thursday in the hood




The Beacon Theatre
on Broadway
between 74th-75th Streets
re-opened recently after an 18 month renovation
Paul Simon performed on Feb 13-14

The Beacon is the "older sister" to Radio City Music Hall.
Both legendary venues were the "brainchild" of
Samuel "Roxy" Rothafel,
the great theatrical impresario and visionary of his time.

40 comments:

  1. Hi Daryl,
    That look's like a very Grand Theatre.....smashing. :-)

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  2. A great series of photos! A beautiful theater! Yes, I wish I could have gone too. Love Paul Simon.

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  3. I admit it, I'm the weirdo who prefers Garfunkel to Simon. Way back in the mid '70s, I wore out several copies of the LP that had Garfunkel's version of "I Only Have Eyes for You." Kind of haunting and beautiful, in my opinion--and I still like it. The best, however, is still Simon AND Garfunkel, 1960s style. But that isn't even my main point; oh dear, I think this one is going to be wordy! :)

    That theater!!! How lovely. Again, many years ago, I saw "Evita" on a trip to New York; the play was very good, but I honestly spent a large amouunt of time just looking around and taking in the beauty and grandeur of the theater. This photo brought that incredible evening right back to me!

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  4. Gorgeous venue!
    Paul Simon in concert rocks. Period.

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  5. I love these!! as usual when you post one than one I can't decide my favorite since each one has such a distinct beauty and style - love the angle on the first one and I adore street level scenes.

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  6. Ooooh I'd be there in a heartbeat, have always loved Paul.

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  7. Beautiful! I love historic theatres!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Eeyaaagh!
    Sorry... "BEACON" is the acronym for our new centralized payroll system here and predictably it's wreaking havoc with a lot of people. Not to mention its interface is... less than friendly.

    But once the initial shock wore off (and I remembered I need to log my time in for the week) I really liked the first shot a lot -- even though I didn't really know what it was until the second shot.

    Bet the tickets for that show were printed on gold leaf, huh? Far too rich for my blood I'm sure -- historic theater or not.

    D'ya suppose he'll bring Edie along with? *sigh* some guy shave all the luck.

    Or all the money. That helps.

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  9. I love stylish Theater. I suppose in this place the hall is not so large. I love concerts in this kind of hall, on the human scale.

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  10. These Grand old theaters are just magnificant! And, did you go see Paul Simon? I would love to see him. Great pictures, and thanks for sharing them.

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  11. I LOVE this theatre. I stayed at the Beacon Hotel while the theatre was undergoing renovations. This is a nice area of town. Great shots!

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  12. i love theatres like that! did u see the show too?

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  13. Wow what a stunning place! Cheers for your lovely comment over at my place, mate. I'll still be visiting you every now and again to get a taste of the Big Apple. Bye for now! x

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  14. Wow, that's stunning, absolutely gorgeous. I love old buildings.

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  15. I AM A HUGE PAUL SIMON FAN.

    I even had that cd did : the Capeman. Then I lost it. ( It's probably the one album of his I wouldn't pay twice for, so it will just live in my memory. Which is good enough. )

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  16. Bravo!!!!!!

    Beautiful. Loved enjoying these photos.

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  17. aha...The Beacon Theater..thanks Daryl! Was going to say I have been there very often, but if it is the right one...only to get money out of their ATM...hah! Looks like I should step a bit further inside the front door!

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  18. Thanks for reminding me about this. I must make sure I see a show here. I wish it could have been Mr. Simon!
    Great photos Daryl.

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  19. oooooo.....that theatre looks beautiful...but not a fan of Paul Simon...he's too short.

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  20. I never knew about Roxy.
    You are so cool!
    I felt theatre excitement looking at the photos. Nice, Daryl

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  21. Oh I love all those old, ornate theatres. Paul Simon - how wonderful!

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  22. From someone who has only been in New York just over a handful of times, this is SO New York to me. I love it! Where else would they do this kind of renovation and have Paul Simon do the opening?

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  23. Just stopped back by to congratulate you on your POTD nod for this one. Well earned!

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  24. This the greatness of NYC. Congrats on POTD - we're side by side winners today like twins. Isn't that fun?

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  25. I forgot something else; I can see why they call her the older sister to Radio City Music Hall. The inside looks exactly alike to me.

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  26. Oh, I so would love to go to a show at the Beacon. So much to look at...even before the show begins. So...did you go see Paul perform? Great photos - and congrats on POTD!

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  27. It looks fabulous! Did you see the slideshow in the NYT online? Go have a peak!

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  28. Fab pictures. And Paul Simon? Wow. :)

    Congrats on POTD but I am a bit late. Sorry. :(
    Love the second shot the best.

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  29. Ouch I remember when he played at the Red rooster in Latrobe 40 plus years ago..sandy I thought the Garfield episode of Flight of the Concords was hilarious sandy

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