The Players

Founded in 1888 by actor Edwin Booth and colleagues like Mark Twain, The Players is New York City’s only social club for theatre, television, film, music, and publishing professionals and fans of the arts. Housed in the Booth mansion, a landmark Greek Revival townhouse on Gramercy Park, The Players’ past presidents include Jose Ferrer, Lynn Redgrave, and Timothy Hutton.

Visit the The Players Website →

5 Related Articles

The Players celebrate artist Raymond Kinstler

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Jan. 23, 2017

The Players celebrated famed portrait artist Raymond Kinstler at one of its legendary Pipe Nights last week. With guests like Tony Bennett and Tom Wolfe it was an “only in New York” night we won’t soon forget. Check out the fantastic photos from the night in The New York Times Scene City and great write-ups in New York Post Page Six, The Observer’s Best Parties of the Week, artnet, and Art Nerd New York.

Permalink | Posted on Jan 23, 2017 at 9:42 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk

Crain’s New York on The Players’ comeback

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Sep. 07, 2016

Crain’s New York goes behind the scenes of The Player’s historic comeback in this week’s issue.

Permalink | Posted on Sep 07, 2016 at 8:22 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

Wall Street Journal profiles The Players

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Jul. 13, 2016

Check out the fantastic feature in the Wall Street Journal today on the rebirth of The Players, the historic private social club for actors and artists on Gramercy Park.

Permalink | Posted on Jul 13, 2016 at 10:26 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk

NYC Gets Inside Look at The Players

By Patrick Kowalczyk

May. 18, 2016

To introduce a new generation of New Yorkers to The Players, the historic private social club on Gramercy Park, PKPR has been arranging one-on-one tours for some of New York City’s top nightlife and culture tastemaking news outlets. Check out some of the highlights:

- Gothamist: Inside The Players, New York City’s 128-year-old Private Theater Club

- Guest of a Guest: A Look Inside One of New York’s Oldest and Most Theatrical Social Clubs

- Viewing NYC: I Spent an Evening Inside One of Manhattan’s Most Exclusive Private Theater Clubs

- Untapped Cities: The Edwin Booth Bedroom: Preserved in Time at The Players since 1893

Permalink | Posted on May 18, 2016 at 7:56 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

The Players Celebrate’s Clue’s 30th Anniversary

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Dec. 14, 2015

The Players celebrated the 30th anniversary of the film “Clue” with an all-star tribute performance honoring Jonathan Lynn, the film’s director and screenwriter, on Sunday, December 13th.

Released in 1985, Clue starred a who’s who of comedy greats including Tim Curry, Michael McKean, Madeline Kahn, Christopher Lloyd, Eileen Brennan, and Martin Mull, and went on to become a cult classic (Buzzfeed hails it as “one of the most beloved films of the 1980s”).

The one-night-only performance at The Players, starting Michael Urie and Zachary Levy, garnered coverage in outlets from People, New York Post, and Playbill to Stage Buddy, Broadway World, and Untapped Cities.

Permalink | Posted on Dec 14, 2015 at 12:30 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

85 Broad St. 29th Floor, New York, NY 10004