Fifth Avenue Theatre

27-31 W. 28th Street,
New York, NY 10001

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iatse311 on November 14, 2015 at 3:51 pm

Berenice Abbott took a bunch of pics there Search for them on museum of the city of new yorks collection portal

saoirsa1 on April 8, 2015 at 8:23 pm

My Grandfather performed here. In May of 1916 he won a Popularity Contest, for vaudeville performers there, I presume. Over 5,000 votes, of which I hope he was proud.John (Jack) Nellis,this was a hard-won find. I wish I could have known you.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on September 1, 2011 at 8:16 pm

It was simply NOT on FIFTH AVENUE.

How very New York and THAT was the point….!

PaulLD1 on March 16, 2009 at 12:14 pm

Here is a link to the type of Wurlitzer organ used at the Fifth Avenue Theatre:

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Note how the site errouneously lists the Fifth Avenue Theatre as having been on….Fifth Avenue!

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on January 30, 2008 at 1:38 pm

The legendary Italian stage actress Eleonora Duse made her American debut in this theatre on January 23, 1893 with La Dame aux camélias a.k.a. Camille.

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on June 18, 2007 at 11:35 am

There is some info about this theatre in the Mary Henderson book “The City and the Theatre”. A facade illustration is included which is probably the 28th St. entrance and not the later entrance on Broadway. Augustine Daly and Henry Miner ran it before F.F. Proctor took it over. It’s listed, as the Fifth Avenue Theatre, in the 1897-98 edition of the Julius Cahn Official Theatrical Guide. The manager was H. C. Miner; ticket prices ranged from 50 cents to $2. The seating was listed as: Orchestra- 558, Balcony- 355, Gallery-356; total: 1,269. The proscenium opening was 40 feet square, and the stage was 37 feet deep. The theatre was on the ground floor and there were 15 musicians in the house orchestra.