CBS Studio No. 51 - Bill Morrison collection, courtesy of the Shubert Archive.

CBS Studio No. 51

109 W. 39th St., New York, NY
Seats (approximate)
935
Built
1908
Closed
1941
Demolished
1960

ABOUT THIS THEATRE

Previously
known as
Previously known as
CBS Radio Playhouse No. 5
WOR Mutual Radio
Maxine Elliott's Theatre
Description
Marshall & Fox, architects. Lee Shubert sold actress Maxine Elliott the land for this theatre in exchange for fifty-percent interest in it--making Elliott one of the only female managers. Leased to the Federal Theatre in 1936. In 1941, it became a radio station and, later, a television studio. In 1956, Elliott's heirs sold her share to the Shuberts, who then sold the property. When it was demolished in 1960, the theatre, built in a thriving theatre district, was the only Broadway house below 41st St.
Media
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LIST OF PRODUCTIONS

  • CBS Studio No. 51
    CBS television studio
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    Named 1949
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  • CBS Radio Playhouse No. 5
    CBS radio studio
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    Named 1944
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  • WOR Mutual Radio
    radio studio
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    Named 1941
    Named 1941
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