Guided tour

NYC: Broadway & Times Square Tour with a Professional Actor

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33 reviews

Activity provider: Inside Broadway Tours

NYC: Broadway & Times Square Tour with a Professional Actor

Activity provider: Inside Broadway Tours

From US$ 39 per person

Discover Broadway's backstage stories on a walking tour of New York's famous Theater District! Learn captivating behind-the-scenes history led by a Broadway actor guide, as you stroll along 42nd street, Hell's Kitchen, Shubert Alley, and more.

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Duration 105 minutes - 2 hours
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  • Stroll through the history of the stage in New York's Theater District.
  • Listen to fascinating behind-the-scenes stories that made Broadway great
  • Learn insider perspectives on the audition process, and making it on Broadway
Full description
Explore Broadway's backstage on a 1 hour and 45 minute walking tour of New York's famous Theater District! Discover not only the fascinating history of Broadway, but behind-the-scenes stories that brought the unforgettable productions to life. Accompanied by a professional actor guide, you'll also learn the secrets behind historic theaters from an insider's perspective, how the audition process works, and the tricks of making it in the business. Learn the story that created Times Square; from its origins as a horse trading district, to its transformation into the stage entertainment capital of the world! Trace the evolution of theaters after the Great Depression into the radio, and television studios of today – including where the Tonight Show first aired. Walk the edge of the notorious Hell's Kitchen, and hear how a 'Real' West Side Story took place just blocks from the theater where it was playing. The tour also highlights the stories behind places such as Shubert Alley, 42nd Street, The Edison Hotel, 'Smoky Mary's' church, and the George M. Cohan statue – as well as a few surprises along the way! Whether you're a serious student of the theater or someone who has never seen a Broadway show, this interactive tour will educate and entertain you!
  • Access to Broadway, New York
  • Access to Times Square
  • Live tour guide
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • You must fill out a travel information form

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    Meeting point

    Meeting Location: Duffy Square; under George Cohan's statue on Broadway and 46th Street.

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    • Meeting Location: Duffy Square; under George Cohan's statue on Broadway and 46th Street.
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    4.6 /5

    based on 33 reviews

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    Fun & informative - easy walking

    Fun tour! The time flew by as we went to several theaters and heard related stories. I have back trouble & was concerned about standing for 2 hours, but you do get to sit down at a couple places. Tour guide was great / kept everyone engaged and "herded" without being pushy. Definitely recommended for most anyone, any age.

    June 24, 2017

    Nice 'inside' tour, especially in terms of information!

    Nice actor who did the tour. He knew a lot about the theaters, but also the inside gossip. Nice to get a better understanding of the Broadway theatre. Lots of information, I liked that, but you have to be genuinely interested. You do not watch theaters from the inside Due to Safety.

    February 22, 2017

    Interesting and fun

    Phillip was our guide and he brought a lot of personality and information to the tour. The stops were not exactly what we expected from the write-up, but we really enjoyed what we saw. He was careful to make sure we always had a safe and comfortable place too stand while he spoke, kept us informed of the mechanics of the tour itself (i.e. How many more stops, how far to the next spot, etc). And kept it lively and interesting.

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    August 24, 2016

    Product ID: 18792