ROMEO AND JULIET Moves Into Newly Renovated Richard Rodgers Theatre
The upcoming Broadway revival of Romeo and Juliet begins previews at the Richard Rodgers Theatre tomorrow night, August 24, and according to the New York Daily News, it will be the first to play the newly renovated space.
The 89 year-old theatre just got $3.5 million worth of improvements, which have been done over the past seven weeks. James L. Nederlander told NYDN: "It needed a redo. This was a perfect time to do it."
Joe Dziemianowicz writes: "Walls once dreary dark gray or a dull brown got fresh coats of paint, bringing out the warm blues and reds of the original color palette. The formerly drab and cloudly ceiling has given way to a crisp, white canopy." He continues: "And round murals, 6 feet in diameter, depicting floating figures of men (at house left) and women (house right) add more eye candy. They've been installed on the upper corners of the stage wall. All 1,319 seats are new, the restrooms have been expanded, and thanks to more than 40 rolls of gold leaf meticulously applied to walls, boxes and beyond, the place simply glows."
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The Richard Rodgers Theatre, is a Broadway theater in New York City, built by Irwin Chanin in 1925. When it was first opened, it was called Chanin's 46th Street Theatre. Chanin almost immediately leased it to The Shuberts, who bought the building outright in 1931 and renamed it the 46th Street Theatre. In 1945, the theatre was taken over by Robert W. Dowling. In 1960, it was purchased by the producer Lester Osterman, who sold it to producers Stephen R. Friedman and Irwin Meyer in 1978. In 1981, it was purchased and renovated by the Nederlander Organization and in 1990 changed the name to the Richard Rodgers Theatre in memory of the composer Richard Rodgers.The building is located at 226 W 46th Street, between Broadway and 8th Avenue.
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