A visit to New York is an amazing thing regardless of what you spend your time doing. Maybe you want to shop ‘til you drop, maybe you want to sightsee, maybe you simply want to wander around in awe, looking upwards at the soaring skyscrapers, perhaps you want to sip cocktails like Carrie Bradshaw; whatever you choose to do during your visit, the Big Apple will certainly not disappoint.
One of the main things to do when visiting this city, which literally never sleeps, is to head to a Broadway show. Perhaps only rivalled by Las Vegas, the productions here are certainly epic, however when you compare the two, Broadway comes out as more real, whereas Vegas is quite the mirage. If you are looking for serious theatre, this is where you need to go.
So, what can you see?
There is a huge range of production choices on every single day of the week across the Theater District. In order for a show to be able to say it is a Broadway show, it must be played within one of the 40 theatres which calls this part of the city home. Phantom of the Opera, Jersey Boys, Kinky Boots, Wicked, the list really does go on, and you will certainly not struggle to find a show which calls out to your likes.
Of course, finding tickets can be a drama if you don’t know what to do, and it’s easy to fall foul of unscrupulous ticket touts if you aren’t aware of their game. Basically, avoid them at all costs, because not only will you have a ticket which is worthless, literally just a piece of paper, but you will be out of a pocket as a result. Stick to official Box Offices at the theatres themselves, or head online to reputable sites, such as Showtickets.com.
Many people try and pack in a couple of shows during a visit, however even if you just get to visit one you can consider your trip a success. Why not head to a nearby top restaurant before or after your show and really make a night of it? If you are visiting New York with the sole intention of theatre time, you won’t struggle to find hotels around this district also, which makes the logistical side of your trip much easier too.
Put simply, New York does theatre like nowhere else on earth, and whether you’re looking for serious drama, humour and fun, or you want to be transported to a fantasy world, it is all waiting for you on Broadway.