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Rip Van Dam

(1660)


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(1660?–1749), manager. He was the proprietor of what was possibly the first New York theatre. According to a newspaper account, dated December 11, 1732, “On the 6th instant, the New Theatre in the buildings of the Hon. Rip Van Dam, Esq. was opened with the comedy of the Recruiting Officer.” He served for a time as governor of the province of New York and had conducted a city census a year before this playhouse opened. His building was still used for occasional theatrical purposes as late as 1750.

From The Oxford Companion to American Theatre in Oxford Reference.

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