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Broadway Up Close Walking Tours

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Address: 208 W 41st St, New York City, NY 10036-7203
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Have you ever wanted to know which Broadway theaters are haunted? Are you...

Have you ever wanted to know which Broadway theaters are haunted? Are you curious to know what a Broadway "swing" is? Have you ever heard about the ghost light? If so, then this tour is just for you! "The Great White Way" has always been a world full of mystery, tradition, history and spectacle. Now, you too can learn all there is to know about Broadway on our two hour tour. All of our guides are working theatre professionals and will share stories and anecdotes from Broadway!

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"Unofficial Hamilton"

I have taken all the BUC tours and was excited to see "The Unofficial Hamilton" tour added. I thouroughly enjoyed the tours I had taken with BUC in the past, and was looking... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Astoria, New York
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Astoria, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I have taken all the BUC tours and was excited to see "The Unofficial Hamilton" tour added. I thouroughly enjoyed the tours I had taken with BUC in the past, and was looking forward to this one. Well I was not disappointed. This tour is on par with all of the other BUC tours I have taken. Tim interwove history... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a fantastic tour experience! We've always enjoyed musicals, but wouldn't categorize ourselves as a "theater nerd." We've seen shows on Broadway before, but haven't ever bothered to learn the history of the theater district. Broadway Up Close was the history of the theater district with an emphasis on the theaters, the shows, and the key players of the time... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I'm so glad I decided to take part in this tour. I'm a musical threatre major and wasn't sure I should do it at first. It was extremely interesting to learn the incredible history of the buildings standing right in front of us! It made NYC and 42nd street far more magical. It was so wonderful that I've listened to... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

As a theater nerd, I like to think that I am relatively knowledgable about Broadway, but that by no means implies that I know the history. Now I can say that I do. And I love it. The tour was fun and fascinating and mixed with delightful stories from our tour guide (Tim Dolan, amazing and incredibly knowledgable) about auditions... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is the perfect activity for tourists AND New Yorkers. Tim was fun, funny, and SO informative. As someone who lived in New York and has been a part of the Broadway industry for over 20 years, I learned so much! This really is the perfect thing to do when you have out of town visitors or just feel like... More 

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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a great time on the ACT 1 tour lead by owner and guide Tim...despite the extra frigid January temperatures! Tim gives an animated, historical and knowledgable view into Broadway's past and present with tons of fascinating anecdotes and tidbits about the key players and politics that shaped it. Now I'm eager to learn more - thanks for a... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This tour is a must do for Broadway show history ! Very small group and Cary was excellent ( he knew show history as well as building history )

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Conyers, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked our tour for Act II before we booked our plane or hotel!! Once again Tim entertained us with stories about shows, theaters and people. I can't wait to get back and take the Hamiltour! BUC will be an unforgettable, thoroughly entertaining part of your trip. Do it!!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was fortunate enough to get to experience BUC's new Hamilton based tour "Hamiltour". Regardless if you're a fan of the musical or just a fan of History, this tour has something for all. Tims extensive knowledge of our Founding Fathers made the stories he told come to life as we stood in the exact area's of NYC where Hamilton... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was lucky enough to take BUC's new inaugural Hamiltour yesterday. It is a good mix of history and inside stories from Broadway's smash hit musical. I first started touring with BUC in 2012, Tim continues to impress with his dedication to finding the most interesting stories you won't hear anywhere else. This is because as a talented performer himself... More 

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