How to Plan Your Day Around a Broadway Show in New York City

No trip to NYC is complete without one musical moment. Here's what to do and where to eat before the show starts.
 

Hadestown, photograph by Matthew Murphy.

Noon

The Chelsea Market, photograph by ymgerman/iStock.

Covering a square block in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District, Chelsea Market features more than 35 vendors offering everything from soup to crepes—so all tastes are covered.

chelseamarket.com

1 p.m.

The High Line, photograph by Gabriel Pevide/iStock.

Walk north, nine metres above street level, on The High Line, a park built on a former rail line with city and river views. Download the app to explore the gardens and art along the route.

thehighline.org

3 p.m.

The Vessel, photograph by Warren Eisenberg/iStock.

Hudson Yards, NYC’s must-visit neighbourhood, is turning heads thanks to attractions like Vessel, an Instagram-friendly, interactive sculpture featuring 154 connected flights of stairs with 80 landings.

hudsonyardsnewyork.com

5 p.m.

Photograph courtesy of Sardi’s.

Sardi’s has been the toast of Broadway for more than 90 years, and its walls are decorated with caricatures of the famous people who have dined at the West 44th Street restaurant.

sardis.com

Hadestown, Walter Kerr Theatre

Hadestown, photograph by Matthew Murphy.

An updated version of the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, this musical, about a man’s journey into the underworld to rescue his love, won eight Tony Awards earlier this year—including best musical. September performances take place Tuesday to Saturday starting between 7 and 8 p.m. There are also Saturday and Wednesday matinees at 2 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m.

hadestown.com

11 p.m.

The Rum House photograph by Paul Wagtouicz.

Stop for a drink at The Rum House on West 47th Street. The bar serves classic cocktails, like the Old Cuban, featuring Santa Teresa 1796 rum, Demerara, lime and mint.

therumhousenyc.com

[This story appears in the September 2019 edition of WestJet Magazine.]

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