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  1. The Adelphi Theatre is a popular London West End theatre, located on the Strand in the City of Westminster. The present building is the fourth on the site. The theatre has specialised in comedy and musical theatre, and today it is a receiving house for a variety of productions, including many musicals. The theatre was Grade II listed for historical preservation on 1 December 1987.
  2. The Adelphi Theatre, originally named the Craig Theatre, opened on December 24, 1928. The Adelphi was located at 152 West 54th Street in New York City, with 1,434 seats. The theater was taken over by the Federal Theater Project in 1934 and renamed the Adelphi. The theater was renamed the Radiant Center by The Royal Fraternity of Master Metaphysicians in 1940. It was then the Yiddish Arts Theater, and renamed the Adelphi Theater on April 20, 1944, when it was acquired by the Shuberts. It became a DuMont Television Network studio in the 1950s. The "Classic 39" episodes of The Honeymooners were filmed in this facility by DuMont using their Electronicam system for broadcast on CBS at a later date during the 1955–56 television season. The theater returned to legitimate use in 1957, was renamed the 54th Street Theater in 1958, and finally the George Abbott Theater in 1965. The building was razed in 1970, after hosting several expensive flops.
    • also known as 54th Street Theatre, George Abbott Theatre, Yiddish Arts Theatre, Radiant Center, Craig Theatre
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Adelphi Theatre is a theater company.

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Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Romantic Literature (2012)

A - G. by Frederick Burwick

Since the 1830s, the Adelphi has changed hands many times and has been variously renamed as the Theatre Royal, the New Adelphi, the Royal Adelphi Theatre, the Century Theatre, and then again, the Adelphi Theatre. The theatre remains ...

Google previewThe London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, by the orig. ed. of the Encyclopaedia metropolitana [T. Curtis].

by Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)

The Adelphi Theatre, formerly the Sans Pareil, in the Strand, and the Olympic Theatre, in Wych Street, erected by Mr. Astley in 1806, are small, but neat theatres, where burlettas and pantomimes are performed; and such are ffene- rally the ...

Google previewThe World of Musicals: An Encyclopedia of Stage, Screen, and Song [2 volumes] (2014)

by Mark A. Robinson

6–8, 7f Adelphi Theatre, 512 Adiarte, ...

Google previewDictionary of dates, and universal reference (1841)

by Joseph Timothy Haydn

2, 1803 THE ADELPHI THEATRE. Formerly called the Sans Souci, under the management of Mr. and Miss Scott + * * New management commenced in . 1820 Messrs. Mathews and Yates Theatre rebuilt CfRCUS, NOW SURREY THEATER.

Google previewThe London Encyclopaedia, Or Universal Dictionary of Science, Art, Literature, and Practical Mechanics, Comprisiong a Popular View of the Present State of Knowledge (1837)

The Adelphi Theatre, formerly the Sans Pareil, in the Strand, and the Olympic Theatre, in Wych Street, erected by Mr.

Google previewThe Rodgers and Hammerstein Encyclopedia (2007)

by Thomas S. Hischak

[3 December 1930, Adelphi Theatre—London, 254 performances] Produced by Charles B. Cochran, directed by Frank Collins, choreographed by Buddy Bradley and Billy Pierce. Plot: Hoping to break into show business, Harriet Green (Jessie ...

Google previewDickens Dictionary (MAXNotes Literature Guides) (2015)


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