Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Another One Bites The Dust: RIP Red Room

The tiny, third-floor red box space aptly named Red Room (part of the Horse Trade Theater Group that also includes The Kraine and UNDER St. Marks) will be closing in March. We always find if rough when a theater space closes, but we're taking this closing especially hard for several reasons, but most of all because we assumed it would always be there after surviving so many other theater closings in the past. We think NYC in general and theater in particular will be a less interesting place after March 2013...

Here's the (probably less than comprehensive) list of theater closing in the past dozen years or so, to which we will have to add Red Room:

29th Street Rep: 212 West 29th Street
The Belt: 336 West 37th Street
Bouwerie Lane Theatre: 330 Bowery
Bowery Poetry Club: 308 Bowery
Center Stage: 48 West 21st Street, 4th Floor
Century Theater: 111 East 15th Street
Collective Unconscious (on Church Street): 279 Church Street
Collective Unconscious (on Ludlow Street): 145 Ludlow Street
Currican Theatre: 154 West 29th Street
Expanded Arts: 113 Ludlow Street
Flatiron Playhouse: 119 W. 23rd Street, 3rd Floor
GAle GAtes et al: 37 Main Street, Brooklyn
Greenwich Street Theater: 547 Greenwich Street
Grove Street Playhouse: 39 Grove Street
House of Candles: 99 Stanton Street
Jane Street Theatre: 113 Jane Street
John Houseman Theater: 450 W 42nd St
Manhattan Ensemble Theater: 55 Mercer Street
Nada 45: 445 West 45th Street
Oasis Theatre: 230 East 9th Street
Ohio Theater (on Wooster Street): 66 Wooster Street
One Dream: 232 West Broadway
Pantheon Theater: 303 West 42nd Street, 2nd Floor
Pelican Studios Theatre: 750 8th Avenue, 6th Floor
Perry Street Theater: 31 Perry Street
Piano Store: 158 Ludlow Street
Playhouse 91: 316 East 91st Street
Present Company Theatorium: 198 Stanton Street
Prometheus Theatre: 239 East 5th Street
Provincetown Playhouse: 133 MacDougal Street
Surf Reality: 172 Allen Street,2nd Floor
Theater 3: 311 West 43rd Street, 3rd Floor
Theater Four/Julia Miles Theater: 424 West 55th Street
Todo con Nada: 167 Ludlow Street
Tribecca Playhouse:111 Reade Street
Variety Arts Theater: 110 3rd Avenue
Westside Repertory Theatre: 252 West 81th Street
Worth Street Theater: 33 Worth St
Zipper Theater: 336 West 37th Street

PS: we are hearing constant rumors about Union Square Theater becoming something other than a theater. 

UPDATE: Just a short time after we posted this entry, The New York Times uploaded their review of the new Living Theater piece, ironically titled: Here We Are, and noted that this will be there last production in their current space on Clinton Street.  A new home has not been yet been secured.  You may read the entire review  HERE

1 comment:

Guy Yedwab said...

How far back does this list go?