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Winter Garden Theatre

624 Broadway, New York, NY

Built for Jenny Lind's 1850 New York debut, but it wasn't finished in time. After burning down in 1854, it was rebuilt and leased to Laura Keene for her Varieties. William Burton leased it briefly in 1856, but the Panic of 1857 resulted in his departure. Dion Boucicault then renamed it the Winter Garden. Edwin Booth took over in 1864, intending to stage "pure, legitimate drama." Unfortunately, it burned down in 1867. A hotel was built which (under a new name) collapsed in 1973, killing four people.

Built: 1850     Demolished: 1867

Theatre Names Named
Winter Garden Theatre 1859     
Burton's New Theatre 1856     
Laura Keene's Variety House 1854     
Metropolitan Hall 1851     
Jenny Lind Hall 1850 (2)      Named for Jenny Lind
Tripler Hall 1850 (1)     

Productions Production Dates
The Merchant of Venice
Play, Revival, Comedy
Written by William Shakespeare
Jan 1867 - Closing date unknown
Jenny Lind
Musical, Revival, Farce
Jul 30, 1866 - Aug 11, 1866
Columbus Reconstructed
Musical, Revival, Burlesque
Music by Robert Stoepel; Written by John Brougham
Jul 09, 1866 - Aug 04, 1866
Play, Revival
Feb 1866 - Closing date unknown
Play, Revival, Drama, Tragedy
Written by William Shakespeare
Mar 23, 1865 - Closing date unknown
Play, Revival, Tragedy
Written by William Shakespeare
Nov 1864 - Mar 22, 1865
Fra Diavolo/Thrice Married
Musical, Original, Burlesque
Music by John Cooke; Written by Henry J. Byron
May 23, 1864 - Jun 18, 1864
King Cotton
Musical, Original, Burlesque, Extravaganza
Written by Charles Chamberlain
Jun 21, 1862 - Jul 26, 1862
The Wizard's Tempest
Musical, Original, Burlesque
Written by Charles Gayler
Jun 09, 1862 - Jun 30, 1862
Musical, Original, Extravaganza
Sep 09, 1861 - Oct 05, 1861
Oliver Twist
Play, Original
Feb 14, 1860 - Closing date unknown
The Octoroon
Play, Original, Melodrama
Written by Dion Boucicault
Dec 05, 1859 - Closing date unknown
Chamooni III
Musical, Original, Burlesque
Written by Dion Boucicault
Oct 19, 1859 - Closing date unknown

Burton's New Theatre Production Dates
Columbus El Filibustero!!
Musical, Original, Burlesque
Written by John Brougham
Dec 30, 1857 - Feb 1858

Laura Keene's Variety House Production Dates
Musical, Original, Extravaganza
Music by Thomas Baker
Feb 22, 1856 - May 03, 1856

Metropolitan Hall Production Dates
Monsieur Jacques
Musical, Original, Drama
Music by John Barnett; Written by Morris Barnett
May 15, 1855 - May 15, 1855

Special Events Production Dates
Julius Caesar
Play, Revival, Tragedy, Benefit
Written by William Shakespeare
Nov 25, 1864 - Nov 25, 1864