Plymouth Theatre (Boston)

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The Plymouth Theatre (1911-1957) of Boston, Massachusetts, was located on Stuart Street in today's Boston Theater District.[nb 1] Architect Clarence Blackall designed the building for Liebler & Co.[2][3] Performers included Henry Jewett,[4] Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, 8-year-old Sammy Davis, Jr.,[5] and Bette Davis.[6] In October 1911, the touring Abbey Theatre presented Synge's Playboy of the Western World at the Plymouth;[7] in the audience were W. B. Yeats, Isabella Stewart Gardner and Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy.[8][9]

"The Shubert Organization of New York bought the Plymouth in 1927 and used it largely for tryouts of plays headed for New York or going on tour, and for some long run performances."[3] In 1957 the building became the Gary Theater.[nb 2]

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Performances[edit]

  • Mademoiselle-1932-w Grace George and Alice Brady

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The Plymouth Theatre was on "Eliot Street" until the street was later renamed "Stuart Street."[1]
  2. ^ "The Shuberts sold the theater to the Sack movie chain in 1957, and it was renamed the Gary. That fell to the wrecking ball in 1978."[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Boston Register and Business Directory, 1918, 1921  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. ^ American Architect, March 31, 1915 
  3. ^ a b "Ask the Globe", Boston Globe, Dec 25, 1984 
  4. ^ Edwin Francis Edgett (1940), I speak for myself, Macmillan Company, OCLC 334965 
  5. ^ Steve Morse (17 Dec 1999), "Thinking inside the box: Sony, Stevie and Sammy top this year's sets", Boston Globe 
  6. ^ Edgar Driscoll (8 Oct 1989), "All about Bette", Boston Globe 
  7. ^ "The Abbey in America, 1911 Tour". Dublin: Abbey Theatre. Retrieved August 30, 2013. 
  8. ^ Maureen Dezell (31 Oct 2004), "From jeers to cheers", Boston Globe 
  9. ^ Kevin Cullen (8 Feb 2011), "Hub may again play part in Irish theater's survival", Boston Globe 
  10. ^ Boston Globe, Dec 25, 1984 
  11. ^ Boston Globe, Sep 6, 1915 
  12. ^ Boston Evening Transcript, Nov 20, 1915 
  13. ^ a b Boston Globe, March 16, 1916 
  14. ^ Boston Globe, Oct 2, 1916 
  15. ^ Boston Globe, Feb 21, 1917 
  16. ^ Boston Globe, April 19, 1918 
  17. ^ Boston Globe, Oct 23, 1918 
  18. ^ Boston Globe, March 25, 1919 
  19. ^ Boston Globe, Sep 17, 1919 
  20. ^ Boston Globe, April 30, 1920 
  21. ^ a b Boston Globe, Dec 8, 1920 
  22. ^ Boston Globe, January 24, 1921 
  23. ^ Boston Globe, March 31, 1921 
  24. ^ Boston Globe, April 6, 1921 
  25. ^ Boston Globe, Oct 6, 1921 
  26. ^ a b Boston Globe, Jan 27, 1922 
  27. ^ Boston Globe, April 28, 1921 
  28. ^ James Harbeck (1996), "The Quaintness-and Usefulness-of the Old Chinese Traditions: The Yellow Jacket and Lady Precious Stream", Asian Theatre Journal 13: 238–247, JSTOR 1124528 

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