Times Square Theatre - Circa 1920. Bill Morrison collection, courtesy of the Shubert Archive.

Times Square Theatre

219 W. 42nd St., New York, NY
Seats (approximate)
1055
Built
1920
Closed
1933

ABOUT THIS THEATRE

Description
Eugene DeRosa, architect. Built by Arch and Edgar Selwyn in 1920. After the market crash in 1929, the theatre was taken by the bank. Later, the Brandt movie chain purchased it and, in 1933, it became a movie theatre. In 1939, the backstage area became a retail store as the auditorium remained a cinema. It closed in 1997 and fell into the hands of The New 42nd Street, Inc, who turned it over to Livent Inc. Plans were canceled due to Livent's bankruptcy, leaving the theatre's future uncertain.
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LIST OF PRODUCTIONS

  • Times Square Theatre
    Opened September 30, 1920
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    The Enemy
    Oct 20, 1925 - Apr 1926
    Play Original
    Play Original
    Helen of Troy, New York
    Oct 08, 1923 - Dec 01, 1923
    Musical Original Comedy
    Musical Original Comedy
    Pelleas and Melisande
    Dec 04, 1923 - Dec 1923
    Play Original Drama
    Play Original Drama
    She Had To Know
    Feb 02, 1925 - Apr 1925
    Play Original Comedy
    Play Original Comedy
    The Mirage
    Sep 30, 1920 - Mar 1921
    Play Original Melodrama
    Play Original Melodrama
    The Right Girl
    Mar 15, 1921 - Jun 04, 1921
    Musical Original Comedy
    Musical Original Comedy
    The Broadway Whirl
    Jun 08, 1921 - Aug 1921
    Musical Original Revue
    Musical Original Revue
    Strut, Miss Lizzie
    Jun 19, 1922 - Jul 08, 1922
    Musical Original Revue Vaudeville
    Musical Original Revue Vaudeville
    Sue, Dear
    Jul 10, 1922 - Sep 1922
    Musical Original Comedy
    Musical Original Comedy
    The Exciters
    Sep 22, 1922 - Oct 1922
    Play Original Comedy
    Play Original Comedy
    The Fool
    Oct 23, 1922 - Jun 1923
    Play Original Melodrama
    Play Original Melodrama
    Battling Buttler
    Apr 21, 1924 - Jul 05, 1924
    Musical Original Comedy
    Musical Original Comedy
    Borrowed Love
    Jun 17, 1929 - Jun 1929
    Play Original Comedy
    Play Original Comedy
    Andre Charlot's Revue of 1924
    Jan 09, 1924 - Apr 1924
    Musical Original Revue
    Musical Original Revue
    Andre Charlot's Revue of 1924
    Sep 01, 1924 - Sep 20, 1924
    Musical Original Revue
    Musical Original Revue
    Dear Sir
    Sep 23, 1924 - Oct 04, 1924
    Musical Original Comedy
    Musical Original Comedy
    Annie Dear
    Nov 04, 1924 - Jan 31, 1925
    Musical Original Comedy
    Musical Original Comedy
    Mismates
    Apr 13, 1925 - May 1925
    Play Original Drama
    Play Original Drama
    Kosher Kitty Kelly
    Jun 15, 1925 - Sep 12, 1925
    Musical Original Comedy
    Musical Original Comedy
    The Pelican
    Sep 21, 1925 - Nov 1925
    Play Original
    Play Original
    Number 7
    Sep 08, 1926 - Oct 1926
    Play Original Drama
    Play Original Drama
    Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
    Sep 28, 1926 - Mar 1927
    Play Original Comedy
    Play Original Comedy
    The Front Page
    Aug 14, 1928 - Apr 1929
    Play Original Comedy
    Play Original Comedy
    The Middle Watch
    Oct 16, 1929 - Nov 1929
    Play Original Comedy Farce
    Play Original Comedy Farce
    Other Men's Wives
    Nov 12, 1929 - Dec 1929
    Play Original Comedy
    Play Original Comedy
    Strike Up the Band
    Jan 14, 1930 - Jun 28, 1930
    Musical Original Comedy
    Musical Original Comedy
    Hot Rhythm
    Aug 21, 1930 - Oct 1930
    Musical Original Revue
    Musical Original Revue
    I Love an Actress
    Sep 17, 1931 - Oct 1931
    Play Original Comedy
    Play Original Comedy
    Foolscap
    Jan 11, 1933 - Jan 1933
    Play Original Comedy
    Play Original Comedy
    Blind Mice
    Oct 15, 1930 - Oct 1930
    Play Original Comedy
    Play Original Comedy
    As Good as New
    Nov 03, 1930 - Dec 1930
    Play Original Comedy
    Play Original Comedy
    The Merchant of Venice
    Dec 02, 1930 - Dec 1930
    Play Revival Comedy
    Play Revival Comedy
    Queen at Home
    Dec 29, 1930 - Jan 1931
    Play Original Comedy
    Play Original Comedy
    Private Lives
    Jan 27, 1931 - Sep 1931
    Play Original Comedy Romantic Comedy
    Play Original Comedy Romantic Comedy
    Steel
    Nov 17, 1931 - Nov 28, 1931
    Play Original Drama
    Play Original Drama
    Wild Waves
    Feb 19, 1932 - Mar 1932
    Play Original Comedy
    Play Original Comedy
    Bloodstream
    Mar 30, 1932 - Apr 1932
    Play Original
    Play Original
    Clear All Wires
    Sep 14, 1932 - Dec 03, 1932
    Play Original Comedy
    Play Original Comedy
    Forsaking All Others
    Mar 01, 1933 - Jun 1933
    Play Original Comedy
    Play Original Comedy
    Honors Are Even
    Aug 10, 1921 - Oct 1921
    Play Original Comedy
    Play Original Comedy
    A Bill of Divorcement
    Nov 07, 1921 - Mar 1922
    Play Original Drama
    Play Original Drama
    Love Dreams
    Oct 10, 1921 - Oct 1921
    Musical Original Melodrama Operetta
    Musical Original Melodrama Operetta
    The Demi-Virgin
    Oct 18, 1921 - Nov 05, 1921
    Play Original Farce
    Play Original Farce
    The Charlatan
    Apr 24, 1922 - Jun 1922
    Play Original Melodrama Mystery
    Play Original Melodrama Mystery