Entertainment in New York City
could be the entertainment capital of the country. Just walking down 9th Avenue and seeing the incredible mix of people and personalities would keep even the most jaded person smiling. From jazz to Broadway to modern dance, New York City entertains continually.
Quality productions of plays, musicals (both revivals and new) and all manner of variety shows can be seen on Broadway. While Cats and The Phantom of the Opera are now gone, you can still see lots of classics, including Chicago, Hair and The Lion King. Take just about any subway to Times Square and head to the TKTS booth for last minute cheap tickets, or head to the box office of the theater for orchestra seats averaging around $110.
Small's Jazz Club
Located in Greenwich Village, Small's Jazz Club was established in 1993. Bubba Brooks and Norah Jones both played here, among many other well-known artists. Recently renovated and with a full bar, Small's is just what its name implies, small, comfy and intimate. Shows start at 7:30 p.m. and go on until early the next morning.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
If you enjoy dance, New York City has much to offer in all genres. In 1958, Alvin Ailey and a group of African-American men performed their first concert and changed the face of dance forever. Under current artistic director Judith Jameson, the company has performed in over 71 countries worldwide.
Claire Taylor is a health, wellness and travel writer with credits in publications such as "Woman's Day," "Marie Claire," "Adirondack Life" and "Self." Taylor is also a seasoned independent traveler, as well as a certified personal trainer and nutrition consultant.