Cabaret clubs might seem all but a memory for some cities, however The Duplex in Greenwich West Village will soon bring the nostalgia flooding back. Decked out with an ornate interior over 80 years old, the décor alone is worth the visit – however the real charm is in the eclectic diversity of entertainment on offer. The main area is essentially a piano bar, while nestled to the rear is a reasonably sized comedy theater. Upstairs, you’ll find ample seating and a stage that has boasted music legends such as Barry Manilow. From open-mic night Mondays, to crowd-pleasing soul nights, …continue reading
There’s probably nowhere else in New York City where you’d find comedic legends such as Dick Gregory, alongside popular break-out acts like Jo Koy and Jason Good. Featuring as one of the most prominent comedy and cabaret clubs in the Times Square District, 300 seater, Caroline’s is considered “America’s Premier Comedy Nightclub” due to the sheer class and diversity of acts showcased. Locals recommend getting in early to avoid the queues.
Considered the home of contemporary dance within New York City; the “City Center” venue presents an eclectic array of stage shows ranging from native American musicals, to dance troupe spectaculars, such as those of The Paul Taylor Company. If you love your dance shows with theatrical drama, bright lights and the glitz of Broadway; a show at the New York City Center is a must.
Sharing the limelight with the infamous New York City Opera, you’d think that The Met would have a hard act to follow, and yet from Verdi’s “La Traviata”, to Richard Wagner’s “Das Rheingold” The Metropolitan Opera just keeps on delivering. Whether you prefer the baritone bass of a tenor, or “The Magic Flute” brings a tear to your eye – New York’s favorite opera family will have something to suit.
Located in Manhattan’s entertainment epicenter; the National Comedy Theater is the ideal spot for some hilarious “family” entertainment. With an improvised stage show devised by “Whose Line Is It Anyway” star Colin Mochrie, the comedic night is both influenced and boosted by audience suggestion and participation. Gags are so clean you could even take your mum along!