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Nassau Street Theatre

Nassau St., New York, NY
Built
1732
Closed
1754
Demolished
1758

ABOUT THIS THEATRE

Previously
known as
Previously known as
New Theatre
Description
Building owned by Van Dam (acting governor of NY). In 1750, Walter Murray and Thomas Kean managed. London theatre manager William Hallam sent Robert Upton to check out the theatre but, instead of reporting to Hallam, Upton joined the acting company on Nassau St., remaining there after Murray and Kean moved on. After Upton failed as manager, Lewis Hallam (William's brother) arrived, taking his place from September 1753 to March 1754. In 1758, a German church was built on the site.

LIST OF PRODUCTIONS