Situated within Manhattan’s East Village neighborhood, the Orpheum Theatre holds a storied past. Originally established in 1904, it was an integral part of the Yiddish theatre scene and bore the moniker of the Player’s Theatre.
Transitioning its role, the building underwent a conversion into a movie theater during the 1920s. It subsequently experienced a renaissance as a theatre once again, debuting with Little Mary Sunshine in November 1959. Over the ensuing decades, it etched its name in Off-Broadway history with premieres such as Cole Porter’s Anything Goes and Alan Menken and Howard Ashman’s Little Shop of Horrors.
Renovations in the 1980s included expanding the seating capacity from 299 to 347, culminating in the Orpheum Theatre’s rechristening in 1994. It played host to the enduring spectacle Stomp, which captivated audiences until 2023. Under the stewardship of Liberty Theatres, the Orpheum, along with the Minetta Lane Theatre in Greenwich Village, continues to thrive.
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