Tour the gorgeous & newly-renovated Hudson Theatre!... more
Opened in 1903 (just ahead of the Lyceum and New Amsterdam Theatres), the Hudson is the oldest theater currently open on Broadway...but it hasn’t always been a part of the Great White Way. From a television studio to the home of "The Tonight Show" to a renovated Broadway house, Hudson Theatre has a fascinating 115 year history...you’ll learn all about it on our tour!
Join the NYPL's theater curator for a behind-the-scenes tour of the fabulous collection at Lincoln Center. A must-do for theater fans!... more
The New York Public Library has the world’s leading collection of theater history. Join Doug Reside, the library’s theater curator, for this fascinating dive into its treasures. You’ll be able to get up close to priceless artifacts from shows like "West Side Story," and see other objects that are rarely on display. Best of all, you’ll be able to have all your theater history questions answered by a true expert.
If you love visual art, and you love theater, then this tour is your dream come true!... more
On your guided stroll through the galleries, you’ll learn about the links between theater and great works of art by Renoir, Degas, Picasso, Seurat, Caravaggio, Sargent and others. Your guide is a fourth-generation stage performer with summa cum laude degrees from Northwestern in theater and art history, and an experienced arts educator.
The tour lasts 90 minutes, with extensive walking. The Museum is wheelchair accessible. Suitable for art lovers of all ages.
Get the inside scoop on Sardi’s, the epicenter of Broadway life since 1921. Explore the place where famous shows started, classic movies were filmed, and iconic caricatures were drawn.... more
Since 1921, Broadway legends have come to Sardi’s Restaurant to open shows, make deals, and get their caricatures drawn for the wall of fame. No wonder movies and TV shows like “Glee” and “The Muppets Take Manhattan” filmed here when they needed authentic theater flair. In the Sardi’s Tour, you get a backstage look at the restaurant, covering everything from the deals that were closed at the bar to the caricatures that were stolen by rabid fans. All tours are led by a longtime Sardi’s staffer, which means your guide will have a few eyewitness stories that you won’t hear anywhere else.
If you are a theater fan, and are curious about Jewish influences on NYC theater, then join us for a tour of the historic Actors' Temple!
In this tour, you'll learn all about the Temple's famous members and get an insider's view of its fascinating and beautiful galleries. The tour is led by Rabbi and Cantor Jill Hausman, a former singer and actress, who will lead a lively discussion about Jewish influences on Broadway and beyond.
How does a show make it to Broadway? Join us for a Salon with Jessica Genick, a well-known producer of ten Broadway shows and her big-time guests!... more
At each session, Jessica will invite a different industry expert to offer their unique insights into the world of showbiz.
Guests include industry insiders who'll discuss everything from drama school, diversity, and development, not to mention the nuts and bolts behind how your favorite shows make (and lose) money. You will meet professional actors, producers, choreographers, casting directors, and general managers who will share their expertise with you.
Bring your questions, and expect interesting answers that will spark engaging discussion!
Broadway Producer Jessica Genick leads this Salon about "Come From Away". Learn all about the development of the hit Broadway musical and its thrilling journey to Broadway.... more
Jessica Genick, who has produced 10 Broadway shows, shares exclusive backstage stories that will enhance and enrich your theater going experience. Did you know that "Come From Away" had four previous productions—and one concert—prior to its arrival on Broadway? The story of how "Come From Away" was created is worthy of its own Broadway musical!
Burn calories to Broadway's hottest hits in this high-energy, low-pressure workout class taught by a professional choreographer.... more
If you love dance-based workout classes like Zumba, or your go-to running playlist is mostly Broadway showtunes, then you’ll really get a kick (pun intended) out of this 60-minute class. It's like Zumba with showtunes! All skill levels welcome.
Learn how to create Broadway-inspired drinks in the heart of the theater district!... more
Learn how to make fun and creative drinks while enjoying insider stories about Broadway’s glitterati, straight from the garrulous mixologist who hears it all. We’ll cozy up in the event space at Bond 45, the “in” trattoria among the Broadway set. It’s a perfect way to spend your late afternoon, before dinner and a show (and/or after a matinee).
You’ll get to taste test as the tales are told, and leave with some great tidbits about which stars drink what. Your fellow revellers will be theater fans like you, so it will be fun to swap opinions and make new friends.
We’ll have a new cocktail menu every session, so you’ll want to come back and “mix it up”!
Wine and showtunes? Yes, please! Come unwind with us as we un-cork our inner theater geek at Broadway Sip N' Paint.... more
We’ll provide the drinks, the art supplies, and the showtunes. You come ready for fun! Join us at the “The Paint Place” on the Upper West Side, where a theater-loving facilitator will show us how to paint an image inspired by a particular Broadway show - all you have to do is sit down and unwind with a glass (or two!) of wine. No artistic skills required!
Bring a group of friends or come by yourself - either way, you’ll leave with a masterpiece to call your own and some new theater friends.
The Montagues and the Capulets aren’t the only ones who can hold their own in combat. After you take our “Swordplay” class, you’ll become a regular Musketeer! (If musketeers fought with pool noodles, that is.)... more
At the start of the class, award-winning fight choreographer Joe Isenberg will teach you the basics of (play) hair-pulling, slaps, and punches. Once you master that, you will pick up your sword -- made out of a pool noodle -- and work on a fight routine. Next, you will take your routine to the next level by working with a partner to create a story! (Pirate v. Sailor? Good Knight v. Bad Knight? Jet v. Shark?) If you wish, you can perform your fight scene in front of the rest of the class.
Bring a friend for your dueling partner or make a new one at this class. Children ages 12 and up are welcome when accompanied by an adult.