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Bon Ton

23rd Street (6th Ave.), New York, NY

Opened as Bryant's Opera House, a minstrel theatre. After Bryant's death in 1875, there were several managers and policies(including French-language productions). In 1879, Koster & Bial took over, but they were more interested in selling beer and champagne than in presenting first class entertainment. They removed the stage, added gardens, enlarged the seating area, and turned the venue into a concert saloon. Later, it became the Bon Ton, but it was torn down in 1924.

Built: 1870     Demolished: 1924

Theatre Names Named
Bon Ton 1920?     
Koster and Bial's Music Hall 1879     
Bryant's Opera House 1870     

Koster and Bial's Music Hall Production Dates
Nell Gwynne
Musical, Revival, Comedy, Opera
Music by Robert Planquette; Libretto by Henry B. Farnie
May 06, 1901 - May 11, 1901
Fra Diavolo
Musical, Revival, Opera
Music by Daniel Auber; Original French Libretto by Eugene Scribe
The Policy Players
Musical, Original, Comedy, Farce
Apr 02, 1900 - Apr 09, 1900
The Regatta Girl
Musical, Original, Burlesque
Mar 14, 1900 - Mar 31, 1900
'Round New York in 80 Minutes
Musical, Original, Comedy
Original and Selected Music by Edward E. Rice, John J. Braham; Book by Edward Fales Coward, James T. Waldron; Lyrics by J. Cheever Goodwin
Nov 06, 1899 - Dec 16, 1899

Bryant's Opera House Production Dates
The Bohemian Girl
Musical, Revival, Comedy, Opera
Libretto by Alfred Bunn
Jun 03, 1872 - Jun 08, 1872