Katherine Newbury (Emma Thompson) is an acclaimed talk-show host, who has achieved great success in the business, with the help of her all male writing staff. However, upon receiving poor ratings, and accusations of “hating women”, Katherine spontaneously hires chemical plant efficiency expert and dedicated fan, Molly Patel (Mindy Kaling), as the first female writer on her show. Because the movie was shot on location in New York City, some sites from the film can be seen on the NYC TV & Movie Tour and the East Village TV & Movie Sites Walking Tour.
As the rumor that Katherine is being replaced by a younger, charismatic male host circulates throughout New York City, she puts her writers to the test to turn her career into what it once was. Determined to revive Katherine’s career, and prove that she was not just a diversity hire, Molly plans on giving the show a more personal perspective. Contrasting with the established nature of Katherine’s reputation, Molly’s ideas could either make or break both of their careers.
575 Lexington: Molly’s office & Late Night studio
575 Lexington is a 35-story office building located on 51st and Lexington in Manhattan’s Plaza District. An office in this building provides easy access to Grand Central Station, Central Park, and a vast selection of dining and entertainment establishments.
30 Rock: Molly interviews for job at Late Night with Seth Meyers
30 Rockefeller Plaza is home to the headquarters of the television network NBC, and forms the centerpiece of the Rockefeller Center in Midtown. On the top floor of this renowned skyscraper, you can find the prominent restaurant and night club, The Rainbow Room, where New York’s most elite and influential customers enjoy cocktails and food.
80 St. Marks: comedy night for cancer, where Katherine and Walter meet
This historic theatre was a cherished destination for various performers since its establishment during Prohibition. It has launched the careers of numerous performers including Billy Crystal, Bob Balaban and Gary Burghoff, and has received visits by some of the great names in theatre, many of which marked their hand prints and signatures in the cement of the theatre’s sidewalk.
The Slipper Room: Charlie’s stand-up gig
Located in the Lower East Side, this variety theatre opened in 1999, and was the first venue built specifically to exhibit and nurture the emergence of increasingly popular neo-burlesque performances. This theatre has provided a stage for performances by Lady Gaga and U2, among many other singers, dancers, drag queens, and comedians,
Gramercy Park: Katherine’s townhouse apartment
Gramercy Park is the product of the neighborhood Gramercy and the small, private park that it surrounds, found in the New York City borough. This park has been considered one of the city’s landmarks, and is featured in That Awkward Moment and Manhattan Murder Mystery as well.
42 Orient Avenue in Brooklyn: Charlie’s apartment
This premier residence lies in the center of what the Williamsburg and Bushwick areas have to offer. The building consists of 4 stories with 18 units, and allows its owners to live in a serene area arranged on the historic Cooper Park.
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