The Winter Garden Theatre is a Broadway theatre located at 1634 Broadway in midtown-Manhattan. Broadway theater, commonly called simply Broadway, refers to theatrical performances presented in one of the 39 large professional theaters with 500 seats or more located This article is about venues for live Theatre performances for information about venues for Film projection see Movie theater. Broadway, as the name implies is a wide avenue in New York City. Manhattan Island, in New York Harbor, is much the largest part of the Borough of Manhattan, one of the Five Boroughs which form the City of New York
It was built by William Kissam Vanderbilt in 1896 to the be the American Horse Exchange. William Kissam Vanderbilt ( December 12 1849 &ndash July 22 1920) was a member of the prominent United States Vanderbilt
In 1911 the Shuberts leased the building and Architect William Albert Swasey redesigned the building as a theatre. The Shubert family of New York City, New York was responsible for the establishment of the Broadway district in New York City, as the hub of An architect is a licensed individual who leads a design team in the Planning and Design of buildings and participates in oversight of Building Construction It is the fourth New York City venue to be christened the Winter Garden, it opened on March 10, 1911 with the early Jerome Kern musical La Belle Paree. The City of New York Events 241 BC - First Punic War: Battle of the Aegates Islands - The Romans sink the Carthaginian fleet bringing Year 1911 ( MCMXI) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year Jerome David Kern ( January 27, 1885 &ndash November 11, 1945) was an American Composer of popular music
It was completely remodeled in 1922 by Herbert J. Krapp. Herbert J Krapp (1887 New York City, - 1973 was a theatre Architect and Designer in the early part of the twentieth century The large stage is wider than those in most Broadway houses, and the proscenium arch is relatively low. Proscenium theatre is a Theatre space whose primary feature is a large Archway (the proscenium arch) at or near the front of the stage, through The building is situated uniquely on its lot, with the main entrance and marquee, located on Broadway, connected to the 1530-seat Seventh Avenue auditorium via a long hallway, and the rear wall of the stage abutting 50th Street.
The theatre's longest tenant was Cats, which opened on October 7, 1982 and ran 7,485 performances spanning nearly nineteen years. Cats is an award-winning musical composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber based on Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T Events 3761 BC - The epoch (origin of the modern Hebrew calendar ( Proleptic Julian calendar) Year 1982 ( MCMLXXXII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar) The auditorium had been gutted to accommodate the show's junkyard setting, and after its closing architect Francesca Russo supervised its restoration, returning it to its 1920s appearance.
In its early days, the theatre frequently hosted series of revues presented under the umbrella titles The Passing Show, Artists and Models, and The Greenwich Village Follies. A revue is a type of multi-act popular theatrical Entertainment that combines Music, dance and sketches. Following the 1932 death of Florenz Ziegfeld, the Shuberts acquired the rights to the name and format of his famed Ziegfeld Follies, and they presented several productions under that name featuring performers such as Fanny Brice, Bob Hope, Eve Arden, Gypsy Rose Lee, and Josephine Baker. Florenz Ziegfeld Jr ( March 21, 1869 &ndash July 22, 1932) called Flo Ziegfeld, was an American Broadway History The Follies were lavish Revues something between later Broadway shows and a more elaborate high class Vaudeville Variety show. Fanny Brice ( October 29 1891 – May 29 1951) was a popular and influential American Comedienne, Singer Bob Hope, KBE KCSG ( May 29, 1903 &ndash July 27, 2003) was an American comedian and actor who appeared in Eve Arden ( April 30, 1908 – November 12, 1990) was an Academy Award -nominated and Emmy -winning American Gypsy Rose Lee (also known as Rose Louise Hovick and Louise Hovick) (born January 8 1911 &ndash April 26 1970) was Josephine Baker (or Joséphine Baker in Francophone countries ( June 3, 1906 &ndash April 12, 1975) was an American-born It served as a Warner Bros. movie house from 1928 to 1933 and a United Artists cinema in 1945, but aside from these interruptions has operated as a legitimate theatre since it opened. Warner Bros Entertainment Inc (or Warner Bros, Warner Bros Pictures) is one of the world's largest producers of Film and This article is about the film studio Previously it was affiliated with a cinema chain bearing its name now owned by Regal Entertainment Group. Due to the size of its auditorium, stage, and backstage facilities, it is a house favored for large musical productions.
In 2002, under an agreement between the Shubert Organization, which owns the theatre, and General Motors, it was renamed the Cadillac Winter Garden Theatre. The Shubert Organization was founded by the Shubert brothers, Sam S General Motors Corporation ( GM) ( is a multinational automobile manufacturer founded in 1908 and headquartered in the United States. At the beginning of 2007, the corporation's sponsorship ended and the venue returned to its original name.