250 west 52nd street, NYC, NY, The Neil Simon Theater, formerly the Alvin welcoming a new tenant. Designed by architect Herbert J. Krapp, the developer, real estate mogul Alexander Pincus originally named it the "Alvin Theatre" as an amalgam of the names of producers ALex Aarons and VINton Freedley. With its address originally listed as 244-54 West 52nd Street, it opened on November 22, 1927 with George and Ira Gershwin's Funny Face starring Fred and Adele Astaire.
Overture, curtains, lights, This is it, the night of nights. No more rehearsing and nursing a part, we know every part by heart.
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