Triton Gallery, Purveyor of Broadway Posters, to Move to New Location

News   Triton Gallery, Purveyor of Broadway Posters, to Move to New Location
The rapid transformation of the Theatre District's distinct mercantile world continued on July 2, when Triton Gallery, which for decades was stop one for theatrical poster shopping, closed its longtime storefront on W. 45th Street between Eighth and Ninth Anenues.

The shop—which carries framed and unframed posters of all sizes from shows both past and present, famous and obscure—is moving to a new location in the Film Center, at 630 Ninth Avenue, where it will inhabit Suite 808 on the eighth floor. It will reopen on July 18. The loss of a ground floor storefront is a blow to theatre fans who often gazed at Trinton's attractive display windows while on their way to a Broadway show.

Triton was founded in 1965 and promotes itself as the only galley in New York dedicated solely to theatrical art and posters. The shop has an archive which preserves one windowcard from every show for posterity. The cards are not for sale. The store also specialized in the art of James McMullan, who designs many of the posters for Lincoln Center Theater.

The move follows many other real estate alterations which have steadily erased the theatrical character of the streets off Broadway that make up the Theatre District. The Drama Book Shop moved from Broadway and 47th to a spot a few blocks south of Times Square. Popular theatre hangouts like McHale's, Barrymore's and JR's closed up shop in the past 12 months to make room for a coming tower.

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