I missed those moments of catharsis – those almost sacred moments, which I experienced only in the theatre, and which the audience and the performers share. But as far as the elevations within the theater itself, I missed the sense of community, which appeared at night after the show in the bars around the theater district. The places we go straight to the platform door to decompress, refuel, greet friends and meet new ones.
This kind has become a mainstay of many performance groups on or around 47th Street Glasshouse Tavern. This place seems intrinsically connected to Broadway to me. after, after visit the band, for example, which was across from Walter Kerr . Street [Theatre]We’d find ourselves there a few times a week – controlling a booth or two. It is a place where you are likely to meet someone you know. It’s kind of a feeling cheers.
Fries and beer or wine and salad or a martini and chicken – they’ve got it all. They are all very reliable. I can’t wait to go back after the show. I would probably eat a truffle eater ball or 12. –Adam’s officeAnd One of the founders of “Dinner Theatre”, story course, a Grammy and Emmy Award-winning Broadway actor Band visit, rental, rooftop violinist, and more
Sarah Roll, playwright, author, essayist and professor
West Bank Café Serves up the coolest mashed potatoes and grilled chicken anywhere near Times Square – along with my favorite beet salad. And the red umbrella of the West Bank next to it Sichuan Ollie, where you can get dumplings or soup on the rehearsal break.
I’ll never forget once, when I was doing my first play in New York City, dining on the West Bank with playwright Tom Stoppard and director Blanca Zizka. I had my baby on my lap, and Tom Stoppard gave me one of the scallops. My God, I kept thinking, I just ate a Tom Stoppard scallop.
It feels like it’s part of old New York; A place where you might meet a dear friend, a beloved designer, a theater agent, an actor you’re not sure if you know, a theater lover, a beginner, an artistic light you’ve always wanted to be friends with and where you can have delicious, simple and unadorned food And you can still have a weird time on a Tuesday night. It may always be. –Sarah RuhlAnd Author of upcoming memoirs The smile: the story of the face plays and operas, Eurydice
Otis Williams, musician
When I was in New York for meetings with the producers of the Broadway musical Not too proudOne of the coolest places we had dinner was Palm Midtown Located at 250 West 50NS St. It is one of those warm and friendly places where, as soon as you enter the dining room, you feel right at home. I love the cartoons on the wall, all of which are reminders of the artists, writers, and Broadway and Hollywood actors who shared their meals there.
The food is cooked to perfection and the restaurant team is always on standby. If you’re craving a great steak dinner, the Palm steak is excellent. The seafood is also exceptional; Personally, I love the restaurant’s lobster soup, chopped salads, and Chilean sea bass. Usually at the table, among all the guests present, there is rib-eye steak cooked to order, surf and turf, jumbo crab cakes, fresh asparagus, and more. I have to keep fit to perform at concerts, especially the famous “March of Temptations”, so I have to fall back off the table when it comes to sweet desserts! –Dr. Otis WilliamsAnd The only surviving and founding member of The Temptations
Katherine Gallagher, singer and actress