Belasco Theatre

   The well-established director-producer David Belasco built his signature theatre in 1907 at 111 West 44th Street in New York City. Designed by George Keister, it was named the Stuyvesant until 1910. The theatre opened on 16 October 1907 with A Grand Army Man starring David Warfield. Belasco maintained a penthouse apartment for himself in the theatre (hauntingly evoked in The New Yorker, 3 July 2006), as well as studio space where he could tinker with innovative lighting equipment and the mechanics of stage effects.

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