Music & Theater
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If you’re looking for a fun alternative to the same old movie theater outing – whether with friends or family – take a look at our music & theater options. This area is full of exciting things to do, including theatrical productions and musicals.

Check out our venues below and add some magic to your days. Each listing includes a more detailed description of the venue and the events they host, as well as their name, address, phone number, website, and driving directions.
Bargemusic
Bargemusic

(718) 624-2083

Brooklyn, NY

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Fans of classical music will enjoy seeing a performance at Bargemusic. This classical music venue was founded in 1977 and makes its home in Brooklyn. Bargemusic is unique because it's a converted coffee barge, docked on the East River at Fulton Ferry. The barge is 102-feet-long and can seat 130 people comfortably for performances. The venue hosts about 220 concerts annually in front of the scenic view of the East River and the lower Manhattan skyline.

Bowery Ballroom
Bowery Ballroom

(212) 533-2111

6 Delancey St
New York, NY 10002   Directions

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If you want to check out live music in NYC, then the Bowery Ballroom is the place to see it. Known for reasonably priced tickets and not having a bad seat in the house, this venue has presented concerts by musicians like Tom Petty, Dierks Bentley, Robert Plant, Bruno Mars, R.E.M, Elvis Costello, Coldplay, Alanis Morissette, Kings of Leon, Muse, Depeche Mode and many more. The Bowery is famous throughout New York City and has appeared in movies like Coyote Ugly and Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist.

Carnegie Hall
Carnegie Hall

(212) 247-7800

881 7th Ave
New York, NY 10019   Directions

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See a concert at one of the most famous New York City entertainment venues, Carnegie Hall. Built by philanthropist Andrew Carnegie in 1891, the hall remains to be one of the most prestigious venues in the world. The distinguished venue has hosted performances by the most relevant music artists of our time, including The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin, The Beach Boys, Pink Floyd, Elton John, David Bowie, Billy Joel, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Frank Sinatra, Bruce Springsteen, Johnny Cash, Sting, and Miles Davis.

Circle in the Square
Circle in the Square

(212) 307-0388

1633 Broadway
New York, NY 10019   Directions

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Circle in the Square was founded in 1951 and is one of the oldest producing theaters in New York. The entertainment venue is known for producing the theatrical works of Bellow, Capote, Moliere, Shakespeare, Steinbeck, Thomas, Wilder and Williams. Some notable actors who have graced the stage at Circle in the Square are: Peter Falk, Dustin Hoffman, James Earl Jones, Nathan Lane, Al Pacino, Vanessa Redgrave, George C. Scott, Martin Sheen, Gary Sinise and Rip Torn.

Ethel Barrymore Theatre
Ethel Barrymore Theatre

(212) 560-2189

243 W 47th St
New York, NY 10036   Directions

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The Ethel Barrymore Theatre was built for one of the greatest actresses of her generation, Ethel Barrymore. The theater was completed in 1928, hosting its first production on December 20th, The Kingdom of God starring Barrymore. The entertainment venue has hosted some of Hollywood's biggest stars in its productions of plays like The Women, A Streetcar Named Desire, A Raisin in the Sun and many more. Fred Astaire, Laurence Olivier, Gene Kelly, Marlon Brando, Deborah Kerr, Paul Newman, Sidney Poitier, Olympia Dukakis, Alec Baldwin and Carol Burnett have all performed here.

Gershwin Theatre
Gershwin Theatre

(212) 586-6510

222 W 51st St
Manhattan, NY 10019   Directions

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The Gershwin Theatre opened in 1972 and is the current home of the Theater Hall of Fame. Oklahoma!, Riverdance, Peter Pan, Fiddler on the Roof, Singin' in the Rain, My Fair Lady, and The King and I are just a few among the many plays that have taken place at Gershwin Theatre. Visit this historic theater entertainment venue and browse the displays in the main lobby. The lobby showcases an exhibition of costumes, opening night gifts, props and stage notes. Perhaps the most interesting items in the collection are personal belongings of noted Broadway entertainers like Carol Channing, Lynn Fontanne, Angela Lansbury, and Bernadette Peters.

Jujamcyn Theaters
Jujamcyn Theaters

(877) 250-2929

246 W 44th St
New York, NY 10036   Directions

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The Jujamcyn Theaters is a live theater entertainment venue located on Manhattan's West 44th Street. The theater opened in 1927 with its first production, Merry Malones. Since opening, the theater has produced shows like Oklahoma!, The King and I, Do Re Mi, Hello Dolly!, The Secret Garden, The Producers, Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, and American Idiot.

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

(212) 875-5456

10 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York, NY 10023   Directions

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The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts is a 16.3-acre arts and entertainment complex that boasts a reputation for being the world's leading performing arts center. This state-of-the-art complex is a patron of New York City's cultural and intellectual vitality, and if you're a fan of the arts, you're guaranteed to find an event that suits your interests here. The institutions of the Lincoln Center host thousands of performances, educational programs, tours and other events each year in venues throughout the complex.

Lunt-Fontanne Theatre
Lunt-Fontanne Theatre

(212) 575-9200

205 W 46th St
New York, NY 10036   Directions

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The Lunt-Fontanne Theatre is located on West 46th Street in Manhattan's Theatre District. The 1,505-seat Broadway theater was named for famous American acting couple, Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne. Photographs of the couple are showcased in the theater lobby. The theater has hosted productions of The Sound of Music, Beatlemania, Peter Pan, Titanic, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid and The Addams Family, just to name a few.

Majestic Theatre
Majestic Theatre

(212) 239-6215

245 W 44th St
New York, NY 10036   Directions

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The Majestic Theatre is located on West 44th Street in Manhattan. Since opening in 1927, the theater has become one of Broadway's largest and longest-running theater entertainment venues, boasting 1,607 seats and hosting over 9,000 performances. Famous shows that premiered at the Majestic include Carousel, South Pacific, The Wiz and The Phantom of the Opera. Other productions have included Funny Girl, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Fiddler on the Roof and Grease.

Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center
Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center

(212) 501-3300

129 W 67th St
New York, NY 10023   Directions

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The Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center shares the Kaufman complex with the Lucy Moses School and the Special Music School. This performance hall has won awards for adventurous programming and architectural design. Performances at the hall begin at the sidewalk, offering a glamorous experience from the aesthetically pleasing appearance to coat checking and refreshment buying.

Music Box Theatre
Music Box Theatre

(212) 560-2165

239 W 45th St
New York, NY 10036   Directions

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The Music Box Theatre is located in Manhattan on Broadway. The entertainment venue opened in 1921 with Humphrey Bogart starring in the first production, Cradle Snatchers. The smaller Broadway theater house has hosted productions like The Man Who Came to Dinner, Of Mice and Men, Wait Until Dark, A Few Good Men, The Diary of Anne Frank, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Lend Me a Tenor and many more. The theater lobby showcases the history of the Music Box.

Music Hall of Williamsburg
Music Hall of Williamsburg

(718) 486-5400

66 N 6th St
Brooklyn, NY 11249   Directions

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Get your tickets to a show at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, an intimate music and entertainment venue that accommodates around 550 people. The three story performance hall is similar to its Bowery Ballroom counterpart, boasting great sight lines and acoustics. Matisyahu, Sarah Bareilles, Ryan Bingham, The Donnas, Modest Mouse, MGMT, Citizen Cope, OK Go, Warren G and John Mayer have all graced the stage at TMHW.

New York City Center
New York City Center

(212) 581-1212

131 W 55th St
New York, NY 10019   Directions

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The New York City Center is a concert hall in Manhattan, one block south of Carnegie Hall. The 2,750-seat City Center is home to several dance companies including the Encores! series. The series features revivals of popular Broadway productions such as Chicago, Wonderful Town, The Apple Tree, Gypsy and Finian's Rainbow. Other performance companies at the center include Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Paul Taylor Dance Company, Eifman Ballet of Saint Petersburg, the Martha Graham Dance Company and The New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players.

New York Comedy Club
New York Comedy Club

(212) 696-5233

241 E 24th St
New York, NY 10010   Directions

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The New York Comedy Club is located on 24th Street in New York City. You're guaranteed to laugh here, as the club hosts comedians that have been featured on HBO, Comedy Central, Def Jam, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Chapelle's Show, Last Comic Standing and other popular comedy programs. Friday and Saturday, the club presents the almost always sold-out Clayton Fletcher Show. The New York Comedy Club showcases African American and Latino comics on their weekly late night Seymour Saturdays. The event is NYC's longest running show of its kind and is headlined by Seymour Swan. With all of these nightly shows, you can get a laugh in any day of the week.

Park Avenue Armory
Park Avenue Armory

(212) 616-3930

643 Park Ave
New York, NY 10065   Directions

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The Park Avenue Armory was built in 1880 and served as the headquarters for the 7th New York Militia Regiment, or the Silk Stocking Regiment. Over a century later, the Armory is now an arts institution that features work that compliments the building and its period rooms; rooms include a reception room, veterans room, staff offices, and a library designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany. Arts featured at the Armory span the realms of live performances, installations and paintings.

Playstation Theater
Playstation Theater

(212) 930-1950

1515 Broadway & W 44th St
New York, NY 10036   Directions

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Concerts, parties, live television, web broadcasts, awards shows and more all have a home at the Playstation Theater. This indoor theater in Times Square boasts an 85-foot-long LED high-definition screen, one of the largest marquees on Broadway. The entertainment venue shares this spectacular screen with MTV Studios and presents live footage from both partners. This bright screen doesn't outshine the stars that perform here though; artists like Brad Paisley, Damian Marley, Sugarland, Rob Zombie, Prince, Kanye West, Korn, Foreigner, Alicia Keys, Linkin Park and Drake are but a few of the many talented performers who have graced the stage at Playstation Theater.

Radio City Music Hall
Radio City Music Hall

(212) 247-4777

1260 Ave of the Americas
New York, NY 10020   Directions

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Another of New York City's world-famous entertainment venues, Radio City Music Hall has been a city landmark since the 1930s. The hall has hosted events like the Grammy Awards, Tony Awards and the MTV Music Awards, among many others. The venue has been the home of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular for over 70 years and continues to be one of the city's most popular tourist attractions. Talented musicians like Pink Floyd, David Bowie, The Beach Boys, Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughan have graced the stage at the hall. No trip to NYC is complete without a visit to Radio City Music Hall.

Richard Rodgers Theatre
Richard Rodgers Theatre

(212) 221-1211

226 W 46th St
New York, NY 10036   Directions

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The Richard Rodgers Theatre is a 1,319-seat theater in the Broadway area of Manhattan. The theater is named for legendary Richard Rodgers and features memorabilia from the famous composer's life. The entertainment venue holds the distinction of hosting the highest number of Tony Award-winning plays and musicals, with the current award count at 10. Since opening in 1924, the theater has showcased famous Broadway productions of Damn Yankees, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Nine, Chicago, Of Thee I Sing, Guys and Dolls, Footloose, Seussical, Tarzan and more.

Terminal 5
Terminal 5

(212) 582-6600

610 W 56th St
New York, NY 10019   Directions

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M.I.A, Missy Higgins, Beastie Boys, Tegan and Sara, Dream Theater, Boy George, Robert Earl Keen, Nine Inch Nails, Kid Cudi, Deadmau5, Florence and the Machine, The Smashing Pumpkins, and hundreds more have performed at Terminal 5. And it's no wonder why this entertainment venue packs a punch when it comes to star power; Terminal5 is operated by The Bowery Presents. Check out the schedule to see who's taking the stage next.

The Beacon Theatre
The Beacon Theatre

(212) 465-6500

2124 Broadway
New York, NY 10023   Directions

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The Beacon Theatre is located on upper Broadway in Manhattan and is considered to be the "older sister" to the world famous Radio City Music Hall. Some of the greatest names in music have performed shows at the Beacon Theatre. Aside from The Allman Brothers' "Beacon Run" of 173 shows on the Beacon stage, Bob Marley, Bob Dylan, Black Sabbath, Jerry Garcia, Phil Collins, Sting, KISS, Aerosmith, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen, Dave Matthews Band, Queen and many more have played their hits at the Beacon Theatre.

The Broadway Theatre
The Broadway Theatre

(212) 239-6200

1681 Broadway
New York, NY 10019   Directions

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Spend family night at the theater and catch a performance at The Broadway Theatre. This theater is one of the largest theater houses in Manhattan, and its stage has featured productions of favorites like South Pacific, Annie Get Your Gun, Cabaret, and Fiddler on the Roof.

The Little Orchestra Society
The Little Orchestra Society

(212) 971-9500

330 W 42nd St
New York, NY 10036   Directions

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Let the kids enjoy a symphony performance just for them at a production by The Little Orchestra Society. The company aims to introduce classical music performance to younger audiences, and engages viewers with programming like Happy Concerts for kids age 6-12, and Lolli-Pops for children ages 3-5. Check the schedule and get tickets to a performance that your kids will enjoy.

The Paley Center for Media
The Paley Center for Media

(212) 621-6600

25 W 52nd St
New York, NY 10019   Directions

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Join the discussion of the cultural, creative and social significance of television, radio and the media-interested public by visiting The Paley Center for Media. In lieu of a collection of artifacts and memorabilia, the center houses mostly screening rooms and boasts two full-sized theaters. The Paley Center's library is home to more than 120,000 television shows, commercials and radio programs. The center's founders believe that many television and radio programs are significant works and should be preserved for future generations.

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