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New Amsterdam Roof


214 W. 42nd St., Roof, New York, NY
Seats (approximate): 680

Herts & Tallant, architects. Theatre situated on the roof of the New Amsterdam Theatre. Opened as the Aerial Gardens in 1904, presenting legit shows during the summer months. By 1910, the New Amsterdam was air-conditioned and the Aerial Gardens closed. Florenz Ziegfeld reopened it in 1915, presenting late-night performances until 1921. Became a radio studio in 1930 and, later, a television studio. Structural flaws preventing further theatrical use prompted the auditorium to be gutted in 1983.

Built: 1904   

Theatre Names Named
New Amsterdam Roof 1943     Reopened November 1, 1943
Frolic Theatre 1924     Reopened September 10, 1923
Dresden Theatre 1923     Reopened April 3, 1923
Danse de Follies 1919     
Ziegfeld Roof 1915     
Aerial Gardens 1904     Opened June 6, 1904
ProductionsProduction Dates
Goodbye Again
Play, Revival
Nov 09, 1943 - Nov 14, 1943
The Petrified Forest
Play, Revival
Nov 01, 1943 - Nov 06, 1943
Ziegfeld Nine O'Clock Review
Musical, Original, Revue
Music by Dave Stamper; Lyrics by Gene Buck
Sep 1919 - Closing date unknown
Frolic Theatre
Ziegfeld Midnight Frolic [1929]
Musical, Original, Revue
Lyrics by Dorothy Fields
Apr 1929 - Closing date unknown
The Cyclone Lover
Play, Original, Comedy
Jun 05, 1928 - Jul 1928
'Lijah
Play, Original
May 11, 1928 - May 11, 1928
Hero Worship
Play, Original
Written by Frances Hargis
May 11, 1928 - May 11, 1928
The Dreamy Kid
Play, Revival, One Act
Written by Eugene O'Neill
May 11, 1928 - May 11, 1928
The Other Room
Play, Original
May 11, 1928 - May 11, 1928
Trifles
Play, Revival
Written by Susan Glaspell
May 10, 1928 - May 10, 1928
Pink and Patches
Play, Original
Written by Margaret Bland
May 10, 1928 - May 10, 1928
The Old Lady Shows Her Medals
Play, Revival
Written by James M. Barrie
May 10, 1928 - May 10, 1928
The White Peacock
Play, Original, Melodrama
May 10, 1928 - May 10, 1928
Prison Bars
Play, Original
Written by Carl Bixby
May 09, 1928 - May 09, 1928
A Tale Retold
Play, Original
Written by Martia Leonard
May 09, 1928 - May 09, 1928
Little Italy
Play, Revival, One Act
Written by Horace B. Fry
May 09, 1928 - May 09, 1928
Where the Cross Is Made
Play, Original
Written by Eugene O'Neill
May 09, 1928 - May 09, 1928
Wedding Presents
Play, Original
Written by John W. Rogers
May 08, 1928 - May 08, 1928
The Valiant
Play, Revival
May 08, 1928 - May 08, 1928
Aftermath
Play, Original
Written by Mary Burrill
May 08, 1928 - May 08, 1928
Jubilee
Play, Original
May 08, 1928 - May 08, 1928
Carnival
Play, Original
Written by Arthur Fribourg
May 07, 1928 - May 07, 1928
Wine of Life
Play, Original
Written by Amy L. Weber
May 07, 1928 - May 07, 1928
The Outcast
Play, Revival
May 07, 1928 - May 07, 1928
The Dance Below
Play, Original
May 07, 1928 - May 07, 1928
He Loved the Ladies
Play, Original, Comedy
May 10, 1927 - May 1927
The Last of the Lowries
Play, Original
Written by Paul Green
May 06, 1927 - May 06, 1927
The Stronger
Play, Revival
May 06, 1927 - May 06, 1927
Waitin'
Play, Original
May 06, 1927 - May 06, 1927
Jazz and Minuet
Play, Original
Written by Ruth Giorloff
May 05, 1927 - May 05, 1927
The Delta Wife
Play, Original
Written by Walter McClellan
May 05, 1927 - May 05, 1927
Mr. Sampson
Play, Original
Written by Charles Lee
May 05, 1927 - May 05, 1927
Off Col'uh
Play, Original
Written by Amy L. Weber
May 05, 1927 - May 05, 1927
The Immortal Beloved
Play, Original
Written by Martia Leonard
May 04, 1927 - May 04, 1927
The Second Act
Play, Original
Written by Maurice C. Tull
May 04, 1927 - May 04, 1927
History as Was
Play, Original
Written by Maurice Marks
May 04, 1927 - May 04, 1927
Values
Play, Original
May 04, 1927 - May 04, 1927
The Giant's Stair
Play, Revival
May 03, 1927 - May 03, 1927
Manikin and Minikin
Play, Original
Written by Alfred Kreymborg
May 03, 1927 - May 03, 1927
Disraeli
Play, Revival
Written by Louis N. Parker
May 03, 1927 - May 03, 1927
Drums of Oude
Play, Original
Written by Austin Strong
May 02, 1927 - May 02, 1927
The Fool's Errand
Play, Original
Written by Eulalie Spence
May 02, 1927 - May 02, 1927
Confession
Play, Original
Written by Kenyon Nicholson
May 02, 1927 - May 02, 1927
Night Hawk
Play, Revival, Drama
Written by Roland Oliver
Dec 25, 1926 - Apr 1927
The Beaten Track
Play, Original
Written by J.O. Francis
Feb 08, 1926 - Feb 1926
Appearances
Play, Original, Comedy, Drama
Written by Garland Anderson
Oct 13, 1925 - Nov 1925
Seeniaya Ptitza
Musical, Original, Revue
Dec 29, 1924 - Mar 07, 1925
Hurricane
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Olga Petrova
Dec 25, 1923 - Apr 1924
Au Rat Mort, Cabinet No. 6
Play, Original, Drama, One Act
Oct 15, 1923 - Closing date unknown
Le Court Circuit
Play, Original, Comedy, One Act
Oct 15, 1923 - Closing date unknown
Sur Le Banc
Play, Original, Comedy, One Act
Oct 15, 1923 - Closing date unknown
Une Nuit Au Bouge
Play, Original, Drama, One Act
Oct 15, 1923 - Closing date unknown
Dresden Theatre
Cinders
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Rudolf Friml; Book by Edward Clark; Lyrics by Edward Clark
Apr 03, 1923 - Apr 28, 1923
Danse de Follies
Ziegfeld Midnight Frolic [1921]
Musical, Original, Revue
Nov 17, 1921 - Mar 1922
Ziegfeld 9 O'clock Frolic
Musical, Original, Revue
Feb 08, 1921 - Mar 1921
Ziegfeld Girls of 1920
Musical, Original, Revue
Mar 08, 1920 - May 1920
Ziegfeld Midnight Frolic [1919]
Musical, Original, Revue
Music by Dave Stamper; Lyrics by Gene Buck
Oct 02, 1919 - Closing date unknown
Ziegfeld Roof
Ziegfeld Midnight Frolic [1920]
Musical, Original, Revue
Feb 01, 1921 - Closing date unknown
Ziegfeld Midnight Frolic [1918]
Musical, Original, Revue
Music by Dave Stamper; Lyrics by Gene Buck
Jul 1918 - Closing date unknown
Aerial Gardens
The Boy and the Girl
Musical, Original, Comedy
Lyrics by Richard Carle
May 31, 1909 - Jun 19, 1909
The Merry Widow
Musical, Original, Operetta
Jun 29, 1908 - Aug 30, 1908
The Honeymooners
Musical, Original, Farce
Music by George M. Cohan; Book by George M. Cohan; Lyrics by George M. Cohan
Jun 03, 1907 - Aug 24, 1907
The Governor's Son
Musical, Revival, Farce
Music by George M. Cohan; Book by George M. Cohan; Lyrics by George M. Cohan
Jun 04, 1906 - Aug 25, 1906
Lifting the Lid
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Jean Schwartz; Book by John J. McNally; Lyrics by William Jerome
Jun 05, 1905 - Aug 26, 1905
A Little Bit of Everything
Musical, Original, Vaudeville
Jun 06, 1904 - Sep 1904