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Encyclopedia > Helen Hayes Theatre

The Helen Hayes Theatre (originally the Little Theatre) is a Broadway theatre at 240 West 44th Street in New York City. Designed by Ingalls & Hoffman, and built by Winthrop Ames, it opened on 12 March 1912. This article is about the street in New York City. ... Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the United States, and is at the center of international finance, politics, music, and culture. ... March 12 is the 71st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (72nd in Leap years). ... 1912 is a leap year starting on Monday. ...


In 1941 it was sold to the New York Times, converted into a conference hall and renamed New York Times Hall. It was reconverted into a theatre in 1959, once again as the Little Theatre, and was briefly renamed in 1964 as the Winthrop Ames Theatre. From 1965 to 1983 it was again the Little Theatre, finally being renamed in honor of Helen Hayes in 1983. The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ... Helen Hayes circa 1931 Helen Hayes (October 10, 1900 - March 17, 1993) was an American actress whose successful and award-winning career spanned almost 70 years. ...


When not being used as a theatrical venue it has been leased to CBS radio, ABC Television, and the Westinghouse Corporation.


Among the more recent popular shows which have played there are Torch Song Trilogy, Prelude to a Kiss, By Jeeves, Golda's Balcony Torch Song Trilogy is a collection of three plays by Harvey Fierstein, running in New York City from June 10, 1982, to May 19, 1985 at the Little Theatre (now the Helen Hayes Theatre on West 44th Street). ... Prelude to a kiss is an 1992 American (Fantacy/romantic) film that tells the story of couple that falls in love despite the girls pessimistic outlook. ... By Jeeves is a musical based loosely on the stories of PG Wodehouse, by Andrew Lloyd-Webber (music) and Alan Ayckbourn (lyrics and story). ...


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Helen Hayes - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (643 words)
The Helen Hayes Award for theater in the Washington D.C. area is named in her honor.
Helen Hayes died on (St. Patrick's Day) March 17, 1993 from congestive heart failure, aged 92, not long after the death of her friend Lillian Gish, with whom she had been friends for many decades.
Helen Hayes was interred in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Nyack, New York.
Helen Hayes Theatre - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (304 words)
The Helen Hayes Theatre (originally the Little Theatre) is a Broadway theatre at 240 West 44th Street in New York City.
From 1965 to 1983 it was again the Little Theatre, finally being renamed in honor of Helen Hayes, who was often called the "First Lady of the American Theater", in 1983.
The theatre was demolished in 1982; the Little Theatre was renamed for Hayes the following year.
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