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Broadway Up Close Walking Tours

208 West 41st street, New York City, NY 10036
917-841-0187
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Ranked #4 of 521 Activities in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: Have you ever wanted to know which Broadway theaters are haunted? Are you curious to know what a Broadway "swing" is? Have you ever heard about the... more » Owner description: Have you ever wanted to know which Broadway theaters are haunted? Are you curious to know what a Broadway "swing" is? Have you ever heard about the ghost light? If so, then this tour is just for you! "The Great White Way" has always been a world full of mystery, tradition, history and spectacle. Now, you too can learn all there is to know about Broadway on our two hour tour. All of our guides are working theatre professionals and will share stories and anecdotes from Broadway! « less
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Commack, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

I CAN NOT RECOMMEND THIS TOUR ENOUGH!!!!! I have grown up going to the theater district and now that I have children I do the same with them. We have seen many shows but never knew the history of the theaters. The facts and detail put into this tour is amazing. Our tour guide was Joe Speidenner and he is... More

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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

If you love Broadway and are at all curious about the past, the age old buildings, the spaces in which the best of the best were performed, the myths and ghost stories intertwined, or anything else surrounding the aura of the Golden Age of theatre then you MUST go on this tour. Incredibly insightful, interesting, and educational this tour is... More

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New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

My girlfriend and I are both in the theatre industry based in New York and I never imagined learning as much as we did in just 2 short hours. Great tour if you're interested in NY theatre history! Since the tour options are broken up (3 Different "Acts"-tours (we did act 1)) you're not bombarded with too much info or... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

I myself am a tour guide and was expecting just another theatre district tour. To my surprise, this was full of information and stories I had never heard before! Our guide, Tim, had done his research and related everything in a fun, friendly, fascinating way. He incorporated pictures, videos, and personal stories including how he got rare access to David... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Do this! Do this! Do this! I came across this review on Playbill.com and then read the excellent reviews. This tour sounded right up my alley so I booked it and did the tour this morning. Drew was the guide and he was very knowledgeable. He has been in a number of shows and really knows his stuff. You can... More

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Olds
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

My Mom and I had a wonderful experience with this company and the tour itself. Everything was amazing from start to finish - great customer service on the phone to book the tour, extremely reasonably priced, knowledgeable staff that were enthusiastic to impart little tid bits you've always wanted to know about all things broadway, and they even send us... More

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Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

My 16-year old son and I had a wonderful tour. We would recommend this tour to anyone who has any interest in Broadway. Our tour guide Michael was extremely knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor. Interesting stories and just the right amount of history. The tour was about 1 hour and 45 minutes and the time flew by.... More

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Kings Park
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Excellent way to learn about the history of Broadway. Our tour guide, Drew, truly seemed to enjoy giving the tour as much as we enjoyed taking it. His knowledge coupled with his funny stories was superb. Booking the tour was a pleasure. Tim Dolan was very prompt and informative with his e-mails. Broadway Up Close Tours should definitely be on... More

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New York City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

This was a great tour which was very well organized by the company. My guide Drew was extremely knowledgable about broadway and the various theatres and was happy and willing to answer any and all questions. A great way to spend a couple of hours! They even take a picture of you in Times Square at the end for your... More

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Telford, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

As we only had a short time window to pack everything in during a 3 day trip to NYC, this was very helpfully arranged by owner Tim at quite short notice to our exact requirements. Our guide Amanda was friendly, helpful and very knowledgeable on the area and history. She added her own personal insights into the tour, which made... More

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