Join us for an exclusive, behind-the-scenes trip with access to some of Broadway's best spaces and performers in New York City! Take in the Broadway shows of your choice, tour the New Amsterdam Theatre and Radio City Music Hall, enjoy a private performance and discussion with some of Broadway's amazing talent, and follow in the footsteps of Alexander Hamilton and Lin-Manuel Miranda with a tour of the Hamilton Heights neighborhood. And the best part...experience the 43rd annual Tony Awards®! Register below to secure your spot!
Friday, June 7 – Monday, June 10, 2019
Click to download NYC Tony Awards Trip Document (including pricing, itinerary, and more details) and see below for important FAQs
Friday June 7:
New York arrival, transfer to the hotel on your own. Guests should book a flight scheduled to arrive in NYC by 2pm EST.
5pm: Dinner in a private room of a fine Theatre District restaurant
Evening: Broadway show of your choice (subject to availability)
Saturday June 8:
9am: The doors of Broadway’s most beautiful and one of the finest Art Nouveau theatres in the world, the New Amsterdam Theatre, will be open just for us. This theatre is the current home of Disney’s “Aladdin” and the theatre where “The Lion King” was created. As we look at the theatre’s splendor, the person in large part responsible for saving this theatre from demolition will describe the theatre’s history, secrets, and tell its ghost stories.
10:30am: Private discussion and performance by three of Broadway’s performers, accompanied by the keyboardist from “Wicked”
Free Afternoon (you may purchase tickets to an additional Broadway matinee)
Evening: Broadway show of your choice (subject to availability)
Sunday June 9:
9am: In celebration of Broadway’s smash hit musical, we will follow the footsteps of Alexander Hamilton’s life in Upper Manhattan, including:
A leisurely stroll through Harlem’s loveliest history district, Hamilton Heights, built on Hamilton’s estate
A viewing of Hamilton Grange, the only home Hamilton ever owned, in which Lin Manuel Miranda wrote a portion of “Hamilton”
A stroll of the grounds of the Morris-Jumel Mansion, in which lived one of the wealthiest women in NYC, who hosted George Washington and Alexander Hamilton many times and who married Hamilton’s duel assassin, Aaron Burr. Lin Manuel also wrote part of “Hamilton” in the study of this mansion
A viewing of Sylvan Terrace, a very unique historic district composed of twelve 1882 wood houses build on the mansion’s property for workers and civil servants
Tony Award Evening with choice of:
Adventure #1: In one of New York’s best-known theatre cabarets, join an overflow crowd of Broadway theatre enthusiasts for a large screen viewing party of the ceremony. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.
Adventure #2: Take advantage of the rare privilege of joining Broadway’s elite at Radio City Music Hall for the live Tony Awards® ceremony. Includes Second or Third mezzanine seating or you may upgrade to First mezzanine or Orchestra level available for additional fee. Formal dress required.
Post Awards Reception at Plaza Hotel (available for additional fee)
Monday June 10:
9am: Hotel check-out, luggage stored in a select guest room
9:30am: Broadway Rehearsal Studio discussion and presentation with the former captain of the Radio City Music Hall Singers and the former captain of the Radio City Music Hall Corps de Ballet. Each guest will be given an autographed copy of their book “Saving Radio City Music Hall: A Dancer’s True Story”
11am: Private visit to Radio City Music Hall, home of the Tony Awards®
1pm: Program concludes
*Should events, venues, or sites become unavailable due to unforeseen circumstances, we will find alternative program activities, taking advantage of New York’s cultural richness.
A very limited number of tickets for the show are available to the general public. We have guaranteed access to tickets through our Broadway relationships.
Attendees must wear formal attire – tuxedos and evening wear (gown or elegant pant suit).
Tickets are based on availability. The sooner you register and pay the deposit, the better access to tickets there will be. Some shows may be sold out by the time we receive your registration. Some shows (Hamilton, Harry Potter, To Kill a Mockingbird, and Dear Evan Hansen) require a surcharge above the cost of tickets included in the registration fee. We encourage you to register as soon as possible for a better chance to get the best tickets to your top preferences!
In order to see both parts of this show (if tickets are available), you will see Part One on Saturday afternoon and Part Two on Saturday evening. This means you will have a free evening on Friday, unless you choose to purchase additional tickets on Friday evening.
One of the perks of our trip is that we can secure very good seats for Broadway shows. Seats included in the price of the registration are usually located the first 10 rows of the orchestra (in side sections), directly next to the premium seats (center). They generally, though not always, begin with the fourth seat from the aisle. Premium seats require a surcharge above the cost of registration. There are some shows (Hamilton, Harry Potter, To Kill a Mockingbird, and Dear Evan Hansen) that require a surcharge even for non-premium seats. There are some shows where we MAY not be able to secure seats in this location, but in the rear half of orchestra or front of mezzanine (Cher, Pretty Woman, Mean Girls, and Ferryman). We encourage you to register as soon as possible for a better chance to get the best tickets to your top preferences!
No. Each attendee gets to select their preferred shows, and our contact arranges the best available seats for each performance, so the Broadway show experience is not based on group choices. We encourage you to register as soon as possible for a better chance to get the best tickets to your top preferences!
Joseph Rosenberg, PhD, Founder and President of VIP Tours of New York, Architecture and Theatre Historian, lecturer, and NYC licensed tour guide will be leading the tours. Joe was in large part responsible for the landmark (preservation) designations of 36 Broadway theaters, including the New Amsterdam on 42nd Street; and the establishment of many historic districts in New York, such as SoHo, Park Slope, and the Upper West Side. In 1978, Joe co-founded “The Showpeople’s Committee to Save Radio City Music Hall,” which spared the Art Deco theater from demolition. Joe is the recipient of the League of Historic American Theatres’ Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to the US theatre preservation movement. Joe is a co-founder and former chairman of the New York City Historic Districts Council.
In addition to the entertainment at Broadway shows, the Tony Awards®, and the private cabaret performance, this NYC Adventure features in-depth history, culture, and little-known facts imparted by one of New York’s living treasures, Joe Rosenberg. Joe has an unparalleled knowledge of this city, and he likes to explore it on foot! Our group will walk through neighborhoods or up and down famous Avenues, while Joe shares a wealth of information along the way. You’ll come away with a new appreciation of the Big Apple. Bring appropriate footwear and be prepared for inclement weather. (Some walking destinations will be reached by chartered tour vehicle.)
The cost of the trip includes all excursions listed in the itinerary. If you prefer to leave the group for another activity on your own (shopping on Fifth Avenue, visiting One World Trade Center Observatory, etc.), you are certainly welcome to do so. However, the cost of the trip will not be adjusted based on which excursions you attend.
You do not have to stay at the Millennium Broadway Hotel, but the cost of the trip will not be adjusted accordingly. If you wish to book your own hotel, please contact Lila Honaker at [email protected] or 865-684-1200 (ext 146), as our registration form requires a hotel room selection.
Airfare is NOT included in the cost of the program. Guests will need to book and pay for their airfare on their own. PLEASE NOTE: Unless flying on Delta Airlines, please consider flying into Newark (EWR) or Kennedy (JFK) airports. LaGuardia airport (LGA) currently is undergoing a multi-billion-dollar renovation project, and the main terminal’s access to ground transportation into the city is very limited (only the Delta terminal at LGA is separate from the main terminal). Also, to take full advantage of the shows and excursions included in your registration, please schedule an arrival time prior to 2:00 p.m. on Friday, June 7; and schedule your departure for 3:30 p.m. or later on Monday, June 10.
The base trip price is determined by which Tony Awards® experience you choose. If you attend the live awards show at Radio City Music Hall, the base price is $2,770 per person. If you choose to watch a live stream of the awards at a viewing party, the base price is $2,275 per person. Your trip price is also determined by the shows you select (as some incur surcharges), upgraded seat locations, upgraded hotel room, additional show tickets, or by attending the post-awards reception.
Pricing is based on a minimum registrations of 20 guests. If there are fewer than 20 total guests, there will be a price increase of $30-$95/person.