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Getting the Best Broadway Show Tickets

By Viator, October 2016

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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, Aladdin and Cinderella 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!

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The Lion King On Broadway

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 474 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 a visual and ...  Read more

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

From USD $118.81
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Phantom of the Opera On Broadway

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 406 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 $123.75
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Chicago On Broadway

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 228 Reviews

See Broadway's red-hot musical smash 'Chicago', the recipient of six Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards, a Grammy and thousands of standing ovations. Add a bit of ...  Read more

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

From USD $128.75
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Jersey Boys On Broadway

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 226 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 $121.31
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Wicked on Broadway

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 169 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 $126.31
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Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 120 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.)

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Disney's Aladdin on Broadway

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 45 Reviews

Book your tickets to the new, Tony Award winning Broadway rendition of Disney’s classic animated film ‘Aladdin’! See the beloved cast of characters come to ...  Read more

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

From USD $80.68
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NYC Walking Tour: Broadway History and Culture

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 46 Reviews

Learn about Broadway before you see a show with this behind-the-scenes look at New York City’s famous theater district. On this two-hour guided walking tour, ...  Read more

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

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Kinky Boots on Broadway

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 31 Reviews

Kick up your heels and watch ‘Kinky Boots’ on Broadway, a fabulously fun musical with an infectious original score penned by Grammy Award winning musician ...  Read more

Location: New York City, New York
Duration: 2 hours 20 minutes

From USD $101.31
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Matilda the Musical on Broadway

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 20 Reviews

Bring the whole family to 'Matilda the Musical' on Broadway! Inspired by the children’s book by Roald Dahl, this award-winning musical traces the story of a ...  Read more

Location: New York City, New York
Duration: 2-hours 35-minutes

From USD $97.50

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