|New York, NY: Empire Theatre|
Country: United States of America
State: New York
City: New York
Location: 1426-1428 Broadway / 116-122 West 40th Street
Built 1893 by by J. B. McElfatrick & Co for Frank Sanger, Al Hayman, and producer Charles Frohman. Opened 25 Jan 1893 with David Belasco's play "The Girl I Left Behind Me". 1903 interior rebuilding and auditorium redecoration by Carrere & Hastings. Mainly used for drama performances, including Lindsay & Crouse's "Life with Father" (1939-1945). Demolished in 1953 in favour of an office building.
Picture: the entrance on Broadway, leading to the auditorium on West 40th Street|
Front Text: on signs: "Empire - John Drew - 10th Season Empire Theatre - 10th Season John Drew", on marquee: advertising John Drew in "The Second in Command"
Reverse Text: "Empire Theatre, New York City, 1901-1902"
Publisher: Museum of the City of New York; "On Stage"; Pomegranate, Rohnert Park CA
Type: card from a postcard book
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