Publisher description for Lost Broadway theatres / Nicholas van Hoogstraten ; with additional photography by Jock Pottle and Maggie Hopp.
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Of the 90 theaters built in the Times Square area since 1888, over half have since been lost through demolition or conversion to other uses, while some barely survive in varying stages of decay. The extensive redevelopment of Times Square by Disney has focused attention on the architectural glories of the Great White Way, as the recent and much-anticipated reopening of the New Amsterdam Theater demonstrates. Princeton Architectural Press is pleased to announce a revised and updated edition of Lost Broadway Theatres, as part of the renewed interest in Broadway.
Lost Broadway Theatres is the only definitive, comprehensive history of the New York playhouses of the past. Over fifty theaters, dating from the 1880s to the 1930s, are presented through brief histories and period photographs. Some of the theaters included are the Ziegfeld, the Lyric, Hammerstein's, and the Republic. This new edition includes additional photos and updated historical information on this fascinating piece of New York City's past. Emmy award-winner Nick van Hoogstraten has included two new theaters, the Biltmore and the Mark Hellinger, as well as images of newly restored theaters the New Amsterdam and the New Victory.
Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Theaters -- New York (State) -- New York -- History.
Theater -- New York (State) -- New York -- History.