Gaiety Theatre, Boston (1908)

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The Gaiety Theatre (1908-1949) or Gayety Theatre of Boston, Massachusetts, was located at no.661 Washington Street near Boylston Street in today's Boston Theater District.[1] It featured burlesque, vaudeville and cinema. Performers included Clark and McCullough, Solly Ward, and Lena Daley; producers included Charles H. Waldron, Earl Carroll, and E.M. Loew.[2] In 1949 it became the "Publix Theatre."[3] The building existed until its razing in 2005.[3][4][5]


  1. ^ Boston Register and Business Directory, 1918
  2. ^ City of Boston, Landmarks Commission. Gaiety Theater Study Report, ca.2003
  3. ^ a b "Boston’s Gaiety Theatre Is Being Demolished." April 26, 2005
  4. ^ McLaughlin, Jeff. "Midtown cultural district headed for reality." Boston Globe, 13 Oct 1987
  5. ^ Little, John. "Saving a last remnant of vaudeville." Boston Globe, 21 Apr 2003

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Coordinates: 42°21′6.27″N 71°3′46.04″W / 42.3517417°N 71.0627889°W / 42.3517417; -71.0627889