Fodor's Expert Review The Town Hall

Midtown West Historical Fodor's Choice

Founded by suffragists and built in 1921 by famed architectural firm McKim, Mead & White, The Town Hall is an invaluable and incomparable part of NYC's cultural fabric. Notable Town Hall claims include Strauss's, Stravinsky's, and Isaac Stern's U.S. debuts; Marian Anderson's first NYC recital; Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker's introduction of bebop to the world; and Bob Dylan's first major concert. More recently, the stage has welcomed musicians like Gilberto Gil, Joan Baez, Patti Smith, and David Byrne; humorists like Fran Lebowitz and Stephen Colbert; the only East Coast staging of Hunter S. Thompson's "The Kentucky Derby Is Decadent and Depraved"; TED Talks Live; conversations with legendary authors; one-time-only variety shows; and more.

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123 W. 43rd St.
New York, New York  10036, USA


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