Broadway
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Midtown Manhattan is home to one of the world's most famous theatre districts, with iconic musicals and well-loved plays staged live at over 40 theatres.
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Neighbourhood: Theater District
How to get there
  • Times Square – 42nd St • 4 min walk
  • Times Square • 4 min walk
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  • David S
    Middlesbrough, United Kingdom2,310 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    ICONIC AND MANIC
    Primarily in Midtown, the area is both frantic and mesmerising at the same time. A relatively easy 20 minute walk from the cruise ship terminal and well worth the effort to get there to soak up the ambiance. My wife and I visited New York for two days as part of a larger trip and really enjoyed the opportunity to visit Broadway. The number of big show events is staggering.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 June 2023
  • Thomas V
    Oakland, California16,204 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    New Little Parklets
    This diagonal street crosses much of Manhattan and takes you through many neighborhoods. One recent excellent change is the creation of little plazas that are closed to traffic right in the middle of big intersections. Chairs and tables and you have an instant cafe in the middle of a lot of activity. Brilliant! Check out Herald Square.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 30 July 2023
  • Eyekaytoo
    Leverkusen, Germany3,009 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Busy, busy, busy
    We came here a couple of times back in June to take in the overall atmosphere and all the billboards advertising the latest shows on this famous part of Manhattan. It's all pretty busy here at most times of the day. In the evenings you have theatre guests milling around as they move to the shows they decided to see. I went to the Golden Theatre earlier in the day to see if they had any of the advertised cheaper seats to see Jodie Cromer in Prima Facie. They hadn't... I, for one, found the ticket prices ridiculously expensive. But that didn't stop my son shelling out on a ticket to see the Lion King at the Minksoff theatre. He enjoyed this musical immensely and even bought some of the merchandises. The streets around here are bustling with many street vendors selling fast food, drinks etc. All very lively.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 13 August 2023
  • Suzanna
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic!
    My partner and I went to go and see Six whilst staying in New York. I absolutely loved it! The music was fantastic and the girls were extremely talented. It is not your typical theatre show as there are not any prop/costume changes. However, it is really fun and an easy watch musical. I thoroughly recommend and I would happily see it again!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 August 2023
  • therichastill
    Stevenage, United Kingdom2,961 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fame, Fame, Fatal Fame
    Broadway is a road you automatically associate with Times Square and theatres. Indeed it bisects 42nd Street and this is where Times Square is located and it is in the theatre district but the road goes much longer. It starts in Union Square further South and goes to Columbus Circle and then up the Upper West Side to Washington Heights. There are lots different things to see as you go along the road depending on whereabouts in the city you are.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 1 November 2023
  • Leah O
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Theatrical Marvel in the Heart of NYC
    Broadway is the heartbeat of live theater, where every show is a spellbinding journey into creativity and talent. From mind-blowing musicals to thought-provoking plays, the district's historic theaters serve as vibrant stages for unforgettable performances. It's a cultural gem, pulsating with the energy of New York City and the magic of live storytelling, making Broadway an essential experience for anyone craving a taste of the arts.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 16 December 2023
  • Nick G
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Broadway Bliss
    It's like entering a world where stories come to life. The buzz of excitement, the talented casts, and the iconic theaters make it an experience that lingers in your memory. Whether you're a theater buff or just looking for a magical night out, Broadway's got that perfect blend of charm and spectacle.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 25 January 2024
  • Mrsquatch
    Saint Augustine Beach, Florida23 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Do not forget a Broadway show!
    We were able to see a Sunday matinee of Wicked, and caught a Tuesday evening showing of Lion King. It was spectacular. My children are 8 and 11, and did very well. Both are family friendly. I would say Lion King is better for a child's first time with a Broadway show, but my 8 year did great with both shows (preferred Lion King). I have previously seen The Book of Mormon by myself. Broadway is an absolute must if you are traveling to NYC. There is nothing that screams New York to me, than this area. The shows are fantastic, the talent and costumes phenomenal. It's a dream come true.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 24 March 2024
  • TravelingSoccerLoon
    Saint Paul, Minnesota5,096 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    New York's Theater District
    Broadway is the busy thoroughfare that cuts diagonally through Midtown Manhattan passing through Times Square, Herald Square at Macy's and near the Empire State Building and ends at Union Square after passing by the much-photographed Flatiron Building. However, in truth, Broadway describes New York's theater district as many of the best-known theaters in town are located on or near the street. Taking in a Broadway show is a must-do experience when visiting NYC.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 March 2024
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Kate L
San Jose, CA27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
Absolutely amazing! The talent is unbelievable, and the storytelling is genius! The band, the dancers, and the actor playing Michael were just incredible. This show is amazing.
Written 27 May 2024
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Emily T
Americus, GA13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
So, this book was required reading in middle school, but it impacted me so much that I became a lifelong reader. I knew when I stumbled across an ad for this show that it would be a once in a lifetime experience. To say that it was amazing is an understatement. I booked a trip to NYC from GA specifically for this show, and it was worth every single penny I spent not only for the tickets but for everything else I spent on this trip. IT WAS SO GOOD. I cried. I never cry. Please see this show!!
Written 26 May 2024
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jacquigjb
Saint Louis, MO87 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The cast was amazing! Absolutely loved the entire experience. This was a bucket list experience and would highly recommended mend!
Written 25 May 2024
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Derek S
68 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I’ve always liked Michael Jacksons music and performance.
MJ did not disappoint.
It tells the story of his rise to fame and the relationship with his father, his dedication to excellence and struggle with inner demons.
The music and dancing are outstanding, staging and set top-notch.
If you’re a fan of MJ, you’ll probably love this.
Written 23 May 2024
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Malcolm N
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My other half and I watched Hamilton on Broadway and it was the most amazing production and performance we had ever seen. I would fully recommend anyone to watch this incredible spectacle. I would give it 10 stars if I could.
Written 21 May 2024
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Anna C
Chicago, IL55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I can’t recommend this enough! I prefer something a little weirder than Broadway, so we found this. Such a wacky and fun concept! It’s hard to describe beyond the websit description, but that’s exactly what it is! There’s also a little bit of improv and some topical references sprinkled in.

It’s also in a very chill theater with decent drink prices. And the staff and cast were all fantastic.
Written 20 May 2024
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LLKOttawa
Ottawa, Canada57 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We love the theatre and came to this museum hoping to learn more about the NYC theatre district and some of our favourite shows.
There are five floors, each with a different theme. There was history, costumes, trivia, props and a great section explaining about some of the backstage roles. I loved picking out the photos and Playbills from shows I’ve seen and shows I wish I had seen!
A must for the theatre buff.
Written 19 May 2024
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Michelle C
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This show is so fun with great music! It’s funny and energetic and every actor is amazing! I loved the storyline and laughed often. Be sure to see this when you are in NYC!
Written 18 May 2024
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L R
Gold Coast, Australia35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great night of entertainment and quality Broadway talent. Costumes a highlight, music superb & moving, and characters well-portrayed. Highly recommend this show.
Written 16 May 2024
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toomuchstuff4010
Atlanta, GA44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Totally awesome show with an interesting storyline, excellent vocals and a talented ensemble. Well-deserving of the 13 Tony nominations.
Written 15 May 2024
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