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New Amsterdam Theatre

Designated Landmark New York City

 
 
New Amsterdam Theatre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, December 14, 2018
1. New Amsterdam Theatre Marker
Inscription.  
Designed by the noted theater architects, Herts & Tallant, for producers Klan & Erlanger, the New Amsterdam opened on October 26, 1903, with a production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer’s Night 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 Ziegfeld Follies from 1913 through 1927. The theatre, converted to a movie house in 1937, closed in 1988. The New Amsterdam was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. Following acquisition by the 42nd Street 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.
 
Erected 1997 by New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation.
 
Location.
New Amsterdam Theatre image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, November 30, 2018
2. New Amsterdam Theatre
40° 45.381′ N, 73° 59.269′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Memorial can be reached from West 42nd Street near Seventh Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 214 West 42nd street, New York NY 10036, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Betsey Johnson (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Norma Kamali (about 300 feet away); Marc Jacobs (about 400 feet away); Medal of Honor Recipients (about 500 feet away); Stephen Burrows (about 500 feet away); Stage Door Canteen (about 500 feet away); Birthplace of Eugene O'Neill (about 600 feet away); Geoffrey Beene (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
More about this marker. The marker is in the theater outer lobby.
 
Categories. ArchitectureArts, Letters, Music
 
Now playing image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, December 14, 2018
3. Now playing
John F. Pietrofesa, Sr. image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, December 21, 2018
4. John F. Pietrofesa, Sr.
At the stage door on W. 42st Street, Disney honors one of its own:
John J. Petrafesa, Sr.
1947-2001
Vice President Labor Relations
Disney Theatrical Productions
A great man is he who does not lose his child’s heart
Mencius
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on December 29, 2018. This page originally submitted on December 17, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 59 times since then and 5 times this year. Last updated on December 27, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 17, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   4. submitted on December 26, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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