Deciding that you need a vacation? Need to organize a getaway but simply can’t make a decision? While iWeiss doesn’t offer vacation packages exactly – we have been in the travel industry for years! We have been diligently working all summer long to bring you a large number of new shows and touring productions beginning this Fall. Trust us to be your guide for your very own Fall Arts Tour 2015.
OCTOBER 2 – 9: Beginning in the tri-state area your vacation starts now! Dames At Sea, the Off-Broadway hit from 1969 is having is Broadway debut this year at the Helen Hayes. Catch the Saturday matinee, hop on a quick train from Penn Station, and be over to Papermill Playhouse in time for an evening performance of The Bandstand: A Heroic Story of Love. Have your leisurely Sunday morning and still be able to catch Trip of Love, an Off-Broadway show (with a Broadway budget) happening over at Stage 42 (formerly the Little Shubert Theatre). The score promises to be a crowd-pleaser with recognizable tunes, flying scenery, and a colorful design palette – your own psychedelic trip into the 1960s.
OCTOBER 23 – 25: If you were a big fan of Jessie Mueller in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical take a quick trip down to the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC and see her sister, Abby Mueller, take on the same role in the touring production. Plan on a Friday night or Saturday performance and still make it back in time to catch the second of two performances of Bullets Over Broadway at the State Theatre in New Brunswick, NJ. You’ll even be home in time for your Sunday night TV show catch-up.
NOVEMBER 6 – 8: Switch up the transportation a bit and take an inexpensive Megabus from New York to Boston. This will give you an opportunity to visit before the season turns too cold, see the autumn leaves, and head to the Hanover Theatre in Worcester, MA to see Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas on tour. Worcester is approximately an hour’s drive from Boston or just under 2hrs for a bus.
NOVEMBER 14 – 22: It may be a full weekend but you are only a few days away from that Thanksgiving holiday! Try to obtain a Friday evening performance of School of Rock (based on the Jack Black film of the same name) at the Winter Garden Theatre in Manhattan, Alvin and the Chipmunks is playing at the Kings Theatre in Brooklyn for two performances on Saturday, and Misery at the Broadhurst Theatre. The play is based on the best-selling Stephen King novel and Academy Award winning film. It also stars Bruce Willis in his Broadway debut. If you think you’d also like to get out of New York City a bit early for the holiday – head to the Benedum Center in Pittsburgh, PA for the award-winning and critically acclaimed A Gentlemen’s Guide to Love and Murder before they head to the west coast for the holiday season.
Should you be heading to the west coast, catch the 20th Anniversary Riverdance tour or, if you simply need some warmer weather, treat yourself to a cruise on the Disney Wonder (traveling down the California Coast or from Florida to the Caribbean), and/or visit the American Adventure pavilion at EPCOT in Lake Buena Vista Florida.
Remember to take photos of your trip and send them our way via Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter; we love to see what our friends and family are up to. Enjoy the Fall and we will be back with a Spring review before you know it!