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The Metropolitan Opera: What You Have to Know

Metropolitan Opera, NYC

The Metropolitan Opera in New York is, without question, one of the world’s preeminent opera halls. With its lavish productions and top-notch performers, this New York opera institution—dubbed “the Met” by locals—has staged legendary performances for more than a century. Want to catch a performance at the Metropolitan Opera? Here’s a quick guide! The Metropolitan Opera […]

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All About New York’s Apollo Theater

Apollo Theater Marquee

The Apollo Theater, located in Harlem, is one of New York’s most historic—and excellent—theaters. Trust us: The Apollo Theater’s world-famous slogan, “Where Stars are Born and Legends are Made,” is no hollow boast! For more than eight decades, the Apollo Theater has showcased an astounding roster of African-American stars—and launched many of their careers. Pioneers of jazz, […]

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Ghosts in New York: The City’s Most Haunted Theaters

If you like haunted houses and ghost stories, then head to some of New York’s most haunted locations: its theaters. Sure, it’s all bright lights during the show. But after the audiences exit and the theater goes dark, a solitary object remains on stage: the ghost light. This tradition of placing a lamp with an illuminated, […]

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Shakespeare in the Park 2012

Shakespeare in the Park NYC

Summer has come to NYC, bringing one of the city’s most spectacular cultural offerings – Shakespeare in the Park.  Every summer, two new productions of Shakespeare (or another classic or new work) are presented in an amphitheater in the heart of Central Park…free of charge!  Gathering with 1900 people to savor great theater under a […]

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Lincoln Center: What to Know Before You Go

The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts is one of New York’s most vibrant cultural centers. Home to 11 arts organizations presenting music, dance, opera, drama, and film, Lincoln Center also showcases some of the world’s finest performing artists and companies. And it’s well worth a visit on your next trip to New York City! Here’s […]

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Going to the Theater in New York? Here’s What NOT To Do

Going to the theater in New York? Then you have to know… what not to do. That’s not just to avoid irking fellow theater patrons. (In a decade of managing New York City theaters, the vast majority of complaints I received from patrons regarded the conduct of other patrons!). It’s also to avoid getting yelled at by the people on […]

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Broadway Theaters in New York: The Complete Guide

When it comes to catching a show, few places are more iconic than the Broadway theaters in New York. They are also one of the best ways to experience the city at its most glitzy and glamorous!  But if you want to see a broadway show in New York there are a couple of things you need […]

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