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Knickerbocker Theatre

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Knickerbocker Theatre
(1396 Broadway at 38th St)

Built 1893
Location Broadway at 38th St.
Architect(s) Carrere & Hastings
Developer/Manager Henry Abbey
1st Production Henry Irving & Ellen Terry's Company
Major Productions
Joseph Haworth's Appearances The Christian - Dec. 1898
Demolished Razed in 1938
Interesting Facts It was initially called Abbey's Theatre. Irving & Terry performed during the first six weeks. Lillian Russell followed and then Irving & Terry returned during the Abbey's third year. When Henry Abbey died the playhouse was taken over by Al Hayman who renamed it the Knickerbocker Theatre. Sir Herbert Famous actors who appeared here:  Herbert Beerbohm Tree, Maurice Barrymore, Maude Adams, William Gillette, Eddie Foy, Sothern & Marlowe in Romeo & Juliet in 1904, George M. Cohan, & Douglas Fairbanks.

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