American Theatre

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The American Theatre was constructed at 42nd Street and 8th Avenue and opened May 22, 1893. Its most famous production was its first show, The Prodigal Daughter, which featured a steeplechase of ten live horses onstage. On December 8, 1930, a fire broke out and ruined the theatre; its doors never opened again.

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  • Built: 1893
  • Number of Seats: 2065
  • Longest Running Show: The Voyage of Suzette
  • Performances: 2,191