New Victory Theater

209 W 42nd St New York

LGBT Theater District/New Victory Theater
NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project
Written By NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project

The first initiative to document historic and cultural sites associated with the LGBT community in New York City, illustrating the richness of the city's history and the community's influence on America.

History

This venue was originally known as the Theatre Republic. There were two known plays by gay playwrights at this theater, both rather successful: Lover’s Lane (1901) by Clyde Fitch (opened at the Manhattan Theater), and Where Poppies Bloom (1918) by Roi Cooper Megrue.

In 1931, it was converted to burlesque, then in 1942 to movies. The theater was restored and reopened in 1995 as the New Victory Theater for family-oriented fare.

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Building Information

Architect or Builder: Albert Westover Year Built: 1900

Source

Internet Broadway Database.

Cover Photo

Credit: Sarah Sargent/NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project, 2019.

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