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 do Broadway shows make money? Get the answers and the inside scoop from Jessica Genick, a well-known producer of ten Broadway shows.... more
We’ve heard that the best way to make a small fortune on Broadway is to start with a larger one. But how true is that joke? In this Salon, you’ll learn how Broadway shows raise investment capital, generate revenue, and spend the money. You’ll learn lingo like “wrap”, “recoup”, and “points”, and how shows go from an idea and a few songs into a juggernaut (or failure). Bring your questions, and expect interesting answers that will spark engaging discussion.
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.
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 “Fun with a Fight Scene” 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.
It’s the 40th Anniversary of “Grease” (the 1978 movie starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John). We’re celebrating with a sing-along at Symphony Space on the Upper West Side!... more
Bust out your poodle skirts and practice your Sandra Dee impression ‘cuz we’re watching this movie musical on the big screen with fellow theater fans.
Your $20 ticket includes a FREE glass of house wine, soda, or house beer. You must be 21 years or older to be served alcohol.