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New Amsterdam Theatre Schedule

One of the two oldest surviving Broadway venues, the New Amsterdam Theatre is steeped in history. After presenting such classics as the Ziegfeld Follies in the early 20th century and operating as a movie theatre for nearly 50 years, it was revitalized with Disney's The Lion King and Mary Poppins. Get some New Amsterdam Theatre tickets today for a theatrical treat!

New Amsterdam Theatre Quick Facts

  • Category: Broadway
  • Capacity: ~1801
  • Organization: Disney
  • Year Opened: 1903

About the Theatre:

Along with the Lyceum Theatre, the New Amsterdam Theatre is one of the two oldest currently operating houses on Broadway. After being designed by the Herts & Tallant firm, it opened in November of 1903 with a production of A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare. For years, it presented plays, musicals, operettas, and several iterations of the Ziegfeld Follies, which included the talents of the likes of Olive Thomas, the Eaton siblings, and even Fanny Brice, the inspiration for the musical Funny Girl. After operating as a movie theatre from 1937 to 1985, the theatre seemed to be doomed to decay into oblivion. But after being purchased and renovated by Disney Theatrical Productions, it re-opened on April 2, 1997. By November 13 of that same year, a musical that would revitalize the theatre opened: the hugely successful adaptation of Disney's The Lion King. In 2006, it welcomed another Disney mega-hit, Mary Poppins, which would prove another family-friendly audience favorite.

Notable Productions:

  • 2006: Mary Poppins
  • 1997: The Lion King
  • 1937: Othello
  • 1936: Cyrano de Bergerac
  • 1933: The Cherry Orchard
  • 1929: Sherlock Holmes
  • 1927: Ziegfeld Follies of 1927
  • 1927: Julius Caesar
  • 1922: Ziegfeld Follies of 1922
  • 1916: The Merchant of Venice
  • 1914: Ziegfeld Follies of 1914
  • 1911: Ben Hur
  • 1909: King Lear
  • 1903: A Midsummer Night's Dream

New Amsterdam Theatre Address:

New Amsterdam Theatre
214 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036
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