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Broadway In Bryant Park 2018: free shows, all summer


If you want to see a Broadway show when visiting New York, I suggest a visit to Bryant Park every Thursday at 12:00 pm.
Why? Because all shows are for free.
When? From July 12 to August 18.

 Are those Broadway shows legit?

Yes! And the best of all, you can see and enjoy the most famous Broadway’s shows like: Chicago, Stomp… and many others.


How’s the event?

The event takes place every Thursday between 12:30 to 13:30. In every session they perform 4 to 5 Broadway shows.
You will see just a little part from each musical show, (10 to 15 minutes per show). It is not too much, but it’s perfect to give you an idea of how a show in Broadway sounds like.


You may end up buying tickets for the show (or more) you liked most 😀

Is it really for free?

YES! It is a really good tip to enjoy New York for free. The only thing you have to do is to be there early to get a good seat.


There are some chairs in Bryant Park, or you can bring your own blanket to sit down in the park!

My tips to attend the shows

I recommend that you get there as early as possible to find a chair, I will say around 11:30.
And then, because the summer season is really hot in New York, and knowing that shows start at 12:30, you should cover your head with a hat, or an umbrella. Most important of all: don’t forget to bring WATER.
Another good tip, you can have a PIC NIC while watching the shows.


Which shows, what dates?

For 2018, these are the shows on the Broadway in Bryant Park lineup:

- July 12
SpongeBob SquarePants

- July 19
Desperate Measures
On A Clear Day You Can See Forever

- July 26
Come From Away
Kinky Boots
The Band’s Visit
FRIENDS! The Musical Parody

- August 2
The Lion King

- August 9
Avenue Q
Jersey Boys
Smokey Joe’s Café
Summer: The Donna Summer Musical

- August 16
Once On This Island
Gettin’ the Band Back Together
School Of Rock

Are you ready “to Broadway”?

At the end, if you liked any of those shows in Bryant Park, why don’t you buy a ticket?
Let me recommend you two different ways to buy tickets:
- You can go to TKTS and have up to 50%off.  (read my tips here).
- Or if you prefer TicketNetwork.

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