New York, NY: Imperial Theatre

Country: United States of America
State: New York
City: New York
Borough: Manhattan
Location: 249 West 45th Street / 238-250 West 46th Street

Built 1923 by Herbert J. Krapp for the Shubert Brothers. Opened 25 Dec 1923. Used for operetta and musical performances, including Bock's "Fiddler on the Roof" (3242 performances) and C.-M. Schönberg's "Les Misérables" (6680 performances at the Broadway Theatre and at the Imperial Theatre). 1385 seats.

Notable world premieres:

  • George Gershwin: Oh, Kay! (8 Nov 1926)
  • Kurt Weill: One Touch of Venus (7 Oct 1943)
  • Irving Berlin/Herbert and Dorothy Fields: Annie Get Your Gun (16 May 1946)
  • Cole Porter: Silk Stockings (24 Feb 1955)
  • Frank Loesser: The Most Happy Fella (3 May 1956)
  • Jerry Bock/Sheldon Harnick: Fiddler on the Roof (22 Sep 1964)
  • John Kander/Fred Ebb: Zorba (17 Nov 1968)

New York, NY: Imperial Theatre Front Text: on canopy: "Imperial", marquee: advertising C.-M. Schönberg's musical, "Les Misérables" [Oct 1990 - May 2003], signed: "Anna Marti"
Reverse Text: "Highlights of New York - Guess who turned up at the Imperial Theatre! It's Jean Valjean and his merry band, still running from the eagle-eyed inspector, this time, to music! Count on 8 Tony's to keep them running."
Publisher: Painting the Town, New York
Size: 13.7 x 17.7 cm
Not sent.

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