New York is the theater center of the United States. The Americans have a very rich culture with the music and theaters being an integral part of it. Only in West 40 & 50 streets and Broadway, there are around 38 theaters opened in winter and autumn. In mid eighties, there were more than 200 theaters in the New York apart from Broadway which were generally located in Chelsea and Greenwich Village. New York also has more than 400 cinemas, from the very well known Radio City music concert hall to the local cinemas where small halls run elite movies. New York entertainment industry is just unimaginable without its cafes, bars, discos and nightclubs.
Lincoln Center in the Amsterdam district for Performing Arts consists of 3 buildings located just about the square: New York State Theater built in 1964 is the site for the NYC Ballet, Avery Fisher Hall (built in 1962) hosts the concerts of NY Philharmonic Orchestra and the Metropolitan Opera built in 1966. Other concert halls in New York City are New York City Center, Carnegie Hall and Brooklyn Academy of Music.
The largest concert venues in New York to listen to your favorite groups include: Madison Square Garden, Roseland Ballroom and the Radio City Music Hall.
Madison Square Garden: Madison Square Garden or MSG is the name of 4 arenas in the New York City. It was also the site of the original Madison Square. The first Madison Square opened in the year 1979 at the north eastern part of the Madison Avenue and the 26th street. This is the place where many fights of the legendary boxer Jack Dempsey were held. The 2nd Madison Square Garden replaced the first in 1889. It was designed by the famous Stanford White. The building features a theater, concert hall, and a roof garden. The building was demolished in 1925 and the Madison Square Garden was relocated to 8th Avenue and the 49th Streets in the New York. Presently, the Madison Square Garden is situated at the Penn Station.
Roseland Ballroom: Roseland Ballroom or the Roseland Dance City, located at New York City in the West 52nd Street of the theater district. It is a music venue/dance hall /catering hall with a multicolored ballroom pedigree in a transformed ice skating ring. The venue can accommodate around 32,000 standing and about 2,500 for the dance party with about 1,500 to 1,800 in the theater style and 800 to 1000 for the sit down dinner. The venue has hosted events like Hillary Clinton birthday party, movie premiers and musical performances from celebrities like Nirvana, Madonna, the Rolling Stone, Ramones and the Phish.
Radio City Music Hall: The Radio City Music Hall, located in the Rockefeller Center in the New York City is an important entertainment center. It has been nicknamed as the Showplace of the Nation and was among the favorite tourist destinations. Radio City has the capacity of seating 5,933 spectators and was the World’s largest movie theater at its time of opening. The interior of Radio City Music Hall was declared landmark in the year 1978.