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Broadway Up Close Walking Tours

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Address: 208 West 41st street, New York City, NY 10036
Phone Number: 917-841-0187
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Have you ever wanted to know which Broadway theaters are haunted? Are you...

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!

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Excellent pre-show activity

Tim is a great tour guide. He is enthusiastic, considerate (provided all with hand-warmers on winter day) and extremely knowledgeable. I'm a native New Yorker and a long-time... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Brian M

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Tim is a great tour guide. He is enthusiastic, considerate (provided all with hand-warmers on winter day) and extremely knowledgeable. I'm a native New Yorker and a long-time B'way fan, but I learned so many things during the tour. We are looking forward to Parts II and III.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Quite simply a fantastic tour. They offer three different tours based on the section of Broadway theaters your interested in I was in section or "act 2". It was a wonderful experience start to finish with a VERY knowledgable guide. He included all the folklore and stories that make Broadway the special and mysterious thing that it is. As a... More 

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Darien, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved this tour! Tim's knowledge of Broadway theater was amazing. His enthusiasm was non-stop for the whole tour. We couldn't help but get excited about all we were learning. Tim has done so much research and uncovered so many historical photos that he brings one-of-a-kind information for his participants. We can hardly wait to come back for Act II... More 

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Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was wonderful to hear the stories and information about this wonderful NYC area! We loved every minute in spite of the cold weather! The time passed quickly! Tim shares pictures, historic information, and even a ghost story or two! Recommended for first time visitors or those, like us, who have visited many times!

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Coral Springs, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This tour is outstanding! I brought a group of 29 high school theatre students to Act 1 tour. The guides are knowledgeable, engaging, and carry an iPad with great historical photos! The students and I loved it and can't wait to go back for more! Don't miss this tour if you love theatre, history or both! It will be a... More 

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Simsbuy, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a cold day in NYC when we toured, but Tim had us so engaged with stories, history and interesting facts that we didn't mind at all. I've walked the broadway area dozens of times and it wasn't until our tour with Tim that I could see each building had it's own character and its own history. Great tour,... More 

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Fairfax, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As avid Broadway theatre fans, we were fascinated by the numerous stories our guide related about specific theaters, Broadway in general, and the life of show people. There were only six of us on this tour, and so we had plenty of time to converse with our guide, Tim, and he was very responsive, as well as knowledgable and entertaining.... More 

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East Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I took this tour when we were in NYC for New Year’s Eve. Tim was unbelievably knowledgeable and his presentation was beyond entertaining. Having taken tours in several big cities around the world, I can say that this is up there with the best of them. Tim’s perspective as an actor who has worked on and off... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

My family and I were in NYC for New Year's Eve and I wanted to try something different. I found Broadway Up Close in an internet search of the best things to do in Time Square to fill time before we'd be trapped in our hotel (with a direct view of the Time Square Ball). I liked the reviews and... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

We love Broadway, but we gained a whole new perspective from this informational and fun tour. Kerry did a great job, and it's obvious he has a passion for the content and shares it in a way that we gained an even greater passion for it too! GREAT job, GREAT experience!

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