DM Playhouse to Host 'Best of Broadway' New York Theatre Tour, 5/8-11

DM Playhouse to Host 'Best of Broadway' New York Theatre Tour, 5/8-11

Join the Des Moines Community Playhouse this spring, May 8-11, and see the new musicals "Rocky" and "Bullets Over Broadway." Registrations and a $400 deposit are now being accepted at the Playhouse. Contact Lee Ann Bakros, trip coordinator, by phone at515-974-5358, or register online at Total trip cost is $1899 per person, double occupancy. Space is limited and going quickly.

The Playhouse's Best of Broadway tour allows travelers to see newly opening Broadway shows. The packages include round-trip coach airfare from Des Moines to New York City, three nights at the Renaissance Times Square in the heart of the theatre district, and three theatre tickets. Transportation between the airport and hotel is also provided. Travelers enjoy a relaxing, educational travel experience as John Viars, veteran New York guide and Playhouse executive director, employs his unique knowledge and theatre expertise to guide an unforgettable theatre tour.

Best of Broadway tours leave on a Thursday morning and provide plenty of time to explore and shop before returning on a Sunday evening. New York veterans may come and go as they please, while first-timers can opt for a variety of group tours. A selection of dining and sightseeing options, such as a welcome dinner, a scenic and informative Gray Line Bus Tour, and a serene and breathtaking New York Harbor Cruise are offered, each for an additional fee.

Thursday's show is "Rocky," a new musical based on the hit Sylvester Stallone film."Rocky" is the iconic underdog story about a down-and-out fighter named Rocky Balboa, struggling to stay on his feet. But, when the chance of a lifetime comes along, he takes his best shot at becoming a champion...and his last shot at finding first love.

The Friday evening show is "Bullets Over Broadway," a new musical based on the Woody Allen film, directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman ("The Producers") and starring Zach Braff ("Scrubs"). A playwright needs someone to back his next show. A mobster needs some way to please his showgirl girlfriend. This could be the start of a beautiful friendship.

Playhouse Best of Broadway travelers choose their Saturday evening show.

The Playhouse is Iowa's oldest and largest producing theatre. Located at the 42nd Street exit of I-235, the theatre has presented a full season of shows since 1919 and also offers a wide variety of educational experiences including classes for ages 3-1/2 to adult, theatre trips to New York, and volunteer opportunities onstage and backstage.

For more information on Best of Broadway Tours, contact trip coordinator Lee Ann Bakros at 515-974-5358 or visit the Playhouse online at

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