NEW YORK -- The curtain has gone up on Broadway's spring season,
with a sizable number of openings and revivals supplementing such
headline-generating hits as "The Boy from Oz," "Hairspray" and
Agents filling theater seats have several commissionable ways to
book them through ticket brokers and tour companies.
• Applause recently added the Crowne Plaza Manhattan,
Renaissance New York and Sofitel to its hotel inventory for the
two-night Best of Broadway and three-night Theater Lovers Delight
Spring and summer rates start at $350 per person for two nights'
accommodations, all taxes and one orchestra or front mezzanine
ticket per person to any Broadway or Off-Broadway show.
One of the best values in town is the company's Original
Broadway Dinner Deal, wherein dinner is free with a theater ticket
to shows like "Wicked."
Call (800) 451-9930 or visit www.applausetickets.com.
• Broadway.com's $565 one-night stay for two people at the
recently refurbished InterContinental Barclay includes dinner
vouchers and tickets to Broadway's newest musical, "Bombay
Broadway.com pays 10% to agents purchasing the $25 cancellation
insurance effective for up to 48 hours prior to hotel check-in.
Agents can also customize packages according to what show and hotel
a client wants.
Call (800) BROADWAY or visit www.broadway.com.
• Marriott International has a Memorial Day Take the Town
weekend package that offers accommodations at the Rihga Royal
Suites, continental breakfast for two in the hotel's Halcyon
restaurant, two tickets to the revival of Leonard Bernstein's
"Wonderful Town" on May 29 and a CD of the musical. The package is
priced at $795 per person, double.
Call (800) 937-5454 and request rate code THBG.
• New York City Vacation Packages offers its two-night
"Hairspray" package starting at $292, including accommodations at a
theater district hotel, best available theater seats, admission to
various museums and dining and shopping discounts.
Although theater tickets are not part of the company's Fourth of
July in New York City package, July 2 to 5 at the Novotel New York,
they can be arranged.
The package features a barbecue lunch at Novotel's Cafe Nicole,
an afternoon sightseeing tour and an evening fireworks cruise.
Rates are $469 per adult and $199 for each child sharing the same
Call (888) 692-8701 or visit www.nycvp.com.
• Sutherland Hit Show Tours packages New York with pre- or
post-cruise packages with two nights' accommodations; orchestra or
front mezzanine seats to a Broadway show; and a Gray Line
A two-night Showtime package adds a pretheater dinner; a
CityPass; and options such as a guided tour of Lincoln Center and
admission to various museums, for about $420 to $560 per person at
hotels that include the Crowne Plaza Manhattan, Millennium Broadway
and Park Lane.
Call (800) 221-2442 or e-mail [email protected].
• Yankee Holidays pays 12% commission to travel agents and
offers a good selection of theater packages.
Among the packages is Big Apple Deluxe, a three-night plan
starting at $322 per person, double, with accommodations at select
hotels. It includes a ticket to one Broadway show; one dinner; a
CityPass that covers admission to five major museums and a harbor
cruise; and a New York walking tour.
Call (800) 225-2550 or visit www.yankeeholidays.com.
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