International Theatre - Circa 1920s. Bill Morrison collection, courtesy of the Shubert Archive.

International Theatre

5 Columbus Circle (W. 58th & 59th), New York, NY
Seats (approximate)
1355
Built
1903

ABOUT THIS THEATRE

Previously
known as
Previously known as
Columbus Circle
International Theatre
Theatre of Young America
Cosmopolitan Theatre
Park Theatre
Majestic Theatre
Description
John H. Duncan, architect. Built by Edward D. Stair and A.L. Wilbur as one of the first theatres by Columbus Circle, which was expected to become another theatre district. The Shuberts, Florenz Ziegfeld, and Billy Minsky each failed to make it a success. Later, William Randolph Hearst took over, changed the policy to cinema, and renamed it the Cosmopolitan. In 1949, NBC leased it for a television studio. It was torn down in 1954 to allow for wider sidewalks in front of the New York Coliseum.
Media
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LIST OF PRODUCTIONS

  • Columbus Circle
    Reopened December 13, 1945
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    Named 1945 (1)
    Named 1945 (1)
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    Hamlet
    Dec 13, 1945 - Apr 08, 1946
    Written by William Shakespeare
    Play Revival Tragedy
    Play Revival Tragedy
  • International Theatre
    Reopened October 30, 1944
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    Named 1944
    Named 1944
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    Sing Out, Sweet Land
    Dec 27, 1944 - Mar 24, 1945
    Book by Walter Kerr
    Musical Original Revue
    Musical Original Revue
    Ballet International
    Oct 30, 1944 - Dec 23, 1944
    Special Original
    Special Original