New Amsterdam Theatre - NY, NY
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Quick Description: The Beaux-Arts style New Amsterdam Theatre is located at 214 West 42nd Street in NY, NY
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 11/3/2022 6:51:31 PM
Waymark Code: WM16Z41
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
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Long Description:

New Amsterdam Theatre is a narrow three bay wide, 10 story high building that was built in 1903, making it the oldest active theater in the New York Theater District. Above the marquee is an elaborate two story high arch now mostly obscured by a large vertical neon sign topped by a clock. The seventh and ninth floors have highly decorated windows. The tenth floor rises above the middle bay.

The building has an Art Nouveau style auditorium seating 1702 persons on three levels. The theater is operated under a 99 year lease by Disney Theatrical Productions and features such Disney musicals as Aladdin, The Lion King, and Mary Poppins.

A bronze plaque in the lobby describes this New York City Landmark:

DESIGNATED LANDMARK
{Seal of the City of New York}
NEW YORK CITY

NEW AMSTERDAM THEATRE

DESIGNED BY THE NOTED THEATER ARCHITECTS, HERTS & TALLANT, FOR PRODUCERS KLAW & ERLANGER, THE NEW AMSTERDAM OPENED ON OCTOBER 26, 1903, WITH A PRODUCTION OF SHAKESPEARE'S A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM. THE THEATER HAS ONE OF THE FINEST ART NOUVEAU INTERIORS IN THE UNITED STATES. AS ONE OF NEW YORK CITY'S BEST MUSICAL COMEDY HOUSES, THE NEW AMSTERDAM SHOWCASED MANY TALENTED STARS AND WAS HOME TO THE ZIEGFIELD FOLLIES FROM 1913 THROUGH 1927. THE THEATER, CONVERTED TO A MOVIE HOUSE IN 1937, CLOSED IN 1985. THE NEW AMSTERDAM WAS LISTED ON the NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES IN 1980. FOLLOWING ACQUISITION BY THE 42ND ST. DEVELOPMENT PROJECT, INC. AND THE NEW YORK CITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, THE NEW AMSTERDAM WAS RESTORED TO ITS ORIGINAL SPLENDOR BY THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY, WHO JOINTLY FUNDED THE PROJECT WITH THE EMPIRE STATE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, THE NEW YORK CITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, AND THE PORT AUTHORITY OF NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY. THE THEATER REOPENED IN 1997.

NEW YORK LANDMARKS PRESERVATION FOUNDATION
1997

Theater Name: New Amsterdam Theatre

Country: United States

Address:
214 West 42nd Street
New York, NY United States
10036


Web Site: [Web Link]

Venue: Private Theater

Type of Productions:
Disney Musicals


Restored Building: yes

Date of Construction: 1903

Architect/Designer: Herts & Tallant

Stage Type: Proscenium

Seating Capacity: 1702

Special Productions/Events/Festivals:
First releases of Disney productions.


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