|New York, NY: Manhattan Opera House|
Country: United States of America
State: New York
City: New York
Location: 311-312 West 34th Street / 322-332 West 35th Street
Built 1906 by J. B. McElfatrick & Son for Oscar Hammerstein I. Originally used for opera performances. 1911-1917 operated by the Shubert Company. Mainly used for musical performances. 1922 addition of a rooftop ballroom and a new fašade in 34th Street by Eugene DeRosa. From 1927, used as a sound stage by Warner Bros. 1937 major auditorium rebuilding for a production of "The Eternal Road" (directed by Max Reinhardt, designed by Norman Bel Geddes). 1940 converted to a meeting hall and renamed "Manhattan Center". 1967 converted to a warehouse.
Notable world premieres:
Front Text: "Manhattan Opera House, New York"|
Reverse Text: "Manhattan Opera House. One of the handsomest play houses in the city, devoted eclusively to the production of Grand Opera. Founded by Oscar Hammerstein."
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