Designed by architect Charles Howard Crane in collaboration with E. George Kiehler, the theater (1921) was built in the neo-Georgian style, more in the manner of a dignified manor or country home than in the typical theatrical style of most other Broadway playhouses. Its seating capacity is 1,009.
This theater was renamed in 1983 to honor America's most prolific playwright, Neil Simon, following the successful engagement of Brighton Beach Memoirs, the first play of an autobiographical trilogy.
Originally the largest theater in the city, the New Amsterdam Theater opened in 1903 with a production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. Known for its elaborate Art Nouveau architecture, the New Amsterdam is one of the oldest standing theaters on Broadway.
Since its opening in 1965, the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts has earned a reputation as one of the world's largest and most comprehensive collections of information on the performing arts. Each year, the library presents more than 200 free concerts, play readings, lectures, film screenings and panel discussions.
On multiple platforms, NYC-ARTS reports on New York City‚ cultural organizations, whose offerings greatly benefit residents and visitors‚ from children to adults, and teenagers to senior citizens. Through web sites, television, mobile applications and social media, NYC-ARTS nurtures New York City‚ position as a cultural capital of the world, one that has both world-renowned institutions and those that are focused on local communities.
Founded in 1973, Opera Ebony is the longest surviving African-American opera company in American history. It performs operas from the standard European repertory in addition to commissioned operas that engage with African-American history.
Page 73 produces and develops the work of early-career playwrights who have shown a professional commitment to the theater but who have yet to receive wide public recognition or substantial production opportunities in New York City.
Performing at the Palace, which opened in 1913, meant a performer had 'made it.' Those who have headlined on this stage include Ethel Barrymore, Harry Houdini, Will Rogers, Ethel Merman, Judy Garland, Jerry Lewis, Harry Belafonte, Bette Midler, Shirley MacLaine, Gwen Verdon and Diana Ross.
The theater was refurbished in 2006 and houses the Richard Rodgers Gallery, featuring historic memorabilia from the composer's storied career. Now playing in the theater: In the Heights.
Over its 40-year history, Roundabout Theatre Company has succeeded in producing a string of dramas, comedies and musicals in five theaters, three of which are Broadway houses. The company currently stages eight or nine productions a year. Roundabout has a penchant for the classic plays, musical revivals and even new works through Roundabout Underground, the company's new play initiative.