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Fifth Avenue Theatre


31 W. 28th St. (Broadway), New York, NY
Seats (approximate): 1530

As Gilsey's Apollo Hall (later the St. James), patrons could attend lectures in the upstairs hall or musical entertainment in the main auditorium. When Daly's Fifth Ave. Theatre burned down in 1873, Augustin Daly moved here and renamed it New Fifth Avenue, staying until 1877. It was destroyed by fire in 1891 and rebuilt. Henry Miner managed it in the 1890s and F. F. Proctor added it to his vaudeville chain in 1900. After spending the 1930s as burlesque house and movie theatre, it was demolished in 1939.

Built: 1868    Demolished: 1939   

Theatre Names Named
Fifth Avenue Theatre 1877     
New Fifth Avenue Theatre 1873     
St. James Theatre 1870     
Gilsey's Apollo Hall 1868     
ProductionsProduction Dates
Bertha, the Sewing Machine Girl
Play, Revival, Melodrama
Written by Charles Foster
Nov 05, 1935 - Closing date unknown
The House of Ussher
Play, Original, Drama
Jan 13, 1926 - Jul 1926
The Wisecrackers
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Gilbert Seldes
Dec 16, 1925 - Dec 1925
The Great Game
Play, Original
Written by W. Cronin Wilson
May 16, 1912 - Closing date unknown
The King of Cadonia
Musical, Original, Comedy
Jan 10, 1910 - Jan 22, 1910
The Jungle
Play, Original, Melodrama
Apr 22, 1907 - Closing date unknown
Jeanne D'arc
Play, Original, Tragedy
Apr 23, 1906 - Closing date unknown
Oliver Twist
Play, Original
Written by J. Comyns Carr
Nov 13, 1905 - Closing date unknown
Zorah
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Edwin Arden
Aug 14, 1905 - Closing date unknown
Anna Karenina
Play, Original
Mar 27, 1905 - Closing date unknown
The Holy City
Play, Original, Romance
Jan 30, 1905 - Closing date unknown
Fighting Bob
Play, Original, Melodrama
Written by Edward E. Rose
Jun 13, 1904 - Closing date unknown
Hush-a-Bye Baby
Play, Original
Written by Frank Tannehill
Mar 07, 1904 - Closing date unknown
Who Is Brown?
Play, Original, Farce
Written by Frank Wyatt
May 11, 1903 - Closing date unknown
A Modern Crusoe
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Sydney Rosenfeld
Apr 06, 1903 - Closing date unknown
Oliver Goldsmith
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Augustus Thomas
Mar 19, 1900 - Closing date unknown
Mary Stuart
Play, Original
Feb 26, 1900 - Closing date unknown
Marie Antoinette
Play, Original
Written by Clinton Stuart
Feb 26, 1900 - Closing date unknown
The Ladies' Battle
Play, Original
Feb 26, 1900 - Closing date unknown
Macbeth
Play, Revival, Tragedy
Feb 26, 1900 - Closing date unknown
Twelfth Night
Play, Revival, Comedy
Feb 26, 1900 - Closing date unknown
Much Ado About Nothing
Play, Revival, Comedy
Feb 26, 1900 - Closing date unknown
The Countess Chiffon
Play, Original, Comedy
Feb 06, 1900 - Feb 1900
Three Little Lambs
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Edward W. Corliss; Book by R. A. Barnet; Lyrics by R. A. Barnet
Dec 25, 1899 - Feb 1900
Becky Sharp
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Langdon Mitchell
Sep 12, 1899 - Dec 1899
The Charlatan
Musical, Original, Comedy, Opera
Music by John Philip Sousa; Book by Charles Klein; Lyrics by Charles Klein
May 11, 1899 - Jun 17, 1899
Citizen Pierre
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Charles Coghlan
Apr 11, 1899 - Closing date unknown
A Runaway Girl
Musical, Original, Comedy
Nov 21, 1898 - Feb 25, 1899
The Royal Box
Play, Revival, Comedy, Romance
Oct 03, 1898 - Closing date unknown
Love Finds the Way
Play, Original, Drama
Apr 11, 1898 - Closing date unknown
A Bit of Old Chelsea
Play, Original, One Act
Apr 11, 1898 - Closing date unknown
Hedda Gabler
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Henrik Ibsen
Mar 30, 1898 - Closing date unknown
Joan
Play, Original, Drama
Jan 29, 1898 - Closing date unknown
The Royal Box
Play, Original, Comedy, Romance
Written by Charles Coghlan
Dec 21, 1897 - Feb 1898
Alexandra
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Richard Voss
Nov 29, 1897 - Closing date unknown
The Devil's Disciple
Play, Original, Comedy
Oct 04, 1897 - Closing date unknown
A Southern Romance
Play, Original, Melodrama
Sep 04, 1897 - Closing date unknown
Divorcons
Play, Revival
Written by Victorien Sardou
May 07, 1897 - Closing date unknown
Dr. Claudius
Play, Original, Drama
Feb 01, 1897 - Closing date unknown
A Superfluous Husband
Play, Original, Melodrama
Jan 04, 1897 - Closing date unknown
The Speculator
Play, Original, Comedy
Apr 18, 1896 - Closing date unknown
A House of Cards
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Sydney Rosenfeld
Mar 23, 1896 - Closing date unknown
Pamela Nubile
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Carlo Goldoni
Mar 19, 1896 - Mar 19, 1896
The Governor of Kentucky
Play, Original, Melodrama
Written by Franklin Fyles
Jan 21, 1896 - Feb 1896
Ambition
Play, Original, Melodrama
Oct 22, 1895 - Closing date unknown
For Fair Virginia
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Russ Whytall
Jun 03, 1895 - Jun 1895
His Wife's Father
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Martha Morton
Feb 25, 1895 - Closing date unknown
Gismonda
Play, Original, Melodrama
Written by Victorien Sardou
Dec 11, 1894 - Feb 1895
The Coming Woman
Play, Original
Nov 12, 1894 - Closing date unknown
Hannele
Play, Original
May 01, 1894 - Closing date unknown
The Moth and the Flame
Play, Original, Drama
Jan 26, 1893 - Closing date unknown
Joan of Arc
Play, Original, Drama, History
Dec 08, 1890 - Closing date unknown
The Begum
Musical, Original, Comedy, Opera
Music by Reginald De Koven; Libretto by Harry B. Smith
Sep 21, 1887 - Dec 10, 1887
Ruddigore
Musical, Original, Operetta
Feb 21, 1887 - Apr 09, 1887
The Mikado
Musical, Original, Operetta
Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan; Written by W. S. Gilbert
Aug 20, 1885 - Closing date unknown
Princess Ida
Musical, Original, Comedy, Operetta
Feb 11, 1884 - Mar 22, 1884
The Pirates of Penzance
Musical, Original, Operetta
Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan; Written by W. S. Gilbert
Dec 31, 1879 - Closing date unknown
Fatinitza
Musical, Original, Opera
Music by Franz Von Suppé; Libretto by Harry B. Smith; Lyrics by Franz Von Suppé
Apr 14, 1879 - Closing date unknown
King Richard II
Play, Original, History
1878 - Closing date unknown
The Chimes of Normandy
Musical, Original, Comedy, Opera
Oct 22, 1877 - Nov 10, 1877
Jezebel
Play, Original, Melodrama
Written by Dion Boucicault
Mar 28, 1871 - Closing date unknown
New Fifth Avenue Theatre
Adrienne Lecouveur
Play, Revival
Dec 22, 1877 - Closing date unknown
Our Boys
Play, Original
Written by Henry J. Byron
Sep 18, 1875 - Closing date unknown