New Amsterdam Theatre

New Amsterdam Theatre

Address:
214 West 42nd Street (between 7th and 8th Avenue), New York, NY 10036
Capacity: 
1747

Designed by Henry Hertz and Hugh Tallant, construction of the theatre began in 1902 and it officially opened on 23rd October 1903. The inaugural production was William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. From 1913 to 1927, the theatre became the home of the infamous "Ziegfeld Follies", which showcased such talents as the 'Funny Girl' herself Fanny Brice. In 1937, however, the building became a cinema and later closed its doors in 1985. In May 1995, Disney Theatrical Productions signed a 49-year lease for the property and restored it to a traditional theatre, officially re-opening it on 2nd April 1997 and went on to stage the Broadway premiere of Disney's The Lion King.

Travel Info
Nearest subway station: 
Times Square - 42nd Street station
Subway lines: 
1, 2, & 3 trains