The Edison Ballroom Takes Center Stage in Manhattan
The Curtain Opens on Elegance and History in the Big Apple
The history of the Edison Ballroom is extensive and illustrious, as it originally opened in the 1930’s as the grand ballroom for the Hotel Edison. It was constructed in a classic art deco design and offered dining and dancing to its patrons, while featuring many famous bands and singers from the Swing Era. A generation later, the Edison Ballroom was converted to the Edison Theater, where various Broadway theatrical productions were offered including “Oh! Calcutta!” which ran for 13 years at the venue.
In 1991, the Edison Theater gave way to the famous Supper Club, which offered its patrons dinner and dancing to the music of various “big-band” style orchestras. The venue was also utilized by a wide array of performers for intimate concerts and performances. Music icons including Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Rod Stewart, Herbie Hancock, Chita Rivera, Liza Minnelli, Jon Bon Jovi, Elvis Costello, David Bowie, Eddie Fisher, Tony Bennett and Vanessa Williams all performed on the Supper Club’s stage.
In 2007, the Edison Ballroom took center stage and re-opened as an elegant and upscale Manhattan event venue. The unique architectural style paired with its long history and prime location, makes the Edison Ballroom a breath of fresh air for the New York City event scene. Owner Allan Wartski is no stranger to the hospitality business. He owns several other venues in New York including Christo’s Steakhouse in Astoria, Queens and the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Tribeca. With world renown Chef Mina Newman at the helm, the Edison Ballroom offers delectable, versatile cuisine in addition to a fabulous and ever-changing entertainment.
With over 16,000 square feet, the Edison Ballroom also offers a gorgeous backdrop for charity galas, concerts, fashion shows, lavish events, Broadway openings, photo and video shoots and much more. Architect Glen Cohen, of the award winning New York-based architecture and design firm Glen & Company, highlights the venue’s art deco design while adding a modern flair. The combination of excellent food, beautiful décor and impeccable service make the Edison Ballroom the venue of choice in New York.
The Edison Ballroom has played host to a wide array of events including amfAR’s Honoring with Pride Celebration, People en Espanol’s 50 Most Beautiful, GQ Magazine’s Gentleman Ball, Patricia Field’s Spring 2009 Fashion Show and The Art of Elysium Charity Event among others.
The Edison Ballroom is located at 240 West 47th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue in New York City.
For additional information or images on the Edison Ballroom, please visit www.edisonballroom.com