New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Casting At The Cast Iron Bank:
From Tellers to Cockettes
— 330 Bowery —
In 1963, Honey Waldman and Bruce Becker converted the bank into the Bouwerie Lane Theatre, opening with Frank Langella in Andre Gide’s The Immortalist. Later productions included The Palm Casino Review, with members of the Cockettes, and Dames at Sea, which made Bernadette Peters a star.
From 1974 to 2006, this was home to the Obie Award-winning Jean Cocteau Repertory Company, whose over 200 productions included premieres of the Bentley/Milhaud version of Brecht’s Mother Courage and Something Cloudy, Something Clear, Tennessee Williams' last play to premiere in NYC during his lifetime.
A NYC landmark, in 2007 it was converted to retail spaces and
-Mitchell Grubler, Landmarks Committee Chair, Bowery Alliance of Neighbors
Erected 2016 by Bowery Alliance of Neighbors.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Entertainment • Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1874.
Location. 40° 43.551′ N, 73° 59.532′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is at the intersection of Bowery and Bond Street, on the left when traveling south on Bowery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 330 Bowery, New York NY 10012, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bouwerie Lane Theater (here, next to this marker); Tin Palace Jazz Club (within shouting distance of this marker); Secret Cemetery Secret Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); Then You Saw It/Now You Don’t (within shouting distance of this marker); World’s Smallest Opera House (within shouting distance of this marker); Alexander’s Musee (within shouting distance of this marker); CBGB (within shouting distance of this marker); Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988) (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
More about this marker. One of more than sixty entries in the “Windows on the Bowery” series.
Regarding Casting At The Cast Iron Bank:. The building is listed in the "AIA (American Institute of Architects) Guide
Also see . . . The 1874 Bond Street Savings Bank - 54 Bond Street. "Daytonian in Manhattan" entry. (Submitted on March 24, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 25, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 115 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 25, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.