10 Ways To Enjoy The Broadway Experience In A New York Trip

Jun 3, 2014 by     No Comments    Posted under: Blog


A trip to New York City would ideally mean: tall buildings, numerous museums, busy streets, lavish boutiques and, of course, Broadway. New York has been known for being the capital of all things Broadway. Why else would every aspiring actress or actor yearn for that opportunity to work at New York’s finest Broadway theaters? Even a traveler such as yourself would also want to experience that dramatic and eccentric feel to being a Broadway superstar as this article will show how to enjoy that New York Broadway trip to the fullest.

Broadway Shows

 Hell's Kitchen - The Musical from Rob Boudon

Hell’s Kitchen – The Musical from Rob Boudon

What best way to maximize that Broadway experience but to watch a full-on stage show of all things Broadway? Yes! The best ones come first. Indulge yourself in dramatic, comedic or even thrilling scenes as you join in the actors, actresses, dancers and musicians act their hearts out. Well known shows such as Cinderella, Kinky Boots, Pippin, Annie and Matilda starring the most talented performers will surely make your heart leap as they showcase their unique talents on stage.

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High Line

 The High Line from Alfred Hermida

The High Line from Alfred Hermida

After watching those shows, you would probably want to have a breath of fresh air and suck in  the feel and impact of these magnificent acts. What better way to release all that energy than taking a stroll around High Line’s walkways and enjoy the city views thinking, man, Would I want to be one of those talents someday!

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Off Broadway

 There's a reason New Yorkers call this s from Ed Yourdon

There’s a reason New Yorkers call this s from Ed Yourdon

Loved the costumes of the actors and actresses? Well, they’re not just wearable for those bunch, you know! If you wish to look fabulous and sharp like the characters on stage, drop by the Off Broadway Boutique and shop your heart out to feel, look and show off like a Broadway star!

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Schmackary’s

 Schmackary's from Chinkerfly

Schmackary’s from Chinkerfly

By now, you’d probably be famished after going through all that Broadway stuff! Watching shows could put you in your seats for a short while and the energy that you felt watching those would certainly be a bunch to take in. What better way to re-energize and eat some hearty yet tasty snack to fill up your bellies? Drop by the Schmackary’s and order some delicious pastry dishes such as red velvet, peanut butter cup, cookies and cream. Not only will you get to feast on its delicious foods, you might also encounter some of the actors you’ve seen in the shows. As it has been a favorite pit stop of these Broadway icons, you’ll probably want to dine here and meet them up front.

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Joe Allen

 Jimmy the Legend at Joe Allen from J Mark Dodds [a shadow of my future self]

Jimmy the Legend at Joe Allen from J Mark Dodds [a shadow of my future self]

 This Broadway-designed restaurant is also another food stop for Broadway lovers, performers and artists as well.  Enjoy the feel good music, the artistry of its walls where you get to see posters of different Broadway flops, and maybe even sing personally for the crowd to cheer. If you just really want to take a bite at a restaurant that feels like a real-life Broadway set, you may enjoy dinner or desserts here. Who knew that dining could be this theatrical?

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Sardi’s

 Sardi's from Adam Kuban

Sardi’s from Adam Kuban

This place has been famous for also being a Broadway favorite spot. It has been featured in many films where the characters would take a bite or have a hearty meal before performing in the theatres. Wow! That means, another destination where you’ll get to face your favorite Broadway performers. What an amazing place to go to!

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Shubert Alley

 Shubert Alley from enric archivell

Shubert Alley from enric archivell

If you want to have the best picture and be the featured superstar in your own Broadway life, then you should spring by Shubert Alley. It’s precisely right beside the Shubert Theatre which makes it the perfect spot to take pictures, daze at the marvelous posters from every famous musicals and Broadway shows to date. The best thing that a traveler such as yourself could take back home and reminisce on this amazing trip would be to take pictures and savor them for a lifetime. Well, here, you’ve got to be thrilled in boasting that you are actually a part of Broadway with these memorabilias.

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Theater Circle

 Holiday Under the Stars from Glyn Lowe Photoworks

Holiday Under the Stars from Glyn Lowe Photoworks

Feeling like pictures don’t suffice for taking the Broadway experience with you? Then come by the Theatre Circle, the best Broadway souvenir shop in town. Here, you will have a wide array of choices in souvenirs with iconic symbols and pictures of Broadway superstars encrypted in mugs, shirts, posters and many more.  Not only that. By the rear end of the shop, you may also get to buy records of music selections  from different Broadway shows and take them home with you. Surely, when you get home and take these items with you, you will never regret having to visit the magnificent Broadway areas of the New York strip.

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Triton Gallery

 Picture In The Corner from Earthworm

Picture In The Corner from Earthworm

Broadway is not all  about the acting, the music and the entertainers. All of these elements that make up Broadway all belong to one single description: art. Why else would every person involved in Broadway referred to as an artist? Speaking of which, since you adore Broadway, you’re probably artist yourself. In this establishment, you will get to view, buy and appreciate the arts of Broadway by observing the numerous posters for each and every Broadway show ever put up. From vintage posters to newly established shows, they’ve all got it here. Some are for display, but the best part would be, you can buy some and have your own piece of Hollywood at home and purchase one destined to be put up in your own walls.

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Drama Book Shop

 Book trade label The Drama Book Shop Inc from Crossett Library Bennington College

Book trade label The Drama Book Shop Inc from Crossett Library Bennington College

Last but not the least, Broadway, as a showcase of all that is art, deserve to be recorded in history as one of the wonders that entertain many, many people in the world. Art may live through posters and souvenirs but when it is written, it goes for longer than it could. Here at the Drama Book Shop, the most famous theater book shops in New York, you will get to buy your own selection of Broadway musical records, playwrights and new works of Broadway. If you’re planning to audition for a role in Broadway, want to relive this experience at home and run lines exactly the way that it was delivered on stage, get a copy of these theatrical books and experience Broadway in your own personal way.

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Truly, a New York trip would not be complete without having to discover the many wonders of art through Broadway. So what are you waiting for? Plan your New York trip and make sure that you get to place “Broadway Trip” on your list for the ultimate New York city experience.

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