by Michael Hsu, 03/18/2014
Photo: Dominick Totino
14 United Nations Ave. South, 718-760-0064
Queens Theatre presents theatrical works, music, dance and everything in between. Housed in a 360-degree panoramic movie theater designed by Philip Johnson for the 1964 World's Fair, the space has since been completely revamped and now features a large main stage, a more intimate studio theater and a small cabaret and bar. The institution is the borough's only performing arts organization that develops new plays (including one staged a few years back that went on to a Broadway run). And each summer, the Queens Theatre hosts an annual Latino Cultural Festival, the country's largest. Before the curtain rises, be sure to check out the theater's curved glass pavilion for amazing views of the former World's Fair grounds.