New York: Top 10 Glee filming locations

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Even though the adventure of the small high school choir directed by William Schuster is located in Ohio, New York City plays a major role for the most confusing and friendly singing club you can know.
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Glee is leaving Ohio for New York.

For a few episodes, some members of the Glee Club desert Ohio for New York. Places to find in the New York guide of the 1000 cult places of films, series, music, comics and novels.

Washington Square Park

Washington Square Park - Photo credit: Fantrippers
Washington Square Park – Photo credit: Fantrippers

The famous arch and fountain in Washington Square Park have been filmed several times. That’s when Rachel (Lea Michele), in tears, calls Kurt (Chris Colfer) during the episode of season 4.

Address: Washington Square, New York, USA

Gershwin Theater

Opened in 1972 and with 1,933 seats, the Gershwin Theatre is the largest theatre on Broadway. Kurt and Rachel break in after hours and sing For Good, from the show Wicked, which was actually performed in this theater.

Address: 222 W 51st Street, New York, USA

Spotlight Diner

Spotlight Diner - Glee
Spotlight Diner – Glee

The Spotlight Diner is the restaurant where Rachel, Santana (Naya Rivera) and Kurt work in season 5. The waiters, in red and black uniforms, are also singers and dancers. The place is very much inspired by the Ellens Stardust Diner, in which waiters hope to make it on Broadway and get on stage during their shift to perform well-known songs.

Address: 1650 Broadway, New York, USA


Tiffany's - Glee
Tiffany’s – Glee

In a nod to Blake Edwards’ movie, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Rachel and Kurt go to this luxury jewellery store with coffee and donuts to have breakfast and discuss their future.

Address: 610 5th Ave, New York, USA

New York Public Library

New York Public Library
New York Public Library. Photo credit: Fantrippers

Rachel and Kurt are on the library forecourt discussing the wisdom of staying in New York for Thanksgiving.

Address: 476 5th Ave, New York, USA


Sardi's - Glee
Sardi’s – Glee

In the final episode of Season 2, Finn (Cory Monteith) and Rachel meet Broadway singer and legend Patti LuPone at Sardi’s, playing herself. She advises Rachel never to give up her dreams… and whispers that Finn is cute! This restaurant, opened in 1927, is an institution. It is especially known for the hundreds of caricatures of show-business celebrities adorning its walls. The Tony Awards, rewarding the world of theatre, were born there.

Address: 234 W 44th Street, New York, USA

Chelsea Cinema

Like Will (Matthew Morrison) and Emma (Jayma Mays) in episode 5 of season 2, you can watch the Rocky Horror Picture Show in a real movie theater. Dating from 1975, this cult film, baroque and musical, is still regularly programmed in the United States. The show is also in the hall as fans enjoy replaying scenes during the screening. in New York City, the Cinepolis Chelsea Cinema offers one screening each week for $9.5.

Address: 260 W 23rd Street, New York, USA

Bow Bridge

This beautiful Central Park Bridge is a regular feature in the series. In episode 22 of season 2, Finn waits there for Rachel with a bouquet of flowers. Much later, in episode 1 of season 5, Rachel, sad and nostalgic, returns to the scene of this meeting by singing Yesterday, by the Beatles. The Bethesda Fountain can also be seen.

Address: Central Park, New York, USA

Bryant Park’s ice rink

Bryant Park's ice rink - Glee
Bryant Park’s ice rink – Glee

Blaine (Darren Criss) surprises Kurt in episode 10 of season 4 by joining him at the Bryant Park rink to sing a duet, as they do every Christmas. The title is White Christmas, a classic American Christmas song. The skating rink is generally open from September to March and access is free.

Address: Bryant Park, 5th Ave, New York, USA

Intercontinental New York Times Square

Intercontinental New York Times Square - Wikimedia Commons photo by DestinationFearFan
Intercontinental New York Times Square – Wikimedia Commons photo by DestinationFearFan

When they come to participate in the national choir competition, the members of New Direction stay in this hotel at the end of season 2.

Address: 300 W 44th Street, New York, USA

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By Damien Duarte

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

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