The Broadway League's official on-line headquarters for Broadway information in NYC and across North America.
What is the best way to find out about all of the current New York Broadway shows? The easiest and most direct method is to visit Broadway.org, The Broadway League’s official headquarters for Broadway show information in New York and across North America. The Broadway League is the national trade association for the Broadway industry and helps bring Broadway shows to more than 30 million people in New York and across the country each year. Broadway.org has up to-date information about all of the Broadway shows in New York, as well as the Broadway shows on National Tour.
What does Broadway mean?
For more than a century, Broadway has been considered the pinnacle of live theatre. Broadway is the home of America's greatest playwrights, composers and lyricists along with the singers, dancers, actors, designers, technicians, producers, choreographers and directors who breathe life into Broadway musicals and plays. While there are many wonderful live theatre events around the world, nothing compares to a Broadway show.
There are currently 40 Broadway theatres in New York City. Many of the theatres are on side streets that intersect Broadway in the Times Square area, and all but one is located within the Theatre District, the area in midtown Manhattan between 40th and 54th Streets and between 6th and 8th Avenues. The lone exception is the Vivian Beaumont Theatre which is part of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and is located just a few blocks further uptown.
Touring Broadway theatres are those venues that present Broadway shows to audiences all across North America each year. Many of these venues have rich histories and beautiful interiors. Be sure to use our search feature to find the touring Broadway theatres closest to you, along with photographs and a current schedule of shows.
The terms "Off Broadway" and "Off Off Broadway" can confuse people who are new to the theatre world in New York. An "Off Broadway" playhouse is one with fewer than 499 seats while an "Off Off Broadway" playhouse has fewer than 100 seats. Both can be found in various neighborhoods throughout New York City, both in Manhattan and in outer boroughs.
Current Broadway Shows
Broadway shows come in two types: shows performed in New York and shows traveling across North American on National Tour. A current listing of shows is always available at Broadway.org under the List of Shows tab for NYC or on Tour. From these show listings you can find information about all of the current Broadway shows in New York, including the current schedule, ticket prices, show details, show advisories and links to buy tickets from the official ticketing sources, as well as links to cast and production credits at the Internet Broadway Database - IBDB. For shows on National Tour, you can find information on upcoming tour stops as well as information about theatres located near you.
The list of current New York Broadway shows and currently touring Broadway shows changes frequently as new productions constantly arrive to dazzle and entertain audiences. Visiting Broadway.org is a great way to stay up-to-date with what is currently playing on Broadway and on Tour along with the shows that are coming soon.