February 7, 1827 — Madame Francisquy Hutin and her troupe performed the ballet Deserter for the first time at the Bowery Theater in New York City.
The playhouse, located on the Bowery in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, was founded by wealthy families who wanted to compete with the upscale Park Theatre.
It saw its most successful period under the populist, pro-American management of Thomas Hamblin in the 1830s and 1840s.
In the 1850s, the theater began catering to immigrant groups such as the Irish, Germans, and Chinese.
Unfortunately, the building burned down four times in 17 years, and a fire in 1929 destroyed it for good.