|Columbus Day Weekend||October 9 – 12, 2020||
“It was an amazing weekend and I don’t think we could possibly have seen three better shows – they were spectacular and such a terrific variety. They were all beyond my wildest dreams and a memory for a lifetime. The welcome dinner was delicious, lots of very nice people. The walking tour was incredible and we all did well! Lunch at Sardi’s was also delicious and meeting the actors was so enjoyable. Also the chat back was beyond our expectations.
The car service was really great – both drivers were terrific. Please know I’m sending hugs to our hosts – thank you!!”
Joan K. – Columbus Day Weekend Guest
Broadway Across America is excited to announce our 2020 Columbus Day weekend will feature Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster in The Music Man. With the early weeks of The Music Man virtually sold out, this is an exclusive opportunity for our patrons to get in on one of the earliest performances.
Jackman, the 2-time Tony Award®, Grammy Award®, and Emmy Award® winner Hugh makes his highly anticipated return to Broadway in what is widely agreed to be the greatest role ever created for an actor in the history of musical theater. Foster, the 2-time Tony Award-winning musical comedy superstar, will star as Marian Paroo.
And while your weekend kicks off with The Music Man as your first show, we have so much more in store while you are here! There’s Friday evening’s welcome dinner with your fellow Broadway Across America patrons leading into the first show of the weekend.
After a restful night’s sleep, you will have your choice of tours for Saturday morning before we transition into our traditional Q & A lunch at Sardi’s which features a Broadway actor or two taking your questions and discussing their journey to Broadway. Snapping a photo or two with our actor guests makes for a great takeaway from the weekend.
Following an exquisite lunch, your Saturday afternoon or evening is highlighted by your choice of the revelatory revival of Company starring the inimitable Patti LuPone and fellow Tony-winning Best Actress Katrina Lenk, or Tina: The Tina Turner Musical which has been blowing audiences away in London’s West End with its stirring story-telling of the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s remarkable journey
Finally on Sunday, your weekend in New York culminates with a choice between the one of the season’s certain sensations in a revival of the iconic West Side Story in its cutting edge staging at the Broadway Theatre, and Mrs. Doubtfire, the beloved film turned musical, which features the immensely talented Rob McClure (Tony Best Actor nominee in Charlie Chaplin) channeling Robin Williams.
Come early October, you just might find there’s no other place you would rather be than New York City. The weather can be expected to be at its finest with scenic fall foliage in Central Park and just the right temperatures both day and night. Meanwhile, every detail of your trip will be attended to by our dedicated staff.
Following door-to-door service from airport to your hotel door via luxury town car, it is time to settle in to distinctive accommodations at the distinctively appointed 4-diamond Intercontinental New York Times Square.
With a projected mid-sized of perhaps 32 to 40 guests, this Broadway Across America exclusive also features round-trip airfare, door-to-door luxury sedan service to and from the airport, an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour and the dedicated professional on-site services of the Broadway Across America staff.
The Music Man
Two-time Tony Award®, Grammy Award®, and Emmy Award® winner Hugh Jackman will make his highly anticipated return to Broadway in what is widely agreed to be the greatest role ever created for an actor in the history of musical theater: Professor Harold Hill in Meredith Willson’s beloved classic, The Music Man. Two-time Tony Award-winning musical comedy superstar Sutton Foster will star as Marian Paroo. The production, directed by four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, with choreography by Tony Award winner Warren Carlyle, will begin performances on September 9, 2020, and officially open on October 15, 2020.
One of the most universally cherished treasures of the American musical theater, The Music Man was an instant smash hit when it premiered on Broadway on December 19, 1957. It went on to win five Tony Awards, including the prize for Best Musical, and ran for 1,375 performances. The Smithsonian Institution ranks The Music Man as one of the “great glories” of American popular culture
The Music Man follows traveling salesman Harold Hill (Jackman) as he cons the people of River City, Iowa into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys band that he vows to organize, despite the fact that he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef. When he soon falls for the town librarian, Marian Paroo (Foster), his plans take an unexpected turn. The show features now classic tunes including “Iowa Stubborn,” “(Ya Got) Trouble,” “Goodnight My Someone,” “76 Trombones,” “Marian the Librarian” and “Till There Was You.”
Sutton Foster is one of the most extraordinary breakout stars in contemporary Broadway history. Here Tony-winning performance as Millie Dillmount in Throughly Modern Millie made into one of the great, internationally recognized theatrical luminaries of our time. She’s established herself as of Broadway’s best ever “triple threats,” subsequently winning a second Tony for her astonishing turn as Reno Sweeney in Anything Goes.
“Who needs a brass section when you’ve got Sutton Foster? Her triple mastery of words, music and moves is unmatched by any performer on Broadway.”
– Ben Brantley, The New York Times
Tina – The Tina Turner Musical
Tina follows Tina Turner from her humble beginnings in Nutbush, Tennessee, to her transformation into the global queen of rock ‘n’ roll. Born Anna Mae Bullock in 1939, Turner rose to fame in the 1960s alongside her husband Ike. She later revealed in her autobiography that she had suffered domestic abuse at his hands—they separated in 1976 and divorced two years later. Turner later made a massive comeback in the 1980s. The Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll has sold 180 million records worldwide and been honored with 11 Grammy Awards.
Helloooooooo! Mrs. Doubtfire is a musical now, poppets, and she’s here to make everything better!
Daniel Hillard, a struggling, out-of-work actor, will do anything for his kids. After losing custody in a messy divorce, he disguises himself as Scottish nanny Euphegenia Doubtfire in a desperate attempt to stay in their lives. As his new persona begins to take on a life of her own, Mrs. Doubtfire teaches Daniel more than he bargained for about how to be a father. A hysterical and heartfelt story about holding onto your loved ones against all odds, Mrs. Doubtfire is the next big musical comedy for families — of all kinds.
West Side Story
When four theatrical giants — Jerome Robbins, Leonard Bernstein, Arthur Laurents and Stephen Sondheim — created West Side Story, it was immediately hailed as an “indisputable, boundary-busting masterpiece” (The New York Times) that “explodes every imaginable idea of what a musical can be” (New York Magazine). Now, three of the most daring theater-makers of our time — director Ivo van Hove (A View From the Bridge and The Crucible), choreographer Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker, and designer and frequent Van Hove collaborator Jan Versweyveld — offer a radical, thrilling new interpretation of this iconic work, with extraordinary dancing, breathtaking vision, and 32 young, brilliantly gifted performers all making their Broadway debuts. Don’t miss this opportunity to see a landmark in musical theater history as if for the very first time.
“The most exciting musical theater masterpiece of the 20th century. The most visionary theatrical talents of the 21st century. Is there any wonder it’s “the most eagerly-awaited production of the new season?”
– The New York Post
- Roundtrip coach class airfare to New York from most major cities within the continental U.S.
- Roundtrip airport – hotel transfers via luxury town car
- Three (3) nights full-service accommodations amidst the luxurious 4-diamond comforts of the Westin New York Times Square
- Friday, October 9: Orchestra/front mezzanine seating to The Music Man starring Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster at the Winter Garden Theatre
- Saturday, October 10: Orchestra/front mezzanine seating to your choice of the following (each subject to availability):
- Company at the Bernard Jacobs Theatre
- Tina – The Tina Turner Musical at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre
- On Saturday morning, your choice of an exclusive Broadway history tutorial and behind-the-scenes theatre tour or a fascinating walking tour given by a seasoned New York City guide.
- Also on Saturday, invitations to an exquisite group lunch including fine food and beverages at Sardi’s, the famed fixture known for its caricatures of Broadway stars. Your lunch will feature a Q & A session with Broadway performers who will share stories and experiences as well as a meet-and-greet opportunity for photos and autographs – perhaps even a song or two!
- Sunday, October 11: Orchestra/front mezzanine seating to your choice of the following (each subject to availability):
- Mrs. Doubtfire at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre
- West Side Story at the Broadway Theatre
- An exclusive opportunity for a scheduled post-show chat back with members of the cast from one of your shows.*
- Professional on-site program management by Broadway Across America staff
- Comprehensive guest itineraries sent via email.
* Post-show opportunities subject to availability of particular actors on this particular performance day. More details to follow as the weekend draws closer.
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Take the Kids to NYC – Your choice of Packages:
|Columbus Day Weekend||October 9 – 12, 2020||
Option A (The Music Man + Saturday and Sunday Choices):
PRICE PER GUEST (double occupancy): $2992
BAA Package Price for TWO: $5984
PRICE PER GUEST (single occupancy): $3384
Option B (Pick Your Own Friday show + Saturday and Sunday show choices):
PRICE PER GUEST (double occupancy): $2692
BAA Package Price for TWO: $5384
PRICE PER GUEST (single occupancy): $3534
Please inquire about custom pricing from nearby cities such as Boston, Philadelphia and Baltimore
* An appropriate, comparable substitution may be made for certain program elements if group minimums are not met. Post-show opportunities subject to availability of particular actors on this particular performance day. More details to follow as the weekend draws closer.