New York Theatre
Late Summer Fun in the Big Apple
This itinerary includes activities where moderate walking is required. Broadway shows are subject to change.
If you are going to New York City—go in style and end your summer on a high note! The Big Apple is back, and Broadway beckons all theatre lovers to return and rekindle their romance! Take your seats for specially selected iconic revivals or new headliners and witness the theatre industry’s best performers return to their beloved stage. Stay in the heart of all the action at Times Square where endless possibilities for local eats, entertainment, and shopping await your exploration. Get familiar with Midtown Manhattan, Times Square, and Lower Manhattan on locally guided tours visiting popular attractions such as The Empire State Building, the 911 Memorial & Museum and Battery Park. Discover the exquisite displays of art and sculpture of The Frick Collection. Delight in some leisure time to venture out on your own and cap off the trip with a special New York City Farewell Brunch!
Tue, Sep 12: Fly from Indianapolis to New York City with a local guide’s narration to introduce you to the Big Apple. Enjoy breathtaking, panoramic views from the Empire State Building’s observatory and dive deeper into what makes this iconic structure a can’t-miss experience through the enlightening exhibits. Have lunch on your own before heading to Times Square to check into the newly renovated New York Marriott Marquis Times Square in the heart of the theatre district, your home for the next four nights. Later, rejoin the group for a Welcome Dinner, before an evening at leisure. Jump right into the Broadway scene and book the show of your choice, see what’s playing at Carnegie Hall, start your souvenir shopping, or just relax at the hotel. (Meals: Dinner)
Wed, Sep 13: Today, set out for Lower Manhattan and travel back to the year 2001 as you visit the 9/11 Memorial & Museum. Walk through the collection of material evidence, first-person testimony, and historical records of the response to September 11, 2001 (and February 26, 1993) and the ongoing repercussions of these terrorist events. Spend some time in Lower Manhattan taking in the popular sites of Wall Street, Oculus, Trinity church and Battery Park, with harbor views stretching across a half mile along the southwestern edge of Lower Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty. Return to the hotel to have time for dinner on your own and freshen up before seeing the exciting new musical, Back to the Future, adapted from the original 1985 blockbuster film of the same name. 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! (B)
Thu, Sep 14: Enjoy a full free day to take in other popular attractions, do some shopping or independent sightseeing. New York has been lying in wait for visitors to return and you’ll have easy access from your centrally located hotel. Satisfy your craving for a big slice of New York style pizza, or a plethora of other famous favorites! Choose to take a pedi-cab or carriage ride through Central Park, walk to St. Peter’s Cathedral for a fascinating audio tour—endless possibilities abound! Tonight, regroup for tonight’s Broadway musical, New York, New York! It is 1946, the war is over, and a resurgent New York is beginning to rebuild. As steel beams swing overhead, a collection of artists has dreams as big as the Big Apple itself. Jimmy Doyle, a brilliant but disillusioned musician looking for his “major chord” in life: music, money, and love. The odds are against him until Francine Evans arrives on the scene, a young singer from Philly, destined for greatness. If they can make it there, they can make it anywhere! With a unique blend of dazzling new songs, big band classics, and exhilarating scores by John Kander, Fred Ebb and additional lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda—this jubilant new musical is destined to become the talk of the town. (B,D)
Fri, Sep 15: This morning, take a short walk from the hotel to a nearby studio to meet a Broadway performer and learn all about life on The Great White Way. Hear personal stories of career beginnings and the journey to Broadway stardom. This afternoon, spend time among The Frick Collection. This collection of the late industrialist, Henry Clay Frick, is well known for its distinguished Old Masters paintings and outstanding examples of European sculpture and decorative art. See impressive displays of Titian, Vermeer, Rembrandt, El Greco, Goya, Whistler and more! This evening, see another Broadway show! (B)
Sat, Sep 16: Have a relaxed morning at the hotel before topping off your tour with a special Farewell Brunch prior to your flights home! (B, BR)
New York Marriott Marquis, Times Square. Conveniently located in the heart of the theatre district and Times Square, with entertainment and restaurants just around the corner. Highlights: high-speed Internet access (fees apply) • four restaurants, including The View Restaurant, the only revolving rooftop restaurant in NYC • fitness center.
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Documents Required: Valid U.S. government issued I.D.