Bowery Theatre

The Bowery Theatre was a playhouse in the Bowery neighborhood of New York City. Although it was founded by rich families to compete with the upscale Park Theatre, the Bowery saw its most successful period under the populist, pro-American management of Thomas Hamblin in the 1830s and 1840s. By the 1850s, the theatre came to cater to immigrant groups such as the Irish, Germans, and Chinese. It burnt down 5 times in 17 years, a fire in 1929 destroying it for good. Although the theatre's name changed several times (Thalia Theatre, Fay's Bowery Theatre, etc.), it was generally referred to as the "Bowery Theatre".

Read more about Bowery Theatre:  Founding and Early Management, Hamblin's Tenure, Later Management

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Thomas S. Hamblin - The Bowery Theatre
... Hamblin began his tenure as manager of New York's Bowery Theatre with partner James H ... later, and Hamblin obtained the lease and rebuilt when the theatre burnt down later that year ... catered to the tastes of the rowdy audiences of New York's Bowery district ...
Bowery Theatre - Later Management
... immigrant groups, notably the Irish, began populating the Bowery neighborhood ... They came to form a significant portion of the Bowery's audience, mostly in the low-price gallery section ... In order to cater to them, the theatre offered plays by James Pilgrim and other Irish playwrights ...

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