Since the first Amateur Night contests took place in 1934, the Apollo Theater has played the most important part in the emergence and development of innovative musical genres including jazz, bebop, gospel, blues, soul and hip-hop.
From its opening in 1883, the Metropolitan Opera has been one of the world's leading opera companies, offering high quality performances, a superior company of orchestral and choral musicians, a large repertory of works.
The New Amsterdam Theater is one of the most glorious New York theaters, the largest one in the city at the beginning of the XX-th century, then neglected for decades and triumphantly returned to life in 1997.
Built as a legitimate theater in 1900 by Oscar Hammerstein, in the 1930s it became Broadway's first burlesque house. The stage of the theater remembers such legends as Lionel Barrymore, Lillian Gish, and Mary Pickford.
Located on the southeast corner of 7th Avenue and 47th Street, the Palace Theatre was built in 1913 and became the home to the world's brightest vaudeville performers such as Will Rogers, Eddie Cantor and Jack Benn.