The Winter Garden Theater is a theater in New York City, located at 1634 Broadway. It was built in 1896 as the American Horse Exchange and was heavily renovated in 1911, when it began operation as a theater. In 1982, the auditorium was remodelled to match the junkyard setting of Sir Andrew Lloyd Weber's Cats. In 2000 it was again remodelled to be returned to its 1920s appearance.

From 2002 to 2007, the theater was renamed the Cadillac Winter Garden Theater as the result of a corporate sponsorship deal with General Motors. The deal expired in 2007 and was not renewed, nor did the ownership seek another sponsor to buy the naming rights.

The Winter Garden is one of the most storied and celebrated venues in all of Manhattan's famous Theater District. It has been the home of many of the all-time best-known shows on Broadway, including the afore-mentioned Cats, which was the longest-running show in Broadway history when it closed in 2000 after 7485 performances. (That record was broken in 2006 by Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical adaptation of The Phantom of the Opera.) Other notable productions in the Winter Garden's history have included Mexican Hayride, Wonderful Town, Westside Story, Carnival!, Mame, Gypsy, Fiddler on the Roof, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, Camelot, and 42nd Street, as well as Shakespeare's Othello. Since 2001, the Winter Garden has shown Mamma Mia.

The Winter Garden has served as a cinema twice, from 1928 to 1933 and again in 1945. These have been the only interruptions to its operation as a theater in its history.

Winter Garden Theater in Southern VictoryEdit

In 1943, Sam Carsten saw the comedy Jose's Hayride in at the Winter Garden Theater while on leave.

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