234 W. 42nd Street
Manhattan, NY 10036
Description: This special interactive exhibit in celebration of Black History Month will feature a new wax likeness of Aretha Franklin (unveiling on February 2 at 10am). The exhibit will also feature some of history's most influential African-American musicians and performers in a special setting, inviting guests to interact with and pose for photos with Billie Holiday; play the harmonica alongside a young Stevie Wonder; stand at the microphone with the "Godfather of Soul," James Brown, as be belts out a tune; and join "The First Lady of Song," Ella Fitzgerald, in a duet. Visitors can also browse biographical information and historical facts on each performer.
Venue Description: Madame Tussauds New York, an 85,000-square-foot, five- floor, interactive celebrity wax museum, opened in 2000. Visitors to Madame Tussauds will see more than 200 wax replicas of A-list celebrities, sports legends, political figures, and historical icons. You can dance with Beyonce, have dinner with George Clooney, and "meet" some of the world's most influential world leaders and history-makers, including George Washington, John F. Kennedy, and Martin Luther King Jr.
Madame Tussauds New York is located in the heart of Times Square at 234 W. 42nd St. (between Seventh and Eighth avenues). It is open 10am-10pm daily, year-round, including major holidays. Tickets: $36; $29 for children younger than 12; online discounts available. Madame Tussauds New York is handicap accessible. Wheelchairs are available upon request at the box office on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information: 1-866-841-3505 or madametussauds.com/NewYork.