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New York City: Broadway Musical Theater Walking Tour

Product ID: 60830
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Embrace your inner theatrical geek and join a tour guide/actors who weave groups around New York’s bustling streets, brandishing their love of the stage and of the city along half-mile routes that cover the origins of musical theater.
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Duration: 2 hours
Starting time 1:00 PM
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Wheelchair accessible

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  • Learn the origins of musical theater and the history of Broadway
  • Gossip about the Broadway stars (both in the earthly realm and beyond)
  • Step into the spotlight on the tour and get a chance to be a Broadway star by singing famous show stoppers with your tour guide
Full description
Each tour guide brings a tablet with photos and videos and will entertain you with backstage stories and personal stage experiences. On this tour, you are taken past many famous locations such as the Nederlander Theater (Rent), St. James Theater (Oklahoma), the Majestic Theater (Phantom), Sardi’s Restaurant, Helen Hayes, Shubert Alley, etc.

Along the way, learn about why you always leave the ghost lamp onstage after a show (theater superstitions), why Rodgers and Hammerstein are considered the grandfathers of musical theater, and how Bob Fosse and Antoinette Perry became Broadway legends. You will also gain insight into the life of a Broadway actor as well as learn about Off-Broadway festivals, rehearsal studios, and the best way to get tickets to a Broadway show.

This tour is the perfect gift for the young up-and-coming Broadway performer in your life or for enthusiasts who love to sing and dance. Expect spontaneous jazz hands and outbursts of Broadway showtunes!
  • Walking tour
  • Small group tour
  • Guide
What’s Not Included
  • Tips and gratuities

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Meeting point

5 Times Square, in front of The Red Lobster, and the corner of West 41st and 7th Avenue.

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• Please dress appropriately for the weather.
• 24 hour advance notice must be given to reschedule. No refunds.
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Product ID: 60830