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Getting the Best Broadway Show Tickets

By Viator, June 2014

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So you've made it to the Big Apple and you've got your heart set on seeing a Broadway play. It's a quintessential New York experience. But with so many to choose from, how do you know which one to see? Let's be honest, musicals aren't for everybody. Here's a quick rundown of what to expect come showtime.

First things first - book tickets in advance if you want to see a particular Broadway production (or any show, really). Broadway is number one for a reason, and visitors and locals alike vie for prime tickets. If you're a last-minute man, however, fret not: the Viator app can hook you up with seats a mere 3 hours before the curtain comes up!

Good for Families

Disney classics like The Lion King, Newsies and Aladdin are always a winning choice for families with young kids. The tikes will love following along with their favorite characters and songs while the parents appreciate the Broadway-caliber acting talent and set design.

Longest Running

They say that if you can make it in New York, then you can make it anywhere. In 'the city that never sleeps', you’ve got to earn your right to longevity. Shows like Wicked, Chicago, and Phantom of the Opera have rightfully earned their places on stage and routinely maintain 5-star reviews.

Newest Editions

You can count on finding tickets to the top Tony-nominated shows each year, along with a mix of revival performances and brand-spanking new productions. Check back often to see what's new on Broadway!

Tours & Tickets

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The Lion King On Broadway

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 416 Reviews

Book your tickets for the Tony-winning extravaganza "The Lion King" on Broadway. A favorite with children and adults alike, "The Lion King" is ...  Read more

Location: New York City, New York
Duration: 2 hours 45 minutes (approx.)

From USD $148.81

Mamma Mia! On Broadway

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 347 Reviews

Everyone's fallen in love with the music, the story and characters that make "Mamma Mia!" Broadway's ultimate feel-good show. Now it's your turn to ...  Read more

Location: New York City, New York
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $123.75

Phantom of the Opera On Broadway

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 346 Reviews

While you are in New York, don't miss your chance to see the longest-running Broadway show in history, Andrew Lloyd Webber's magical The Phantom of Opera . ...  Read more

Location: New York City, New York
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $121.25

Wicked on Broadway

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 142 Reviews

Wicked is the untold story of the witches of Oz. From real flying monkeys to a trip to the Emerald City and a soaring, modern score by Stephen Schwartz, ...  Read more

Location: New York City, New York
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $123.81

Jersey Boys On Broadway

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 137 Reviews

This behind-the-music story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons will take you from the streets of Newark to the heights of stardom. Follow the incredible ...  Read more

Location: New York City, New York
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $108.75

Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 80 Reviews

America's most beloved holiday theatrical, the ‘Radio City Christmas Spectacular,’ starring the world-famous Rockettes, returns to New York City's Radio City ...  Read more

Location: New York City, New York
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $81.12

Rock of Ages on Broadway

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 55 Reviews

The timeless rock of the 1980s and the classic "hair bands" that filled the airwaves for more than a decade have inspired Rock Of Ages - a Broadway ...  Read more

Location: New York City, New York
Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes (approx.)

From USD $98.75

Once the Musical on Broadway

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 22 Reviews

Watch ‘Once the Musical’ on Broadway and be enchanted by the theater adaptation of the Academy Award®-winning film. Set in Dublin, the musical tells the story ...  Read more

Location: New York City, New York
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $132.50

Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella on Broadway

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 20 Reviews

Delight in one of the world’s most treasured fairy tales with a modern twist! ‘Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella’ debut on Broadway promises a new, ...  Read more

Location: New York City, New York
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $123.75

Les Miserables on Broadway

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 19 Reviews

See the new Broadway production of 'Les Misérables,' the longest-running musical in the world, in New York City. This stunning adaptation of Victor Hugo's ...  Read more

Location: New York City, New York
Duration: 2 hours 50 minutes

From USD $118.75

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