Manhattan – West Village
61 Christopher St at Seventh Ave South
It’s hard to miss the Duplex, with its Christmas-light letters spelling out the name of the place for all of Seventh Avenue to see. A wild variety of events take place here nightly, from experimental performances and outrageous stand-up comedy in the upstairs cabaret space to intimate shows that invite open-mic participation—everyone’s welcome to kick in with a song or seven. The Duplex carries a storied history that dates back more than 50 years, and the piano-bar regulars keep the theatrical tradition thriving every night of the week.