Broadway has become internationally synonymous with theater.
Long before the invention of the television, Broadway was the home of entertainment. Thankfully, its legacy has carried on since 1750, and today New York theater is more popular than ever before. Indeed, the same rule applies to Broadway shows themselves, with some of the longest running shows including 'The Lion King' and 'The Phantom of the Opera'.
However, beyond the major hits visitors can find a range of breathtaking performances in the Theatre District. Off-Broadway and Off-Off Broadway offer a refreshingly different experience, providing more controversial shows that won't generally succeed in the mainstream. Although these shows tend to feature lower budgets and smaller crowds, the creativity and originality they display are one of their greatest selling points.
Several options are available when it comes to purchasing a Broadway ticket. The least expensive option is to visit the theater prior to a screening, and purchase your ticket directly from the box office. Box offices are usually only open for a selected amount of time each day, so you should call the theater in advance if you need to learn their opening hours. More popular shows will generally sell fast, so advance ticket purchases are certainly recommended.
When searching for hotels near Broadway theater district, choose the The Premier Hotel, Times Square New York. Offering guests luxurious accommodations in the heart of Times Square, the hotel has convenient access to Broadway's major theaters.