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Coordinates: 40°45′46.5″N, 73°59′3″W The Neil Simon Theatre is a Broadway theatre located at 250 West 52nd Street in midtown-Manhattan. Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... Broadway theatre[1] is often considered the highest professional form of theatre in the United States. ... A theater or theatre is a structure where theatrical works or plays are performed or other performances such as musical concerts may be given. ... 52nd Street, properly West 52nd Street, is a cross street in Manhattan in the Broadway district known as Swing Street, the street of jazz, the street that never sleeps or, simply, the street. The blocks of 52nd Street between 5th and 7th avenues were renowned in the mid 20th century... The Borough of Manhattan, highlighted in yellow, lies between the East River and the Hudson River. ...

Designed by architect Herbert J. Krapp, the theatre was built by producers Alex Aarons and Vinton Freedley, who combined their first names to christen it the Alvin. It opened on November 22, 1927 with George and Ira Gershwin's Funny Face starring Fred and Adele Astaire. This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Herbert J. Krapp (1887, New York City, - 1973) was a theatre architect and designer in the early part of the twentieth century. ... November 22 is the 326th day (327th on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar). ... George Gershwin (September 26, 1898 – July 11, 1937) was an American composer who wrote most of his vocal and theatrical works in collaboration with his elder brother lyricist Ira Gershwin. ... Ira Gershwin (6 December 1896 – 17 August 1983) was an American lyricist who collaborated with his younger brother, composer George Gershwin, to create some of the most memorable songs of the 20th century. ... Funny Face (TV series). ... Fred Astaire (May 10, 1899 – June 22, 1987), born Frederick Austerlitz in Omaha, Nebraska,[1] was an American film and Broadway stage dancer, choreographer, singer and actor. ... Adele Astaire, 1927 Lady Charles Cavendish (September 10, 1896 -January 25, 1981) [1], better known as Adele Astaire was an American dancer and entertainer. ...

Due to the Great Depression, Aarons and Freedley lost control of their venue in 1932. For a period of time it was used as a radio studio by CBS. The Great Depression was a time of economic down turn, which started after the Stock Market Crash on October 29, 1929, also known as Black Tuesday. ... CBS is one of the largest radio and television networks in the United States. ...

In 1977, the building was purchased by the Nederlander Organization, and was renamed in honor of American playwright Simon in 1983 with the opening of Brighton Beach Memoirs. James L. Nederlander of the famous Nederlander family of Detroit, Michigan is also known as James Nederlander, Jr. ... Template:Unsourced A playwright, also known as a dramatist, is someone who writes dramatic literature or drama. ... Brighton Beach Memoirs is a semi-autobiographical coming-of-age comedy by Neil Simon. ...

The building was designated a New York City landmark in 1985. At present it has a seating capacity of approximately 1400. The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission is the New York City agency charged with administering New Yorks Landmarks Preservation Law. ...

Notable productions

Girl Crazy is a theater musical with music by George Gershwin, lyrics by Ira Gershwin and book by Guy Bolton and John McGowan. ... Mourning Becomes Electra is the title for a trilogy of plays by Eugene ONeill, first performed in 1931. ... For the song by Guns N Roses, see Anything Goes (song) Anything Goes is a musical with music and lyrics by Cole Porter. ... The cast of Porgy and Bess during the Boston try-out prior to the Broadway opening. ... Red, Hot and Blue is a 1936 musical by Cole Porter originally starring Ethel Merman, Jimmy Durante, and Bob Hope. ... Lady in the Dark was a Broadway musical written by Kurt Weill (music), Ira Gershwin (lyrics), and Moss Hart (book and direction). ... Life with Father is the title of a humorous autobiographical book of stories written in 1936 by Clarence Day, Jr. ... A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is a musical with a book by George Abbott and Betty Smith, lyrics by Dorothy Fields, and music by Arthur Schwartz. ... Twos Company was a musical revue with principal sketches by Charles Sherman and Peter DeVries, principal lyrics by Ogden Nash and Sammy Cahn, and principal music by Vernon Duke. ... The Tito Memorial - The House of Flowers in the upscale district of Dedinje, Belgrade. ... Bells Are Ringing was a romantic comedy film was released in 1960 and was directed by Vincente Minnelli. ... Once Upon a Mattress is a critically-acclaimed musical comedy that opened on Broadway on May 11, 1959 and ran for 460 performances. ... For The Games song, see Westside Story (song). ... Wildcat is a musical with a book by N. Richard Nash, lyrics by Carolyn Leigh, and music by Cy Coleman. ... Irma la Douce is a 1956 French stage musical whose book and lyrics were written by Alexandre Breffort with music by Marguerite Monnot. ... Hi! Youre car can speak <a href=http://immobilizer. ... Flora the Red Menace is a 1965 musical by Kander and Ebb starring Liza Minnelli in the title role. ... Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead is a humorous, absurdist, tragic and existentialist play by Tom Stoppard, first staged in 1966. ... 2004 studio recording Sherry! is a musical with a book and lyrics by James Lipton and music by Laurence Rosenthal. ... theatrical poster for The Great White Hope The Great White Hope, a Pulitzer Prize-winning and Tony Award-winning play written by Howard Sackler and first produced by Arena Stage in Washington, DC in 1967, that was the basis for the 1970 film of the same name. ... Company is a musical with a book by George Furth and music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. ... Shenandoah is a 1975 Broadway musical with music by Gary Geld, lyrics by Peter Udell, and a book by Udell, Philip Rose and James Lee Barrett, based on Barretts original screenplay for the 1965 film [[Shenandoah (film)]]. The musical opened January 7, 1975 and ran for a total of... Annie is a musical based upon the popular Harold Gray comic strip Little Orphan Annie. ... Merrily We Roll Along is a play by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, and a musical loosely based on it by Stephen Sondheim and George Furth. ... Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up? is a musical with a book by John R. Powers and music and lyrics by James Quinn and Alaric Jans. ... Biloxi Blues, a play by Neil Simon, is the second in what is known as Simons Eugene Trilogy, the first being Brighton Beach Memoirs, and the third being Broadway Bound. ... Jackie Mason (born Yacov Moshe Maza on June 9, 1931, in Sheboygan, Wisconsin) is an American stand-up comedian. ... Jakes Women is a play by Neil Simon. ... The King and I is a musical by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, with a script based on the book Anna and the King of Siam by Margaret Landon. ... The Scarlet Pimpernel is a musical set in France and England. ... Elaine Stritch, (born on February 2, 1925 in Detroit, Michigan) is an Irish-American actress and singer with a brassy, rough voice known for her brash, vocal characters. ... John Waters Hairspray is a Tony-winning musical, based on the 1988 John Waters movie Hairspray. ...

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  Results from FactBites:
Neil Simon Theatre (532 words)
The Neil Simon Theatre is located on the south side of 52nd Street, between Broadway and 8th Avenue.
The Alvin Theatre (later renamed to the Neil Simon Theatre) was opened in 1927 and named for Alex Aarons and Vinton Freedley who produced a string of hits such as Lady Be Good, Tip Toes and Oh Kay with scores by George and Ira Gershwin.
Neil Simon had back to back productions at the theatre in the 1980’s and the Neil Simon Theatre is now part of the Nederlander Organization.
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