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  • Address: Broadway, New York City, New York 10001, USA
Known as the Great White Way because the theater lights burned so brightly in the early days of electricity, Broadway has been the home of the New York theater district for almost 150 years. The history-drenched street is one of Manhattan's most famous thoroughfares, and many consider seeing a blockbuster Broadway show an essential New York City experience. 

The Basics
If you want to see a Broadway production with rave reviews (or any show, really), it's best to book tickets in advance. Broadway is No. 1 for a reason, with visitors and New Yorkers alike vying for prime tickets. Pricing can vary greatly per show and per showtime, making a theater excursion accessible for almost every budget. Shows range from the musical theater to the family friendly to the risque, so there's something for everyone to enjoy.

Aside from buying the coveted theater tickets, there are other options to take in the sights and history on Broadway. Visitors might opt for a behind-the-scenes walking tour to learn about NYC landmarks and legends before stepping into a theater and getting a deeper understanding of the venue's history, backstage stories, and the insider's details that put it on the map. Some tours are even led by a tour guide who is a former (or current) Broadway performer.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • It's best to plan ahead and purchase tickets well in advance.
  • Plan to arrive with a full stomach (or go for a meal right afterward); food is not allowed in the theaters.
  • Dress code is smart casual.
  • Plan to arrive to your chosen show early to find your seat well before the curtains go up.
  • Most theaters are required to be wheelchair accessible.

How to Get to Broadway
Broadway (the street) runs diagonally north to south across the length of Manhattan. New York's Theater District runs along Broadway from 42nd to 53rd Street. The handiest New York City subways for the major theaters on Broadway are at Times Square, 49th Street, and Seventh Avenue.

When to Get There
Because the star attractions of Broadway are the (indoor) theater shows, you can visit year round. A great way to take in the sights is on a walking tour that combines theater history and a show.

Top-Grossing Broadway Shows of All Time
Along with the latest new hits, some famously long-running shows are still playing on Broadway, including the Tony Award-winning musical Chicago at the Ambassador Theater, Wicked at the George Gershwin, The Lion King at the Minskoff, and The Phantom of the Opera at the Majestic Theater. As it happens, these Broadway musicals are also some of the top-grossing shows of all times. The Book of Mormon is another favorite.

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The Lion King On Broadway

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Book your tickets for the Tony-winning extravaganza 'The Lion King' on Broadway. A favorite with children and adults alike, 'The Lion King' is a visual and ...  Read more

Location: New York City, New York
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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Phantom of the Opera On Broadway

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While you are in New York, don't miss your chance to see the longest-running Broadway show in history, Andrew Lloyd Webber's magical The Phantom of Opera . ...  Read more

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Wicked on Broadway

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Wicked is the untold story of the witches of Oz. From real flying monkeys to a trip to the Emerald City and a soaring, modern score by Stephen Schwartz, ...  Read more

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The Book of Mormon on Broadway

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Book the hottest ticket on Broadway: ‘The Book of Mormon,’ the Tony Award–winning show ‘The New York Times’ dubbed the best musical of this century. 'The Book ...  Read more

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Chicago On Broadway

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See Broadway's red-hot musical smash 'Chicago', the recipient of six Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards, a Grammy and thousands of standing ovations. Add a bit of ...  Read more

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Disney's Aladdin on Broadway

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Book your tickets to the new, Tony Award winning Broadway rendition of Disney’s classic animated film ‘Aladdin’! See the beloved cast of characters come to ...  Read more

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Immerse yourself in a one-of-a-kind big apple experience. On this full day guided tour, enjoy an authentic New York experience. With a small group (less ...  Read more

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Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular

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Jersey Boys On Broadway

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This behind-the-music story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons will take you from the streets of Newark to the heights of stardom. Follow the incredible ...  Read more

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