October 11-15, 2023
New York & Broadway Theater Trip
With GEORGE HARTER
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11
George will book your flights to New York LaGuardia and meet your arriving flight. Private transportation will be provided to THE CORNELL CLUB on 44th Street at Fifth Avenue. This is the club for Alums & Faculty of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. You will find it’s warm & homey atmosphere with a Five-Star rating, a perfect home while visiting the city.
NOTE: If you wish to book your own airfare and meet the group at The Cornell Club -OR- if your flight times cannot be coordinated with George’s group transportation, there will be a $70 discount per person.
Let’s begin our four days in New York with a cocktail reception & three-course dinner with paired wines in the WHITE LIBRARY of the Cornell Club. After dinner there may be time to catch a show of your choice, visit Top-of-the Rock or explore Times Square a few blocks away.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12
A FULL BREAKFAST at The Cornell Club is included each morning of your stay. This morning George will lead you on a one-hour walking tour of the Broadway Theater District with history & stories about the theaters and the great Broadway composers.
After the walking tour and a restroom break, George will take you to a Broadway rehearsal hall where we will meet a cast member from one of the shows we’ll be seeing. Find out – first hand – what its like working on Broadway.
The show tonight is SOME LIKE IT HOT at the Shubert Theater on 44th Street. This brand new musical based on the Billy Wilder comedy from 1959, has a score by Marc Shaman & Scott Wittman (Hairspray)
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13
Today is left free for you to enjoy the great city of New York in your own way. Options available today include a short walking tour through CENTRAL PARK led by George, visiting Strawberry Fields, Bethesda Fountain. The Minton Tiles. Grand Mall & the Boathouse. NO ADDITIONAL COST FOR THIS OPTION
Also available is a water tour of the New York skyline aboard a 1920’s vintage yacht. You will travel along the Hudson River, out into the harbor around the Statue of Liberty (up close) and up the East River under the
Brooklyn Bridge. The boat is climate controlled, with light food and a full bar available. COST TBD
Tonight’s theater outing is the London transfer of the Olivia Award winning new musical BACK TO THE FUTURE.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14
Today is left free for museums, shopping, strolling a park, a special lunch or a Saturday matinee on Broadway. If you would like a Broadway show for this afternoon, George can make recommendations and provide costs for various levels of tickets.
Around 5 PM we’ll board a private coach and head to Lincoln Center for a cocktail and dinner at THE GRAND TIER dining beneath the giant Chagall tapestries in the Metropolitan Opera House. After dinner we will see the new reimagined CAMELOT at the Vivian Beaumont Theater directed by Bartlett Sher. This 1960 classic by Lerner & Loewe has a new book written by Academy Award winning writer Arron Sorkin.
After the show transportation will be provided back to The Cornell Club.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast in the Cayuga Dining Room, read the paper in the alcove or the White Library on the 4th Floor.
Check out at noon and settle your bill for any drinks or extra meals. A private coach will depart for LaGuardia for afternoon flights home.
COST: $2,995 Per Person based on DOUBLE OCCUPANCY/ PLUS AIRFARE
A limited number of rooms with TWIN BEDS are available
A limited number of STUDIO single occupancy rooms are available
(Private room supplement of $795 applies)
NOTE: Cancellation & Travel insurance are available at TravelGard.com
NOTE: THIS ITINERARY IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE. Any shows or restaurant venue changes will be replaced with ones of equal value.
This trip is limited to 24 people