|New York, NY: Winter Garden|
Country: United States of America
State: New York
City: New York
Location: 1634 Broadway (between West 50th and West 51st Streets)
Built 1911 by William Albert Swasey for the Shubert Brothers, by converting the "American Horse Exchange" (built 1885). 1928-1933 and 1945-1948 used as a cinema. Used for musical performances, including Warren's "42nd Street", A. L. Webber's "Cats" (7485 performances) and ABBA's "Mamma Mia!".
Notable world premieres:
Reverse Text: "Soldiers pausing to watch installation of giant billboard over the Winter Garden Theatre, New York, c. 1945"|
Publisher: Pomegranate, New Petaluma; 2738
Type: Postcard reproduction (c. 1990s) of a vintage photograph (c. 1945)
Front Text: on canopy: "Cats - Winter Garden - Cats", marquee: advertising A.-L. Webber's musical, "Cats" [Oct 1982 - Sep 2000], signed: "Lucy Taylor"|
Reverse Text: "Highlights of New York - here comes a whole new breed of Cats! In case you worry about those things, the words came first, courtesy T. S. Eliot. How clever of Andrew Lloyd Weber [sic!] to spot a budding lyricist, Cats' first life was in London. It has eight to go. But you only have one, so meow on down to the Wintergarden."
Publisher: Painting the Town, New York
Size: 17.7 x 13.7 cm
To CARTHALIA Homepage.