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Featuring Top Tony Nominees! Hell’s Kitchen, The Outsiders, The Great Gatsby, Cabaret and The Notebook

Columbus Day Weekend

October 10 - 13, 2024

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Columbus Day Weekend October 10 – 13, 2024  

 

TESTIMONIAL:

“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

 

PACKAGE DESCRIPTION:

Come join us at one of the most beautiful times of year in New York City. NYC and Broadway are in the midst of an inspiring revival and we are inviting you to come and immerse yourself in that experience.

Miss the irreplaceable experience of live theatre on its grandest stage?    We have been welcoming guests back since autumn ‘21 and our guests have absolutely been enthralled to be back on Broadway and in the Big Apple.

If splendid autumn temperatures and the season’s changing colors sound about right to you, we invite you to join us for Columbus Day weekend from October 10 – 13.  

Come and experience the specially curated core elements of the BAA travel experience including airfare, roundtrip private town car/SUV transfers between airport and hotel, professional on-site management, excellent tickets to 3 shows, 3 nights hotel at a 4-diamond theatre district hotel, two groups meals and more.

Here’s a sense of how your Broadway weekend will take shape:

Following a festive welcome dinner with your fellow Broadway Across America patrons, the weekend gets underway with your choice of three shows: 9-time Tony Award nominee Cabaret the hottest ticket going on Broadway, new sensation based on the iconic book & film The Great Gatsby OR Back to the Future, the reigning Olivier Best New Musical in London and now Broadway smash hit.

Complimenting an intimate and exquisite Q & A lunch at Sardi’s, your second day will feature a choice between 2024 Tony Best Musical and 13-time overall nominee Hell’s Kitchen OR 12-time Tony nominee The Outsiders OR 9-time Tony nominee & Julietthe hilarious new musical that flips the script on the greatest love story ever told.

There’s no letdown on Saturday when you once again have a choice from among three new musicals: 3-time Tony nominee The Notebook including Best Actor and Best Actress OR the legendary, mesmerizing Chicago or the ever spectacular Hamilton on its grandest stage.

On Friday, your Day 2 program will typically feature options for a theatre, museum or walking tour experience (plus to the option to add our traditional Central Park tour where we take in the fall foliage and remarkable back story of this NYC landmark) from among choices we will provide.   

Friday morning tour selections segue into an engaging Q & A and exquisite lunch with a Broadway actor guest or two at Sardi’s, the famed Broadway district establishment.

Come early October, you just might find there’s no other place you would rather be than NYC. 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, the many details of your trip will be attended to by our dedicated staff.

Show Overviews:

The Great Gatsby

Transport yourself to the opulent world of the 1920s as one of the greatest American novels hits the greatest American stage. Starring Jeremy Jordan (Newsies) as the eccentric and mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby and Eva Noblezada (Hadestown) as the enigmatic Daisy Buchanan, The Great Gatsby arrives on Broadway after a record-shattering, sold-out run at Paper Mill Playhouse. Directed by Marc Bruni (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical), this story of extravagance and longing features choreography by Dominique Kelley (So You Think You Can Dance), a book by Kait Kerrigan (The Mad Ones) and a jazz- and pop-influenced original score by Jason Howland (Little Women) and Nathan Tysen (Paradise Square). Don’t miss the party — get tickets today to the musical that The New York Times calls “lush, bewitching, and dazzling!”

& Juliet

Created by the Emmy ® – winning writer from Schitt’s Creek,” this hilarious new musical flips the script on the greatest love story ever told. & JULIET asks: what would happen if Juliet didn’t end it all over Romeo? Get whisked away on a fabulous journey ass he ditches her famous ending for a fresh beginning a second chance at life and life – her way.

Cabaret

Willkommen. Bienvenue. Welcome to the Kit Kat Club. Home to an intimate and electrifying new production of Cabaret. Experience this groundbreaking musical like never before.

The denizens of the Kit Kat Club have created a decadent sanctuary inside Broadway’s August Wilson Theatre, where artists and performers, misfits and outsiders rule the night. Step inside their world. This is Berlin. Relax. Loosen up. Be yourself.

London’s hottest ticket arrives on Broadway this Spring with Academy® and Tony Award® winner Eddie Redmayne reprising his Olivier Award-winning performance as the Emcee, and introducing Gayle Rankin as the Toast of Mayfair, Sally Bowles. 

The Notebook

The musical adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’ novel comes to Broadway, featuring music by Ingrid Michaelson.  

Allie and Noah, both from different worlds, share a lifetime of love despite the forces that threaten to pull them apart. With a book that has sold millions of copies worldwide and a film that’s one of the highest-grossing romantic dramas of all-time, the musical adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’s The Notebook comes to Broadway following a critically acclaimed world premiere engagement at Chicago Shakespeare Theater in the fall of 2022. 

The Outsiders

The new musical based on S.E. Hinton’s classic novel and Francis Ford Coppola’s motion picture arrives on Broadway.

In Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1967, the hardened hearts and aching souls of Ponyboy Curtis, Johnny Cade and their chosen family of ‘outsiders’ are in a fight for survival and a quest for purpose in a world that may never accept them. A story of the bonds that brothers share and the hopes we all hold on to, this gripping new musical reinvigorates the timeless tale of ‘haves and have nots’, of protecting what’s yours and fighting for what could be.

Water For Elephants

The critically acclaimed bestselling novel Water For Elephants comes to vivid life on Broadway in a unique, spectacle-filled new musical.

After losing what matters most, a young man jumps a moving train unsure of where the road will take him and finds a new home with the remarkable crew of a traveling circus, and a life—and love—beyond his wildest dreams. Seen through the eyes of his older self, his adventure becomes a poignant reminder that if you choose the ride, life can begin again at any age.

Directed by Tony Award®️ nominee Jessica Stone (Kimberly Akimbo), with a book by three-time Tony nominee Rick Elice (Jersey Boys, Peter and the Starcatcher) adapted from Sara Gruen’s novel, and a soaring score by the acclaimed PigPen Theatre Co., Water For Elephants unites innovative stagecraft with the very best of Broadway talent in an authentic and deeply moving new musical that invites us all to give ourselves to the unknown.

The Wiz

Everybody look around, there’s reason to rejoice! The Tony Award®-winning Best Musical that took the world by storm is back. Based on L. Frank Baum’s children’s book, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The Wiz returns home to the American stage with an all-new adaptation.

The Wiz premiered on Broadway in 1975 and became an instant sensation, going on to win seven Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Original Score, Best Featured Actor in a Musical (Ted Ross), Best Featured Actress in a Musical (Dee Dee Bridgewater), Best Choreography (George Faison), and in a Broadway first, Best Direction of a Musical and Best Costume Design (Geoffrey Holder). “Ease on Down the Road” became the show’s break-out single, and “Home” has since become a bona fide classic. That original production ran for four years (first at The Majestic Theatre and later at The Broadway Theatre) – and 1,672 performances – on Broadway. A 1978 film adaptation starred Diana Ross, Ted Ross, Mabel King, Richard Pryor and Lena Horne, and marked Quincy Jones’ first collaboration with Michael Jackson. 

Back to the Future

Winner of London’s Olivier Award for Best New Musical, Back to the Future is set to land on Broadway this summer.

Welcome to Hill Valley! When Marty McFly finds himself transported back to 1955 in a time machine built by the eccentric scientist Doc Brown, he accidentally changes the course of history. Now he’s in a race against time to fix the present, escape the past and send himself… back to the future.

Set your destination time, New York and get ready to make musical theater history.

Hell’s Kitchen:

There’s a place where the rhythm of the city is music, where every corner has a story, and every window is a kaleidoscope. Where a girl can step out of her apartment and find the world. That’s 13-time Tony Award nominee Hell’s Kitchen, a new musical from 15-time Grammy Award winner Alicia Keys that’s about to make Broadway feel brand new.

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Roundtrip coach class airfare to New York from most major cities within the continental U.S.   Note:  some smaller U.S. airports/cities and many in Canada can incur airfare supplements.   Please inquire to see if this applies to your home airport.
  • Roundtrip airport – hotel transfers via luxury town car or SUV
  • Three (3) nights full-service accommodations amidst the luxurious 4-diamond comforts of the Muse Hotel or the 4-diamond Hilton Tempo in the heart of the theatre district. (Please inquire about the option to extend to Monday, October 14 which is Columbus Day itself)
  • Thursday, October 10:   Invitations to an exquisite welcome dinner with your fellow guests featuring fine food and flowing cocktails.
  • Thursday, October 10:   Orchestra/front mezzanine seating to your choice of two shows:
  • Thursday, October 10:   Orchestra/front mezzanine seating to your choice of two shows:
    • Cabaret at The Kit Kat Club (better known as the August Wilson Theatre)
    • The Great Gatsby at the Broadway Theatre
    • Back to the Future at the Winter Garden Theatre
  • Friday, October 11:   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!
  • Friday, October 11:   Orchestra/front mezzanine seating to your choice of two shows:
    • Hell’s Kitchen at the Shubert Theatre
    • & Juliet at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre
    • Suffs at the Music Box Theatre
    • The Outsiders at the Bernard Jacobs Theatre
  • Saturday, October 12:   Orchestra/front mezzanine seating to your choice of two shows:
    • The Notebook at the Schoenfeld Theatre
    • Chicago at the Ambassador Theatre
    • Hamilton at Richard Rodgers Theatre
  • Your Friday will typically feature options for a theatre, museum or walking tour experience (plus to the option to add our traditional Central Park tour where we take in the fall foliage and remarkable back story of this NYC landmark) from among choices we will provide.   
  • 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.
  • Show Notes: 
    • Actual performances dates for particular shows can vary from one date/program in the program to another
    • If you prefer 2 shows listed for the same day, please inquire about the option to include both.    Adding a 4th show can also be an option in most instances.

* 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 a particular performance day and subject to the industry’s post-show experience guidelines which are currently being reviewed. More details to follow as the weekend draws closer.

 

Columbus Day Weekend

October 10 – 13, 2024

Featuring Top Tony Nominees! Hell’s Kitchen, The Outsiders, The Great Gatsby,

Cabaret and The Notebook

Single Occupancy: $3916

Double Occupancy: $5988 ($2994/person)

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 a particular performance day and subject to the industry’s post-show experience guidelines which are currently being reviewed. More details to follow as the weekend draws closer.