Designated Landmark New York CityDesigned by the noted theater architects, Herts & Tallant, for producers Klan & Erlanger, the New Amsterdam opened on October 26, 1903, with a production of Shakespeare's (i)A Midsummer's Night Dream. The theater has one of the finest Art Nouveau interiors in the United States. As one of New York City's best musical comedy houses, the New Amsterdam showcased many talented stars and was home to the Ziegfeld Follies from 1913 through 1927. The theatre, converted to a movie house in 1937, closed in 1988. The New Amsterdam was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. Following acquisition by the 42nd Street Development Project, Inc. and the New York City Economic Development Corporation, the New Amsterdam was restored to its original splendor by the Walt Disney Company, who jointly funded the project with the Empire State Development Corporation, The New York City Economic Development Corporation, and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The theater reopened in 1997.
|Placed By||New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, December 19th, 2018 at 1:05pm PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 585439 N 4512202|
|Decimal Degrees||40.75635000, -73.98781667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 45.381', W 73° 59.269'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 45' 22.86" N, 73° 59' 16.14" W|
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|Area Code(s)||212, 646, 917, 914|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 218 W 42nd St, New York NY 10036, US|
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