New York, NY: Cosmopolitan Theatre

Country: United States of America
State: New York
City: New York
Borough: Manhattan
Location: 5 Columbus Circle / 309-313 West 58th Street

Built 1902-1903 as "Majestic Theatre" by John H. Duncan for Pabst Brewing Company. Opened 21 Jan 1903 with the world premiere of the musical, "The Wizard of Oz". Used for musical and drama performances. 1911 renamed "Park Theatre". 1923 converted into a cinema/vaudeville theatre and re-opened as "Cosmopolitan Theatre". From 1944, again used as a musical and drama theatre. 1949-1954 used as television theatre by NBC. Demolished 1954 in favour of the New York Coliseum convention center.

Notable world premieres:

  • A. Baldwin Sloane/Paul Tiejens/L. Frank Baum: The Wizard of Oz (21 Jan 1903)

Links: CinemaTreasures, IBDB, Wikipedia

New York, NY: Cosmopolitan Theatre Front Text: on building: "Majestic Theatre - Pabst Grand Circle", marquee: advertising Victor Herbert's musical "Babes in Toyland"
Reverse Text: "Majestic Theatre - New York City, 1903"
Publisher: Museum of the City of New York; "On Stage"; Pomegranate, Rohnert Park CA
Type: card from a postcard book
Size: Modern
Not sent.

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