Get a true VIP experience with a Private Broadway Theatre District Tour. Experience the Great White Way with an industry professional and walk in the footsteps of some of the worlds greatest artists. See some of Broadway's most famous theatres, hear backstage stories and insider secrets, and learn about how Times Square became the popular spot it is today. The American Musical is not only a truly unique American art form, but New York City is considered the mecca of live theater, not only around the country but around the world. Explore the theatres where famous actors, directors, producers, choreographers, and composers created over 100 years of art and music. Learn about the early years of Vaudeville, the creation of the musical, the golden age of musical theatre, to today with the cultural phenomenon that Hamilton the Musical has brought back to the Great White Way.
Your tour begins in front of the Majestic Theatre home of the Phantom of the Opera. Your guide will discuss the mega-musical that inhabits the theatre now, and the other famous shows that opened there. W down the street to visit the St. James and Broadhurst theatres before stopping at Sardi's to talk about the history of this theatre disctrict watering hole. You'll then head into Shubert Ally, discuss the Shubert Theatre (and the history of the organiztion) before turning onto 45th Street. 45th Street is a mecca of theatres. It's home to the Booth Theatre, Minskoff Theatre, Schoenfeld Theatre, Jacobs Theatre, Golden Theatre, Hirschfeld Theatre, Imperial Theatre, and Music Box Theatre. See the Marriott Marquis Hotel and visit the Marquis Theatre while discussing the history of the hotel and what used to be where it stands. After leaving the hotel we visit the Richard Rogers Theatre currently home to the Pulitzer Prize smash hit Hamilton than discuss the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.
We're then off to Duffy Square, literally the heart of Times Square where you will learn how this area became the crossroads of the world. After seeing the Palace Theatre we head north to visit the Edison Hotel, the Barrymore Theatre, and discuss Hell's Kitchen history. We walk by the Walter Kerr Theatre, The Eugene O'Neill Theatre, The Ambassador Theatre (home to smash hit Chicago), and New World Stages, where you'll learn about Off-Broadway Theatre. We end the tour in front of Circle In the Sqaure and Gershwin Theatre (home of the mega smash hit Wicked).