Star Theatre844 Broadway, New York, NY
ABOUT THIS THEATRE
Previously known as
After great success on Broome Street, James W. Wallack decided to move uptown, opening this venue in 1861. The theatre, specializing in sophisticated comedy, passed to the hands of Wallack's son, Lester, who continued its success until 1881, when he moved further uptown to create the third Wallack's Theatre (30th St.). After, the theatre offered German-language drama and opera before returning to its former policy. It was the Star Theatre when the Astor estate tore it down in 1901.