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New York Broadway Theater District Walking Tour

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Wednesday

  • Duration

    2 hours

  • Start time

    11am

  • Meeting Point
    Make your way to Times Square Visitor's Alliance center on 7th Avenue between 46th and 47th St.
    So there’s no last-minute rush please arrive at the start point 15 mins early. 
  • Ending Point

    The tour ends at Rockefeller Center.

Key Highlights

  • Tour Radio City Music Hall
  • Uncover the history of legendary theaters
  • Learn about showmen George M. Cohan and Bert Williams
  • See where American playwright Eugene O’Neill was born
  • Enjoy the rock & roll feel of Hard Rock Café

Overview

This walking tour of Broadway is fun-filled, engaging, fascinating and informative. Prepare yourself for a tour that is as uplifting as attending a hit Broadway show itself!

Stroll along the Great White Way with your knowledgeable guide and hear enthralling stories about celebrated actors such as George M.Cohan and Bert Williams and their smash shows. Discover famous theaters like the Imperial, Palace, Belasco, Booth and Hudson. Explore the ways Rodgers & Hammerstein and Andrew Lloyd Webber shaped Broadway’s history with their phenomenally successful shows.

About the Supplier

Uncle Sam's New York is one of the most popular travel and entertainment services providers in New York City and offer the best that the city has to offer. The tours are led by experienced New Yorkers who believe in providing an authentic NY experience to tourists visiting the city.

Here's the plan...

Recount the legendary shows, stars and stages that have made this district the center of the theatrical universe with Times Square at its very core.

You’ll visit several renowned theaters, each with wonderful stories to tell. For instance, the Belasco – opened in 1907 and supposedly haunted by the ghost of impresario David Belasco – is where Marlon Brando had his first widely noticed success in 1946. Then there’s The Booth, at 222 West 45th Street which opened in 1913. It was recently home to the critically acclaimed Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Next to Normal. The Hudson, built in 1903, has seen a long and varied career, from theater to radio and TV studio to the Savoy rock club. Today it functions as a conference center and television studio. You will also visit other iconic theaters like Imperial and Palace Theater.

At Hard Rock Café, enjoy the memorabilia-laden, rock & roll themed ambience. Smack dab in the middle of Times Square, the HRC stands on the spot of the famed Paramount Theatre, a noted movie palace that opened in 1926 and had a huge Wurlitzer theater organ. At 6 Times Square, you find the site of John Jacob Astor's Knickerbocker Hotel, which opened in 1906 as a showcase of luxury in a time of prosperity, the hotel was destined to close its doors only 15 years later due to changes in fortune.

See the Barrett Hotel in Times Square, where noted American playwright Eugene O'Neill was born. The site is now a Starbucks with a commemorative plaque on the wall. Discover where Bert Williams, a preeminent vaudeville entertainer, broke the color barrier in 1910.

The final stop on the tour will be the justly famous Radio City Music Hall in the Rockefeller Center developed between 1929 and 1940 by John D. Rockefeller, Jr. The tour ends at the Rockefeller Center.

Inclusions

  • English speaking guide

Exclusions

  • Meals and beverages

Please note

Voucher Type: Paper

Always keep a photo ID handy for security checks.

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