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Address:
214 West 42nd St.

New York, NY

BUILT: 1903

SEATING CAPACITY: 1747
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New Amsterdam Theatre (Broadway) History

On October 26, 1903, the opening of the New Amsterdam Theatre was a highly anticipated New York City event. Designers Henry Herts and Hugh Tallent set out to build the most spectacular theatre in New York. They were so confident in their endeavor that they designed the theatre's interior specifically for her inaugural production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. The following morning's review in The New York Times spoke little of the play, but hailed the New Amsterdam Theatre as "The House Beautiful," a nickname that still holds true today. Over 113 years later, the New Amsterdam is the oldest operating theatre of Broadway and an official New York City landmark.

The New Amsterdam Theatre closed as a Broadway theatre due to the effects of The Great Depression in 1936, and reopened as a movie theater in 1937. Eventually, the theatre fell into disrepair and was left unused for many years. The Walt Disney Company signed a 99-year lease on the New Amsterdam Theatre (it is now home to the Disney Theatrical offices!) in the early 90s and began a massive restoration on the building, bringing it back to its original glory. In 1997, the New Amsterdam reopened with the premiere of the Hercules film and a limited engagement of a concert version of King David, before bringing The Lion King to the stage.



What Shows Played the New Amsterdam Theatre (Broadway)

DATES PRODUCTION
2/26/2014 - ? Aladdin (2014)
10/14/2006 - 3/3/2013 Mary Poppins (2006)
9/26/2005 - 9/26/2005 On the Twentieth Century (2005)
3/21/2005 - 3/21/2005 Children And Art (2005)
9/20/2004 - 9/20/2004 Hair (2004)
9/22/2003 - 9/22/2003 Chess (2003)
9/23/2002 - 9/23/2002 Funny Girl (2002)
10/15/1997 - 6/4/2006 The Lion King (1997)
5/15/1997 - 5/23/1997 King David (1997)
1/6/1937 - ? Othello (1937)
11/2/1936 - 11/28/1936 Forbidden Melody (1936)
4/27/1936 - ? Cyrano de Bergerac (1936)
12/25/1935 - 3/28/1936 George White's Scandals [1936] (1935)
11/28/1934 - 4/27/1935 Revenge With Music (1934)
11/18/1933 - 7/21/1934 Roberta (1933)
9/12/1933 - 11/5/1933 Murder at the Vanities (1933)
3/6/1933 - ? The Cherry Orchard (1933)
12/26/1932 - ? Cyrano de Bergerac (1932)
11/14/1932 - ? The Dark Hours (1932)
2/17/1932 - 7/9/1932 Face the Music (1932)
6/3/1931 - 1/16/1932 The Band Wagon (1931)
3/9/1931 - ? The Admirable Crichton (1931)
7/1/1930 - 1/3/1931 Earl Carroll's Vanities [1930] (1930)
2/11/1930 - 3/29/1930 Ripples (1930)
11/25/1929 - ? Sherlock Holmes (1929)
12/4/1928 - 11/23/1929 Whoopee! (1928)
1/10/1928 - 10/27/1928 Rosalie (1928)
8/16/1927 - 1/7/1928 Ziegfeld Follies of 1927 (1927)
6/6/1927 - ? Julius Caesar (1927)
3/22/1927 - 5/21/1927 Lucky (1927)
1/31/1927 - ? Trelawney of the 'Wells' (1927)
12/28/1926 - 1/29/1927 Betsy (1926)
9/22/1925 - 12/11/1926 Sunny (1925)
7/6/1925 - 9/19/1925 Ziegfeld Follies of 1925 (1925)
6/24/1924 - 3/7/1925 Ziegfeld Follies of 1924 (1924)
5/12/1924 - ? Plain Jane (1924)
10/20/1923 - 5/10/1924 Ziegfeld Follies of 1923 (1923)
9/17/1923 - 10/6/1923 Sally (1923)
6/25/1923 - 9/15/1923 Ziegfeld Follies of 1923 [Summer Edition] (1923)
6/5/1922 - 6/23/1923 Ziegfeld Follies of 1922 (1922)
12/21/1920 - 4/22/1922 Sally (1920)
10/19/1920 - 12/18/1920 Hitchy-Koo [1920] (1920)
6/22/1920 - 10/16/1920 Ziegfeld Follies of 1920 (1920)
4/5/1920 - ? Ed Wynn's Carnival (1920)
12/11/1919 - 4/3/1920 Monsieur Beaucaire (1919)
6/16/1919 - 12/6/1919 Ziegfeld Follies of 1919 (1919)
2/3/1919 - ? The Velvet Lady (1919)
9/16/1918 - 2/1/1919 The Girl Behind the Gun (1918)
6/18/1918 - ? Ziegfeld Follies of 1918 (1918)
4/1/1918 - ? The Rainbow Girl (1918)
12/31/1917 - 3/23/1918 The Cohan Revue of 1918 (1917)
9/24/1917 - 12/15/1917 The Riviera Girl (1917)
6/12/1917 - 9/4/1917 Ziegfeld Follies of 1917 (1917)
5/7/1917 - 6/17/1917 When Johnny Comes Marching Home (1917)
4/10/1917 - ? Colonel Newcome (1917)
9/25/1916 - 4/7/1917 Miss Springtime (1916)
6/12/1916 - 9/16/1916 Ziegfeld Follies of 1916 (1916)
5/25/1916 - ? The Merry Wives of Windsor (1916)
5/8/1916 - ? The Merchant of Venice (1916)
3/14/1916 - ? King Henry VIII (1916)
1/31/1916 - ? Margaret Schiller (1916)
11/1/1915 - 1/29/1916 Around the Map (1915)
9/20/1915 - ? Moloch (1915)
6/21/1915 - 9/18/1915 Ziegfeld Follies of 1915 (1915)
12/8/1914 - 5/8/1915 Watch Your Step (1914)
11/23/1914 - ? Yosemite (1914)
11/2/1914 - 12/5/1914 Papa's Darling (1914)
9/14/1914 - ? The Dragon's Claw (1914)
6/1/1914 - 9/5/1914 Ziegfeld Follies of 1914 (1914)
4/13/1914 - 5/23/1914 Sari (1914)
3/18/1914 - 4/4/1914 Maids of Athens (1914)
11/10/1913 - ? The Little Cafe (1913)
9/8/1913 - ? Sweethearts (1913)
6/16/1913 - 9/6/1913 Ziegfeld Follies of 1913 (1913)
5/19/1913 - 6/7/1913 My Little Friend (1913)
2/3/1913 - 5/2/1913 Oh! Oh! Delphine (1912)
1/20/1913 - 2/1/1913 The Spring Maid (1910)
12/30/1912 - 1/18/1913 Eva (1912)
9/16/1912 - 12/28/1912 The Count of Luxembourg (1912)
8/26/1912 - 9/14/1912 The Pink Lady (1912)
5/6/1912 - 6/29/1912 Robin Hood (1912)
3/25/1912 - 4/20/1912 The Man from Cook's (1912)
2/26/1912 - ? Oliver Twist (1912)
1/29/1912 - ? The Trail of the Lonesome Pine (1912)
12/23/1911 - ? Ben Hur (1911)
3/13/1911 - 12/9/1911 The Pink Lady (1911)
8/30/1910 - 3/11/1911 Madame Sherry (1910)
6/13/1910 - 8/27/1910 Girlies (1910)
1/10/1910 - ? The Barrier (1910)
1/2/1910 - ? Madame X (1910)
11/1/1909 - 1/8/1910 The Silver Star (1909)
9/1/1909 - 10/30/1909 The Love Cure (1909)
4/12/1909 - 5/8/1909 The Mascot (1909)
3/8/1909 - ? Romeo and Juliet (1909)
3/8/1909 - ? King Lear (1909)
3/8/1909 - ? King Richard III (1909)
3/8/1909 - ? Richelieu (1909)
3/8/1909 - ? Louis XI (1909)
3/8/1909 - ? King John (1909)
3/8/1909 - ? Macbeth (1909)
3/8/1909 - ? Hamlet (1909)
3/8/1909 - ? The Merchant of Venice (1909)
3/8/1909 - ? Othello (1909)
1/25/1909 - 3/6/1909 Kitty Grey (1909)
10/20/1908 - 1/23/1909 Little Nemo (1908)
8/31/1908 - 10/17/1908 The Merry Widow (1907)
10/21/1907 - 6/28/1908 The Merry Widow (1907)
8/26/1907 - ? The Round Up (1907)
4/29/1907 - ? Richelieu (1907)
4/29/1907 - ? Julius Caesar (1907)
4/29/1907 - ? The Merchant of Venice (1907)
4/29/1907 - ? King Richard III (1907)
4/29/1907 - ? Macbeth (1907)
4/29/1907 - ? King Lear (1907)
4/29/1907 - ? Othello (1907)
3/25/1907 - 4/27/1907 The Grand Mogul (1907)
3/18/1907 - ? The Scarlet Letter (1907)
3/18/1907 - ? Beau Brummell (1907)
3/18/1907 - ? Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1907)
3/18/1907 - ? A Parisian Romance (1907)
2/25/1907 - 3/23/1907 Peer Gynt (1907)
12/31/1906 - ? Brewster's Millions (1906)
12/10/1906 - 12/29/1906 The Spring Chicken (1906)
10/30/1906 - ? Caesar and Cleopatra (1906)
10/1/1906 - ? Paolo and Francesca (1906)
10/1/1906 - ? King Rene's Daughter (1906)
10/1/1906 - ? The Lyons Mail (1906)
10/1/1906 - ? Charles I (1906)
10/1/1906 - ? Markheim (1906)
10/1/1906 - ? Mauricette (1906)
9/3/1906 - 9/29/1906 The Man from Now (1906)
4/16/1906 - 5/19/1906 The Free Lance (1906)
3/19/1906 - 4/7/1906 Beau Brummell (1906)
3/19/1906 - 4/7/1906 King Richard III (1906)
3/19/1906 - 4/7/1906 Ivan the Terrible (1906)
3/19/1906 - 4/7/1906 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1906)
3/19/1906 - 4/7/1906 The Merchant of Venice (1906)
3/19/1906 - 4/7/1906 A Parisian Romance (1906)
3/19/1906 - 4/7/1906 Don Carlos (1906)
3/19/1906 - 4/7/1906 The Scarlet Letter (1906)
1/1/1906 - ? 45 Minutes from Broadway (1906)
12/11/1905 - ? The Man Who Was (1905)
12/11/1905 - ? A Pair of Spectacles (1905)
12/11/1905 - ? Tom Pinch (1905)
12/11/1905 - ? The Middleman (1905)
12/11/1905 - ? David Garrick (1905)
12/11/1905 - ? The Fool's Revenge (1905)
12/11/1905 - ? The Professor's Love Story (1905)
11/2/1905 - 12/9/1905 The White Cat (1905)
10/16/1905 - 10/21/1905 Miss Dolly Dollars (1905)
9/4/1905 - ? The Prodigal Son (1905)
5/8/1905 - ? Trilby (1905)
4/17/1905 - ? She Stoops to Conquer (1905)
4/10/1905 - ? The Misanthrope (1905)
3/20/1905 - 4/8/1905 King Richard III (1905)
3/20/1905 - 4/8/1905 Ivan the Terrible (1905)
3/20/1905 - 4/8/1905 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1905)
3/20/1905 - 4/8/1905 The Merchant of Venice (1905)
3/20/1905 - 4/8/1905 A Parisian Romance (1905)
3/16/1905 - 4/8/1905 Beau Brummell (1905)
3/6/1905 - ? The Prince Consort (1905)
11/14/1904 - 3/4/1905 Humpty Dumpty (1904)
10/10/1904 - ? The Sorceress (1904)
9/5/1904 - ? The Rogers Brothers in Paris (1904)
6/6/1904 - ? A Little Bit of Everything (1904)
5/16/1904 - ? Whoop-Dee-Doo (1904)
3/28/1904 - ? The Two Orphans (1904)
3/17/1904 - ? Ivan the Terrible (1904)
3/17/1904 - ? Old Heidelberg (1904)
3/17/1904 - ? Beau Brummell (1904)
3/17/1904 - ? A Parisian Romance (1904)
3/17/1904 - ? Beaucaire (1904)
3/17/1904 - ? Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1904)
3/1/1904 - ? Ivan the Terrible (1904)
12/2/1903 - 2/27/1904 Mother Goose (1903)
11/16/1903 - ? Her Own Way (1903)
11/2/1903 - ? A Midsummer Night's Dream (1903)


Frequently Asked Questions

What show is currently in New Amsterdam Theatre (Broadway)?
New Amsterdam Theatre (Broadway)'s current show is Aladdin which opened on 3/20/2014.

What when was New Amsterdam Theatre (Broadway) built?
New Amsterdam Theatre (Broadway) was built in 1903.

How many seats does New Amsterdam Theatre (Broadway) have?
New Amsterdam Theatre (Broadway) has 1747 seats.

What were the longest running shows at New Amsterdam Theatre (Broadway)?
Mary Poppins which ran from 11/16/2006 to 3/3/2013, The Spring Maid which ran from 12/26/1910 to 2/1/1913, Sally which ran from 12/21/1920 to 4/22/1922, Sunny which ran from 9/22/1925 to 12/11/1926 and Ziegfeld Follies of 1922 which ran from 6/5/1922 to 6/23/1923,

What are the box office hours for New Amsterdam Theatre (Broadway)?
Monday–Friday: 9:00 AM-8:00 PM Saturday: 10:00 AM-8:00 PM Sunday: 10:00 AM-6:30 PM.

What accessibility options are there at New Amsterdam Theatre (Broadway)?

Specially priced tickets are available for wheelchair users. As a courtesy, patrons who use a wheelchair are permitted to purchase one additional ticket for his or her companion. Wheelchair seating and companion seats are sold on a first-come, first-served basis at the theatre Box Office or by calling 212-282-2900. Please be sure to inform the Box Office representative of your seating needs when purchasing tickets.

The New Amsterdam Theatre is equipped with one wheelchair-accessible restroom on the Orchestra level (house left), as well as wide stalls in the male and female restrooms on the Mezzanine level. A separate wheelchair-accessible restroom is also available on the Mezzanine and Balcony levels.

There are designated wheelchair and companion seating in the rear of the Orchestra and Mezzanine sections. These locations are the ONLY ones that do not involve steps.

Although animals are not permitted in the theatre, an exception is made for guide dogs and service animals. Please inform your ticket sales representative if any accommodations are required.

Headsets for sound augmentation are available at the theatre. For guests with Tele Coil, T-Coil Loops are available. D-Scriptive and I-Caption devices are also available. Please contact the box office for reservation details.

Please be advised that strobe lights are used during the current performance.

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