Go behind the scenes on Broadway with a local theatre insider to learn the story of America's original show business industry. This tour takes you deep into the history of NYC's world-famous theater district and inside the New Amsterdam Theatre, where you'll go backstage to try on props from some of your favorite productions, like 'Aladdin' & 'The Lion King'.
See Broadway from a whole new angle on this behind-the-scenes tour led by a Broadway Insider. You'll start under the bright lights of Broadway with a full walking tour, led by one of our theater-world insiders. Our guides have worked on Broadway as actors, directors and theater managers, so who better to show you around? As you stop off at iconic spots, like Sardi's restaurant and Shubert Theater, you'll hear classic stories of how stars like Barbra Streisand were made, as well as the not-so-glamorous reality of daily life for Broadway's workers and performers, who labour around the clock to keep this voracious entertainment machine running. All of this is background for the star of the show: Your visit to the New Amsterdam Theatre.
This history-packed gem has gone through many ups and downs in its over 100 years of existence, but it's now thriving as the home of Disney Theatrical Productions, who are responsible for hits like The Lion King and the Little Mermaid.
You'll have a full hour in the theatre outside of opening hours, where the in-house expert will take you behind closed doors to show you the enormous amount of time, money, and effort that goes into the lavish productions that they put on. As the cherry on top of your visit, you'll step onto the stage to try on costumes & props for past and present productions. Take pictures with from The Lion King, try on Mary Poppins' iconic coat and bag, and see other props that are part of Broadway history. We choose all of our guides for this tour from the ranks of Broadway's insiders to give you a unique perspective on the fascinating world behind the curtain.
New York City
New York City is a captivating, awesome, and glamorous empire. There are countless museums, theaters, restaurants, parks and towering skyscrapers. It is a shopping capital of the world. In midtown Manhattan are most of the designer boutiques; Fifth and Madison Avenues are locations of such world-renowned department stores as Bergdorf Goodman, Lord & Taylor and Saks Fifth Avenue. FAO Schwartz is one of the largest toy stores in the world. New York is also a world-class culinary experience - with pockets of ethnic restaurants: Chinatown, Little Italy, Little India and Little Brazil. The famous Statue of Liberty sculpture symbolizing the American Dream can be reached by ferry from Battery Park. Once the first stop for over 12 million immigrants, Ellis Island now houses the Museum of Immigration, including the American Immigrant Wall of Honor. The Art Deco Empire State Building is one of the world's best-loved skyscrapers with two observation decks. Also take time to visit the Chrysler Building, Radio City Music Hall, and St. Patrick’s Cathedral.
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