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Radio City Music Hall

1260 6th Ave., New York, NY
Seats (approximate): 5880

John D. Rockefeller, Jr. held a $91 million 24-year lease on a strip of midtown land known as "Speakeasy Belt" and planned to build a new Metropolitan Opera House. When the market crashed in 1929, that seemed implausible, so he drafted new plans for a massive theatre to offer high quality entertainment at ordinary prices. Radio City Music Hall became the place to stage movie premieres. The annual Christmas Spectacular has been a sell-out success since debuting in 1933.

Theatre Names Named
Radio City Music Hall      

Productions Production Dates
Porgy and Bess
Musical, Revival, Opera
Music by George Gershwin; Libretto by DuBose Heyward; Lyrics by DuBose Heyward, Ira Gershwin
Apr 07, 1983 - May 15, 1983
Radio City Music Hall Inaugural Program
Special, Original
The Radio City Music Hall Ballet music by Maurice Baron
Dec 27, 1932 - Dec 27, 1932