Description

Originally the largest theater in the city, the New Amsterdam Theater opened in 1903 with a production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. Known for its elaborate Art Nouveau architecture, the New Amsterdam is one of the oldest standing theaters on Broadway. Before a massive renovation and the signing of a 99-year lease by the Disney Corporation, the then dilapidated theater was used as the primary filming location for Vanya on 42nd Street. The renovated theater serves as the home to Disney productions, reopening with the The Lion King in 1997 and now showing Mary Poppins. The theater is a symbol of the revitalization of Times Square and 42nd Street.