Due to a stagehands' strike that has shut
down many theaters in New York, the city is providing highlights
and periodic updates on cultural events, including some theater, on
its Web site and via a dedicated phone line.
appears at the city's official Web site, www.nyc.gov, and on NYC
& Company's site, www.nycvisit.com. Visitors or prospective visitors
also can call 311 in the city or, from outside the five boroughs,
(212) NEW YORK.
cultural affairs commissioner for New York, said, "From 'Pygmalion'
at the Roundabout Theater, to 'The (S) Files' exhibition at El
Museo del Barrio, to great music at Joe's Pub, there is something
for everyone to do in New York City."
Broadway shows -- "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,"
"Cymbeline," "Mary Poppins," "Mauritius," "Pygmalion," "The Ritz,"
"Xanadu" and "Young Frankenstein" -- remain open. In addition,
Off-Broadway shows, nonprofit cultural organizations and special
events, such as the Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular,
are not affected by the strike.
In addition, the
city has extended the hours of operation of its Official Visitor
Information Center in Midtown Manhattan, located at 810 Seventh
Ave. between 52nd and 53rd streets. The site will remain open from
8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. daily through Friday.
New York also
operates visitor kiosks in Harlem (253 W. 125th St.), the Financial
District (26 Wall St.), City Hall Park (Broadway sidewalk at Park
Row) and Chinatown (at the intersection of Canal, Walker and Baxter
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