New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Samuel J. Friedman
Samuel J. Friedman was a pioneer publicist who brought the excitement of the theatre to the general public and helped communicate the importance of Broadway as a valued American institution.
Mr. Friedman promoted shows, performers, producers and films. He was a member and officer of the Association of Theatrical Press Agents & Managers.
The Biltmore Theatre, built in 1925, was renamed the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre of September 4, 2008.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Communications • Entertainment. A significant historical date for this entry is September 4, 2008.
Location. 40° 45.616′ N, 73° 59.21′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on West 47th Street east of Eighth Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 261 West 47th 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. Battalion 9 9/11 Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); John Golden (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Duffy Square (about 700 feet away); The Father Duffy Memorial Schubert Alley (approx. 0.2 miles away); Stage Door Canteen (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Times Square (approx. 0.2 miles away); Former School of Performing Arts (approx. Ό mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
Regarding Samuel J. Friedman. The theater is listed in the "AIA (American Institute of Architects) Guide to New York City, Fifth Edition".
Also see . . .
1. Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on April 12, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
2. "Broadway's Biltmore Becomes the Friedman on Sept. 4" (2008). Playbill entry (Submitted on November 15, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 30, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 167 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 30, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. 3. submitted on November 15, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.