Why Broadway Is Where It’s At
If you’re considering visiting New York in the near future, you’re probably deep in planning fun. What are you going to see and do? There’s so much to consider!
From shopping ‘til you drop, eating at some of the world’s best restaurant, perhaps building a snowman in Central Park, to saying ‘hi’ to Lady Liberty, and checking out the view from the Rockefeller Centre, there are countless attractions to fit into your time that you really need to make peace with the fact you’re not going to see everything in one visit!
One thing you should certainly cram into your time is at least one Broadway show.
This is a rite of passage for anyone visiting the Big Apple, and the biggest decision comes when you try and figure out which show, or shows, you’re going to see.
Of course, getting tickets is perhaps the biggest hurdle you need to get over, because there are far too many fakes out there, and you certainly shouldn’t be buying tickets from anywhere other than official vendors or the actual Box Office itself. Broadway tickets are available online, but again, check out the site and testimonials before deciding on where you buy them from.
What will you see?
Some of the most popular Broadway shows at the moment are:
- A Bronx Tale
- The Phantom of the Opera
- School of Rock
- Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
- Cirque du Soleil PARAMOUR
- The Book of Mormon
- On Your Feet!
- Jersey Boys
- Kinky Boots
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s iconic classic, The Phantom of the Opera is without a doubt one of the most popular, if not the most popular, along with Cats. These two alone make up a huge portion of the shows seen on Broadway every year, so it makes sense that competition for these two alone is quite fierce; don’t leave it too late for these particular shows if you want good seats.
When finding accommodation, you obviously need to be as central as possible, because this will mean you don’t have to commute as much as you would do otherwise, giving you more time overall. Shop around for the best deals and best location, checking reviews online before you make a final decision.
Whilst we’re not suggesting you draw up a rigid itinerary for your time in the city, it is a good idea to have at least an idea of what you’re going to do and when – this will cut down on the amount of time you spend debating every morning, and probably wasting time too!