During the month of September HDC will present
“On the Town in New York: Historic Theaters and Bars of
New York City,” a fascinating series of programs
that will investigate the history, archaeology and preservation
of some of New York City’s most notorious haunts.
Comedy & Tragedy: Tales of Preserving
the City's Historic Theaters
Thursday, September 6, 2007, 6:30pm, The SoHo Playhouse
This lecture will discuss the theaters of New York City, focusing
on their unique histories, architectural significance and façade
design. From Broadway’s designated landmarks to the neglected
theaters of the other boroughs with unknown fates, this panel
will cover all aspects of theatre history in New York City. Scheduled
speakers include Cezar Del Valle, Tony Robins and Susan Tunick.
Bottoms Up: Dives, Drinking Holes &
Other Historic Places of Good Cheer
Thursday, September 13, 2007, 6:30pm, The SoHo Playhouse
This panel will examine the culture of social drinking and eating
in New York City through an examination of establishments developed
specifically for leisure. Discussions will focus on both the architectural
and social significance of these historic watering holes. Francis
Morrone, Matt Postal and Mark Caldwell.
Enter Stage Right: A Behind the Scenes
Tour of Broadway's Historic Theaters
Two tour dates to choose from! Sunday, September 23, and Sunday,
The series will conclude with a rare behind-the-scenes tour of
Manhattan’s Theater District. The tour, put together by
noted tour guide Joseph Rosenberg of VIP Tours New York, preservation
architect Craig Morrison and restoration specialist Jeffrey Greene,
will go inside some of Broadway’s most infamous theaters.
Walk the stages graced for decades by the theatrical elite, relish
the extravagant designs of stately lobbies, discover firsthand
what goes on behind the curtains!
Each lecture is $15/$10 for Friends
of HDC. The Sunday tour of the Theater District is $45/$35 for
Friends. The complete series of all three events is $65/$45 for
Friends. Advance reservations are required.
On the Town in New York is sponsored by Friends of HDC
and the Times
note that both Sundays tour are now full. To be added to the waiting
please email firstname.lastname@example.org
or call our offices at 212.614.9107.