At This Theatre

by Louis Botto

New York, Applause Theatre and Cinema Books, ISBN: 1-55783-566-7 (2002)

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 fantastic book.

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