Cort Theatre

Cort Theatre

138 W. 48th St., New York, NY

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Theatre Name Year Named
Cort Theatre 1912


  • History:

    Producer John Cort introduced the Cort Theatre in 1912, designed by Edward B. Corey and located east of Broadway on W. 48th Street. The Cort briefly housed "The Merv Griffin Show" between 1969 and 1972 before returning to legitimate theatre, and it later set a house record with 1,920 performances of the Stephen Schwartz musical The Magic Show.

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  • Built: 1912
  • Number of Seats: 1102


Dates Name Title
1973 - The Shubert Organization, Inc. Theatre Owner/Operator
1956 - 1973 Theatre Owner/Operator
December, 1932 - 1956 138 West Forty-Eighth Street Corporation Theatre Owner/Operator
April, 1931 - December, 1932 Leblang Interests Theatre Operator
August, 1928 - Apr. 17, 1931 Joseph Leblang Theatre Operator
August, 1928 - December, 1932 Shubert Theatre Corporation Theatre Owner
May 2, 1927 - August, 1928 Shubert Theatre Corporation Theatre Owner/Operator
Dec. 29, 1912 - May 2, 1927 John Cort Theatre Operator
Dec. 29, 1912 - unknown Edward B. Corey Theatre Owner
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