Seeing a Broadway show is right up there with walking across the Brooklyn Bridge, climbing the stairs of the Statue of Liberty, or eating pastrami at Katz's deli. To put it simply: it's a tourists' must.
But a cushy seat in one of The Great White Way's theaters doesn't come cheap, with tickets for popular shows like Book of Mormon, The King and I, and historic hip-hop darling Hamilton regularly costing upwards of $300.
So what's a broke Broadway fan to do? Get thee to Bryant Park.
Now in its 15th year, 106.7 LITE FM's free Broadway in Bryant Park series offers audiences a weekly dose of showtunes performed out on the lawn. Every Thursday through mid-August, stars of popular shows, both on and off Broadway (think Chicago, Kinky Boots, Matilda, and more) sing their greatest hits in an hour-long revue-style show.
It might not compare to an evening out at the theater, hey, you can't beat the price. Find the full schedule below, and additional information over on 1067litefm.com.
Thursday, July 16, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Finding Neverland, Chicago, Sistas: The Musical, Mamma Mia!
Thursday, July 23, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Kinky Boots, Beautiful, The Phantom of the Opera, Sayonara
Thursday, July 30, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Matilda, On The Town, Les Misérables, The Fantasticks
Thursday, August 6, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Amazing Grace, Something Rotten!, Ruthless!, Allegiance, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder
Thursday, August 13, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Mrs. Smith's Broadway Cat-Tacular!, Once Upon a Mattress, The King and I, Dames at Sea
Caroline Hallemann is the associate digital editor at Travel + Leisure.Follow her on Twitter at @challemann.