Anyone up for a free walking tour?! 12:30-2:30pm: Act 1 Musical Theatre Broadway Walking Tour (Times Square) reserve your FREE ticket by emailing

On this tour, we will take you past many famous locations such as the Nederlander Theatre (Rent), St. James Theatre (Oklahoma), the Majestic Theatre (Phantom), Sardi?s Restaurant, Helen Hayes, Shubert Alley, etc. Along the way, learn about why we always leave the ghost lamp onstage after a show (theatre superstitions), why Rodgers and Hammerstein are considered the grandfathers of musical theatre, and how Bob Fosse and Antoinette Perry became Broadway legends. You will also gain insight into the life of a Broadway actor as well as learn about Off-Broadway festivals, rehearsal studios, and the best way to get tickets to a Broadway show.

This tour is the perfect gift for the young up-and-coming Broadway performer in your life or for enthusiasts who love to sing and dance. Expect spontaneous jazz hands and outbursts of Broadway show tunes!

Meeting spot: West 41st and 7th Avenue in front of the Red Lobster. (5 Times Square).

National Tourism Week was established by a US congressional resolution in 1983, and serves to champion the power of our industry. Travel and tourism professionals from across the nation work throughout the week to promote the impactful contributions their travel markets and organizations make to the U.S. economy. The 2017 dates for this annual week are May 7-13.

The Guides Association of New York City (GANYC) will celebrate this week by offering a number of free tours from our member guides. GANYC is one of the oldest and most active tour guides associations in America, and all our members are licensed by the Department of Consumer Affairs.

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