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A Broadway show: a very New York experience

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Visitors from around the world are drawn to the theatres along Broadway, enticed inside by immense posters for musical comedies and dramas while yellow cabs stream down Manhattan boulevards.

Attending a Broadway show is a New York activity that one has to experience. Commonly called the ‘theatre district', Broadway theatres are to be found mainly around 42nd Street, not far from Times Square. In the 1990s and 2000s, the era of Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, the district began to boom again, thanks to the arrival of major shows, including some funded by Disney. Attend a musical like The Lion King, Billy Elliot, Chicago or Phantom of the Opera, all of which remain unforgettable. With revenues exceeding one billion dollars a year, Broadway is home to more than 40 professional theatres with over 500 seats each and offers some of the best theatre productions in the world. The New York Times, Time Out and the website of the New York Theater Guide all provide detailed programming, genre by genre. To get tickets at the last minute and at the best price, trust the staff of TKTS, the kiosk located on Times Square.

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