New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
New Amsterdam Theatre
Designated Landmark New York City
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.
Topics. This memorial is listed in these Architecture • Arts, Letters, Music.
Location. 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. Medal of Honor Recipients (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Stage Door Canteen (about 500 feet away); Birthplace of Eugene O'Neill (about 600 feet away); The Times Square (Hotel) (about 600 feet away); Knickerbocker Hotel (about 600 feet away); Schubert Alley (about 700 feet away); John Golden (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Town Hall (approx. 0.2 miles 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.
Also see . . . The 1903 Art Nouveau "New Amsterdam" Theatre. "Daytonian in Manhattan" entry. (Submitted on April 11, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
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