2. The First American Verse Play for the Radio Was Broadcast from the Park Avenue Armory

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The Park Avenue Armory

The radio play The Fall of the City by Archibald MacLeish was broadcast from The Drill Hall of the Park Avenue Armory because of the strong acoustic properties of the space in 1937. The space was also used for space in order to accommodate the large group of extras for crowd scenes in the play. The star studded cast included Orson Welles, who wrote and starred in the famous film Citizen Kane. The Fall of the City was the first American verse play written for radio.