The Orpheum Theatre is located in the East Village of Lower Manhattan. Originally established as a theatre in 1904, the venue played a huge role in the Yiddish theatre scene and was known as the Player’s Theatre. The building was converted into a movie theater by the 1920s, but in 1958, plans were made to re-purpose it for theatrical productions, re-opening in November 1959 with Little Mary Sunshine. Over the next decades, a number of landmark off-Broadway production were housed including Cole Porter’s Anything Goes and Alan Menken & Howard Ashman’s Little Shop of Horrors. After further extensive renovations in the 1980s that led to a seating capacity increase from 299 to 347 seats, the theatre opened again in 1994 as the Orpheum Theatre with the long-running off-Broadway smash hit Stomp. The theatre is currently owned and operated by Liberty Theatres, Inc.