New York, NY: Palace Theatre

Country: United States of America
State: New York
City: New York
Location: 1564-1566 Broadway / 154-166 West 47th Street

Built 1913 by Kirchoff & Rose for Martin Beck's Orpheum circuit. Opened 24 Mar 1913. Later operated by the Keith-Albee circuit. Used for vaudeville shows. 1930-1957 also used as a cinema, 1957-1965 exclusively used as a cinema. 1965 purchased by the Nederlanders Organization. Rebuiling and re-conversion to a theatre proper by Ralph Alswang. Ca. 1988 major exterior rebuilding, incorporating the theatre in the new skyscraper "Embassy Suites Hotel"; auditorium rebuilding by Fox & Fowle. Used for musical performances, e. g. J. Herman's "La Cage aux Folles" (1761 performances), Cy Coleman's "The Will Rogers Follies" (981 performances), or Elton John's "Aida". 1736 seats.

Notable world premieres:

  • Cy Coleman/Dorothy Fields: Sweet Charity (30 Jan 1966)
  • Jerry Herman: La Cage aux Folles (21 Aug 1983)
  • Alan Menken/Howard Ashman/Tim Rice: The Beauty and the Beast (7 Apr 1994)

[New York, NY: Palace Theatre] Picture: right: Palace Theatre after the 1988 rebuilding
Front Text: on building: "Palace"
Reverse Text: "Times Square"
Publisher: Battman Studios, New York; PC 116
Size: Modern
Not sent.


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