By: Chandler Presson By: Chandler Presson | January 17, 2023 | Lifestyle
For those of us who live in NYC, it can be easy to forget just how lucky we are to have Broadway at our fingertips. Consisting of some of the best theatrical performances in the world taking place in 41 professional theatres in the middle of Manhattan, Broadway is an excellent way to spend your time (and money!). Broadway brings approximately 90,000+ jobs to the city, meaning supporting the arts is as impactful as it is enjoyable.
Traditionally, a lull in ticket sales occurs come January after the holiday craziness and come August and September after the summer peak. Since 2011, NYC has played host to Broadway Week, which occurs bi-annually every winter and summer. Winter 2023 NYC Broadway Week has officially commenced, and we’re here to give you the low-down on how to score great seats at great prices.
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What Is Broadway Week?
Despite its misleading name, Broadway Week lasts closer to a month and is running from January 17 through February 12 this year. Organized by NYC & Company in collaboration with Broadway producers, Broadway Week is a ticket deal that allows you to buy two-for-one tickets to many shows using the code BWAYWK. Or, if you prefer to splurge for great seats, you can opt for upgraded seats at $125 using the code BWAYUP. Buy tickets here.
What Shows Are Available?
Many of Broadway’s most popular and Tony Award-winning shows are available during Broadway Week, including Chicago, Hamilton, The Lion King and Aladdin. Click here to see the full list of shows that are participating.
Where Should I Eat Before Or After My Show?
The Theater District houses some of the best restaurants that NYC has to offer, making it easy to enjoy a great meal after the matinee or before the evening show. See some of our favorite spots here. Even better? NYC Restaurant Week coincides with Broadway Week, meaning many great restaurants are offering special menus at great prices.
How Should I Get To The Theater District?
NYC boasts excellent public transportation, meaning the Theater District is easily accessible via subway. While the bus system also services the Theater District, traffic can cause delays, leading to you missing curtain up. We recommend the subway for a quick, reliable option. Nearly all Broadway theaters are within walking distance of the subway system’s Times Square-42nd Street stop, which is accessible via the A, C, E, N, Q, R, W, S, 1, 2, 3, and 7 trains. Some theaters are also closer to local stops such as 49th Street or 50th Street. Click here to plan your subway trip and get real-time information.
What About Off-Broadway?
Never fear, Off-Broadway also gets in on the fun! Off-Broadway Week takes place after Broadway Week concludes, and will run from February 13 through March 5 this year, with the show list dropping on January 31. Click here for more information.
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