New York for a Broadway Show – Get the scoop on tickets and hotels

There are few streets as famous as Broadway in New York City. The Theater District, also known as The Great White Way, has about 20 landmark theaters. Whether you choose the latest smash hit or want to see a smaller, lesser-known Off-Broadway show, there's no experience like Broadway!

There are many different ways to buy tickets for a show. You can buy tickets in advance on Ticketmaster or Broadway. Your hotel concierge can help you get tickets, especially for the very popular show. You can also buy tickets for the same day shows at the Times Square Theater Center (TKTS) Fair on 47th Street & Broadway. The downside is that you have to wait in line, but you will generally save 25-50% off the full fare (there is a $ 3 per ticket service charge). Available shows are listed on checkboxes outside of box office and are changed from day to day as well as during the day. The TKTS stand only accepts cash.

Rush and standing room only tickets offer another opportunity to watch shows at bargain prices. Rush tickets are generally available either when the cashier office opens or a few hours before the production starts. Rush tickets are usually about $ 20-25 each. Sometimes a student ID is required. Many times, cash registers will only accept money as payment for the rush and standing room only tickets, so be prepared. Call the ticket office for the special show you would like to see for information. Talkin Broadway also maintains a list of rush and standing room performances and guidelines only: Talkin Broadway

If you're looking for a Broadway show in New York, has the perfect hotel for you, whether you prefer to stay in the heart of the theater district, or a short walk away in a quieter area. Portland Square Hotel New York is a long-term theater hotel serving both Broadway fans and cast members. Hotel Mela New York is a new luxury boutique hotel ideally located in Times Square and the Theater District area. Wellington Hotel New York and Hotel Edison are located right in the bright lights of the Broadway Theater District. And the Mansfield Hotel is a historic beaux arts boutique hotel in the conservation district.

If you prefer to get away from the hubbub and bright lights but still want to be close to Broadway, Rockefeller Center, Empire State Building, St. Patrick's Cathedral and Fifth Avenue shopping, choose the classic elegance of Bedford Hotel New York in the quieter Murray Hill area. Stay at New York Helmsley, a world-class hotel in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, and enjoy the legendary martinis at Harry's New York Bar (onsite at Helmsley). Or choose Shoreham New York, a sleek, modern retreat around the corner from Fifth Avenue and stroll past designer shops such as Gucci, Fendi, Prada, Chanel and Tiffany and Co.