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Built in 1928, Ethel Barrymore Theater was named after the famed actress Ethel Barrymore whose children, Ethel Barrymore Colt, and John Drew Colt made their debuts here. Replete with golden interiors and contrasting rich red furnishings, the theater pleases the aesthetic senses. The establishment boasts excellent technology and is fitted with facilities for the disabled, among them an infra-red system for the hard of hearing. The Ethel Barrymore mainly showcases plays and features musicals once in a while and can accommodate up to 1058 patrons at once. Ideal for both small-scale musicals and large dramatic shows, the theater hosts both with great aplomb.
One of Broadway's intimate theaters, the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, was named after the famed New York Times drama critic in 1960. Built in 1926, this theater has been host to many of Broadway's most famous shows. The Brooks Atkinson also nurtured some of Hollywood's finest talents like Kevin Spacey, Matthew Broderick, Marisa Tomei, to name a few. This theatre is part of the nine theaters owned by the prolific Nederlander group.
Designed mainly for serious dramas, the John Golden Theater was built in 1927 by the Chanin Brothers. This small venue is ideal for intimate productions (about 800 seats). Audiences take away a real, intimate theatrical experience that they may not necessarily get in the many far larger theaters on Broadway. Beware tall people - like many of New York's older theaters, there isn't a lot of leg room.
Concerts by the hottest performers, and live television and awards shows are what PlayStation Theater is famous for. A stone's throw from Broadway, it boasts of amazing acoustics by JBL, and an interactive environment. The auditorium has a high definition screen that can display live and digital videos. An evening of action-packed entertainment is a guarantee out here. Besides, you can host business meetings, corporate dos and conferences at this venue, as well.
One of the first women-only social clubs of New York, the Colony Club was established in 1903. Well-known in the city, this place was built by women, for women. Women's empowerment began with steps such as these in a world dominated by men. This historic landmark was built between 1914 and 1916, and remains a private club for women, although men are now granted entrance as guests. This fabulous club offers a range of exceptional services and facilities for the exclusive use of its members. Guests are welcome, but only in the company of the club's members. The Colony Club is also a popular venue for social, cultural and private events.
Stage 48 is a popular hangout for New Yorkers looking for some good live music or DJ sets. Although located quite far from other New York spots, this club is always crowded. Getting through their security and having your coat checked can take a while, but once inside, the dance floor is very spacious. Popular acts such as Y&T, Loudness, Stryper, Ludacris and many others have performed here. Drinks here are quite expensive, and they have a VIP section as well.