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Vivian Beaumont Theater

150 West 65th Street

2 hours and 40 minutes including one 15-minute intermission

April 14, 2011 (Open-Ended)

Broadway Play (Drama)

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The Vivian Beaumont Theatre was completed in 1925 and originally designed by Architect Crane & Franzheim officially called the Guild Theater, built by Ned Harrigan in 1890, During the 1920's theater era the Theater Guild was operating out of the Garrick theatre located on 6th avenue and 55th street, north of the main theater district of the time. The Theater Guild, who at the time was known to produce high quality plays was using the Garrick for it's productions. Being off the main "Broadway and losing much attention and audiences to the uptown theaters, the Guild decided to move into the main theater district. During 1924 and 1925 the Guild Theatre was constructed with strong support from audiences who attend the original Garrick productions the Theater Guild had produced. The theater house opened and continued to produces impressive shows throughout the 1930's, though audience attendance was never as good as the Guild had hoped for when they made the investment.

In 1943 the Theater Guild was forced out of the theatre and forced to give up their control, the Guild was quickly turned into a radio station where it was leased for 7 years into 1950. Then purchased American National Theater and Academy, with under federal funding program. The Guild was renamed, appropriately ANTA. The ATNA theatre received little success do to the loyal patrons of the Guild unhappy with the take over and the federally funded ATNA. Without success or income the theatre quickly became a subsidized house in 1968. The ATNA did produce a couple of popular productions, but was unable to keep the theatre going. In 1981 the Jujamcyn Organization purchased the ATNA and renamed the theatre the Virginia. Under the new ownership, the Virginia seemed to be able to capitalize on smaller musicals and revues which drew crowds which were unable to fill the larger venues. In 1985 the Virginia was declared a New York City landmark and renamed the Vivian Beaumont.

On April 13, 1925 the first production opened at the Guild Theatre, Caesar and Cleopatra. Currently playing at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre is a great production "The Light In The Piazza" , a love story which critics and audiences are falling in love with. An example of the type of show which the theater house has produced over it's historic history, a smaller venue which could not last in a larger theatre, but continues to fill the Vivian Beaumont with happy patrons.

Currently playing is the haunting production of "War Horse" with a seating capacity of 1080. You can View Our Great Online Selection Of Vivian Beaumont Theater Tickets for War Horse by clicking the link

Previous Shows

A Free Man Of Color
South Pacific
The Coast Of Utopia
The Light In The Piazza

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