Among the highlights on Upper Broadway stands the magnificent Beacon Theatre. Opened in 1929, the theater was designed by Walter W. Ahlschlager as a prime motion picture venue and still attracts crowds with its schedule of live music and entertainment. The opulence of the theater is credited to the Neo Grecian design of its stage, white marble carpeting on its floors, and eastern mysticism depicted on murals that drape its corridors. The theater has played host to the biggest names of the entertainment industry, even hosting the Tony Awards on several occasion. So for a bit of the old glory while in New York, catch a gig at The Beacon Theater.