La MaMa Reopens Landmark 74 East 4th Street Theater Building

February 09, 2023
Beyer Blinder Belle was delighted to attend the February 9 ribbon-cutting of the original home of La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club, one of the world’s leading theater companies devoted to experimental works and the oldest off-off-Broadway venue still in operation.

Actor, director, philanthropist, and educator Andre de Shields—one of the first artists nurtured at La MaMa after its founding in 1961—welcomed hundreds of theater lovers to the newly restored 74 East 4th Street, a designated New York City landmark long associated with the performing arts. Beyer Blinder Belle’s renovation created state-of-the-art performance spaces and amenities for this world-renowned cultural institution, while preserving the building’s cherished historic character.

Guests at the ribbon-cutting were free to explore the newly revitalized building and enjoyed performances and artwork by La MaMa-affiliated performers and artists. Read on for press coverage of the event:

The Architect's Newspaper Beyer Blinder Belle builds a contemporary theater behind a historic facade for La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club by Stephen Zacks Andre De Shields To Lead Re-Opening Of Tony-Winning La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club by Chloe Rabinowitz Photos: Andre De Shields & More Gather to Celebrate the Re-Opening of La MaMa by Jennifer Broski

New York Theater La MaMa’s First Home Reopens, 5 years and $25 million Later

Pix11 [Video] La MaMa theater reopens in East Village after $24M renovation by Michelle Ross

Playbill Andre De Shields to emcee reopening of renovated La MaMa Theatre this month by Logan Culwell-Block

SURFACE Design Dispatch: An Inclusive New Home for La MaMa’s Radical Vision

Urbanize Original home of La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club restored at 74 East 4th Street

Urban Omnibus Getting Into It by Kevin Ritter