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Encyclopedia > New Amsterdam Theatre

The New Amsterdam Theatre is a playhouse located at 214 West 42nd Street in New York City's Broadway district. It was built in 1903 by the partnership of impresarios A.L. Erlanger and Marcus Klaw and designed in the Art Nouveau style by architects Herts and Tallant. At the time of construction, it was the largest theatre in New York with a seating capacity of 1,702. This article does not cite its references or sources. ... For the film of this name, see 42nd Street (film). ... The Empire State Building (right) and the Chrysler Building (left) are easily recognized symbols of New York City to the world. ... Broadway theatre is often considered the highest professional form of theatre in the United States. ... Abraham Lincoln Erlanger (May 4, 1859 – March 7, 1930) was a theatrical producer, director, designer, theatre owner, and a leading figure of the Theatrical Syndicate. ... Marcus Alonzo Klaw (May 29, 1858 – June 14, 1936) was an American lawyer, theatrical producer, theatre owner, and a leading figure of the Theatrical Syndicate. ... Alfons Mucha, lithographed poster Dancel (1898). ... Seating capacity refers to the number of people who can be seated in a specific space, either in terms of the space available, or in terms of limitations set by law. ...

The Great Depression took its toll on the theatre business, and in 1936 the New Amsterdam closed. It reopened on a limited basis in 1937 but soon was converted to a movie theatre. The Nederlander Organization purchased the landmark property in 1982, but it would not be restored to its original usage and grandeur until 1992 when the 42nd Street Development Project bought the property and joined with The Walt Disney Company to undertake a full restoration. The Great Depression was a massive global economic recession (or depression) that ran from 1929 to approximately 1939. ... A typical megaplex (AMC Rolling Hills 20 in Rolling Hills Estates, California). ... The Walt Disney Company (most commonly known as Disney) (NYSE: DIS) is one of the largest media and entertainment corporations in the world. ...

Since its debut in 1996, the theatre has been showing productions of the musical The Lion King.



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