Broadway trip lineup revised
Because of sellouts for a couple of previously announced Broadway musicals, we're amending the lineup for The Tribune-Review's spring Broadway trip to be hosted by Broadway and film critic Ed Blank April 25-29.
It still includes two big new musicals and a promising Tony Award contender play:
The trip will include round-trip airfare to LaGuardia Airport, group bus transfers within New York, four nights of accommodations at the conveniently located Crowne Plaza Hotel (Broadway between 48th and 49th Streets), three new Broadway shows and dinner together the first night at The View restaurant atop the Marriott Hotel.
Cost per person is $1,495 based on double occupancy. The price for a single is $2,170. For three in a room it's $1,395 per person.
A new feature of the trip is that theatergoers may substitute any or all of the shows. Joe Weigler of Shadyside Travel will try to get you whatever shows you wish, with an additional charge for anything beyond the first three. Choose the shows you want to see (a maximum of five is possible during the trip) and submit several picks in sequence of preference.
Those wishing to add a fourth and even possibly a fifth show may do so for the additional cost per ticket.
Seven shows are virtual sellouts - "Spamalot," "The Odd Couple," "The Color Purple," "Jersey Boys," "Wicked," "Tarzan" and "Three Days of Rain" - but the many possibilities include:
"Dirty Rotten Scoundrels," "The Light in the Piazza," "The Producers," "The Phantom of the Opera," "Lestat," "The Wedding Singer," "Hairspray," "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," "Chicago," "Barefoot in the Park" and "Doubt."
Full payment is due with the application, due no later than Thursday to: Shadyside Travel, 1601 Penn Ave., Suite 6000, Pittsburgh, Pa., 15221.
For details contact Ed Blank at 412-854-5555. For an application phone Shadyside Travel at 412-241-8692.