Gaiety Theatre, Boston (1878)

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Not to be confused with Gaiety Theatre, Boston (1908).

The Gaiety Theatre (1878-1882) of Boston, Massachusetts, was located on Washington Street on the block between West and Avery Streets.[1] J. Wentworth oversaw its operations.[2] It occupied the former Melodeon.[3] The Gaiety's 800-seat auditorium featured "walls and ceiling ... panelled in pink, with buff, gold and purple borders; the balcony fronts ... bronze, gray, and pink."[4] In 1882 it became the Bijou Theatre.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Boston Almanac. 1879-1882
  2. ^ Boston Daily Globe, Feb. 20, 1881
  3. ^ Donald C. King (2005), The Theatres of Boston: a Stage and Screen History, Jefferson, N.C: McFarland & Co., ISBN 0-7864-1910-5, 0786419105 
  4. ^ King's Handbook of Boston, 4th ed. Cambridge, Mass: M. King, 1881
  5. ^ Boston Athenaeum. Theater History. Bijou Theatre (1882- 1952), 545 Washington Street. Retrieved 2012-03-16

Coordinates: 42°21′15.52″N 71°3′44.26″W / 42.3543111°N 71.0622944°W / 42.3543111; -71.0622944