Pinterest

IBDB: Internet Broadway Database Policies About the Internet Broadway Database Help FAQ/Contact the Internet Broadway Database
  Home Shows People Theatres Characters Awards Songs grosses  
The Broadway League
 

Official Broadway League sites:

 
Quick Search For:   In This Category:  

Vanderbilt Theatre


148 W. 48th St., New York, NY
Seats (approximate): 780

Eugene De Rosa, achitect. Producer Lyle Andrews built it to house his own productions but lost theatre during the Depression. From 1939 to 1952, it was used as a radio studio (NBC then ABC). Irving Maidman bought the theatre and reopened it as a legit venue, but it only lasted a year before being razed to build a parking facility designed by reknowned theatre designer Herbert J. Krapp.

Built: 1918    Closed: 1954    Demolished: 1954   

Theatre Names Named
Vanderbilt Theatre 1918     
ProductionsProduction Dates
Ruth Draper
Special, Original, Sketches
Written by Ruth Draper
Jan 25, 1954 - Mar 13, 1954
Dead Pigeon
Play, Original
Written by Lenard Kantor
Dec 23, 1953 - Jan 09, 1954
End as a Man
Play, Original
Oct 14, 1953 - Dec 12, 1953
Anna Russell's Little Show
Musical, Original, Revue
Music by Anna Russell; Lyrics by Anna Russell
Sep 07, 1953 - Sep 19, 1953
Mid-Summer
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Vina Delmar
Jan 21, 1953 - Apr 25, 1953
The Happiest Days
Play, Original, Drama
Apr 11, 1939 - Apr 1939
Stop Press
Play, Original, Drama
Written by John Stradley
Mar 19, 1939 - Mar 19, 1939
The Importance of Being Earnest
Play, Revival, Comedy
Written by Oscar Wilde
Jan 12, 1939 - Mar 1939
Don't Throw Glass Houses
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Doris Frankel
Dec 27, 1938 - Jan 1939
Where Do We Go From Here?
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by William Bowers
Nov 15, 1938 - Nov 1938
Cecilia Loftus
Special, Original, Impersonations
Oct 30, 1938 - Closing date unknown
Eye On the Sparrow
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Maxwell Selser
May 03, 1938 - May 1938
The Bridal Crown
Play, Original, Drama
Feb 05, 1938 - Feb 05, 1938
In Clover
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Allan Scott
Oct 13, 1937 - Oct 1937
Excursion
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Victor Wolfson
Apr 09, 1937 - Jul 1937
Ghosts
Play, Revival
Written by Henrik Ibsen
Mar 21, 1937 - Closing date unknown
London Assurance
Play, Revival, Comedy
Feb 18, 1937 - Feb 1937
A House in the Country
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Melvin Levy
Jan 11, 1937 - Jan 1937
Days to Come
Play, Original
Written by Lillian Hellman
Dec 15, 1936 - Closing date unknown
New Faces of 1936
Musical, Original, Revue
May 19, 1936 - Nov 07, 1936
Hallowe'en
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Henry Myers
Feb 20, 1936 - Mar 1936
Granite
Play, Revival, Drama
Written by Clemence Dane
Jan 13, 1936 - Jan 1936
Feudalism or the Lowland
Play, Original
Written by Angel Guimera
1936 - Closing date unknown
Sansone
Play, Original
Written by Henri Bernstein
1936 - Closing date unknown
La Morte Civile
Play, Original
Written by "Giacometti"
1936 - Closing date unknown
La Sera del Sabato
Play, Original
Written by Personaggi
1936 - Closing date unknown
L'ora di Diana
Play, Original
Written by Boggia
1936 - Closing date unknown

Play
Written by Adolphe D'Ennery
1936 - Closing date unknown
Mulatto
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Langston Hughes
Oct 24, 1935 - Sep 1936
Reprise
Play, Original, Drama
Written by W.D. Bristol
May 01, 1935 - May 01, 1935
Loose Moments
Play, Original, Comedy
Feb 04, 1935 - Feb 1935
Creeping Fire
Play, Original, Melodrama
Written by Marie Baumer
Jan 16, 1935 - Feb 1935
Baby Pompadour
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Benjamin Graham
Dec 27, 1934 - Dec 1934
Brittle Heaven
Play, Original, Drama
Nov 13, 1934 - Dec 1934
Dream Child
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by J. C. Nugent
Sep 27, 1934 - Oct 1934
Another Love
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Jacques Deval
Mar 19, 1934 - Apr 1934
American - Very Early
Play, Original, Comedy
Jan 30, 1934 - Feb 1934
A Divine Moment
Play, Original
Jan 06, 1934 - Jan 1934
Thoroughbred
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Doty Hobart
Nov 06, 1933 - Nov 27, 1933
The Curtain Rises
Play, Original, Comedy
Oct 19, 1933 - Dec 1933
The Party's Over
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Daniel Kusell
Mar 27, 1933 - May 1933
Jamboree
Play, Original
Nov 24, 1932 - Dec 1932
Absent Father
Play, Original
Written by Francis DeWitt
Oct 17, 1932 - Jan 1933
Bidding High
Play, Original, Comedy,Drama
Written by Lois Howell
Sep 28, 1932 - Oct 1932
Back Fire
Play, Original
Written by Jerrold Robert
Jun 13, 1932 - Jun 1932
Papavert
Play, Original, Comedy
Dec 29, 1931 - Jan 1932
The Honor Code
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Mark Linder
May 18, 1931 - Jun 1931
Right of Happiness
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Roy Davidson
Apr 02, 1931 - Apr 1931
The Venetian Glass Nephew
Musical, Original, Operetta
Music by Eugene Bonner; Book by Ruth Hale; Lyrics by Eugene Bonner
Feb 23, 1931 - Feb 28, 1931
Sita
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Homer Valmiki
Jan 12, 1931 - Jan 1931
The Life Line
Play, Original, Comedy
Dec 27, 1930 - Jan 1931
The Vanderbilt Revue
Musical, Original, Revue
Nov 05, 1930 - Nov 1930
With Privileges
Play, Original, Comedy, Drama
Sep 15, 1930 - Oct 1930
Spook House
Play, Original, Drama, Mystery
Jun 03, 1930 - Jun 1930
The Plutocrat
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Arthur Goodrich
Feb 20, 1930 - May 1930
Nancy's Private Affair
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Myron C. Fagan
Jan 13, 1930 - May 1930
How's Your Health
Play, Original, Comedy
Nov 26, 1929 - Jan 1930
White Flame
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Robert Lillard
Nov 04, 1929 - Nov 1929
See Naples and Die
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Elmer Rice
Sep 24, 1929 - Nov 1929
Lady Fingers
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Joseph Meyer; Book by Eddie Buzzell; Lyrics by Edward Eliscu
Jan 31, 1929 - Mar 1929
Revolt
Play, Original
Oct 31, 1928 - Nov 1928
A Connecticut Yankee
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Richard Rodgers; Book by Herbert Fields; Lyrics by Lorenz Hart
Nov 03, 1927 - Oct 27, 1928
Peggy-Ann
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Richard Rodgers; Book by Herbert Fields; Lyrics by Lorenz Hart
Dec 27, 1926 - Oct 29, 1927
The Girl Friend
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Richard Rodgers; Book by Herbert Fields; Lyrics by Lorenz Hart
Mar 17, 1926 - Dec 04, 1926
Merry, Merry
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Harry Archer; Book by Harlan Thompson; Lyrics by Harlan Thompson
Sep 24, 1925 - Mar 13, 1926
It All Depends
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Kate McLaurin
Aug 10, 1925 - Aug 1925
My Girl
Musical, Original, Farce
Music by Harry Archer; Book by Harlan Thompson; Lyrics by Harlan Thompson
Nov 24, 1924 - Aug 01, 1925
Lazybones
Play, Original
Written by Owen Davis
Sep 22, 1924 - Nov 1924
Thoroughbreds
Play, Original
Sep 08, 1924 - Sep 1924
Dr. David's Dad
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Armin Friedmann
Aug 13, 1924 - Aug 1924
The Blue Bandanna
Play, Original, Comedy, Melodrama
Written by Hubert Osborne
Jun 23, 1924 - Jul 1924
Paradise Alley
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Harry Archer; Book by Edward Clark; Lyrics by Howard Johnson
May 10, 1924 - May 24, 1924
The Dust Heap
Play, Original, Melodrama
Apr 24, 1924 - May 1924
In the Next Room
Play, Original, Melodrama
Nov 27, 1923 - Apr 1924
The Camel's Back
Play, Original, Comedy
Nov 13, 1923 - Nov 1923
Two Fellows and a Girl
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Vincent Lawrence
Jul 19, 1923 - Nov 1923
Elsie
Musical, Original, Comedy
Apr 02, 1923 - May 05, 1923
Humoresque
Play, Original, Comedy, Drama
Written by Fannie Hurst
Feb 27, 1923 - Mar 1923
Glory
Musical, Original, Comedy
Dec 25, 1922 - Feb 24, 1923
Lights Out
Play, Original, Comedy
Aug 14, 1922 - Aug 1922
Fanny Hawthorn
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Stanley Houghton
May 11, 1922 - Jun 1922
Letty Pepper
Musical, Original, Comedy
Apr 10, 1922 - May 06, 1922
Anna Christie
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Eugene O'Neill
Nov 02, 1921 - Apr 1922
Irene
Musical, Original, Comedy
Nov 18, 1919 - Jun 18, 1921
She Would and She Did
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Mark Reed
Sep 11, 1919 - Oct 1919
A Little Journey
Play, Original
Written by Rachel Crothers
Jan 27, 1919 - Closing date unknown
The Gentile Wife
Play, Original
Written by Rita Weiman
Dec 24, 1918 - Jan 1919
The Matinee Hero
Play, Original
Oct 07, 1918 - Dec 1918
Oh, Look!
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Harry Carroll; Book by James Montgomery; Lyrics by Joseph McCarthy
Mar 07, 1918 - May 04, 1918