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New Amsterdam Theatre

214 W. 42nd St., New York, NY
Seats (approximate): 1747

Herts & Tallant, architects. Built by Klaw & Erlanger. With its elaborate architecture and decor, it brought Art Nouveau to Broadway. Beginning in 1913, Ziegfeld brought his "Follies" to the New Amsterdam. In 1937, with the heyday of the revue in the past, it became a movie palace. In 1982, it earned landmark status and was purchased by the Nederlanders who sold it to the state in 1992. Disney performed extensive renovations before reopening the theatre in 1997.

To learn more about the history and restoration of the New Amsterdam Theatre, see Spotlight on Broadway's video on the New Amsterdam Theatre.

Built: 1903   

Theatre Names Named
New Amsterdam Theatre
Opened October 26, 1903
1903

Broadway Productions

Aladdin
Musical, Original
Mar 20, 2014 - Present

Mary Poppins
Musical, Original
Nov 16, 2006 - Mar 03, 2013

The Lion King
Musical, Original, Puppets, Spectacle
Nov 13, 1997 - Jun 04, 2006

King David
Special, Original, Concert
May 18, 1997 - May 23, 1997

Othello
Play, Revival, Drama, Tragedy
Jan 06, 1937 - Jan 1937

Forbidden Melody
Musical, Original, Comedy
Nov 02, 1936 - Nov 28, 1936

Cyrano de Bergerac
Play, Revival, Comedy
Apr 27, 1936 - Jun 1936

George White's Scandals [1936]
Musical, Original, Revue
Dec 25, 1935 - Mar 28, 1936

Revenge with Music
Musical, Original
Nov 28, 1934 - Apr 27, 1935

Roberta
Musical, Original, Comedy
Nov 18, 1933 - Jul 21, 1934

Murder at the Vanities
Musical, Original, Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Sep 12, 1933 - Nov 1933

The Cherry Orchard
Play, Revival, Comedy
Mar 06, 1933 - Apr 1933

Cyrano de Bergerac
Play, Revival, Comedy
Dec 26, 1932 - Jan 1933

The Dark Hours
Play, Original, Tragedy
Nov 14, 1932 - Nov 1932

Face the Music
Musical, Original, Comedy, Revue
Feb 17, 1932 - Jul 09, 1932

The Band Wagon
Musical, Original, Revue
Jun 03, 1931 - Jan 16, 1932

The Admirable Crichton
Play, Revival, Comedy, Fantasy, Satire
Mar 09, 1931 - Apr 1931

Earl Carroll's Vanities [1930]
Musical, Original, Revue
Jul 01, 1930 - Jan 03, 1931

Ripples
Musical, Original, Comedy, Extravaganza
Feb 11, 1930 - Mar 29, 1930

Sherlock Holmes
Play, Revival, Drama
Nov 25, 1929 - Jan 1930

Whoopee!
Musical, Original, Comedy
Dec 04, 1928 - Nov 23, 1929

Rosalie
Musical, Original, Comedy
Jan 10, 1928 - Oct 27, 1928

Ziegfeld Follies of 1927
Musical, Original, Revue
Aug 16, 1927 - Jan 07, 1928

Julius Caesar
Play, Revival, Tragedy
Jun 06, 1927 - Jun 1927

Lucky
Musical, Original, Comedy
Mar 22, 1927 - May 21, 1927

Trelawny of the "Wells"
Play, Revival, Comedy
Jan 31, 1927 - Mar 1927

Betsy
Musical, Original, Comedy
Dec 28, 1926 - Jan 29, 1927

Sunny
Musical, Original, Comedy
Sep 22, 1925 - Dec 11, 1926

Ziegfeld Follies of 1925
Musical, Original, Revue
Jul 06, 1925 - Sep 19, 1925

Ziegfeld Follies of 1924
Musical, Original, Revue
Jun 24, 1924 - Mar 07, 1925

Plain Jane
Musical, Original, Comedy
May 12, 1924 - Jun 22, 1924

Ziegfeld Follies of 1923
Musical, Original, Revue
Oct 20, 1923 - May 10, 1924

Sally
Musical, Original, Comedy
Sep 17, 1923 - Oct 06, 1923

Ziegfeld Follies of 1923 [Summer Edition]
Musical, Original, Revue
Jun 25, 1923 - Sep 15, 1923

Ziegfeld Follies of 1922
Musical, Original, Revue
Jun 05, 1922 - Jun 23, 1923

Sally
Musical, Original, Comedy
Dec 21, 1920 - Apr 22, 1922

Hitchy-Koo [1920]
Musical, Original, Revue
Oct 19, 1920 - Dec 18, 1920

Ziegfeld Follies of 1920
Musical, Original, Revue
Jun 22, 1920 - Oct 16, 1920

Ed Wynn's Carnival
Musical, Original, Revue
Apr 05, 1920 - Jun 1920

Monsieur Beaucaire
Musical, Original, Opera, Romance
Dec 11, 1919 - Apr 03, 1920

Ziegfeld Follies of 1919
Musical, Original, Revue
Jun 16, 1919 - Dec 06, 1919

The Velvet Lady
Musical, Original, Comedy
Feb 03, 1919 - Jun 1919

The Girl Behind the Gun
Musical, Original, Comedy
Sep 16, 1918 - Feb 01, 1919

Ziegfeld Follies of 1918
Musical, Original, Revue
Jun 18, 1918 - Closing date unknown

The Rainbow Girl
Musical, Original, Comedy
Apr 01, 1918 - Closing date unknown

The Cohan Revue of 1918
Musical, Original, Revue
Dec 31, 1917 - Mar 23, 1918

The Riviera Girl
Musical, Original, Comedy
Sep 24, 1917 - Dec 15, 1917

Ziegfeld Follies of 1917
Musical, Original, Revue
Jun 12, 1917 - Sep 04, 1917

When Johnny Comes Marching Home
Musical, Revival, Opera
May 07, 1917 - Closing date unknown

Colonel Newcome
Play, Original
Apr 10, 1917 - May 1917

Miss Springtime
Musical, Original, Comedy
Sep 25, 1916 - Apr 07, 1917

Ziegfeld Follies of 1916
Musical, Original, Revue
Jun 12, 1916 - Sep 16, 1916

The Merry Wives of Windsor
Play, Revival, Comedy
May 25, 1916 - Jun 1916

The Merchant of Venice
Play, Revival, Comedy
May 08, 1916 - May 1916

King Henry VIII
Play, Revival, History
Mar 14, 1916 - May 1916

Margaret Schiller
Play, Original
Jan 31, 1916 - Closing date unknown

Around the Map
Musical, Original, Revue
Nov 01, 1915 - Jan 29, 1916

Moloch
Play, Original
Sep 20, 1915 - Oct 1915

Ziegfeld Follies of 1915
Musical, Original, Revue
Jun 21, 1915 - Sep 18, 1915

Watch Your Step
Musical, Original, Comedy, Revue
Dec 08, 1914 - May 08, 1915

Yosemite
Play, Original
Nov 23, 1914 - Dec 1914

Papa's Darling
Musical, Original, Comedy
Nov 02, 1914 - Dec 05, 1914

The Dragon's Claw
Play, Original
Sep 14, 1914 - Sep 1914

Ziegfeld Follies of 1914
Musical, Original, Revue
Jun 01, 1914 - Sep 05, 1914

Sari
Musical, Original, Operetta
Apr 13, 1914 - May 23, 1914

Maids of Athens
Musical, Original, Comedy, Operetta
Mar 18, 1914 - Apr 04, 1914

The Little Cafe
Musical, Original, Comedy
Nov 10, 1913 - Mar 14, 1914

Sweethearts
Musical, Original, Comedy
Sep 08, 1913 - Closing date unknown

Ziegfeld Follies of 1913
Musical, Original, Revue
Jun 16, 1913 - Sep 06, 1913

My Little Friend
Musical, Original, Farce
May 19, 1913 - Jun 07, 1913

Oh! Oh! Delphine
Musical, Original, Comedy
Feb 03, 1913 - May 02, 1913

The Spring Maid
Musical, Original, Operetta
Jan 20, 1913 - Feb 01, 1913

Eva
Musical, Original
Dec 30, 1912 - Jan 18, 1913

The Count of Luxembourg
Musical, Original, Operetta, Romance
Sep 16, 1912 - Dec 28, 1912

The Pink Lady
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Aug 26, 1912 - Sep 14, 1912

Robin Hood
Musical, Revival, Operetta
May 06, 1912 - Jun 29, 1912

The Man from Cook's
Musical, Original, Comedy
Mar 25, 1912 - Apr 20, 1912

Oliver Twist
Play, Revival
Feb 26, 1912 - Closing date unknown

The Trail of the Lonesome Pine
Play, Original
Jan 29, 1912 - Feb 1912

Ben Hur
Play, Revival, Melodrama
Dec 23, 1911 - Jan 1912

The Pink Lady
Musical, Original, Comedy
Mar 13, 1911 - Dec 09, 1911

Madame Sherry
Musical, Original, Vaudeville
Aug 30, 1910 - Mar 11, 1911

Girlies
Musical, Original, Comedy
Jun 13, 1910 - Aug 27, 1910

Madame X
Play, Original, Melodrama
Feb 02, 1910 - Apr 1910

The Barrier
Play, Original
Jan 10, 1910 - Jan 1910

The Silver Star
Musical, Original
Nov 01, 1909 - Jan 08, 1910

The Love Cure
Musical, Original, Romance
Sep 01, 1909 - Oct 30, 1909

The Mascot
Musical, Revival, Opera
Apr 12, 1909 - May 08, 1909

Romeo and Juliet
Play, Revival, Tragedy
Mar 08, 1909 - Closing date unknown

King Lear
Play, Revival, Tragedy
Mar 08, 1909 - Closing date unknown

King Richard III
Play, Revival, History
Mar 08, 1909 - Closing date unknown

Richelieu
Play, Revival
Mar 08, 1909 - Closing date unknown

Louis XI
Play, Revival
Mar 08, 1909 - Closing date unknown

King John
Play, Revival, History
Mar 08, 1909 - Closing date unknown

Macbeth
Play, Revival, Tragedy
Mar 08, 1909 - Closing date unknown

Hamlet
Play, Revival, Tragedy
Mar 08, 1909 - Closing date unknown

The Merchant of Venice
Play, Revival, Comedy
Mar 08, 1909 - Closing date unknown

Othello
Play, Revival, Drama, Tragedy
Mar 08, 1909 - Closing date unknown

Kitty Grey
Musical, Original, Comedy
Jan 25, 1909 - Mar 06, 1909

Little Nemo
Musical, Original, Comedy
Oct 20, 1908 - Jan 23, 1909

The Merry Widow
Musical, Original, Operetta
Aug 31, 1908 - Oct 17, 1908

The Merry Widow
Musical, Original, Operetta
Oct 21, 1907 - Jun 28, 1908

The Round Up
Play, Original
Aug 26, 1907 - Oct 20, 1907

Richelieu
Play, Revival
Apr 29, 1907 - Closing date unknown

Julius Caesar
Play, Revival, Tragedy
Apr 29, 1907 - Closing date unknown

The Merchant of Venice
Play, Revival, Comedy
Apr 29, 1907 - Closing date unknown

King Richard III
Play, Revival, History
Apr 29, 1907 - Closing date unknown

Macbeth
Play, Revival, Tragedy
Apr 29, 1907 - Closing date unknown

King Lear
Play, Revival, Tragedy
Apr 29, 1907 - Closing date unknown

Othello
Play, Revival, Drama, Tragedy
Apr 29, 1907 - Closing date unknown

The Grand Mogul
Musical, Original, Comedy
Mar 25, 1907 - Apr 27, 1907

The Scarlet Letter
Play, Revival
Mar 18, 1907 - Closing date unknown

Beau Brummell
Play, Revival
Mar 18, 1907 - Closing date unknown

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Play, Revival, Drama
Mar 18, 1907 - Closing date unknown

A Parisian Romance
Play, Revival
Mar 18, 1907 - Closing date unknown

Peer Gynt
Play, Original, Drama, Poem
Feb 25, 1907 - Mar 23, 1907

Brewster's Millions
Play, Original, Comedy
Dec 31, 1906 - Closing date unknown

The Spring Chicken
Musical, Original
Dec 10, 1906 - Dec 29, 1906

Caesar and Cleopatra
Play, Original, Comedy
Oct 30, 1906 - Dec 1906

Paolo and Francesca
Play, Original
Oct 01, 1906 - Closing date unknown

King Rene's Daughter
Play, Revival
Oct 01, 1906 - Closing date unknown

The Lyons Mail
Play, Revival
Oct 01, 1906 - Closing date unknown

Charles I
Play, Revival
Oct 01, 1906 - Closing date unknown

Markheim
Play, Original
Oct 01, 1906 - Closing date unknown

Mauricette
Play, Original
Oct 01, 1906 - Closing date unknown

The Man from Now
Musical, Original, Extravaganza, Fantasy
Sep 03, 1906 - Sep 29, 1906

The Free Lance
Musical, Original, Comedy, Opera
Apr 16, 1906 - May 19, 1906

Beau Brummell
Play, Revival
Mar 19, 1906 - Apr 07, 1906

King Richard III
Play, Revival, History
Mar 19, 1906 - Apr 07, 1906

Ivan the Terrible
Play, Revival
Mar 19, 1906 - Apr 07, 1906

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Play, Revival, Drama
Mar 19, 1906 - Apr 07, 1906

The Merchant of Venice
Play, Revival, Comedy
Mar 19, 1906 - Apr 07, 1906

A Parisian Romance
Play, Revival
Mar 19, 1906 - Apr 07, 1906

Don Carlos
Play, Original
Mar 19, 1906 - Apr 07, 1906

The Scarlet Letter
Play, Revival
Mar 19, 1906 - Apr 07, 1906

Forty-five Minutes from Broadway
Play, Original, Play with music
Jan 01, 1906 - Mar 17, 1906

The Fool's Revenge
Play, Original
Dec 11, 1905 - Closing date unknown

The Professor's Love Story
Play, Revival
Dec 11, 1905 - Closing date unknown

The Man Who Was
Play, Original, One Act
Dec 11, 1905 - Closing date unknown

A Pair of Spectacles
Play, Revival
Dec 11, 1905 - Closing date unknown

Tom Pinch
Play, Revival
Dec 11, 1905 - Closing date unknown

The Middleman
Play, Revival
Dec 11, 1905 - Closing date unknown

David Garrick
Play, Revival
Dec 11, 1905 - Closing date unknown

The White Cat
Musical, Original, Extravaganza, Spectacle
Nov 02, 1905 - Dec 09, 1905

Miss Dolly Dollars
Musical, Original, Comedy
Oct 16, 1905 - Oct 21, 1905

The Prodigal Son
Play, Original, Drama
Sep 04, 1905 - Oct 1905

Trilby
Play, Revival, Comedy
May 08, 1905 - May 1905

She Stoops to Conquer
Play, Revival, Comedy
Apr 17, 1905 - May 1905

The Misanthrope
Play, Original, Comedy
Apr 10, 1905 - Apr 15, 1905

Beau Brummell
Play, Revival
Mar 20, 1905 - Apr 08, 1905

King Richard III
Play, Revival, History
Mar 20, 1905 - Apr 08, 1905

Ivan the Terrible
Play, Revival
Mar 20, 1905 - Apr 08, 1905

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Play, Revival, Drama
Mar 20, 1905 - Apr 08, 1905

The Merchant of Venice
Play, Revival, Comedy
Mar 20, 1905 - Apr 08, 1905

A Parisian Romance
Play, Revival
Mar 20, 1905 - Apr 08, 1905

The Prince Consort
Play, Original, Comedy
Mar 06, 1905 - Closing date unknown

Humpty Dumpty
Musical, Revival, Extravaganza
Nov 14, 1904 - Mar 04, 1905

The Sorceress
Play, Original
Oct 10, 1904 - Nov 1904

The Rogers Brothers in Paris
Musical, Original, Farce, Vaudeville
Sep 05, 1904 - Closing date unknown

Whoop-Dee-Doo
Musical, Original, Extravaganza
May 16, 1904 - May 28, 1904

Looney Park
Musical, Original, Burlesque
May 16, 1904 - May 28, 1904

Waffles
Musical, Original, Burlesque
May 16, 1904 - May 28, 1904

Catherine
Musical, Original, Burlesque
May 16, 1904 - May 28, 1904

The Two Orphans
Play, Revival, Drama
Mar 28, 1904 - May 1904

Ivan the Terrible
Play, Revival
Mar 17, 1904 - Closing date unknown

Old Heidelberg
Play, Revival
Mar 17, 1904 - Closing date unknown

Beau Brummell
Play, Revival
Mar 17, 1904 - Closing date unknown

A Parisian Romance
Play, Revival
Mar 17, 1904 - Closing date unknown

Beaucaire
Play, Revival
Mar 17, 1904 - Closing date unknown

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Play, Revival, Drama
Mar 17, 1904 - Closing date unknown

Ivan the Terrible
Play, Original, Tragedy
Mar 01, 1904 - Mar 1904

Mother Goose
Musical, Original, Extravaganza
Dec 02, 1903 - Feb 27, 1904

Her Own Way
Play, Original
Nov 16, 1903 - Closing date unknown

A Midsummer Night's Dream
Play, Revival, Comedy
Oct 26, 1903 - Nov 1903

Benefits and Special Events

Barack on Broadway
Special, Original, Benefit
Jun 04, 2012 - Jun 04, 2012

On the Twentieth Century
Special, Revival, Benefit, Comedy, Concert
Sep 26, 2005 - Sep 26, 2005

Children and Art
Special, Original, Benefit
Mar 21, 2005 - Mar 21, 2005

Hair
Special, Revival, Benefit, Concert
Sep 20, 2004 - Sep 20, 2004

Chess
Special, Revival, Benefit, Concert, Drama
Sep 22, 2003 - Sep 22, 2003

Funny Girl
Special, Revival, Benefit, Concert
Sep 23, 2002 - Sep 23, 2002

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