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Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Tallant,Hugh Architect
Herts,Henry B. Architect
1913/06/00 Ziegfeld Follies Move The Ziegfeld Follies open at The New Amsterdam Theater. The musical extravaganzas will become relied upon for spectacular sets, lavish costumes, the biggest stars of the day and the chorus line of beautiful girls handpicked by Florenz Ziegfeld.
1913/06/00 Florenz Ziegfeld Impresario The Ziegfeld Follies open at The New Amsterdam Theater. The musical extravaganzas will become relied upon for spectacular sets, lavish costumes, the biggest stars of the day and the chorus line of beautiful girls handpicked by Florenz Ziegfeld.
1915/00/00 Florenz Ziegfeld Impresario Florenz Ziegfeld signs Will Rogers to the "Ziegfeld Follies" to talk, joke and perform rope tricks.
1915/00/00 Will Rogers Vaudevillian Florenz Ziegfeld signs Will Rogers to the "Ziegfeld Follies" to talk, joke and perform rope tricks.
1919/00/00 Alfred Lunt Groom Miss Fontanne and Mr Lunt are introduced backstage at the New Amsterdam Theater. It has been told, that Lunt stumbled on an iron staircase and fell on his face as he stepped forward to shake her hand. Marriage of Lynn Fontanne and Alfred Lunt
1919/00/00 Lynn Fontanne Bride Miss Fontanne and Mr Lunt are introduced backstage at the New Amsterdam Theater. It has been told, that Lunt stumbled on an iron staircase and fell on his face as he stepped forward to shake her hand. Marriage of Lynn Fontanne and Alfred Lunt
1929/11/25 William H Gillette Actor William Gillette's Sherlock Holmes farewell tour plays the New Amsterdam Theatre.
1933/11/18 Jerome Kern Composer Composer Jerome Kern's and lyricist Otto Harbach's Broadway musical "Roberta" opens at the New Amsterdam Theatre. "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" is sung in the show by Tamara Drasin. Roberta (1935 film)
1934/07/21 After 295 performances, the Broadway musical "Roberta" closes at New Amsterdam Theatre. Roberta (1935 film)

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Particulars for New Amsterdam Theater:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Area of Significance Art
Sight Category Building
Area of Significance Engineering
Area of Significance Entertainment - Recreation
Level of Significance National
Owner Private
Historic Use Restaurant
Area of Significance Theatre



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 10th January 1980

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name: New Amsterdam Theater
Registry Address: 214 W. 42nd St.
Registry Number: 80002664
Resource Type: Building
Owner: Private
Architect: Herts,Henry B.; Tallant,Hugh
Architectural Style: No style listed
Contributing Buildings: 1
Certification: Listed in the National Register
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Engineering, Entertainment-recreation, Art, Architecture
Applicable Criteria: Architecture-Engineering
Period of Significance: 1900-1924
Significant Year: 1903
Historic Function: Recreation and Culture, Commerce, Trade
Historic Sub-Function: Restaurant, Theater
Current Function: Recreation and Culture, Commerce, Trade
Current Sub-Function: Theater

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