The Fourteenth Street Theatre was a New York City theatre located at 107 West 14th Street just west of Sixth Avenue. It was designed by Alexander Saeltzer and opened in 1866 as the Theatre Francais, as a home for French language dramas and opera.
The theatre was renamed the Lyceum in 1871. In 1879, it was taken over by producer J.H. Haverly who renamed it Haverly's 14th Street Theatre. By the mid-1880s, it had become simply the Fourteenth Street Theatre.
By the mid 1910s it was being used as a movie theatre, until actress Eva Le Gallienne turned it into the Civic Repertory Theatre in 1926. She mounted 34 successful productions, but the Great Depression ended that venture in 1934.
14th Street Theatre
- Evangeline! (1885-1886) (252 perf.)
- The Still Alarm (1887)
- The Old Homestead (1887, by Denman Thompson) (155 perf.)
- A Romance of Athlone (1889, 1890, by Chauncey Olcott)
- Blue Jeans (1890)
- Mavourneen (1891)
Civic Repertory Theatre
- Alice in Wonderland (1932-33, adapted by Eva Le Gallienne) (127 perf.)
- Peace on Earth (1933-34, by George Sklar and Albert Maltz) (126 perf.)
- Let Freedom Ring (1935-36) (108 perf.)
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