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Ziegfeld Theatre


6th Avenue at W. 54th St., Roof, New York, NY
Seats (approximate): 1660

Florenz Ziegfeld built, financed by William Randolph Hearst. Designed by Joseph Urban and Thomas A. Lamb. It became a movie house in 1933 until Billy Rose bought it in 1944 and returned it to legit theatre for 11 years. In 1955, NBC used the theatre as television studio until 1963. Then live entertainment returned until 1967 wthen it was razed for a skyscraper.

Built: 1927    Closed: 1965    Demolished: 1966   

Theatre Names Named
Ziegfeld Theatre 1927     Named for Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr., OPened January 2, 1927
ProductionsProduction Dates
Anya
Musical, Original, Operetta
Nov 29, 1965 - Dec 11, 1965
Foxy
Musical, Original, Comedy
Feb 16, 1964 - Apr 18, 1964
Danny Kaye
Special, Revival, Revue
Apr 10, 1963 - May 11, 1963
The Jack Benny Show
Special, Original, Variety
Feb 27, 1963 - Apr 06, 1963
An Evening with Maurice Chevalier
Special, Original, Concert
Jan 28, 1963 - Feb 23, 1963
Hear! Hear!
Musical, Original, Revue
Sep 27, 1955 - Oct 23, 1955
Kismet
Musical, Original
Musical Adaptation by George Forrest; Book by Charles Lederer, Luther Davis; Lyrics by George Forrest, Robert Wright
Dec 03, 1953 - Apr 23, 1955
Porgy and Bess
Musical, Revival, Opera
Music by George Gershwin; Libretto by DuBose Heyward; Lyrics by DuBose Heyward, Ira Gershwin
Mar 10, 1953 - Nov 28, 1953
Hamlet
Play, Revival, Tragedy
Dec 01, 1952 - Dec 06, 1952
La Repetition ou L'Amour Puni
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Jean Anouilh
Nov 27, 1952 - Nov 29, 1952
Occupe-toi d'Amelie
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Georges Feydeau
Nov 24, 1952 - Dec 20, 1952
Amphitryon
Play, Revival, Comedy
Written by Molière
Nov 20, 1952 - Dec 13, 1952
Les Fourberies de Scapin
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Molière
Nov 20, 1952 - Dec 13, 1952
Les Proces
Play, Original
Nov 17, 1952 - Dec 20, 1952
Les Fausses Confidences
Play, Original, Comedy
Nov 12, 1952 - Dec 20, 1952
Baptiste
Play, Original, Pantomime
Nov 12, 1952 - Dec 20, 1952
Of Thee I Sing
Musical, Revival, Comedy
May 05, 1952 - Jul 05, 1952
Antony and Cleopatra
Play, Revival, Tragedy
Dec 20, 1951 - Apr 13, 1952
Caesar and Cleopatra
Play, Revival, Comedy
Dec 19, 1951 - Apr 12, 1952
Music in the Air
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Oct 08, 1951 - Nov 24, 1951
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Jule Styne; Book by Anita Loos; Lyrics by Leo Robin
Dec 08, 1949 - Sep 15, 1951
Blackouts of 1949
Musical, Original, Revue
Music by Royal Foster, Charles Henderson; Book by Ken Murray; Special dialogue and comedy material by Royal Foster; Lyrics by Royal Foster, Charles Henderson
Sep 06, 1949 - Oct 15, 1949
The Rape of Lucretia
Musical, Original, Opera
Music by Benjamin Britten; Libretto by Ronald Duncan
Dec 29, 1948 - Jan 15, 1949
Magdalena
Musical, Original
Sep 20, 1948 - Dec 04, 1948
Iva Kitchell
Special, Original, Dance
Jan 11, 1948 - Closing date unknown
Harald Kreutzberg
Special, Original, Dance
Nov 09, 1947 - Dec 07, 1947
Barbara
Special, Original, Dance
Apr 20, 1947 - Closing date unknown
Brigadoon
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Frederick Loewe; Book by Alan Jay Lerner; Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Mar 13, 1947 - Jul 31, 1948
Martha Graham
Special, Original, Dance
Feb 24, 1947 - Closing date unknown
Show Boat
Musical, Revival, Drama
Jan 05, 1946 - Jan 04, 1947
The Red Mill
Musical, Revival
Music by Victor Herbert; Book by Henry Blossom; Additional lyrics by Forman Brown; Lyrics by Henry Blossom
Oct 16, 1945 - Dec 22, 1945
Concert Varieties
Musical, Original, Vaudeville
Music by Morton Gould
Jun 01, 1945 - Jun 28, 1945
Interplay
Special, Original, Ballet
Music by Morton Gould
Jun 01, 1945 - Jun 28, 1945
Seven Lively Arts
Musical, Original, Revue
Music by Cole Porter; Book by Ben Hecht, George S. Kaufman; Miss Lillie's sketches by Moss Hart; Lyrics by Cole Porter
Dec 07, 1944 - May 12, 1945
Hot-Cha!
Musical, Original, Comedy
Mar 08, 1932 - Jun 18, 1932
Ziegfeld Follies of 1931
Musical, Original, Revue
Jul 01, 1931 - Nov 21, 1931
Smiles
Musical, Original, Comedy
Nov 18, 1930 - Jan 10, 1931
Simple Simon
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Richard Rodgers; Book by Guy Bolton, Ed Wynn; Lyrics by Lorenz Hart
Feb 18, 1930 - Jun 14, 1930
Bitter Sweet
Musical, Original, Operetta
Music by Noël Coward; Book by Noël Coward; Lyrics by Noël Coward
Nov 05, 1929 - Feb 1930
Show Girl
Musical, Original, Comedy
Jul 02, 1929 - Oct 05, 1929
Show Boat
Musical, Original, Drama
Dec 27, 1927 - May 04, 1929
Rio Rita
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Harry Tierney; Book by Guy Bolton; Lyrics by Joseph McCarthy
Feb 02, 1927 - Dec 25, 1927
Special EventsProduction Dates
ANTA Album
Special, Original, Benefit
Jan 29, 1950 - Jan 29, 1950
Benefit: Spanish Refugee Appeal
Special, Original, Benefit
Jan 25, 1948 - Closing date unknown