At This Theatre

by Louis Botto / 2002

New York, Applause Theatre and Cinema Books, ISBN: 1-55783-566-7

A standing ovation for this book that tries to capture histories, archival photographs,
and the lastest updates on the following Broadway theatres:

Ford Center
New Amsterdam Theatre
Lyceum Theatre
Belasco Theatre
Lunt-Fontanne ("Globe") Theatre
Cadillac-Winter Garden Theatre
Helen Hayes Theatre
Cort Theatre
Palace Theatre
Longacre Theatre
Shubert Theatre
Booth Theatre
Broadhurst Theatre
Plymouth Theatre
American Airlines Theatre
Ambassador Theatre
Walter Kerr ("Ritz") Theatre Nederlander ("National," "Billy Rose Theatre," "Trafalger") Theatre
Music Box Theatre
Imperial Theatre
Martin Beck Theatre
Richard Rogers ("46th St.") Theatre
Broadway Theatre
Virginia ("Guild") Theatre
Eugene O'Neill ("Forrest") Theatre
Biltmore Theatre
Brooks Atkinson ("Mansfield") Theatre
Royale Theatre
John Golden ("Theatre Masque") Theatre
Majestic Theatre
St. James ("Erlangers") Theatre
Neil Simon ("Alvin") Theatre
Ethel Barrymore Theatre
Mark Hellinger Theatre
City Center Theatre
Vivian Beaumont Theatre
Circle in the Square Theatre
Gershwin ("Uris") Theatre
Minskoff Theatre
Marquis Theatre

If you were to actually try and write a set of books documenting every theatre that ever operated
in the city of New York, all their changes of name, productions and years of service, you would
need a bookshelf designed for a set of encyclopedia to hold them all. This single volume is
amazingly complete with information pertaining to the above venues still in operation.

It is sad we know so little about the grand old Broadway theatres that fell after the Great Depression.
Each of these houses deserves a small volume of its own, perhaps issued by an academic press that
has access to archival materials from that site or people involved in its management.

In the meantime, no performing arts library should be without this book.

373 pages / 1.5 lb.s / 8.8 x 1.2 x 11.2

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