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“What you need to get in Manhattan!”

Broadway Up Close Walking Tours
Ranked #3 of 648 Tours in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Ever wonder how a Broadway show is created? Or which Broadway theaters are haunted? Are you obsessed with Hamilton: An American Musical? Look no further - we're got the tours for you! Since 2010, Broadway Up Close has provided unique, detailed, entertaining tours to thousands of theatre-goers from all over the world. We are the only tours in NYC that offer actual working theatre professionals as your guides who will share their individual theatrical journeys all paired with rare and one-of-a-kind photos and videos to bring Broadway's past and present to life before your eyes. Join us on our Broadway sidewalks for all of Broadway's secrets before you see your shows in some of the most beautiful theaters in the world!
Reviewed 7 May 2012

It is an intensive 1.5 hour of inside stories, dramas, historical perspective and behind the scene of Broadway Theaters during last century. Tim, the Guide, was friendly, very informative and funny. He toured us around the theater district, stopping in front of influential theater places to give us the story behind them and of course some superstitions ones! He answered every single question and his talent and vast knowledge of the theater industry was absolutely impressive. I recommend everybody visiting Manhattan to get this tour. Remember without a tour the Broadway Theaters are just bunch of old buildings.

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"tim dolan"
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"ghost stories"
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"hand warmers"
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"the theater district"
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"behind the scenes"
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"great tour"
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"theatre lovers"
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"love theatre"
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"past and present"
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"inside scoop"
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"new york"
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"answered all of our questions"
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"highly recommend this tour"
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Reviewed 6 May 2012

As native new yorkers and seasoned walking tour veterans my fifteen year old son and I recently took Tim Dolan's "Broadway Up Close" walking tour. In the days that have passed we have already recommended the tour to dozens of friends. It is rare that a tour in its entirety has provided facts to a Manhattan raised "tourphile"that continued to entertain throughout the span of the tour. Tim Dolan, however, is so filled with fun and entertaining facts concerning the various theatre buidings and "Broadway" area that we thoroughly enjoyed his tour. In fact, it will easily become one the 2 tours that I would gladly recommend for friends who are limited in their time in NYC. Bravo Tim for giving us insight into an area that we have passed through many times but will view with more interest and insight from hereon! Break a leg!! K. T. Barany

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Reviewed 5 May 2012

Every year my grown daughters and I celebrate "Girls' Night Out" in NYC. This year the highlight was Tim's tour "Broadway Up Close." He knows so much about every theater, even the ghosts. This is a tour for seasoned New Yorkers and visiting tourists. Not to be missed!! Really!! Do it, sign up!

Thank EdandLin
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Reviewed 22 April 2012

Tim's excellent tour gives you a lot of inside stories about the business - eccentric theatre owners, tyrannical producers, how much actors really get paid, etc. he is passionate and knowledeable.

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Reviewed 3 April 2012

Tim did a terrific job of identifying what it was we were hoping to get from our tour and he spent the next 90 minutes delivering everything we asked for. He has the up to date information on Broadway's current events, actors and shows as well as a plethora of historic knowledge about the Great White Way.
I highly recommend this tour!

1  Thank Jra2424
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