New Amsterdam Theatre
While it is not the best Broadway theatre, The New Amsterdam Theatre is still quite impressive, it is breathtakingly large and has an interesting past. With a history unlike any other Broadway theatre, the New Amsterdam definitely deserves this spot at No. 2 of the Best Broadway Theatres. The theatre was abandoned for over 20 years and after the roof had caved in, the building was left for dead up until Disney stepped in and saved the historic landmark and turned it into the Broadway jewel that it is today.
The theatre has a large 1990’s styled front metal marquee with a boxy/square analog clock on top of it. The inside of the theatre is luxurious and follows a white and gold themed design. Many detailed and hand painted murals cover the walls and ceilings of the theatre giving it an exquisite feel. The seats are white felt, have a wood trim, they are quite comfortable to sit in, as well. The New Amsterdam Theatre also has a state of the art lighting system and a powerful speaker/sound system, which greatly help with the live theatre experience and sets this theatre apart from all the other great Broadway theatres.
Size: 1801 seats
Landlord: Disney Theatrical Productions
Year opened: 1903
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