If you are in New York City for a short period of time, you must attend a good broadway show that will give you an idea of the artists living in the city. Tourists can easily purchase tickets for an evening show on the same day while they are on Broadway. However, the tickets can get sold out if the acts are new or popular. If you are going to NY and know that you have to watch a particular show, check out their website to book tickets in advance. If you are in NY for a day and the tickets are sold, you might still get lucky if you come to the theatre early and look out for anyone selling the tickets in the hallways or outside the theatre.