Sheridan Square Playhouse

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The Sheridan Square Playhouse was an Off-Broadway theatre in New York City that was active from 1958 through the early 1990s. Closed as a theatre in 1996, the theatre was located at 99 7th Avenue South in Greenwich Village.[1]

History[edit]

Prior to being a theatre, the building was host to The Nut Club, a famous nightclub frequented by people such as Lionel Barrymore, Jimmy Durante, Eddie Cantor, and Mae West. The building was originally built as a garage, on the foundations of a church demolished in 1917 for the construction of the IRT 7the Avenue line.

The Sheridan Square Playhouse opened on May 06, 1958 with a production of Jacinto Benavente's Bonds of Interest. It soon hosted the two-year revival of Leave It to Jane.[2] The theatre became the home of the Circle Repertory Company in 1972, hosting their plays through the 1993-1994 theatre season, after which the company relocated to the Circle in the Square Theatre's former home on Bleecker Street. [3]

The last production to be held at the theatre was Graydon Royce and Geoffrey C. Ewing's Ali in 1992. The building is now a restaurant and jazz club under the name "Garage."[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ broadwayworld.com
  2. ^ Bordman, Gerald Martin. American musical theatre: a chronicle. (2001), p. 371, Oxford University Press US ISBN 0-19-513074-X
  3. ^ Jenna Zark, A Body of Water, Dramatists Play Service, 1994. Circle Rep is listed on page 3 as producing this play in the theatre in February, 1994.
  4. ^ http://www.garagerest.com/index.html

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