Inside the Theatre, the photo feature series that documents Broadway’s historic playhouses, continues with the New Amsterdam.
Playbill’s new photo series Inside the Theatre captures the dazzling architecture and unseen details of the world’s most famous theatres, taking you inside all 41 of the currently operating Broadway houses.
The New Amsterdam Theatre, with its unique Art Nouveau architecture, was erected in 1903 at 214 W. 42nd Street. Most notably, Florenz Ziegfeld began presenting his legendary Follies productions there in 1913. The New Amsterdam became a New York City landmark in 1982, but the theatre’s interior was in poor condition due to the building’s damaged roof. Following a complete restoration by the Walt Disney Company, the theatre stands today as a designated New York City landmark.
Flip through photos of the theatre below:
Step Inside Broadway’s New Amsterdam Theatre
Disney’s Aladdin currently plays the New Amsterdam Theatre. Based on the 1992 animated film, Aladdin tells the story of a street-smart commoner who longs to marry Jasmine, the princess of his dreams. With the help of a magic genie, his dreams may just be attainable—but at what price?