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Samuel J. Friedman Theatre


Address:
261 West 47th Street
(Between Broadway & 8th Avenue)
New York, NY 10036
Capacity: 622
Air Conditioning: not known
Access: not known
Owned by: Manhattan Theatre Club
Status: Broadway Theatre

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The theatre, originally called The Biltmore, opened in 1925. The theatre was used for broadcasting between 1952-62, but in 1963 it reopened as a traditional theatre with Neil Simon's "Barefoot in the Park". In 1987 the theatre closed followng an arson attack. In 2001 it was purchased by the Manhattan Theatre Club and reopened in 2003 after renovation. The theatre was renamed the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre in 2008 to honor the Broadway publicist Samuel Friedman.


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