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Daly's Theatre

1221 Broadway (30th St.), New York, NY
Built
1867
Demolished
1920

ABOUT THIS THEATRE

Previously
known as
Previously known as
Broadway Theatre
Wood's Museum and Metropolitan
Description
Began its life as museum-theatre, operated by owner John Banvard. The next year it was renamed for the new owner and offered light musical comedy. Banvard regained control in 1876 and renamed it the Broadway. In 1879, Augustin Daly took over, renaming for himself one of the city's last stock companies. After his 1899 death, various managers followed, including the Shuberts. It was a burlesque house when it was demolished in 1920.

LIST OF PRODUCTIONS

  • Broadway Theatre
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    Named 1876
    Named 1876
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    H.M.S. Pinafore
    Mar 10, 1879 - May 24, 1879
    Musical Revival Comedy Operetta
    Musical Revival Comedy Operetta
    The Sorcerer
    Feb 21, 1879 - Mar 08, 1879
    Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan; Libretto by W. S. Gilbert
    Musical Original Comedy Operetta
    Musical Original Comedy Operetta
    Helen's Babies
    Feb 04, 1878 - Closing date unknown
    Play Original
    Play Original
  • Wood's Museum and Metropolitan
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    Named 1868
    Named 1868
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    The Silver Demon!
    Nov 04, 1872 - Nov 22, 1872
    Musical Original Burlesque Extravaganza Pantomime
    Musical Original Burlesque Extravaganza Pantomime
    Chow Chow
    Sep 09, 1872 - Oct 05, 1872
    Libretto by James Barnes
    Musical Original Burlesque Extravaganza
    Musical Original Burlesque Extravaganza
    Ixion
    Apr 29, 1872 - May 11, 1872
    New Songs by Rollin Howard; Written by F.C. Burnand
    Musical Revival Burlesque Extravaganza
    Musical Revival Burlesque Extravaganza
    Luna
    Mar 04, 1872 - Mar 15, 1872
    Musical Original Burlesque Extravaganza Pantomime
    Musical Original Burlesque Extravaganza Pantomime
    Poll and Partner Joe
    Feb 19, 1872 - Mar 02, 1872
    Music by William H. Brinkworth; Written by F.C. Burnand
    Musical Original Burlesque
    Musical Original Burlesque
    Dick Whittington and his Cat
    Feb 05, 1872 - Feb 16, 1872
    Musical Original Burlesque Extravaganza Pantomime
    Musical Original Burlesque Extravaganza Pantomime
    Little Red Riding-Hood
    Jan 15, 1872 - Feb 03, 1872
    Musical Original Burlesque Extravaganza
    Musical Original Burlesque Extravaganza
    Humpty Dumpty
    Jun 26, 1871 - Jul 01, 1871
    Musical Original Pantomime
    Musical Original Pantomime
    Three Blind Mice!
    Jun 05, 1871 - Jun 24, 1871
    Music by A.W. Maflin
    Musical Original Pantomime
    Musical Original Pantomime
    Across the Continent
    Mar 13, 1871 - Apr 27, 1871
    Written by James J. McCloskey
    Play Original Melodrama
    Play Original Melodrama
    Lucretia Borgia
    Feb 13, 1871 - Mar 17, 1871
    Musical Original Burlesque Extravaganza
    Musical Original Burlesque Extravaganza
    Red Hands
    Jan 30, 1871 - Closing date unknown
    Written by Gilbert A'Becket
    Play Original
    Play Original
    St. George and the Dragon!
    Jan 09, 1871 - Jan 21, 1871
    Musical Original Burlesque Extravaganza
    Musical Original Burlesque Extravaganza
    The Forty Thieves
    Jan 02, 1871 - Jan 07, 1871
    Written by Henry B. Farnie
    Musical Revival Burlesque Extravaganza Spectacle
    Musical Revival Burlesque Extravaganza Spectacle
    The Grand Duchess
    Nov 14, 1870 - Nov 25, 1870
    Musical Revival Comedy Opera
    Musical Revival Comedy Opera
    Paris
    Nov 14, 1870 - Dec 31, 1870
    Musical Original Burlesque
    Musical Original Burlesque
    Lurline
    Oct 17, 1870 - Nov 12, 1870
    Music by Michael Connolly; Written by Henry J. Byron
    Musical Original Burlesque Spectacle
    Musical Original Burlesque Spectacle
    Humpty Dumpty Junior
    Oct 03, 1870 - Oct 15, 1870
    Musical Original Pantomime Spectacle
    Musical Original Pantomime Spectacle
    Rip Van Winkle
    Oct 03, 1870 - Oct 14, 1870
    Written by James Barnes
    Musical Original Burlesque
    Musical Original Burlesque
    'Twixt Axe and Crown
    Sep 05, 1870 - Closing date unknown
    Written by Tom Taylor
    Play Original
    Play Original
    The Golden Butterfly
    Sep 05, 1870 - Sep 30, 1870
    Written by James Barnes
    Musical Original Extravaganza
    Musical Original Extravaganza
    East Lynne
    Jul 25, 1870 - Jul 30, 1870
    Written by James Barnes
    Musical Original Burlesque
    Musical Original Burlesque
    Hop O' My Thumb
    Jun 06, 1870 - Jun 17, 1870
    Written by James Schonberg
    Musical Original Pantomime
    Musical Original Pantomime
    Fra Diavolo
    May 02, 1870 - May 07, 1870
    Musical Original Burlesque
    Musical Original Burlesque
    The Bohemian Girl
    Apr 11, 1870 - Apr 30, 1870
    Musical Original Burlesque
    Musical Original Burlesque
    The White Cat
    Mar 28, 1870 - Apr 23, 1870
    Musical Original Burlesque
    Musical Original Burlesque
    William Tell
    Mar 14, 1870 - Mar 25, 1870
    Musical Original Burlesque
    Musical Original Burlesque
    Faust
    Feb 07, 1870 - Feb 26, 1870
    Written by F.C. Burnand
    Musical Original Burlesque Extravaganza
    Musical Original Burlesque Extravaganza
    Ixion
    Jan 10, 1870 - Feb 05, 1870
    Written by F.C. Burnand
    Musical Revival Burlesque Extravaganza
    Musical Revival Burlesque Extravaganza
    Without a Name
    Jan 03, 1870 - Jan 22, 1870
    Musical Original Extravaganza Spectacle
    Musical Original Extravaganza Spectacle
    Dora Bella
    Dec 13, 1869 - Jan 01, 1870
    Musical Original Burlesque Extravaganza Pantomime
    Musical Original Burlesque Extravaganza Pantomime
    Kenilworth
    Nov 29, 1869 - Jan 01, 1870
    Burlesque by Andrew Halliday; Written by Frederic Lawrence
    Musical Revival Burlesque
    Musical Revival Burlesque
    Aladdin
    Nov 15, 1869 - Nov 27, 1869
    Musical Revival Burlesque
    Musical Revival Burlesque
    Flick Flock
    Oct 18, 1869 - Nov 06, 1869
    Musical Original Burlesque Extravaganza Pantomime
    Musical Original Burlesque Extravaganza Pantomime
    Wip Wan Winkle
    Sep 20, 1869 - Oct 16, 1869
    Written by James Barnes
    Musical Original Burlesque
    Musical Original Burlesque
    Masaniello
    Sep 13, 1869 - Oct 16, 1869
    Musical Original Burlesque
    Musical Original Burlesque
    Lalla Rookh
    Aug 02, 1869 - Aug 21, 1869
    Written by Ben A. Baker
    Musical Original Burlesque
    Musical Original Burlesque
    Robinson Crusoe
    May 08, 1869 - Jun 12, 1869
    Music by Fred W. Humphrey
    Musical Original Pantomime
    Musical Original Pantomime
    The Field of the Cloth of Gold
    Feb 01, 1869 - Feb 27, 1869
    Music by Howard Glover; Written by William Brough
    Musical Original Burlesque
    Musical Original Burlesque
    Ernani
    Dec 28, 1868 - Jan 30, 1869
    Music by Michael Connolly; Written by William Brough
    Musical Original Burlesque Extravaganza
    Musical Original Burlesque Extravaganza
    Ixion
    Sep 28, 1868 - Jan 30, 1869
    Music by Michael Connolly
    Musical Original Burlesque Extravaganza
    Musical Original Burlesque Extravaganza
    Marriage by Lanterns/66
    Aug 31, 1868 - Sep 26, 1868
    Musical Original Comedy Opera
    Musical Original Comedy Opera