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The Players

16 Gramercy Park
New York, NY 10003

United States

212-475-6116

Type: Other places

Web site: http://www.theplayersnyc.org/

Events: http://theplayersnyc.org/Events.html

Description: In 1888, Edwin Booth, America's pre-eminent Shakespearean actor, and 15 other incorporators (including Mark Twain and General William Tecumseh Sherman) founded The Players.

Located in a Greek Revival townhouse facing historic Gramercy Park, modeled after London's famed Garrick Club, The Players was the first American club of its kind. Its purpose: "The promotion of social intercourse between members of the dramatic profession and the kindred professions of literature, painting, architecture, sculpture and music, law and medicine, and the patrons of the arts . . ."

Today, men and women from a variety of professions in the arts, business, and commerce enjoy The Players' unique spirit of conviviality and tradition that truly makes it “a certain club.”

Added by: MDGentleReader.  Contacted: Not contacted.  Venue ID: 81953

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