• Hotel accommodations at the Wellington Hotel (near Carnegie Hall).
• An orientation seminar--Welcome to New York!
• Theatre tickets to four productions selected from the best of Broadway and Off-Broadway.
• A week-long METROCARD good for unlimited subway and bus transportation.
• Guided escort to sites of interest, including the World Trade Center site.
• Hotel taxes on all rooms.
• Hotel baggage handling upon arrival and departure.
Backstage on Broadway
ESU Theatre - May 20-25, 2014
Emporia State University Theatre announces its New York Theatre Tour. Running from Tuesday, May 20 until Sunday May 25, 2014. The tour will be led by Jim and Lindy Bartruff. It provides an opportunity for theatergoers of all ages to enjoy live, professional theatre in New York City. The tour originates in Emporia, KS. But, through arrangements with your travel professional departures from other cities can be arranged. We'll provide information about ground transfers between the airport and the hotel when you join the tour.
The cost of the ground portion of the tour will be $1400 per person for quad rooms and $1800 per person in twin rooms. Accommodations in triples will be $1550 per person and singles at $2605. This package price is very competetive. The average rate for a NYC hotel room is almost $300 a night according the USA Today. But, by purchasing as a group, we are able to save money on the cost of our accommodations, theatre tickets, gratuities, tour providers and other events.
THEATRE TICKETS. The cost of theatre tickets to four productions is included in the quoted price. Tickets are always subject to availability. Our group choices will be announced soon but may be selected from among the following:
• A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder. An Edwardian musical romp with Jefferson Mays as 8 murder victims.
• A Raisin in the Sun. Denzel Washington stars in this limited run revival of Lorraine Hansberry's classic play.
• After Midnight. Grammy winner k.d. lang stars in a new jazz musical featuring songs by Duke Ellington.
• Aladdin. Disney presents the long-awaited stage adaptation of its animated hit.
• All the Way. Bryan Cranston stars as President Lyndon B. Johnson.
• Beautiful. A musical biography of the early career of songwriter Carole King.
• The Bridges of Madison County. Kelli O'Hara stars in a new musical by Marsha Norman and Jason Robert Brown.
• Bullets Over Broadway. Zach Braff stars in the musicalization of the popular Woody Allen film, directed by Susan Stroman.
• Cinderella. Rodgers and Hammerstein musical starring Carly Rae Jepsen and Fran Drescher.
• The Cripple of Inashmaan. Daniel Radcliffe stars in Martin McDonagh's dark comedy.
• If/Then. A new musical starring Idina Menzel.
• Kinky Boots. Tony-winning musical with music by Cyndi Lauper based upon the popular British film.
• Machinal. Roundabout Theatre production of a 1928 drama starring Rebecca Hall.
• Matilda. The Royal Shakespeare Company's adaptation of Roald Dahl's beloved children's book.
• Motown: The Musical. A musical history of the famous Detroit record company produced by Barry Gordy.
• Mothers and Sons. Tyne Daly stars in Terrence McNally's new drama.
• Newsies. The popular Disney film has become a musical sensation.
• Of Mice and Men. John Steinbeck's classic starring James Franco and Chris O'Dowd as George and Lenny.
• Outside Mullingar. Tonny winner Brian F. O'Byrne co-stars with Debra Messing in John Patrick Shanley's new play.
• Pippin. Award-winning revival featuring the music of Stephen Schwartz.
• Rocky. New musical adaptation of the Oscar-winning film that made a star of Sylvester Stallone.
• Violet. Sutton Foster plays a disfigured woman on a cross country trip in search of transformation.
• The Velocity of Autumn. Explosive new play with Estelle Parsons and Stephen Spinella.
HOUSING. Centrally located in Midtown Manhattan, the Wellington Hotel is a few steps to Carnegie Hall, City Center, Central Park and Broadway, New York's celebrated Theatre District. Fifth Avenue Shopping, Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall, Lincoln Center, Times Square, MoMA and the Museum of Radio and Television are within easy walking distance. You'll be afforded ample free time during your week in New York to tour the sights, shop, attend sporting events or see other shows. We have reserved space at the hotel in various combinations. Total cost per person will be figured in quad, triple, double or single rooms. PLEASE NOTE: Meals and airfares are not included in the tour price. For best airfares, contact the airline of your choice -- OR -- your travel professional. Websites such as AAA, Travelocity, Expedia, Orbitz and Kayak are also recommended.
$ 900 QUAD (4 people per room at $1400 per person)
$1050 TRIPLE (3 people per room at $1550 per person)
$1300 DOUBLE (2 people per room at $1800 per person)
$2105 SINGLE (One person at $2605)
AIR TRAVEL TO NEW YORK. You need to book air travel on your own. Current airfares range widely, depending upon the city of origin, bonus programs, etc. We recommend that you contact your local travel agent. Websites such as AAA, Travelocity, Expedia, Orbitz and Kayak are also recommended. The sooner you book your flight, the better the fare. We'll provide you with information about ground transfers between the airport and the hotel when you join the tour. Current airfares between Kansas City and New York are between $300 and $500. There are also good rates out of Minneapolis and other cities in our region.