Mercury Theatre

Mercury Theatre (HM2CGZ)

Location: New York, NY 10018 New York County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 45.269', W 73° 59.121'

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"Why, man, he doth bestride the narrow world
Like a Colossus...

-William Shakespeare
On this site in1937, legendary American actor-writer-producer-director Orson Welles founded the Mercury Theatre with John Houseman. Here Welles directed groundbreaking productions of Julius Caesar, The Shoemaker's Holiday, Heartbreak House, and Danton's Death. Wells and the Mercury would go on to make history with The War of the Worlds broadcast and Citizen Kane. Astonishingly, he would accomplish all this by his 26th birthday.
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Date Added Thursday, October 18th, 2018 at 11:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 585650 N 4511998
Decimal Degrees40.75448333, -73.98535000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 45.269', W 73° 59.121'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 45' 16.14" N, 73° 59' 7.2600000000001" W
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Area Code(s)212, 646, 917, 516, 203,
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1065 W 41st St, New York NY 10018, US
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