The Ziegfeld Theatre was a single-screen movie theater located at 141 West 54th Street in midtown Manhattan, New York City.It opened in 1969 and closed in 2016. The theater was named in honor of the original Ziegfeld Theatre (1927–1966) which was built by the impresario Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr.
Ziegfeld Theatre could refer to: Ziegfeld Theatre (1927), a legitimate Broadway theater built on Sixth Ave. in New York City in 1927. Ziegfeld Theatre (1969), a single screen movie theater built on West 54th St. in New York City in 1969. Topics referred to by the same term. This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the title ...
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Storia. Inaugurata nel 1969 e chiusa nel 2016, la struttura deve il suo nome al vecchio Ziegfeld Theatre del 1927, edificato dall'impresario Florenz Ziegfeld.Il 20 gennaio 2016 è stato annunciato che lo Ziegfeld avrebbe chiuso "nel giro di poche settimane" a causa della ridotta presenza.
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With a seating capacity of 1,638, the Ziegfeld Theatre was named for the famed Broadway impresario Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr., who built it with financial backing from William Randolph Hearst. Designed by Joseph Urban and Thomas W. Lamb, it opened February 2, 1927, with the musical Rio Rita. The theater's second show was also its most famous—Jerome Kern's landmark musical Show Boat, which opened December 27, 1927, and ran for 572 performances. Due to the decline in new Broadway shows during the Great Depression, the theater became the Loew's Ziegfeld in 1933 and operated as a movie theater until showman Billy Rosebought it in 1944. NBC leased the Ziegfeld Theatre for use as a television studio from 1955 to 1963. The Perry Como Show was broadcast from the theater beginning in 1956. It was also used to present the televised Emmy Awardsprogram in 1959 and 1961. In 1963 the Ziegfeld Theatre reopened as a legitimate Broadway theater. This was short-lived, however, as Rose began to assemble ab...
Florenz Edward Ziegfeld Jr. ( / ˈzɪɡfɛld /; March 21, 1867 – July 22, 1932) was an American Broadway impresario, notable for his series of theatrical revues, the Ziegfeld Follies (1907–1931), inspired by the Folies Bergère of Paris. He also produced the musical Show Boat. He was known as the "glorifier of the American girl".