Samuel J. Friedman Theatre

Samuel J. Friedman Theatre

261 W. 47th St., New York, NY

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Theatre Name Year Named
Samuel J. Friedman Theatre 2008
Biltmore Theatre 1925

Notes

  • History: The Friedman opened as the Biltmore in 1925, designed by Herbert J. Krapp and produced by the Chanins. It premiered the comedies The Heiress, My Sister Eileen, and Barefoot in the Park. Legendary rock musical Hair debuted in 1968. The empty Biltmore Theatre fell into disrepair in the late 1980s, plagued by vandals, arsonists, and looters. In 2001, the Manhattan Theatre Club purchased and fully restored the theatre, and it was renamed for press agent Samuel J. Friedman in 2008.

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  • Built: 1925
  • Number of Seats: 650

Owners

Dates Name Title
Oct. 16, 2003 - Oct. 31, 2008 Manhattan Theatre Club Theatre Lessee
Oct. 1, 2008 - Theatre Owner
Jan. 1, 2000 - Oct. 31, 2008 Biltmore 47 Associates Theatre Owner
Jun. 1, 1993 - Dec. 31, 2000 Stewart F. Lane Theatre Owner
Jun. 1, 1993 - Dec. 31, 2000 The Nederlander Organization Theatre Owner
Jan. 1, 1992 - Jun. 30, 1993 Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company of Buffalo Theatre Owner
February, 1986 - 1992 Murray Hill Investments, Inc. Theatre Owner
Nov. 11, 1980 - May 13, 1984 The Nederlander Organization Theatre Lessee
Aug. 10, 1960 - February, 1986 David J. Cogan Theatre Owner
Oct. 19, 1951 - Feb. 1, 1962 CBS Theatre Lessee
Oct. 19, 1951 - Aug. 10, 1960 Irving Maidman Theatre Owner
1937 - Oct. 19, 1951 Bernard Klawans Theatre Operator
Nov. 21, 1935 - Oct. 19, 1951 George Abbott Theatre Owner
Nov. 21, 1935 - Oct. 19, 1951 Warner Brothers Theatre Ventures Theatre Owner
Dec. 7, 1925 - Nov. 21, 1935 Chanin Construction Company Theater Owner

Currently at This Theatre

Playbill Cover - Airline Highway

Airline Highway

Opened: 2015-04-23

 
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