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Broadway and sightseeing are two of the best aspects of any tour to the Big Apple, and what better way to spend a few hours in the city than by combining these two on a fabulous Broadway tour! The New York Broadway Tours aren’t your usual New York City tour: instead, think of this as a fun twist on seeing a Broadway show, with a dash of some Big Apple sightseeing and fascinating trivia thrown into the mix!
All of the tour guides are accomplished singers and actors whose unbridled enthusiasm is infectious and make these NYC tours just as entertaining as an actual Broadway show. Be prepared for a walking tour through theatre mecca,Times Square, and hear all about the incredible history of Broadway past and present from your licensed tour guide.
Why New York Broadway Tours?
Instead of just providing you with the facts and pointing out the sights like the traditional New York City tour, these Broadway tours are completely interactive! Not only will your tour guide belt out some toe-tapping tunes, they’ll have you singing along to the instantly recognizable classics from shows like the Lion King and Phantom of the Opera, as well as making jazz hands and getting people from the street to join in on the fun. From the very young to the very old, these tours are sure to appeal to a wide range of ages. Some New York City tours can seem a bit boring or too much like a school field trip to hold some childrens’ attention, but these are the complete opposite as they get to be an active participant and will be unable to resist singing along.
Which New York Broadway Tour Is Right For You?
- The Musical Theatre Walking Tour in Times Square has two different versions: Act 1 and Act 2. They are both 90 minutes, and cover similar material but at different attractions. Act One has your tour guide offering up fascinating information about the origins of musical theatre and the history of Broadway as you stroll past and visit such famous theatre landmarks as the Shubert Theatre, The Majestic and the New Amsterdam. Learn about legendary Broadway stars, and listen up as your guide serenades the group with popular showtunes until it is your turn to shine in the spotlight!
- The Musical Theatre Walking Tour in Times Square: Act 2 also explores the Great White Way, but visits different theaters like the Lyceum and the Belasco. Also walk by the theaters of great Broadway blockbusters, like Wicked and Pippin.The Off-Broadway Walking Tour is also 90 minutes, but focuses on the differences between off-Broadway and Broadway, and walks through various fixtures of the off-Broadway theater scene like The Actors Temple and The Snapple Theater.
- Grand Central: Music of the City Tour is a wonderful way to discover one of New York’s busiest attractions – Grand Central Train Station while also hearing about the significance of beloved New York specific songs. Check out the Whispering Gallery, and listen to your guide’s version of Big Apple/Train inspired songs like Empire State of Mind and Take the A train.
- Greenwich Village Pub Crawl: Walk through this colorful NYC neighborhood, and spend the night singing away with your Broadway alum tour guide! You’ll go to the historic Stonewall Inn and then get a chance to sing along to some classic showtunes at a piano bar.
- Michael Jackson Site Fan Tour: Ideal for fans of the King of Pop, this ultimate appreciation of all things Jackson includes photos at the set of the Wiz, locations of his various music video shoots, and more!
- A Glee Broadway Fan Walking Tour: The newest addition to the New York Broadway Tours launches June 2nd! This is the tour for every Gleek, where you’ll learn all about your favorite stars from Glee, including Lea Michele, Matthew Morrison, Darren Criss, Amber Riley and more! See the theatres where these stars first debuted on Broadway, sing along with your tour guide to the songs that Glee cast has redone and have a blast with Glee trivia. You even get to sing “Empire State of Mind” near the famous red steps!
How Long: The tours last around 90 minutes.
Who Can Come: Most of these tours are perfect for theater fanatics of all ages to enjoy, but the Greenwich Village Pub Crawl does need to be for 21 and up.
How to Reserve: Make a reservation online to secure a spot on one of these fun and entertaining tours.
Price: $25 if you reserve online, $30 cash per person at the start of the tour, $15 for students with ID, while kids ten and under are free! Group discounts are available as well.
Attention all GLEEKS! Check out this NEW York Broadway Tour which features bios of the amazing cast of Glee and its Broadway and Off-Broadway stars. Learn about Lea Michele, Matthew Morrison, Darren Criss, Jenna Noelle Ushkowitz, Amber Riley, and more! Discover the theatres where they had their Broadway debuts, enjoy fun Glee trivia, and sing along with your licensed musical theatre tour guide to all of the fun Broadway songs made re-famous by Glee’s amazing cast! So are YOU a gleek? Maybe after the tour you will be!
Highlights of the tour include:
- The origins of musical theatre and the history of Broadway!
- Famous show stoppers & Glee songs (performed by your tour guide!)
- Learn about the bios of the amazing Broadway stars who have appeared on the show such as Kristin Chenoweth, Idina Menzel, Neil Patrick Harris, and more.
-Sing “Empire State of Mind” near the red steps and join us in the concrete jungle where dreams are made of!
Howell High School Parent and Teachers Association (P.A.T) held their annual Fashion Show/Gift Auction event on April 5th, 2013 at The Jumping Brook Country Club in Neptune, New Jersey. The event this year was entitled “Broadway Bound”,and was considered their largest and most successful fundraiser of the year.
We are so happy that we were able to contribute to their organization! Pics and donation info to come!
Join us in singing on the tour and celebrating the musicals of Broadway and become a BROADWAY STAR!
We love sharing tours with tourists and New Yorker’s but especially sharing them with fellow music lovers like ourselves! Our friends The Coney Island Dancers (a well-known organization of adult volunteers in the Coney Island community who throw parties and events on the boardwalk year round) had damage to their equipment due to Hurricane Sandy. They held a special fundraiser on February 16th at Tom’s Restaurant. They roasted their own Chief of Command, Rican Vargas for donations and laughs. We were very happy to help them out with some gift certificates for tours!
More info about their organization can be found on their website: http://coneyislanddancers.com/
C.I.D. WAS ALSO FORMED FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING THE DANCERS WITH QUALITY PARTIES AND SUPPORTING THE COMMUNITY. WE ARE INVOLVED WITH HELPING SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN, ESPECIALLY THOSE WITH AUTISM. WE HAVE BEEN ON THE BEACH SINCE 1996, DANCING TO THE SOUNDS OF HOUSE MUSIC, FUNK, SOUL, and DISCO. OUR SUMMER SEASON (FREE PARTIES ON THE CONEY ISLAND BOARDWALK) USUALLY STARTS IN MAY & NOW ENDS IN OCTOBER.
February 2nd! Check out a FREE staged reading and win a chance to get a free tour for a New York Broadway Tour for two from us! MTWORKS are friends of ours and we love theatre so please show your support and check them out. Info on the shows and dates and times are below. ENJOY!
WED, JANUARY 30 through SAT, FEBRUARY 2RESERVE TODAY:
http://tinyurl.com/b7aw6gpSCHEDULE:WED, JAN 30 @7:30PM :: NAC Ballroom
**Excellence in Playwriting Award Winner**
Written by Ann Magaha
Directed by Dev BondarinIvy came to the US from Jamaica on a work visa, but when she loses her job, must run from deportation and put herself at the mercy of others. She runs to Florida where she works multiple jobs for little money to support her family back home. The more money she is able to mail home, the greater her own estrangement from them; and that no matter how long she stays in “the money tree,” she will never fit in, either with the white family she works for or the African-American family she marries into. It is the deep friendship she forms with Granny, the blind old woman in her care, that enables her to endure and ultimately to come of age.
THU, JAN 31 @7:30PM :: NAC Ballroom
On a small island in Indonesia, Reverend David Holiday lives with his wife and young son, preaching the word of God and trying to convert locals. When the son of a spiritual town leader comes to visit one evening with a mission of his own, the Reverends world is turned on its head. Is his son truly suffering from neurological damage, or is the spirit of the town working its way through him? His beliefs are questioned and family ripped apart as he struggles to maintain his beliefs while forcing others to change theirs.
FRI, FEB 1 @7:30PM :: NAC Lecture Hall
Philip Cummings welcomes a young poet to his cold farmhouse on a winter’s night, but this is not the first Spanish poet to find him in the solitude of Vermont. Philip spends their one night together chasing the memory of a long-ago August when Federico García Lorca visited him on the shores of Lake Eden. The play flows back and forth through time and memory from that winter night to the August of 1929 – at least half a century earlier – and the rented cabin in Eden. Philip doesn’t know how exactly he wants Lorca and their confused attraction is diverted into the task of translating Lorca’s poems into English, and hikes in search for talc mine abandoned somewhere in Eden’s hills. Like the impossibility of a true translation of poetry, their relationship becomes something else entirely, and Philip, now older, is at a loss to explain it to the young poet, or to himself.
SAT, FEB 2 @7:30PM :: NAC Lecture Hall
The swampland of Louisiana is hit with the most massive oil spill known to history. Barnacle, an old sea turtle, fights against man’s destruction, nature’s wrath, and her enemies of the wild to save her children trapped in the spill. Poetry, allegory, and movement, take this magical whimsy to tragedy.
Now on its seventh year the National NewBorn Festival is MTWorks’ playwriting competition and flagship program created to find talented emerging playwrights from across the US, introduce their work to the New York community, and open new doors to regional voices.
MTWorks mission is to present plays that do not take place in New York City, many of the past selections from the festival have had productions by MTWorks and other notable companies. Readings are free and open to the public. This is the third year the festival is proudly sponsored by the Psychology Club and Psychology Department of the City College of New York.
The winning plays (with the exception of the resident reading) are eligible for two other awards:
o The Audience Favorite Award: voted upon by the audience attending the festival.
o The Excellence in Playwriting Award: bestowed by the MTWorks’ Board of Directors. The board selects the winner before the festival takes place and is not influenced by the work the director and actors are achieving at the readings. Winner this year is Ann Magaha with her play “Outside Daughter”
Sponsored by the Psychology Club and Psychology Department of the City College of New York (160 Convent Avenue New York, NY)
The 2013 National NewBorn Festival is developed in The Living Room Series sponsored by The Duo Multicultural Arts Center.
Readings on Wed & Thu will take place in the Ballroom.
We are excited to announce our sponsorship to help this beautiful organization called Magical Music for Life Foundation. Magical Music for Life’s mission is to develop and produce a wide range of musical projects that can provide a positive approach to everyday life for young children and their families. As a way to reinforce self-confidence and further self-esteem, each of these projects is designed to enable children to participate with professionals in the performance and/or recording of these productions.
They are holding their second annual Tunes In Times Square sing-a-long on May 5th in Times Square and we have donated some gift certificates of free tours for 2 lucky families.
SINGING SONGS ALL DAY LONG TO BENEFIT “SONGS FOR SKILLS” PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS.
Last year’s event (2012):
…Magical Music’s singing groups & Russell, the Hermit Crab cast,s,
professional kids from Broadway shows:
Madeleine Rose Yen (War Horse) * Sadie Seelert (Mary Poppins)
Brianna Gentilella (How the Grinch Stole Christmas)
Ashton Woerz (Priscilla Queen of the Desert)
Alison Horowitz (Sunday in the Park, Mary Poppins)
Matthew Schechter (Newsies) * Marissa O’Donnell (Shrek)
many other talented young singers invited from CT & NY,
and guest appearances by adult Broadway stars:
Corey Mach (Godspell) * Jed Resnick (Avenue Q)
Jill Paice (39 Steps, Curtains) * James Moye & Randy Redd (Million Dollar Quartet)
Broadway Workshop (NYC), New Canaan Dance Academy (CT),
The Harvey School Chamber Singers (Katonah, NY),
Random Farms Kids Theatre – Kids Who Care (Elmsford, NY),
The Studio Singers (New Canaan, CT)
We hope you can support them and check out their event on May 5th and we look forward to seeing you on the tour!!!
Meet our friend Eddie who runs the King Of Karaoke DJ/KJ company here in New York.
His karaoke show and karaoke singers will be featured on QPTV for a show called Music, Music, Music which will air on television! We have sponsored his company with a couple of gift certificates for FREE TOURS. All you need to do is show up and sing to be entered into the drawing!
The Karaoke show is scheduled for WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2013 from 8pm-12am at THE SLY FOX INN.
ALL SINGERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO COME TO APPEAR ON THIS T.V. SHOW ABOUT KARAOKE!!
Visit his web site for further information: www.tkokny.com
The Sly Fox Inn
177-23 Union Turnpike Fresh Meadows, NY 11366)
Telephone (718) 969- 8169
See you there!