Suppé; Original Viennese libretto by Moritz West, Ludwig Held
Aug 22, 1887 - Oct 08, 1887
Jacquette
Musical, Original, Opera
Music by Andre Messager; Libretto by J. Cheever Goodwin
Jun 13, 1887 - Jul 02, 1887
The Black Hussar
Musical, Revival, Operetta
Music by Carl Millocker; Original Viennese libretto by Hugo Wittmann, Alois Wohlmuth
May 07, 1887 - May 30, 1887
Valerie
Play, Original
Written by David Belasco
Feb 15, 1886 - Closing date unknown