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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 Kings Theatre, enjoy a private performance and discussion with some of Broadway's amazing talent, and explore some of New York's best placesAnd the best part...experience the 74th annual Tony Awards®! Register below to secure your spot! 

Friday, June 5 – Monday, June 8, 2020

Click to download NYC Tony Awards Trip Document (including pricing, itinerary, and more details) and see below for important FAQs

Registrations open December 27, 2019

 

ITINERARY

Friday June 5:

  • New York arrival, transfer to hotel on your own
    • Guests should book a flight scheduled to arrive in NYC by 2pm EST.
    • 4:45pm: Meet in the lobby of the Millenium Broadway before heading to a cocktail reception at a nearby location
    • Evening: Broadway show of your choice (subject to availability)  

Saturday June 6:

  • 9:30am: meet in Millenium Broadway hotel lobby to walk to a nearby location for a private discussion and performance by three of Broadway’s performers, accompanied by the keyboardist from “Wicked”
  • Noonish: Group lunch in a fine Theatre District restaurant
  • Free Afternoon (you may purchase tickets to an additional Broadway matinee)
  • Evening: Broadway show of your choice (subject to availability)
  • Post show: Group Dessert Show Discussion in a private room of Theatre District restaurant; discuss the shows you saw this evening and get to know your travelmates

 

Sunday June 7:

  • 10am: board private transportation for a guided exploration
    • Stroll into Central Park to study its brilliant design, the world-renowned Bow Bridge, and a stunning Lake/Park/Skyline view
    • Stroll through Strawberry Fields, Yoko Ono’s Central Park memorial to John Lennon, followed by a view of the world famous 1885 Dakota Apartment Houses, as we have an in depth discussion of John Lennon’s assassination and the trauma it brought to New York
    • An architectural  exploration of the elegant Beaux Art and Art Deco apartment houses and lovely residential brownstone-lined streets of the Upper West Side, where many of New York’s rich and famous live
    • A walking and coach exploration of the architecture and stores along Fifth Avenue, one of the world’s most famous shopping streets-home to the Plaza Hotel, Bergdorf Goodman, Tiffany, Trump Tower, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and Rockefeller Center
    • Free Afternoon (you may purchase tickets to an additional Broadway matinee)
    • Tony Award Evening (Formal dress required)

 Monday June 8:

  • 10am:  board private transportation for a guided exploration
    • Private visit to King’s Theatre: Designed by Rapp and Rapp, one of the city’s largest and most ornate movie palaces, magnificently restored (~$90M) and reopened as performing arts center
    • Coach exploration through Brooklyn’s best kept secret, Prospect Park South – a residential neighborhood of large, elegant Victorian Mansions
    • For those guests departing from Newark after 3:30pm, you will have coach transportation arriving before 2:30pm
    • For all other guests, you will be transported back to the Millenium Hotel by 3pm

*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.

 

Program Cost

  • $2,825 per person (includes hotel, third mezzanine seating for Tony Awards®, and a $250 donation to the Tennessee Theatre)
    • Single occupancy will incur a $500 surcharge
    • A deposit of $1,250 per person is required upon registration
    • Show surcharges, ticket upgrades, and post awards reception (if any of these are selected) will be added to trip price 
    • Balance will be due May 1
  • $2,365 per person (does not include hotel; includes third mezzanine seating for Tony Awards® a $250 donation to the Tennessee Theatre)
    • Single occupancy will incur a $500 surcharge
    • A deposit of $1,250 per person is required upon registration
    • Show surcharges, ticket upgrades, and post awards reception (if any of these are selected) will be added to trip price 
    • Balance will be due May 1

FAQs

 

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 in 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. There is a reduced trip price without hotel. The Millenium Broadway will be the location from which the group will leave for some activities, so please keep this in mind if you opt not to include the hotel and as you are selecting your own hotel.

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 two prices differ in that one includes hotel accommodations and one does not. If you choose the option without hotel, you will be responsible for booking for your own hotel. 

If you have any further questions, please contact Lila Honaker at 865-684-1200 ext 146 or by email at [email protected]