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Proctor's Theatre

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Proctor's Theatre
(23rd St. at 6th Ave.)

Built Originally a church
Location 23rd St. at 6th Ave.
Developer/Manager F.F. Proctor
1st Production 1888 - Refined Vaudeville
Major Productions
Joseph Haworth's Appearances Ye Earlie Trouble - 1892
Interesting Facts F. F. Proctor was a pioneer in popular theatre.  He believed strongly in filling a theatre at fifty cents a seat, rather than having it only half filled at a dollar a ticket.   The opening of this theatre launched Proctor’s career as a producer of vaudeville and popular melodrama.  With the advent of motion pictures, Proctor’s policy changed to a combination of films and vaudeville, then to films alone.

Joseph Haworth at Proctor's Theatre

On October 10, 1892 Joe appeared at Proctor’s as "Ralph Izzard" in Ye Earlie Trouble. The cast and production values were praised, but otherwise the Revolutionary War play was not received well by the critics. Although Joseph had star billing, he had a short but showy part. The October 15 edition of the New York Dramatic Mirror wrote: "He was fiery and dramatic, and at the close of the third act, his declamation electrified the house."

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