TIMES SQUARE AREA!
Head into Broadway Dance Center to take a class - OR -
Hit the streets and SHOP 'TIL YOU DROP!
LUNCH at Ellen's Stardust Diner!
Home of the Original World-Famous Singing Waitstaff!
Ellen's Stardust Diner is a retro 1950s theme restaurant located at 1650 Broadway on the southeast corner of 51st Street in Theater District, Manhattan, New York City. The diner is regarded as one of the best theme restaurants in New York. The diner also contains retro-themed memorabilia such as photos of many past Miss Subways on the walls, an indoor train, a 1956 Predicta television, and a “drive-in theater” screen that showcases performances from the 1950s. It is popular among children and adults.
Ellen's Stardust Diner was opened in 1987 after Ellen's Cafe was closed down. It was the first 1950s themed restaurant in New York City and had waitresses in poodle skirts. In the late 1990s, a sister restaurant operated near Times Square under the name Stardust Dine-O-Mat.
In Popular Culture
Ellen's Stardust Diner was the site in the movie New Year's Eve where Sarah Jessica Parker’s character and her 15-year-old daughter's friends stopped for a bite after the ball dropped. It was also featured in American Idol when a former employee, Devyn Rush, became a contestant on the show. Reports subsequently followed regarding Devyn's employment status at Ellen's Stardust Diner. Ellen's Diner was also featured on a Today Show episode.
Alumni on Broadway
Several alums of Ellen's Stardust Diner singing waitstaff have gone on to have successful careers on Broadway and American Idol. Many current staffers have received critical acclaim with original musicals at the NY Musical Theater Festival. Brandon Ellis, Eric Michael Krop, Stephen Tyler Davis, and Alysha Umphress (Shirley) are some of the successful singers who started their careers as singing wait-staffers at Ellen's Stardust Diner. Ellen's Stardust Diner is considered a breeding ground for singers. Former Ellen's staff members have been known to star in almost every Broadway and major off-Broadway musical such as Avenue Q, Jersey Boys, The Lion King, South Pacific, In The Heights, On The Town, Wicked, and Godspell.
Make your way to
RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL!
The Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes is an annual musical holiday stage show presented at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. The 90-minute show features more than 140 performers and an original musical score, and combines singing, dancing, and humor with traditional scenes! The star performers are the women's precision dance troupe, the Rockettes. Since the first version was presented in 1933, the show has become a New York Christmas tradition!
For nearly a century, the Rockettes have been American icons. Not only have they appeared at Radio City Music Hall in thousands of stage spectaculars, the dance company has also performed at the center of many memorable moments in history—like joining the USO and entertaining troops abroad during wartime and even performing at a Presidential inauguration.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Do children require tickets?
Children under 2 years old may attend without their own ticket, but they must sit on a parent or guardian’s lap and may not occupy their own separate seat.
Is there ADA seating?
Accessible seating for those eligible to purchase tickets may be secured by contacting the Madison Square Garden Disabled Services Department at 888-609-7599, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m – 6 p.m.
Are there ticket refunds?
All ticket sales are final – no refunds or exchanges.
How does my group get their tickets?
To facilitate contactless entry, digital tickets are accepted and all guests are encouraged to download the MSG Venue App before they arrive to display their ticket.
What are Radio City Music Hall's COVID 19 protocols?
City of New York guidelines do not currently require guests to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or wear a mask in order to attend the Christmas Spectacular.
What is Radio City Music Hall's 'Bag Policy'?
Bags must fit comfortably under your seat, and oversized bags larger than 22” x 14” x 9” are prohibited. Radio City Music Hall does not provide an area to check bags, coats or any other personal belongings, and reserves the right to search all persons and bags.
Can I take photos during the performance?
Taking photographs or videos (with a traditional camera, cell phone or any other device) is not permitted during the performance. For the safety of the performers and as a courtesy to your fellow patrons, we ask that guests please silence and put away all cell phones for the duration of the show, and refrain from using their phone or texting during the performance.