Richard Rodgers Theatre

New York, NY

The Richard Rodgers Theatre was designed by Herbert Krapp in 1924. Krapp’s light and elegant design for the interior expertly embodies the Adamesque style that experienced widespread revival from the 1880s to the 1920s.

In the fall of 2012, EverGreene conducted a historic finishes investigation. Through on-site examination and labroratory analysis EverGreene established the original interior decorative scheme and existing conditions.

During the investigation, the original proscenium was uncovered beneath a post-historic addition. Craftsmen demolished the outer proscenium and restored the delicate design of unique figural forms and floral patterns. New murals were designed and fabricated for the rondels and the decorative scheme was implemented throughout the theatre, returning the splendour of the early 20th century design.

Richard Rodgers Theatre EverGreene

Richard Rodgers Theatre completed restoration

Richard Rodgers Theatre EverGreene

Rondel detail

Richard Rodgers Theatre EverGreene

Richard Rodgers Theatre ceiling detail

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