The office building that housed the theatre, the Gaiety Building, has been called the Black Tin Pan Alley for the number of African-American songwriters, who rented office space there. The theatre introduced revolutionary concepts of a sunken orchestra the previous configuration had the orchestra on the same level as the seats in front of the stage and also not having pillars obstructing sight lines for the balcony. The theatre opened on September 4, with the Fortune Hunter. Its biggest hit during its early years was Lightnin' which played for 1, performances starting August 16,
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The Roseland Ballroom was a multipurpose hall, in a converted ice skating rink, with a colorful ballroom dancing pedigree, in New York City 's theater district , on West 52nd Street in Manhattan. The venue, according to its website, accommodated 3, standing with an additional upstairs , 2, for a dance party, between 1, and 1, in theatre style, —1, for a sit-down dinner, and 1, for a buffet and dancing. It was also known as the place American singer Fiona Apple broke down during a concert in On October 18, , it was announced that the venue would close on April 7, Lady Gaga completed a short residency as the last performer before the Roseland Ballroom closed. In , to escape Philadelphia's blue laws ,  Brecker and Yuengling moved the venue to Broadway at 51st Street in Manhattan ,  on the second floor of that five-story building, opening on December 31, The all-white, ballroom-dancing atmosphere of the club gradually changed with the ascendance in popularity of hot jazz , as played by African American bands on the New York nightclub scene.
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