Prince of Park Avenue: Hal Brings Theatrical Flair to New NYC Apartment

Prince of Park Avenue: Hal Brings Theatrical Flair to New NYC Apartment

Renowned Broadway producer Hal Prince will soon be setting up house in record exec and past X Factor judge L.A. Reid's former Park Avenue residence. Located at 515 Park Avenue, the full-floor apartment was picked off the market last month for $16.5 million.

According to Curbed, Prince is quite the decorator. His East 74th Street townhouse was "decked out with enormous draperies, zig-zag paint, bright red carpeting, astroturf and more". Prince sold the artsy pad for $19.1 million. For pictures of the townhouse, click here. For a look at Prince's new abode, follow this link.

Prince directed the original productions of Cabaret, Sweeney Todd, A Little Night Music, The Phantom of the Opera, She Loves Me, Company, Follies, Candide, Pacific Overtures, Evita, Parade, LoveMusik, and Paradise Found. Before becoming a director, Prince's productions included The Pajama Game, Damn Yankees, West Side Story, Fiddler on the Roof, Fiorello! and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Among the plays he has directed are Hollywood Arms, The Visit, The Great God Brown, End of the World, Play Memory and his own play, Grandchild of Kings. Prince's new version of Phantom ran at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas.

The new musical celebrating Hal -- The Prince of Broadway -- has been postponed due to scheduling conflicts and is still trying to raise enough funds to open on the Great White Way, hopefully by 2016. The musical is set to play the Umeda Arts Theater in Tokyo in 2015, directed by Susan Stroman and starring Sierra Boggess, Emily Skinner and Richard Kind.

Prince is also working on another project with Charles Strouse and Tom Meehan, based on The Diamond as Big as the Ritz. The legendary producer is the recipient of 21 Tony Awards.

Photo by Walter McBride.

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