New York theatre which opened as a vaudeville house but went on to present films, grand-scale musicals, dance events, ice shows, etc. It opened 27 Dec. 1932, with an auditorium seating 6,000 and one of the largest stages in the world. Martha Graham appeared in the first night programme, and the precision dance group the Rockettes remained one of its most popular features. It was closed for several months during 1999 for refurbishment, restoring the clean lines of its (now listed) 1930s' design.
Subjects: Theatre — Dance.