Broadway theatre in New York City

Plays and playhouses

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Broadway is a magical universe of spotlights and spangles, of soaring melodies, stirring soliloquies and standing ovations. It’s the excitement in the air as the curtain begins to rise on a new show or a theatrical classic. And it’s New York City’s biggest single tourist attraction.

Broadway’s 40 playhouses, noted for their intimate scale and gilded interiors, are concentrated near Times Square in Manhattan’s Theatre District. That neighbourhood lies between Sixth and Eighth Avenues, stretching northward from the Nederlander Theatre on West 41st Street up to Studio 54 (once a theatre, then a nightclub, now a theatre again) on West 54th Street. Beyond these midtown blocks, Broadway has grown to include dozens of touring productions that visit cities across North America and shows that travel across the pond to the UK and beyond.

Show information and tickets, the official website of The Broadway League, is the best place to get up-to-the-minute information about shows now playing on Broadway, as well as upcoming productions of plays, musicals and special events.

Presented by The Broadway League (the sister organisation to the Society of London Theatre, which runs Official London Theatre), is the League’s official online headquarters for Broadway information in the Big Apple, including curtain times, theatre locations, show descriptions, and more. And ticketing: offers you direct links to each production’s official ticketing agency so that you can book your seats in a safe and secure transaction. You can also find information on how to purchase tickets by phone or in person at each theatre’s box office.

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Visit to learn about the shows by browsing video clips and photos, reading show descriptions and clicking through to the shows’ official websites for even more information. Plus, offers a Broadway news service where you can find out about what’s happening in the Theatre District, as well as advance information about special Broadway events including Kids’ Night on Broadway® (January to February), the Tony Awards® (June), and free outdoor concerts and celebrations.

For those who want a more data-intensive view of Broadway, visit the League’s Internet Broadway Database ( You’ll find a comprehensive historical database of every production, performer and playhouse on Broadway stretching back over the centuries.

We also invite you to join the Broadway Fan Club, the League’s free email service. Members receive monthly newsletters about what’s happening on Broadway, as well as frequent show discount offers.

See a show!

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Whether you’re in the Big Apple on business or on vacation with the whole family, don’t leave without catching a show or two. With dazzling productions of new musicals, cutting-edge dramas, up-to-the-minute comedies, theatrical classics, tuneful revivals, and genre-bending special events to choose from, audiences just can’t seem to get enough. Get started by visiting, finding us on Facebook, and following us on Twitter . For a multimedia experience of each of Broadway’s playhouses and their histories, visit Spotlight on Broadway.

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