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Broadway Walking Tour NYC

Broadway Walking Tour NYC – New York, NY


Broadway Walking Tour NYC by an industry insider. Have you ever wanted to know how Broadway works, what it takes to mount a multi-million dollar production or how dazzling performers like Patti LuPone, Bernadette Peters and Sutton Foster achieved their star status? Critic’s Choice Tours offers you an insider’s view behind the brilliant lights and the thunderous applause. Led by working theater critic David Sheward, our fascinating walking tour will reveal the real story behind the glamour.

Find out why it’s called the Great White Way, which theaters are haunted, how the shows are cast, what makes a hit or a flop, who votes for the Tony Awards and why, how Disney cleaned up the district, and the history behind the most exciting theater capital in the world from the nineteenth century to the Jazz Age to today. We’ll visit the sites of such legendary triumphs as Wicked, Phantom of the Opera, A Chorus Line, Cats, A Raisin in the Sun, and A Streetcar Named Desire, and the infamous Studio 54.

David has seen every show on Broadway, votes for the Tony Awards, has reviewed for TV, newspapers, and the Internet for over 20 years, written three books, and offers his unique insight and encyclopedic knowledge. As a Broadway insider, David knows all the current backstage gossip as well as the rich history of the New York theater.

Your Broadway Walking Tour NYC starts in the historic Times Square Theater District. You ll be given the exact location when you book your tickets. The tour ends at the TKTS booth  at Broadway and 47th St., lasts about two hours and covers a third of a mile, so be sure to wear comfortable shoes.

Tours start Monday through Friday at 10 A.M.

Customized, private tours are also available. Contact us to send us an email with your request.

Did you know…

  • Tours run Monday through Friday at 10AM.
  • The tour lasts 2 hours.
  • You should wear comfortable shoes. The tour covers 1/3 of a mile.
  • Tickets must be purchased in advance.
  • Tours are rain or shine.
  • You can buy tickets online.
  • Tour guide David Sheward is a Tony Award voter.
  • Tours can be customized for groups. Please email us at for more information.
  • David served as president of the Drama Desk Awards for 7 years
  • He is a respected television theater critic.
  • David is a published author of 3 books pertaining to theater and theater actors.
  • He has interviewed countless famous film actors and Broadway performers. Ask him!