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Walkin' Broadway

1560 Broadway, New York, NY 10036, Times Square Museum & Visitors Center official tour, New York City, NY
212.997.5004
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Ranked #90 of 521 Activities in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Walking tours
Owner description: Walkin' Broadway™ has the visitors to Times Square dancing in the streets!This is the best of both worlds: A personable, knowledgeable guide AND the... more » Owner description: Walkin' Broadway™ has the visitors to Times Square dancing in the streets!This is the best of both worlds: A personable, knowledgeable guide AND the music and recorded narration of a first class audio tour.There is no better place to hear the facts and stories of Broadway’s history, architecture, music, and humor.While personally guided through the Great White Way, the entire tour is broadcast to your own headset so you can follow each beat of the music and hear every word. The music is direct from the Broadway cast recordings. The recorded voices are recorded exclusively for Walkin’ Broadway by some of the greatest legends, performers and luminaries as well as the backstage guys and gals who make Broadway the center of the entertainment world! « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

The tour and Raina were delightful. Raina shared interesting back story and history of the area in addition to juicy tidbits about past shows. I have been to Broadway several times and completely missed great spots and landmarks. Having taken this tour will add more meaning to future visits. I highly recommend it!

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

during the tour i learned a lot about musical theaters in new york. Our guide showed us some interesting places like the great Art-Deco Cafe Edison which i would never have found myself. i enjoyed the tour very much.

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I totally recommend this activity. The personal headsets make the audio portion of the tour a breeze, especially with all the traffic noises in the city. My guide was very knowledgeable, personable, and interactive! I learned a lot of Broadway history and was proud of the Broadway facts I did know. Thanks!

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DonFrantz, Owner at Walkin' Broadway, responded to this review

And we were proud to have you on the tour! It's always great to have enthusiastic folks on the tour, and the guides love it! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the immersive experience that our unique audio enhancement provides: together with our researched script and audience interaction, it makes an experience like no other. Thanks for joining us on... More

Newtown, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

So it started off a little shaky by having technical difficulty and we could not hear the music and the tidbits of information; Raina offered us to change to a different tour/day/time, however that is not feasible for most visitors as we had dinner and show reservations. That being said, Raina turned around the shaky start and she took over... More

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DonFrantz, Owner at Walkin' Broadway, responded to this review

Yes, Raina is talented and quick on the draw! I apologize for the technical difficulties, but I'm glad to hear you enjoyed it anyway. Feel free to come back for a free tour next time you're in town. As for the equipment, we had it ready to go by the very next tour and we do not foresee this being... More

Laguna Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Walkin' Broadway was definitely one of the highlights of our NYC trip! Laura Nell enthusiastically took us around the heart of Broadway with the use of wonderful audio headphones. Broadway stars tell anecdotes about the people and theaters as Laura Nell interjects with more fabulous stories and music (by the way, Laura Nell has an amazing voice!) My 11 year... More

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DonFrantz, Owner at Walkin' Broadway, responded to this review

Isn't it great to hear the stars tell their own stories? We think that those stories, the wonderful headphones and our talented guides like Laura Nell make our tour one-of-a kind! All the best of luck to your budding Broadway star! We can't wait to dance with you again! Don Frantz, Co-Producer of Walkin' Broadway More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

Laura Nell gave a fantastic tour of broadway theaters providing music, dancing, and fun facts throughout the broadway/Times Square area. Wish we had more time to do it again. Laura Nell had lots of enthusiasm and her theater background shines through. Fun, fun, fun!

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DonFrantz, Owner at Walkin' Broadway, responded to this review

We wish you had time to do it again too! Laura Nell certainly has a way of making our carefully researched script come to life with our unique audio accompaniment and a little help form tour groups like yours. Join us anytime for more fun! Safe travels and come see us again soon, Don Frantz, Co-Producer of Walkin' Broadway More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We took the "Walkin" Broadway tour in Times Square and it was great. Rory, our guide, is a Broadway actress and Singer. Her enthusiasm and energy levels are always on high.She is really passionate about Broadway and it shows. Beware, these emotions are highly contagious and will sure cause you to have a good time! Tour is highly recommended.

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DonFrantz, Owner at Walkin' Broadway, responded to this review

Yes, it's a "Broadway epidemic!" We are proud of Rori's ability to take the researched script and audio enhancement that make our tour unique and bring them to you in a highly infectious manner. We believe it's the combination of script and sound with a talented guide that really makes the show! Happy travels! Don Frantz, Co-Producer of Walkin' Broadway More

San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We really enjoyed this tour. Rory was an outstanding and energetic guide who knew a ton about Broadway, its history and its present as well. We made stops at multiple important landmarks for the city and the industry, and all walked away feeling as if they knew more about the theater business and New York in general. Kudos!

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DonFrantz, Owner at Walkin' Broadway, responded to this review

And kudos to you too - congratulations on becoming a new expert on Broadway! We make a point to focus on the entertainment, history, and industry of Broadway and Times Square - it's more than just the show biz! Combined with our rich script and exciting audio, we trust guides like Rori to make Broadway come alive. Glad you enjoyed... More

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Despite being weary and jet-lagged having landed the day beofre, this tour was a hoot and Raina managed to get us into the groove straightaway. It was a great introduction to Broadway and New York where 'anything goes'. Raina was a great guide and entertainer and regaled us with many stories as well as tunes. All our inhibitions, stresses and... More

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DonFrantz, Owner at Walkin' Broadway, responded to this review

I'm so glad to hear we could relieve you of your pains! That's the power of entertainment. As you say, Raina is very talented at using our dynamic script and recorded audio to make an interactive experience that lets you forget the busy world - and see what's around you with new eyes. I hope the rest of your stay... More

Watauga, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Our tour of Walkin Broadway was super! Rori, our tour guide, was outstanding. She is talented, fun, passionate and personable. And to top it off, she has an awesome voice. She sang for us several times. We enjoyed her presentation thoroughly. It is amazing on how much information there is to know to host one of these tours. What makes... More

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DonFrantz, Owner at Walkin' Broadway, responded to this review

I'm delighted that you found the headets so helpful! They really help our guides engage groups like yours with our captivating script and one-of-a-kind audio recordings. We would love to be able to offer a backstage experience, however we haven't been able to incorporate it just yet. I'm so glad you enjoyed Rori as well. Her wonderful enthusiasm and obvious... More

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