The Levys' Unique New York Tours

A variety of interest-specific tours include an Awesome Architecture Tour of New York City; Starring New York: TV, Movies & Celebrities; and many more. Prices and schedules vary.

The Levys' Unique New York!

Family-owned and operated for four generations, these educational bus and/or walking trips offer colorful stories on landmark, culinary or musically themed tours. Times/prices/locations vary.

The Lion King

(Previews began Oct. 15, 1997, opened Nov. 13, 1997)

(2 hrs 30 mins)

Theatergoers sing along at the runaway hit stage version of Disney’s beloved animated movie, enjoying such songs by multiple Grammy winner Elton John as “Circle of Life,” “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” and “Hakuna Matata,” as well as spectacular masks and dazzling puppets.

Schedule: Tu-W 7 pm, Th-F 8 pm, Sa 2 & 8 pm, Su 1 & 6:30 pm (Schedule can vary; consult show’s website for up-to-date schedule)

Tickets: $89-$189

The Loeb Boathouse Central Park

Rowboats, ocean kayaks and a range of bikes are available for rental daily (10 a.m.-dusk), as well as Venetian gondola half-hour tours around the lake ($30). Boat rentals are $12 for the first hour, $2.50 for each additional 15 minutes, prices vary for bike rentals.

The Mother

(Previews begin Feb. 20, 2019, opens March 11, 2019, closes April 13, 2019)

Academy Award nominee Isabelle Huppert (“Elle”) stars as a woman who, after devoting her life to her family, finds herself alone when the children have left the nest. Chris Noth (“Sex and the City”) co-stars in the new play by Florian Zeller, traslated from the French by Christopher Hampton and directed by Trip Cullman for the Atlantic Theater Company.

The New Amsterdam Trail

The free 90-minute audio tour takes tourists along the historic Dutch Settlement, allowing them to visualize Manhattan through the eyes of Henry Hudson. The tour can be downloaded at

The New York Beer and Brewery Tour

These beer-lover tours include The Signature Tour ($125), a 4.5-hour tour in a luxury van, where you will visit four breweries, drink a wide variety of local craft beer, learn how beer is made, enjoy artisanal food and beer pairings and more. The Express Tour ($79) is a three-stop, three-hour tour which begins at McSorley’s Old Ale House and also includes transportation and snacks.

The New York Botanical Garden's Literary Audio Tour

In collaboration with the Nat’l Endowment for the Arts, visitors and locals can explore the historic park with a fresh perspective as they listen to eight local writers’ flora-inspired poetry and prose on their cell-phones while following a designated route. Tues-Sun. $8-$20.

The Other Josh Cohen

(Previews begin Oct. 26, 2018, opened Nov. 12, 2018, tickets on sale thru April 28, 2019)

(1 hr 40 mins, no intermission)

Single and broke, Josh Cohen is on a downward spiral when a mysterious envelope arrives and changes his luck for the better. Tony Award nominee Hunter Foster (brother of Sutton Foster) directs the musical comedy.

Schedule: Tu, Th-F 7 pm, W 2 & 8 pm, Sa 3:30 & 8:30 pm, Su 3:30 pm

Beginning Feb. 26, 2019: Tu, Th-F 7 pm, W & Sa 3 & 8 pm, Su 3 pm

Tickets: $59-$110

The Phantom of the Opera

(Previews began Jan. 9, 1988, opened Jan. 26, 1988)

(2 hrs 30 mins)

Broadway’s longest-running musical, based on the novel by Gaston Leroux and featuring a score by Andrew Lloyd Webber, tells the tragic story of a disfigured composer who falls in love with a young soprano, whisking her away to his mysterious chambers beneath the Paris Opera House.

Schedule: M 8 pm, Tu 7 pm, W-Sa 8 pm, Th & Sa 2 pm

Tickets: $29-$155


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