Playhouse Theatre (New York City)

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Playhouse Theatre
Address 137 West 48th Street
New York City
United States
Coordinates 40°45′34″N 73°58′57″W / 40.75944°N 73.98250°W / 40.75944; -73.98250Coordinates: 40°45′34″N 73°58′57″W / 40.75944°N 73.98250°W / 40.75944; -73.98250
Owner Brady Enterprises, Inc.
Operator William A. Brady
Type Broadway
Capacity 865
Opened 1911
Demolished 1969
Years active 1911–1967
Architect Charles A. Rich

The Playhouse Theatre was a Broadway theatre located at 137 West 48th Street in midtown-Manhattan. Charles A. Rich was the architect. It was built in 1911 for producer William A. Brady who also owned the nearby 48th Street Theatre. After Brady died in 1944, it was sold to the Shubert Organization. It housed an ABC radio station from 1949 to 1952. Sauce for the Goose was the opening production on April 15, 1911, closing after 2 performances that day. It was razed to accommodate the Rockefeller Center expansion in 1969.

Another theatre, located at 359 W. 48th St., was called Playhouse Theatre from 1970–83.

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