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Get tickets to all the hottest Broadway shows, from long-running fan favorites to the latest award-winning musicals to star-studded plays.
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You need to get New York City Broadway show tickets. Broadway shows have everything you could ever want in live theatre: excitement, top-tier talent, emotion, moments you’ll remember forever, and more. The Broadway theatre district is one of the top entertainment capitals in the world, so join the countless people who have flocked to see an NYC Broadway show. You can even see Broadway shows in NYC today — yes, that soon! Catch a long-running favorite like Chicago, The Lion King, or Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, see the latest Tony Award-winning hits, or get Broadway New York tickets for something entirely new.

There are 41 Broadway theatres, most of which are located around the bustling Times Square area. That means you can plan a trip to see multiple shows without worrying about traffic! Broadway shows are as diverse as movies, TV shows, or any other form of entertainment — you can see a play or musical, comedy or drama, new show or revival. Among musicals, you can hear all types of genres including traditional showtunes, pop, rock, folk, country, and more. Broadway NYC plays include the classics as well as daring premieres, and many feature star-studded casts and award-winning writers.

You can get tickets to the top Broadway shows in New York in advance, or you can check out our Rush and Lottery ticket options to see Broadway shows in NYC today or this week. No matter what show you want to see and when, you can buy theatre tickets to the best shows on Broadway on TodayTix. Explore the most popular Broadway shows in New York and find the one (or multiple!) for you. It’s possible to see everything on Broadway when you get tickets on TodayTix, so get tickets to see a Broadway show today, tomorrow, or anytime you want — all in just a few clicks.

Frequently asked questions

What is Broadway?

Broadway is New York's famous theatre district. The term refers to the shows that play in 41 specific theatres in Midtown Manhattan around the Times Square area.

Where is Broadway?

Most Broadway theatres are located in the area surrounding Times Square, between 54th and 41st Streets to the north and south and Sixth and Ninth Avenues to the east and west. One Broadway theatre, the Vivian Beaumont, is located in Lincoln Center at 66th Street and 10th Avenue.

What is the longest-running show on Broadway?

The longest-running show in Broadway history is The Phantom of the Opera, which closed in 2023 after 35 years. Chicago, which has been on since 1996, is the longest-running Broadway show currently playing.

What defines a Broadway show?

A Broadway show is any show that plays in one of 41 designated Broadway theatres. All these theatres have 500 or more seats, and most are located in the Theatre District in Midtown Manhattan near Times Square.

Are all Broadway shows musicals?

Not all Broadway shows are musicals. Broadway shows can include musicals, plays, stand-up comedy shows, concerts, magic shows, and more!

How many Broadway theatres are there in New York?

There are 41 Broadway theatres in New York.

What days are there shows on Broadway?

Most Broadway shows have a performance every day except Monday, but some perform on Mondays and are dark on a different day of the week. There is at least one Broadway show playing every day of the week.

Are Broadway shows good date ideas?

Broadway shows make for great dates, as you and your date can experience a fun, romantic, and emotional story together. Check out our full list of recommended Broadway date night shows.

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