Just take a left upon exiting The Sherry-Netherland and head straight for the bright lights of Broadway. That journey to reach the footlights of a Broadway stage has inspired supremely talented performers for generations...but it will take you only 15 or 20 minutes to arrive at your seat.
The world’s largest collection of top theaters is quintessential New York City, right in The Sherry-Netherland’s own back yard.
Spotlight on Broadway
Dubbed “The Great White Way,” pulsating billboards, zipper news crawls, and neon marquees atop 40 theater entrances illuminate these few square blocks so brilliantly that nighttime appears as day. Follow the energy radiating from Midtown Manhattan’s theater district, stretching from West 41 Street to West 54th Street between Sixth and Eighth Avenues, including Times Square, known as the "Crossroads of the World."
Curtain Up: Broadway Shows
Winner of Best Musical 2017, “Dear Evan Hanson” also swept best book, original score, and orchestration at the Tony Awards. The runaway smash hit that is still Broadway’s hottest ticket, the hip-hop “Hamilton” has been deemed nothing less than a cultural phenomenon. Leading in longevity is “Phantom of the Opera,” which is heading for its 30th birthday on Broadway on January 26, 2018.
In a town where the singing and dancing can’t be beat, “Chicago” and “The Lion King” take up second and third places on the longest-run hits leaderboard...and are still going strong.
Big names are in starring roles for limited runs during the 2017-18 season: Bette Midler is performing in “Hello Dolly!” at the Shubert Theater; Uma Thurman stars in “The Parisian Woman” beginning November 9, 2017; Bruce Springsteen stars in his own musical show through February 3, 2018; Glenda Jackson is onstage in Edward Albee’s “Three Tall Women” from February 27, 2018; and Denzel Washington opens in Eugene O’Neill’s “The Iceman Cometh” on March 22, 2018.
Several large musical productions, both original and revivals, join the current popular lineup that includes “The Phantom of the Opera,” “Cats,” “Wicked,” “Beautiful,” “Aladdin,” and “The Book of Mormon,” “Chicago,” and “Miss Saigon.” Kids are enjoying Roald Dahl’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” which opened in April. And the new musical roster includes “Come From Away,” “A Bronx Tale,” and “Come From Away.”
Book Your Broadway Tickets
For the best advice on buying tickets, contact The Sherry Netherland's concierge team. Our knowledgeable staff can assist in finding the perfect show and tickets for your evening. Or, follow the recommended ABC’s of the Broadway League: A) Use the show’s official App or website; B) Visit the theater box office in person; C) Call Broadway’s official ticketing services, Telecharge at 800-432-7250 or Ticketmaster at 877-250-2929.
To encourage early appreciation of live theater, watch for Kids’ Night on Broadway® in late February, a special occasion when young people age 18 and under can see a participating Broadway show for free when accompanied by a full-paying adult. And to spread the love in wintertime, NYC Broadway Week offers 2-for-1 tickets for three weeks beginning in mid-January. Feeling lucky? Try the TKTS Discount Booth at Times Square for same-day theater tickets.
Bright Lights of Broadway
For many of the planet’s finest actors, New York City’s Broadway Theater District is the hub of the universe. For audiences, approval comes to the tune of $1.45 billion spent annually on Broadway tickets by nearly 13.3 million theater-goers. As actors and New Yorkers have been saying for decades, there’s no place like Broadway.
Memorable Valentine's Weekend
Stay at The Sherry-Netherland for a very Memorable Valentine's Weekend! Whether it's chocolate dipped strawberries in your room or a bottle of Champagne at turndown, our Memorable Valentine's Weekend package is sure to put romance in the air for you and your loved one.
The Family Getaway
Book The Family Getaway package and receive a stuffed giraffe named Louis, four $10 MetroCard's, four tickets to the Central Park Zoo, and four tickets to the historic Central Park Carousel.
The ABC's of Luxury Shopping
Stay at The Sherry and experience the joys of shopping in our mid-town location. We will give you three $50 gift certificates, one for use at the Apple Store, one for Barneys New York, and one for Coach, to help get you started.