Nederlander Theatre (1980) New York, NY | Playbill

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The Nederlander Theatre opened as the National in 1921. Financed by theatre agent Walter C. Jordan and designed by William Neil Smith, the National soon became the southernmost Broadway theatre as other nearby venues faced demolition. In 1959 impresario Billy Rose purchased and renamed the theatre for himself. In 1978 the Nederlander Organization purchased and refurbished it, renaming it the Trafalgar. Two years later it was renamed in honor of founder David T. Nederlander.

  • Built: 1921
  • Number of Seats: 1168
  • Longest Running Show: Billy the Kid
  • Performances: 21,355
  • Stage Door: Actors exit through the main 41st St. entrance.
  • Bathrooms: Ladies and Men's: Mezzanine level.
  • Concessions: Orchestra and mezzanine level, and on the theatre's third floor.

Owner History

Apr 03, 1979 - The Nederlander Organization
Apr 03, 1979 - Jun 27, 1980 Ray Cooney
Apr 03, 1979 - Jun 27, 1980 Laurie Marsh
Feb 10, 1966 - Apr 03, 1979 The Billy Rose Foundation
Oct 18, 1959 - Feb 10, 1966 Billy Rose
Dec 01, 1927 - Oct 20, 1931 Shubert Theatre Corporation
Sep 01, 1921 - Dec 31, 1927 Walter C. Jordan Theatre Owner
Sep 01, 1921 - Dec 31, 1927 Messrs. Shubert (Lee and J. J.) Theatre Operator
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