The New Amsterdam Theatre is a Broadway theatre located at 214 West 42nd Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues in the Theater District of Manhattan, New York City, off of Times Square. It was built in 1902–1903 and was designed by the architecture firm of Henry Hertz and Hugh Tallant; the Roof Garden, where more risqué productions were presented, and which no longer exists, was added in 1904, designed by the same firm. The remainder of the building was utilized for offices.Our New York City trip itinerary website makes visiting New Amsterdam Theater and other New York City attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
From 1913 to 1927, the theatre was the home of the Ziegfeld Follies, whose producer, Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr., maintained an office in the building, and operated a nightclub on the roof. George White's Scandals and Eva LeGallienne's Civic Repertory Theatre were subsequent tenants. It was used as a movie theatre beginning in 1937, closed in 1985, and was leased by The Walt Disney Company and renovated by Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer in 1995–97 to be the flagship for Disney Theatrical Productions presentations on Broadway.
Both the Beaux-Arts exterior and the Art Nouveau interior of the building are New York City landmarks, having been designated in 1979. In addition, the building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.
Along with the Hudson and Lyceum Theatres, also built in 1903, the New Amsterdam is one of the oldest surviving Broadway venues.
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I had watched the Aladin musical tour in Houston, so I was so excited to attend the broadway show. We were seated for the front seat (row A) for less than $120 per person. There are boosters for the..... more »
Had never done a Broadway show before but decided to go for one anyways on recommendations from many people. Bought tickets on the day before through Headout as I wasnt getting good tickets anywhere..... more »
Nice theatre. We had a good view although we were sitting in the last row on the balcony but if you can afford it, choose at least the mezzanine. The show was awesome, very funny with a huge amount of "Disney-Magic". There were many opportunities to buy merchandise or drinks/snacks. I felt welcome as soon as I entered the theatre!
Excellent venue. Seats are a little compact but comfortable. Extremely elegant ambiance. Easy access right off of Times Square. Fully equipped concession stand. Overall great place the go watch a Broadway Musical!
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