New York City which is popularly known as the ‘Big Apple’ is also known as the city that never sleeps. The city, especially the borough of Manhattan, is known for its many entertainment options. In fact one of the prime attractions in New York City is its theater district which is simply known as ‘Broadway’. This theater district is located in Midtown Manhattan and it extends from 42nd street to 53rd street from 6th Avenue all the way to 9th Avenue.
The Broadway theater district is home to 39 professional theaters which stage all sorts of productions and can accommodate up to 500 people. Such is the appeal of Broadway that many big Hollywood names try to get stints on the New York Stage in an effort to enhance their reputations and resumes. Tickets for Broadway shows are generally priced around $100 and they can be purchased from various different sources. At the websites of e-retailers like http://www.broadwaybox.com or in person at the TKTS booths located at Times square and South Street Seaport which sell discounted tickets for the same day’s performance.
Apart from the main Broadway shows New York City is also home to Off-Broadway(http://www.offbroadway.com/), which is an umbrella term that used to describe theater and musical performances which are held at smaller theaters that lie outside the traditional Broadway district.
For the culturally minded, New York offers a wealth of entertainment options in the form of its magnificent museums many of which are located along the city’s famous Museum Mile which stretches from 82nd Street to 104th Street along Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. Museums located here include the magnificent Metropolitan Museum of Art, (http://www.metmuseum.org/), the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (http://www.guggenheim.org/), the Goethe House German Cultural Center (http://www.goethe.de/Ins/us/ney/enindex.htm), The Cooper-Hewitt National Museum of Design (http://cooperhewitt.org/) and El Museo del Barrio (http://www.elmuseo.org/). The city also has many other museums like the Museum of Modern Art (http://www.moma.org/), the New Museum (http://www.newmuseum.org/), The Rubin Museum (http://www.rmanyc.org/) and the Brooklyn Museum (http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/) – all of which offer a wide assortment of art, film and cultural events all throughout the year.
Other epicenters of entertainment in the city include institutions like the Lincoln Center for Performing Arts, which is the home of the Metropolitan Opera, The New York City Ballet, The New York Philharmonic Orchestra and several other resident performing arts companies in New York. Carnegie Hall (http://www.carnegiehall.org/), which is located between 56th and 57th Streets along Seventh Avenue, is a premier concert venue in Manhattan, while BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Art and Music – http://www.bam.org/) is a performing and arts center located in Brooklyn.
Apart from these theaters and performing art centers, New York City’s entertainment landscape features numerous cinemas, bars, clubs and restaurants which are located in all its five boroughs which offer additional avenues of entertainment in this city that never sleeps. Additionally the city also hosts many concerts, outdoor events (especially in the summer) and festivals like the Museum Mile Festival and the New York Wine and Food Festival which also add to the plethora of entertainment events in the city.