Entertainment

Top Choice Performing Arts in Brooklyn: Fort Greene, Clinton Hill & Bed-Stuy

Brooklyn Academy of Music

Founded in 1861, BAM is the country’s oldest performing-arts center. With several neighboring venues located in the Fort Greene area, the complex offers innovative and edgier works of opera, modern dance, music, cin…
Top Choice Theater in Midtown

Al Hirschfeld Theatre

Originally the Martin Beck Theatre, this spectacular building was renamed in 2003 when it was purchased from the Beck family. When it opened in 1924 to great acclaim, it proceeded to be the venue for some of Broadwa…
Top Choice Theater in Midtown

Eugene O'Neill Theatre

The Eugene O'Neill Theatre's shows have ranged from family-friendly Annie all the way to uproarious The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, with nearly as wild an ownership ride as well – bought and sold numerous times…
Top Choice Jazz in French Quarter

Preservation Hall

Preservation Hall, housed in a former art gallery dating from 1803, is one of New Orleans' most storied live-music venues. The resident performers, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, are ludicrously talented, and regu…
Top Choice Theater in Midtown

Richard Rodgers Theatre

This theater opened in 1926 and is unique for several reasons. One, it was the first to allow all patrons to enter through the same set of doors (there were separate entrances for the less expensive ticket-holders, …
Top Choice Performing Arts in Kitsilano & University of British Columbia

Bard on the Beach

Watching Shakespeare performed while the sun sets against the mountains beyond the tented stage is a Vancouver summertime highlight. There are usually three of Shakespeare's plays, plus one Bard-related work (Rosenc…
Top Choice Jazz in The Haight & Hayes Valley

SFJAZZ Center

Jazz legends and singular talents from Argentina to Yemen are showcased at North America's newest, largest jazz center. Hear fresh takes on classic jazz albums and poets riffing with jazz combos in the downstairs Jo…
Top Choice Live Music in Midtown

Carnegie Hall

Few venues are as famous as Carnegie Hall. This legendary music hall may not be the world's biggest, nor its grandest, but it's definitely one of the most acoustically blessed venues around. Opera, jazz and folk gre…
Top Choice Theater in The Strip

Le Rêve the Dream

Underwater acrobatic feats by scuba-certified performers are the centerpiece of this intimate 'aqua-in-the-round' theater, which holds a one-million-gallon swimming pool. Critics call it a less-inspiring version of …
Top Choice Live Music in Salt Lake City

Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Hearing the world-renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir is a must-do on any SLC bucket list. A live choir broadcast goes out every Sunday at 9:30am. September through November, and January through May, attend in person a…