Broadway Ticket Information and Theater Guide
Whether your permanent address reads New York or you’re just simply passing through town, the opportunity to buy Broadway show tickets is ever-present for theater fans in the Big Apple. From long-running smash hits like The Book of Mormon, Wicked, Phantom of the Opera, and The Lion King, to more recent popular productions such as Hamilton, Motown the Musical, Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, and Kinky Boots, the active list of critically acclaimed award winners is virtually endless. The Great White Way has long proven that it offers just about something for everyone, so browse the schedule above to find discount Broadway tickets available for a wide variety of musicals, family-friendly events, and plenty more.
While the specific productions playing are subject to change, in general, most Broadway theaters remain busy year round. Venues like the Eugene O’Neill Theatre, Gershwin Theatre, and New Amsterdam Theater have long been popular sites for Broadway openings, while later runs typically move on to venues such as the Belasco Theatre or Broadhurst Theatre. If you have any trouble finding the production you’re looking for, or would like assistance navigating our selection of Broadway tickets, don’t hesitate to contact a Vivid Seats team member. If you're in need of last-minute Broadway tickets, or would like assistance with any other purchase, agents are available seven days a week and can be reached online through Live Chat or by calling 866.848.8499.
What Is the Difference Between Broadway and Off-Broadway?
There are many factors that fuel what constitutes a Broadway or Off-Broadway theater, but one of the most well-known traits is that Broadway theaters typically contain more than 499 seats. An Off-Broadway theater is then classified as a venue with between 99 and 499 seats. While shows can open directly on Broadway, some, like Hamilton, may begin as Off-Broadway before making the move to a larger theater. Additionally, a show must be playing at a Broadway theater in order to be eligible for the annual Tony Awards.
Where is Broadway in New York?
While answers tend to vary, in general, New York’s Broadway theater district is considered to be located from Sixth to Eighth Avenues between 41st Street and 54th Street. Note that some Broadway theaters may fall outside of this area, but still get the “Broadway” tag.
How Many Broadway Theaters Are There?
There are 40 Broadway theaters active in New York. Depending on various factors like size, demand, and availability, the list of Broadway shows playing at each theater may vary over the course of the year. Among the biggest Broadway theaters in terms of capacity are the Gershwin Theatre (approx. 1,900), Lyric Theatre (approx. 1,900), and The Broadway Theatre (approx. 1,800), while the smallest Broadway theaters include the Helen Hayes Theatre (approx. 600), Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (approx. 650), and American Airlines Theatre (approx. 700).
What Are the Longest Running Broadway Shows?
Though subject to change, the top 10 longest running Broadway shows includes The Phantom of the Opera, Chicago (revival), Cats, The Lion King, Les Miserables, A Chorus Line, Oh! Calcutta! (revival), Mamma Mia!, Beauty and the Beast, and Rent. Thanks to its continued run, The Phantom of the Opera holds a strong lead atop the list, with more than 11,300 performances logged since opening in 1988.
Tony Awards History
Established in 1947
Broadway Musical with the Most Tony Wins: The Producers, 12
Broadway Musical with the Most Tony Nominations: Hamilton, 16
Broadway Play with the Most Tony Wins: The Coast of Utopia, 7
Broadway Venue with the Most Tony Award Winners for Best Play and Best Musical: Richard Rodgers Theatre, 11 (currently hosting Hamilton)
Most Individual Tonys: Harold Prince, 21
Other Tony Awards Resources
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Best Musical Tony Award Winners by Playbill