Music & Theater
in New York City, NY (showing 1 - 12 out of 39)

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.

American Folk Art Museum

2 Lincoln Sq
New York, NY 10023   Directions

(212) 265-1040

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Browse the arts housed at the American Folk Art Museum. The museum features diverse artworks from 20th and 21st century artists. Over 500 works and more than 5,000 objects comprise the collection, including works like Archangel Gabriel Weathervane and Ammi Phillips' masterpiece, Girl in Red Dress with Cat and Dog (1830–1835). Even the building itself is a work of art; the World Architecture Awards named it the Best Building in the World, Best Public/Cultural Building in the World and Best North American Building.

B.B. King Blues Club

237 W 42 St
New York, NY 10036   Directions

(212) 997-4144

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Check out the New York City location of the famous B.B. King Blues Club. Located in Times Square, the venue hosts musical talents in two performance areas: the Showcase Room and Lucille's Grill. Performers that have graced the stage include the one and only B.B. King, Brian Wilson, Etta James, Erykah Badu, Macy Gray, Peter Frampton, James Brown, Little Richard, the Wailers and more.

Bargemusic

Brooklyn, NY

(718) 624-2083

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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

6 Delancey St
New York, NY 10002   Directions

(212) 533-2111

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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.

Broadway Theatre

1681 Broadway
New York, NY 10019   Directions

(212) 560-2194

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The Broadway Theatre is located at Broadway and 53rd Street. The theater was built as a movie house that featured vaudeville in 1924. Even with the construction of new theaters on Broadway with greater seating capacities, the Broadway Theatre remains to be one of the largest houses in Manhattan. The theater books musicals from other theaters, dance companies and other spectacle shows. Past productions include: South Pacific, Gypsy, Annie Get Your Gun, Funny Girl, Cabaret, Fiddler on the Roof and many more.

Carnegie Hall

881 7th Ave
New York, NY 10019   Directions

(212) 247-7800

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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.

Children's Museum of the Arts

103 Charlton St
New York, NY 10014   Directions

(212) 941-9198

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Take a look at some art that the kids will appreciate at the Children's Museum of the Arts. Over 2,000 paintings and drawings have been amassed from all over the globe to complete the museum's collection. The museum is also home to 19 rare pieces created by children during the 1938 Works Progress Administration Children's Art Project under President Roosevelt. These pieces showcase New York City's style, architecture and landmarks of the 1930's as only a child would see them.

Circle in the Square

1633 Broadway
New York, NY 10019   Directions

(212) 307-0388

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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.

Dia Art Foundation

535 W 22nd St
New York, NY 10011   Directions

(212) 989-5566

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Explore the art collection of the Dia Art Foundation, an organization that specializes in preserving art projects. As you stroll through the galleries you'll find that most of the works were created by artists of the 60s and 70s; most of the works are large-scale installations, paintings and sculptures.

Ethel Barrymore Theatre

243 W 47th St
New York, NY 10036   Directions

(212) 560-2189

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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

222 W 51st St
Manhattan, NY 10019   Directions

(212) 586-6510

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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.

Grey Art Gallery

100 Washington Square E
New York, NY 10003   Directions

(212) 998-6780

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The Grey Art Gallery is New York University's fine arts museum that operates to document, interpret and exhibit the evidence of human culture through the arts. Grey pinpoints art's historical, cultural, and social elements through organized exhibits featuring all aspects of visual arts, video, film and performance. The gallery hosts traveling exhibitions and produces original exhibitions, some of which travel the nation and abroad. The Grey Art Gallery is also responsible for award-winning publications, distributed worldwide.

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