While we know that seeing a musical or new play can be a fun diversion, perhaps even lead to some moments of intellectual insight, there’s an increasing amount of research that also indicates culture can have positive health benefits. One study involving data from more than 50,000 participants indicated that participating in cultural activities resulted in increased satisfaction with life, low anxiety, and reduced depression. A trip to New York, which perhaps has no rival for the title of the country’s cultural capital, can be good for you. Of the city’s cultural offerings, Broadway theater
is at the top of the list. Many of the leading theaters are a short walk from EVEN Hotel Times Square South. Whether you opt for an evening at a comedy like Fun House or Hamilton, a popular musical like Wicked or Aladdin, or one of the more serious dramas, it will be good not just for your soul but your heart too.