Leonard Bernstein wrote it best in On the Town: “New York, a helluva town!” From Broadway to Off-Broadway productions, musicals to plays, no other city puts on a show like the Big Apple. When it comes to seeing a “helluva” show these NYC venues are some of the finest.
Broadway Theaters in New York City
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The New Amsterdam Theatre
214 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036
The show starts the moment you set eyes on her, a dramatic Beaux-Arts beauty with an Art Nouveau interior that never fails to stun. Built in 1903, she’s the oldest Broadway theater still up and running.
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Neil Simon Theatre
250 West 52nd Street, New York, NY 10019
Originally known as the “Alvin”, this Roaring-Twenties theater changed its name in 1983 to honor great American playwright Neil Simon. Today it keeps his legacy alive with top-notch plays and musicals!
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Palace Theatre New York City
1564 Broadway, New York, NY 10036
When vaudeville performers would “Play the Palace” it meant they reached the big time. Erected in 1913, this grand NYC theater was designed to awe cast, crew, and fans alike. Gone are the vaudeville acts, but the show goes on for Broadway’s finest productions.
Off-Broadway Theaters in New York City
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The Astor Place Theatre
434 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10003
Named after John Jacob Astor, a successful entrepreneur, supporter of the arts, and committed New Yorker who strived to make his beloved city great. In the early1830s Astor was the developing force behind Lafayette St. and Colonnade Row, which is now Astor Place Theatre. Fans can see his legacy in the beautiful Greek marble columns that adorn the theater and all around Astor Place.
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210 W. 50th Street, New York, NY 10019
Opened in 2006, Snapple Theater is home to two theaters, rehearsal studios, two bars with cabaret-style seating, and Wi-Fi. It’s one tall glass of Snapple for theater fans.
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Barrow Street Theatre
27 Barrow Street
New York, NY 10014
This West Village theater calls the historic Greenwich House home. It began as a refuge for recent immigrants in1902, and continues its tradition of community service by focusing on the arts.