Inside the Exclusive Clubhouse of The Players

Photos by Trish Proto

Gain access to the clubhouse of one of NYC’s oldest private social clubs, The Players on Gramercy Park!

  • Learn about the history of the Club and its famous members including Jimmy Fallon, Toni Morrison, Carol Burnett, and Ethan Hawke
  • Visit the room in which actors met secretly in 1913 to form the Actors Equity Association labor union
  • Walk inside Edwin Booth’s bedroom, where you can find the skull that was used in his famous 100 consecutive performances of Hamlet
  • Visit the Hampden-Booth Theatre Library, which contains a vital collection of books, plays, theatre magazines and other artifacts of 19th and early 20th century American and British theatre history
  • View the impressive art collection, including portraits by John Singer Sargent, Joshua Reynolds, John Neagle, and more
  • Get a close look at poker table where Mark Twain reportedly held court

About the event:

Edwin Booth commissioned his friend, famed architect Stanford White, to redesign the façade and interiors of the Gothic-Revival mansion at 16 Gramercy Park South to be the home of a new social club for actors, artists, writers and arts aficionados. Edwin Booth, the best-known American actor of the 19th century (and elder brother of infamous Lincoln assassin John
Wilkes) lived in an apartment on the third floor that remains virtually unaltered since he died on June 7th, 1893.

On this exclusive tour, Untapped New York Insiders will get to step inside the clubhouse’s historic rooms and learn about the history of the club since its founding in 1888.

Please note that you will be required to climb multiple staircases on this tour.

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