An Audience at the Casino.

Title:

An Audience at the Casino.

Format:

Photographs

Publisher:

E. Idell Zeisloft, ed., The New Metropolis (New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1899), 355.

Date:

ca. 1899

Street Address:

Broadway at West 39th Street

Photographer/Artist:

Unknown

Description:

An image taken from the stage toward a two-level auditorium filled with theatre goers. The orchestra pit and its members are all visible. The audience is well dressed, many men in evening wear. Designed by Architects Kimbal & Wisedell, the Casino Theatre stood on this corner from 1882 to 1930. It was renovated and partially reconstructed in 1905 following a fire. For approximately 50 years, some under the management of the Shuberts, the theatre showed musicals, operettas and vaudeville acts.

Subjects:

  • Theaters--New York (State)--New York.
  • Interior architecture--New York (State)--New York.
  • Interior decoration--New York (State)--New York.
  • Manhattan (New York, N.Y.)--Social life and customs.

Rights:

Copyright Seymour B. Durst Old York Library Collection, Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University.

Collection:

Seymour B. Durst Old York Library.

Contributing Institution:

City University of New York. Graduate School and University Center, Mina Rees Library.

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