BROADWAY SHOWS (ONGOING)
February 26, 2014 – ongoing
New Amsterdam Theatre, 214 W. 42nd St. (bet. Seventh and Eighth Aves.), Manhattan, NY 10036
Disney's latest Broadway adaptation brings the fantastical world of streetwise hero Aladdin, his love Princess Jasmine, his evil nemesis Jafar and his magical sidekick the Genie to the Great White Way. Featuring beloved songs from the film's acclaimed soundtrack, this high-energy, visually stunning musical is directed by The Book of Mormon's Tony-winning Casey Nicholaw.
The Book of Mormon
February 24, 2011 – ongoing
Eugene O'Neill Theatre, 230 W. 49th St., Manhattan, NY 10038
Trey Parker and Matt Stone have generated plenty of attention for combining toilet humor with intelligent satire on the Emmy-winning South Park, but it's their knack for great musical theater that will finally get its due with The Book of Mormon, the comedy duo's first Broadway production. In a seemingly perfect marriage of mischievous artists, Avenue Q's Robert Lopez is also on board as a co-composer, with Casey Nicholaw named as a co-director alongside Parker. The musical follows the trials and tribulations of two Mormon missionaries sent to spread the gospel of the Church of Latter-Day Saints to a destitute Ugandan village. That might not sound funny at all, but the events that transpire prove to be simultaneously hilarious—and heart-warming.
October 23, 1996 – ongoing
Ambassador Theatre, 219 W. 49th St., Manhattan, NY 10019
This quintessential Broadway experience features show-stopping tunes, slinky dancing and a story that revolves around murder, heartache, betrayal, revenge, friendship, fame and all that jazz. You won’t be disappointed by this Tony Award-winning show, which spawned the hit movie.
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
March 29, 2014 – ongoing
Belasco Theatre, 111 W. 44th St. (bet. Broadway and Sixth Ave.), Manhattan, NY 10036
How I Met Your Mother star, Emmy Award winner and frequent Tony Awards host Neil Patrick Harris returns to Broadway for the first time in a decade, in this revival of John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask's rock 'n' roll musical. Harris—who also starred as the MC in Sam Mendes’ Cabaret revival on Broadway in 2003—portrays the play's titular East German transgender musician, who transplants to America in the decade after the fall of the Berlin Wall.
October 4, 2005 – ongoing
August Wilson Theater, 245 W. 52nd St., Manhattan, NY 10019
Jersey Boys tells the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. The musical chronicles these blue-collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks on their journey to pop stardom. Dark Monday.
March 5, 2013 – ongoing
Al Hirschfeld Theater, 302 W. 45th St. (bet. Eighth and Ninth Aves.), Manhattan, NY 10036
Grammy Award–winning singer-songwriter Cyndi Lauper and four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein coauthored this musical comedy, based on the 2005 indie film hit of the same name. A young man (aided by a wise, witty drag queen) saves his family’s struggling shoe business by producing sexy women’s shoes…for men.
March 1, 2014 – ongoing
Imperial Theatre, 249 W. 45th St. (bet. Broadway and Eighth Ave.) , Manhattan, NY 10036
Hear the people sing—again! Returning to the Imperial Theatre, the show's home during its original 12-year Broadway run, this blockbuster musical's newest production is based on the 2010 US touring version. The fourth-longest-running show in Broadway history, Les Miserables also returned to Broadway for a two-year engagement from 2006 to 2008, and, of course, was made into an Oscar-winning film in 2012.
The Lion King
October 15, 1997 – ongoing
Minskoff Theatre, 200 W. 45th St., Manhattan, NY 10036
More than 55 million people around the world have come to discover the thrill, the majesty, the truly one-of-a-kind musical that is The Lion King. And there's no better place to experience this landmark entertainment event than in the city where it all began. Join us at the Minskoff Theatre, in the heart of Times Square, and discover the pride of New York.
November 2, 2013 – ongoing
Broadhurst Theatre, 235 W 44th St between Broadway and Eighth Ave., Manhattan, NY 10036
Even if you’re not an ABBA fanatic, there’s no resisting the charm of this upbeat hit musical about a Greek island wedding and a young bride’s quest to connect with her biological father, who could be one of three different, wonderful men who once loved her free-spirited mother, who runs a beachside taverna. If you’re not dancing in the aisle—or at least tapping your feet—by the end of the night, have your doctor check your vital signs.
Matilda: The Musical
March 4, 2012 – ongoing
Shubert Theatre, 225 W. 44th St. (bet. Broadway and Eighth Ave.), Manhattan, NY 10036
Transferring from a blockbuster run in London’s West End—where it received seven Olivier Awards, more than any other production in West End history—to a new home on Broadway, Roald Dahl’s classic story tracks a remarkable young girl who is mistreated by the adults in her life but (with the help of one caring teacher) finally discovers the true extent of her abilities.
Of Mice and Men
March 19, 2014 – ongoing
Longacre Theatre, 220 W. 48th St. between Broadway and Eighth Ave., Manhattan, NY
John Steinbeck's classic tale of an unlikely friendship between two Depression-era farmhands who dream of a better life returns to Broadway for the first time in four decades—with a star-studded cast that includes Golden Globe winner James Franco, Bridesmaids' Chris O'Dowd and Gossip Girl's Leighton Meester, each making their Broadway debut.
The Phantom of the Opera
January 9, 1988 – ongoing
Majestic Theater, 247 W. 44th St. , Manhattan, NY 10036
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s most famous creation, based on a popular French novel, is the longest-running musical on Broadway. Night after night, audiences are moved and awed by this ghost story with a heart, a darker version of Beauty and the Beast, in which a deformed musical genius gives voice lessons to a struggling singer, falls in love and attempts to force her to return his feelings. The passionate music, suspenseful plot twists and spooky ambiance of the show leave a lasting impression.
March 23, 2013 – ongoing
Music Box Theatre, 239 W. 45th St. (bet. Seventh and Eighth Aves.), Manhattan, NY 10036
Pippin is back on Broadway for the first time since it thrilled audiences 40 years ago. The new production won the 2013 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival on the strength of sizzling choreography, breathtaking acrobatics and a beloved score by Tony nominee Stephen Schwartz (Wicked). Tony winner Diane Paulus (Hair) directs.
February 11, 2014 – ongoing
Winter Garden Theatre, 1634 Broadway (at W. 50th St.), Manhattan, NY 10019
The 1976 film that launched Sylvester Stallone's career is now a Broadway musical, helmed by a team that includes Tony winners like Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens (the musical team behind Ragtime), and Thomas Meehan (playwright for Hairspray and The Producers)—as well as Stallone himself, who is producing the show. Transferring from a successful European run, Rocky tells the story of underdog Philadelphia boxer Rocky Balboa through songs and dynamic dance and fight sequences.
October 8, 2003 – ongoing
Gershwin Theatre, 222 W. 51st St., Manhattan, NY 10019
NYCGO Logo Winner of 35 major awards, including the Grammy Award and three Tony Awards, Wicked is the untold story of the witches of Oz. Long before Dorothy drops in, two other girls meet in the Land of Oz. One, born with emerald-green skin, is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. Wicked tells the story of their remarkable odyssey—how these two unlikely friends grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good. Based on the novel by Gregory Maguire, Wicked has music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Pippin Enchanted), and a book by Winnie Holzman (My So-Called Life, thirtysomething, Huge). The production is directed by Tony Award winner Joe Mantello (Assassins, Other Desert Cities, Three Days of Rain) with musical staging by Wayne Cilento (The Who’s Tommy, Aida).
9/11 Tribute Center
120 Liberty Street (between Church & Greenwich Sts.) NY 10006
The 9/11 Tribute Center offers visitors a historic timeline, celebrates the community, honors the aftermath of rescue and recovery, shares a personal memorial tribute from 9/11 families. Founded by the September 11th Families Association, the 9/11 Tribute Center galleries reveal authentic experiences through films, artifacts and photos. Family members who lost loved ones, survivors, rescue workers, FDNY, NYPD and Lower Manhattan residents share their unique personal stories. Learn about the exciting future World Trade Center complex.The 9/11 Tribute Center gift shop offers authorized commemorative WTC collectable items, books and apparel.
American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at West 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
The American Museum of Natural History is one of the largest and most innovative natural history museums in the world. Journey through the universe in the spectacular Rose Center for Earth and Space. Walk though a re-creation of an African rain forest in the Hall of Biodiversity. See the world’s largest collection of dinosaur and other vertebrate fossils, with more than 600 specimens on display.
Carnegie Hall Tours
881 Seventh Avenue (at 57th Street), New York, NY 10019
Share the magic of this world-famous concert hall and discover the century-old musical legacy left by the world’s greatest artists. Visitors see the concert hall from various points of view, while guides share the story of why Carnegie Hall was built, and what makes Carnegie Hall unique. Guides also tell how the famed Hall was saved from destruction in 1960, and of the “ Twenty-Eight Week Miracle”: the renovation of Carnegie Hall in 1986. Tours end in the museum and gift shop.
Central Park Sightseeing Bike Tours & Rentals
56 West 56th Street Between 5th Ave. and 6th Ave. New York NY 10019
Experience the full grandeur of Central Park from a cyclist’s perspective. Join our friendly licensed tour guides as they share their knowledge on historical attractions, celebrity homes, movie locations, and any special requests. Central Park Sightseeing offers a variety of high-quality bikes such as: comfort, hybrid, tandem (for two people) bikes, baby seats and baby trailers. Let us make your Central Park experience easier and safer by providing an illustrative map, a helmet, chain-lock, and basket. Free Central Park Bike Tour (2 Hours) at 9am / 11am / 1:30pm / 4pm. 4 Hour bike rental with helmet, lock and basket.
Empire State Building Observation Deck
350 Fifth Avenue (between 33rd/34th Streets), New York, NY 10118
For the better part of a century, visitors to the New York have headed straight to the Empire State Building for the thrill of a lifetime: the journey aloft to its fabled Observatory nearly a quarter of a mile above Fifth Avenue. Here you are treated to breathtaking panoramas across the rooftops, avenues and byways of the New York Metropolitan areas, to as far away as four neighboring states.
Grand Central Terminal Audio Tour
89 East 42 St, (42nd St. and Park Ave.) New York, NY 10017 Pick up audio tour headsets at the specially marked ticket windows on the main Concourse.
In 1913, Cornelius Vanderbilt created a colossal, 49-acre “city within a city” of concrete, steel, and limestone called Grand Central Terminal. With its majestic vaulted Sky Ceiling, a series of Roman-inspired ramps and 60-ft. arched windows, the Beaux Arts terminal is one of the busiest and most beautiful train stations in the world. In 1998, an extensive restoration returned the jewel to its former radiance and polish. Today 750,000 people pass through the Terminal daily, whether to rush to one of the 600 departures of the three commuter lines or to shop or dine in some of the citys favorite shops and restaurants, or simply to bask in an atmosphere of New York history and old-time glamour.
Harlem One Stop Cultural & Heritage Walking and Step-On Group Tour Packages
502 W. 142nd Street, between Amsterdam and Hamilton Place New York, N.Y. 10031
Harlem One Stop (HOS) is the source for information on Harlem’s cultural resources, landmarks, destination points and events. Pre-plan your visits with exciting tours that draw on area history and take visitors behind the scenes to personally engage in the energy and excitement of the community’s contemporary life. Unique Harlem experiences include art scene & wine tasting, Harlem homes, swing dance lessons, soul food cooking lessons, jazz & nightlife, architectural and historical walking tours – just to name a few. Group day and specialty tours are available as well as scheduled walking tours.
Meeting location: Near the corner of 15th Street and 9th Ave. Just outside the front entrance of Chelsea Market. Closest subway is A,C,E and L at 14th Street/8th Ave.
Come take a walk on the High Side! Join us for a fun filled adventure on NYC’s only elevated park known as the Highline! The High Line is a 1 mile (1.6 km) New York City linear park built on a section of the former elevated New York Central Railroad on Manhattans West Side. Whether you’re interested in History, Architecture, Nature or just people watching, The High Line has it all! Stroll through the neighborhood of Chelsea from a vantage point never seen before! You’ll tread the path once traversed by fire breathing locomotives and enjoy surprising views of the Hudson River. We will start the tour at the famous Chelsea marketplace and may stop by an art gallery. Walk through former factories and warehouses, where trains would roll right inside the building to unload their goods and learn some of the areas industrial past. You’ll also hear stories of the famous Meatpacking District and how it transformed from rows of slaughter houses to one of the most chic neighborhoods in the world.
Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
36 Battery Place New York, NY 10280
Explore the broad tapestry of Jewish life in the 20th and 21st centuries—before, during, and after the Holocaust. Modern Jewish history and culture are presented through first-person accounts and personal objects in the Museum’s unique Core Exhibition and award-winning special exhibitions. Other highlights include Voices of Liberty, with its inspiring stories of immigration in a gallery featuring a spectacular view of the Statue of Liberty. Andy Goldsworthy’s Garden of Stones, his only permanent installation in New York City, provides a contemplative space.
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
11 West 53rd Street (between 5th/6th Avenues), New York
The world’s leading museum of modern art offers a rich program of exhibitions at 11 West 53rd Street. Collection highlights include paintings by such modern masters as Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet and Jackson Pollock. Daily film and video screenings and gallery talks are free with admission. Extensive MoMA Bookstore and MoMA Design Store.
NBC Studio Tour
30 Rockefeller Plaza at West 49th Street (between 5th/6th Avenues), New York, NY
Since 1933, NBC has offered this historic tour that takes you through the halls and into the studios of NBC’s New York operations! You will have the opportunity to enter and visit some of our most famous NBC studios like Saturday Night Live, Nightly News with Brian Williams, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Today Show, Football Night in America and MSNBC. You will visit the NBC/Sharp Globe Theater, Broadcast Operations, the tour Make-up Room, and High Definition mini-control studio. Each guest will have their photo taken at the news desk and two volunteers will be chosen to read the news and give a weather demonstration in front of the weather green screen. This tour is very popular and often sells out in advance. We recommend making a reservation as soon as possible once arriving in NYC for the best chance to reserve your spot.
Radio City Music Hall Stage Door Tour
1260 Avenue of the Americas (6th Avenue between 50th/51st Streets), New York, NY 10019 The Radio City Stage Door Tour is a one hour walking tour that departs from Radio City Music Hall.
GET AN INSIDERS VIEW of New York’s premier entertainment venue, where the biggest names in show business perform. The Stage Door Tour is the perfect outing for entertainment, history, and theater lovers. Learn about the genesis of Radio City Music Hall and the legendary Rockettes. Explore the secrets of the Great Stage, amazing art-deco interiors and production areas, see the vast Radio City art collection and even meet one of the world-famous Rockettes!
Rockefeller Center Tour
30 Rockefeller Plaza (guests enter on 50th Street, between 5th & 6th Aves). New York, NY 10112
Discover the brilliant history behind the art, design and architecture of Rockefeller Center with the Rockefeller Center Tour! Guests follow seasoned guides and listen through their own personal headset as they are led throughout the famous streets, building and landmarks that make up this wondrous “city within a city”. The treasured and inspiring stories that comprise John D. Rockefeller Jr.’s true vision of the Center are unveiled and brought to life during this unique tour amidst the hustle and bustle of New York City.
420 W Broadway, New York, NY 10012
New York City is a shopper’s paradise, and Shop Gotham shopping tours give you insider access, exclusive store discounts and exciting perks not available to the independent fashion shopper. From the charming boutiques of SOHO & NOLITA to the exclusive Wholesale Showrooms of the GARMENT CENTER, shoppers and sightseers alike will love exploring NYC’s best-kept shopping secrets. Banish the boring with a Shop Gotham tour!
SoHo-Little Italy-Chinatown Walking Tour
Spring St & 6 Ave New York, NY 10013
(Meet in the park which is at the southwest corner of the intersection.)
Ready for some authentic Big Apple? It doesn’t get more real than a visit to SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown where different worlds appear just around the corner. Catch movie stars, celebrities and fashionistas in the historic Soho district with its charming cast-iron buildings, its greatest treasure. Walking beside the narrow, cobblestoned streets beneath the fire escapes of turn-of-the-century tenements, you’re tempted by the sights, sounds and smells of Italian cuisine and culture emanating from the restaurants surrounding you at every step. Hear stories of immigrant struggles and gang violence in Little Italy and Chinatown as you sample ethnic food.
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue (at 89th Street), New York, NY
Frank Lloyd Wright's masterpiece of modern architecture is home to one of the world's finest collections of 20th century art. Don't miss walking the grand ramp that curves from the ground to the dome. You'll see masterpieces by such noted artists as Chagall, Kandinsky, Picasso, and van Gogh, plus changing exhibitions that are always significant and intriguing.
Statue of Liberty Ferry Tickets
Statue Cruises Kiosk, Battery Park, New York, NY 10004
The Statue of Liberty was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the people of the United States and is a universal symbol of freedom and democracy.
Now you can easily visit the Statue of Liberty National Monument only a short ferry ride from Battery Park. Be sure not to miss the historic halls and galleries at Ellis Island, where more than 12 million immigrants first entered America.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street, New York, NY 10028
Visit the Met...see the world! With over two million works of art spanning 5,000 years of culture at NYC's most-visited attraction, The Metropolitan Museum of Art presents the best of human creativity from across the globe—world-famous collections on view ranging from ancient Egyptian treasures to the spectacular New American Wing, plus more than 30 annual special exhibitions, all free with your admission. Enjoy drinks and the Roof Garden’s spectacular skyline views (May–October). Or, experience Friday and Saturday evenings at the Met, open until 9 p.m. with live music in the Balcony Bar.
Tour at Lincoln Center
70 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023
Begin your exploration of Lincoln Center at the David Rubenstein Atrium, the new starting point for all guided tours. Get an inside look at what happens on and off the stages of our prestigious venues, which include the Metropolitan Opera House, Avery Fisher Hall, David H. Koch Theater (previously New York State Theater), Vivian Beaumont Theater, and the dramatically transformed Alice Tully Hall. Visitors will hear fascinating stories about our history and perhaps even catch a rehearsal in progress!
Times Square Museum and Visitor’s Center on 7th Avenue (between 46th and 47th) New York, NY 10036
Walkin’Broadway, an Official Times Square Tour is a unique 90-minute Guided Walking Tour with Audio Enhancements. While discovering the Times Square Theater District, each guest will listen to the guide in their own audio headset. The music from Broadway shows and Times Square clubs will have you dancing down Broadway. You will also hear some great personal stories from the Stars themselves, recorded in exclusive interviews for your tour, including Hal Prince, Stephen Schwartz, Alan Menken, Kitty Carlisle Hart, Gerald Schoenfeld and more.
Whitney Museum of American Art
945 Madison Avenue (corner of 75th Street), New York, NY 10021
The Whitney Museum of American Art is the leading institution of American art and culture of our time, housed in a Marcel Breuer-designed building that is a landmark of modern architecture. The Whitney’s renowned holdings of 20th and 21st-century American art, arguably the finest such collection in the world, include works by Edward Hopper, Georgia O’Keeffe, Jackson Pollock, and Jasper Johns. These works and many other favorites are always on view, along with many ground- breaking exhibitions presented throughout the year.