Daily News from New York, New York on December 31, 1982 · 104
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Daily News from New York, New York · 104

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;:: .: ts:: '- :-ij-?si:-:- S1 ' o. Isff legit : steps By KEN SANDLER , ROADWAY IMPRESARIO and theater owner James M. Nederlander announced yesterday, he will reopen the New Amsterdam Theater as a live-attraction playhouse next year, 50 years after the home of the Ziegf eld Follies fell on hard times and was turned into a movie theater. " The Nederlander Organization has purchased the building on 42d St between Seventh and Eighth Avs. that houses the New Amsterdam and its companion roof-top theater. During the Roaring 20s, the New Amsterdam and the roof theater were centerpieces of Manhattan society and cultural life. - The richly ornate street-level theater will be restored to its former glory, with about 1,700 seats, though the entrance and marquee will be reconstructed on the building's 41st St. side. The Nederlan-ders already operate a successful playhouse on 41st St.: the former Billy Rose Theater, now named for David T. Nederlander. The roof theater will be redone to seat about 700. The first attraction for the street-level New Amsterdam will be a modern version of the many "Follies" shows Florenz Ziegf eld presented there. It will be called "New Amsterdam Follies," and according to the Nederlanders, Carol Channing is being sought for one of the three star roles. The Nederlander Organization operates the largest chain of live-attraction theaters in the U.S. and the second largest on Broadway: 12, versus 17 operated by the Shubert. interests. One of his forthcoming productions will be Rudolf Nureyev and the Boston Ballet in Nureyev's new full-evening version of "Don Quixote," opening at the Uris Theater Jan. 18 for a three-week run. Although ticket prices start at $40 for the Nureyev show, Nederlander says he will lose money, because he is charging less than the American Ballet Theater and the Metropolitan Opera charge for their top ballet attractions. He explains that he is doing this because he is afraid high prices are killing "family business" on Broadway. "I feel like I have a chance to present Babe Ruth to the public before it's too late," said Nederlander. "Nureyev won't dance forever and although this is an event for adults, it's also a family show. The thing about him is that you can't see his magic on television or in the movies." He also said he will attempt to hold the price line on his other Broadway presentations. Rudolph Nureyev will be at the Uris. BEST ACTRESS MERYL STREEP NfW YOHK HIM CMncXCIRCU NATIONAL BOARD Of RHIFtt -UB ANGELES EH-M CRITICS ASSOCIATION "SHATTERING... MAY BE THE BEST FILM OF THE YEAR!" M-oV Gcblrr PBS-TV. Smtmk Prn-irw SOPHIES CHOICE tr , tat ACWtM 5 IMS: ATWE OIMg.YiAI 0bOtnSI PL3 6022 lii,2.10. V05.10. I):W1 AONEMAS1HF.ATRE Cinsma3 59irt Sweet at Tha Plaza Hotel 7M 5959 Mranatiom tcnpM iaa. In the 1920's, 42d St. was a thriving center of legitimate stage shows THE WILDEST, FUNNIEST, ACTION THRILLER OF THE YEAR. 7 Hi- ( ill e lA;i6 '1 1 PARAMOUNT RCTURES PRESENTS A LAWRENCE GORDON PRODUCTION - A WALTER HILl FILM - NICK NOLTE EDDIE MURPHY "48 HRS" - ANNETTE 0 TOOLE MUSIC Eft JAMES HORNER EXECUTIVE PRODUCER 0 CONSTANT! CONTE-WRITTEN BI ROGER SP0TTISW000E AND WALTER HILL & LARRY GROSS AND STEVEN E de SOUZA-PRODUCED BT LAWRENCE GORDON AND JOEL W ninrnTrn nuiiTrn mil nun Hi iniiHT ninmnr Uhtb cU Di VVALim niLL M rflUMIVIUUr rillUilt Hfll DOLBY STBHEO mSTRIOTID umtffodfquintl tctmmnm mm on noun cnumta N SEliCTf D TME ATP S Parsmouni PfCl Corporation vSjtf 8 At) Rtgnis Reserved SPECIAL LATE SHOWS GUILD i 'EMiASSY 1 M'wav 4P St 757-2408 l , , . ,, ... so.3-X.SM.?. - S-AO, 10:20 Sat.: 12. 1:40. 3:30. &2Q. 7. B . Uk20k U M.1:H AM Sua; 12, 1:40. 3.3ft VS,.X wao. M4 GUILD f EMBASSY 2 B way 47H) SI 730-7262 FA .: 11. 12:45. 2:30. 4 IS C. 7:49.9:30. II 15 SM.: 11. 12:4S. 2.30. 4:15. t. 7:45. :30, 11:15. l Am A KU THEATRE 3rd Ave a 59m St 355-1663 Frl. .Sjl.tSuB 12, 1 50, 3:40. 5:30. 7:20.9:10. 11 A WALTER REAOE THEATRE BAY CiHEMA 2nd Ave. M 32tk Si. 679-0160 Fri , Sal. 1 Sun. 12, 1:50. 3 40, 5:30. 7:20. 9:10. II lcews msm cuao 3585 Hempslaad tumptM. LewOown (516) 731-6400 Frt , Sat. t Sun : 1:05. 1. . 70. 15. 1115 REDSTONE 'SUNRISE MULTIPLEX OtSZ&US Sunrise Highwiy. Mitley Strotm (516) 625-5700 fri. t Sat: 12:20. 2:35. 4:40. 7:20. 9 50 12:05 AM Sun.: 12:20. 2:35. 4:40. 7:20. 9:50 RKO CENTURY rk8 mm 4 sCTima Pramo (201) 487-7909 EvtrrDa, 1.3, 5. 7.9. 10 50 LCCWS ViAYUi SXPtfl Rl 23 opp Ihe Witknvtorook Mull Wayne(201) 890-0506 frt un. 1 IS, 305. 4 55. 545 H. l il tat.: IX J6 44 3 10 la 4l.'i.'H'iiS4'i- LXK TMKS LUX AVON 272 Bdtord Si . Snmlord (203) 324-9205 FI4..SK A Sun.: 1:45,3:45,5:45.7:45.9:45 f HaawcC RM WQ at Wixwlalai GfQ Moo Sat antt 5 30 a M SJf-dBVBnai to AM VaMMa w 1K0 WSSf S ATCfPTFO TOU THIS FWiAGEMfW

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