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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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, California16,545 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, Germany3,023 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 Kingdom3,050 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, Florida67 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, Minnesota5,221 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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tripadviseeker
Tel Aviv, Israel32 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The word is tourist trap. If you seek quality stay away.
Their idea of history is a few pictures representing decades. They did try to make it come alive, but it was shallow, with little details and over emphasis on politically correctness. It you like to do selfies by all means come there, if you’re interested in history go to the Metropolitan…
Written 20 June 2024
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Diana S
36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Business
As a theater teacher, my students and I really enjoyed the historic and educational aspects of the museum. The timeline for a play to make it to Broadway was also very interesting. Students loved the costume display.
Written 17 June 2024
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danadane0610
Los Angeles, CA1 096 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I wasn’t sure what to expect except a lot of singing and dancing and Michael Jackson songs, but I wasn’t prepared for the emotion that came from this musical. Strangely enough, my friend and I both found ourselves crying in several parts of the show, it brought out a lot of strong emotions and it was a very touching musical. This just shows how well the actors did their job and you can feel the pain and the emotions, radiating off the stage. Bravo to all of the actors, singers, and dancers. They were all exceptional and I loved every minute of this musical. They do a great job telling the story of Michael Jackson’s life in the short time they have. Even though they only have two hours to tell the story. I would highly recommend it!
Written 15 June 2024
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Alan H
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
Brilliantly curated museum that explores and adores all things Broadway!
Sights and sounds from the earliest years to the present day
Inspiring and informative
Wholeheartedly recommend it.
Written 14 June 2024
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Carol M
East Chicago, IN102 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
Discovered the magic of Broadway at this new museum. They were so nice we were early but they allowed us access. You start on the third floor and work your way down. We took the elevator to 3 but you can use the stairs. If you love seeing costumes and learning about Broadway this is the place for you. It is well done and we spent about an hour there.
Written 12 June 2024
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PeepJC
London, UK121 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A fantastic museum for lovers of the stage, some really cool props, costumes and models dotted throughout. The staff are knowledgeable and either love to tell you more about the exhibit you're in or chat about what shows you've seen etc. A really nice atmosphere and you could go through as quick or slow as you liked.

There's a lot of history packed in here as well as parts about how a show is put together. There are also some really fun photo opportunities with partial set builds etc.

I really enjoyed my visit and I'm jealous we don't have something similar for the West End in London.
Written 12 June 2024
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Genevieve M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
this is an incredible way dive into the history of broadway!! the displays are incredible and you get to learn all about your favorite shows.
Written 12 June 2024
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Lew L
Boynton Beach, FL463 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A group of 40 of us booked this museum as part of a NY city day trip. We were greeted and escorted in to a room where the museum was explained. We then were taken in small groups to see a movie about the history of Broadway. Then we were on our own to follow the marked floor through 3 levels of interesting displays of facts and information on Broadway. As well of the facts and history you’ll see many stage setts and some fantastic costumes used in many fabulous plays & musicals. It was a pleasure to go here as I learned so much of what it takes to put on a great performance on the stage
Written 12 June 2024
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Tammy W
Kerrville, TX157 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was such a moving musical with extremely talented actors and actresses. We laughed and cried and then repeated. They did an amazing job of spanning the generation ties for Noah and Alli. I can not speak highly enough about this musical production. Watch out Broadway...this is a superstar ready to shine bright!
Written 10 June 2024
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Jennifer K
Denver, CO17 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
I had brilliant seats in this lovely theater. Nonetheless, I walked out 30 minutes into the show, the WORST Broadway show I have EVER seen.

1. Actors horribly faked British accents
2. Actors talked with their backs to the audience
3. Dialogue was fast and totally unintelligible, you'll get a headache trying to understand them
4. Hermione character was completely miscast
5. Production had the feel of a junior high school play

This was a total waste of $300.
Written 10 June 2024
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