For more than 30 years The Playhouse has escorted theatre fans to New York City to see the latest shows.

Best of Broadway Tour

Apr. 16-19, 2024
Apr. 23-26, 2024

Limited availability. Please contact trip coordinator Lee Ann Bakros, 515.974.5358,, for options.

$2459 per person, double occupancy*
$125 non-refundable deposit due at registration

*single supplement and land only pricing available upon request

The Playhouse trips are four days and three nights, Tuesday through Friday, and include:

  • Two theatre shows, chosen by The Playhouse, with the group and a third theatre show of the traveler’s choosing;
  • Roundtrip airfare, nonstop flights on American Airlines;
  • Three nights stay at the Renaissance Times Square; and
  • Transportation in New York between the airport and hotel.

Playhouse executive director David Kilpatrick will escort the trip Apr. 16-19; Playhouse artistic director Katy Merriman will escort the trip Apr. 23-26. Additional activities offered at cost include a Welcome Dinner.

Allied Travel will offer travel insurance. Travel insurance must be purchased within 14 days of deposit payment date. To purchase or to learn more about travel insurance, please contact Julie Boeding at Allied Travel, 515-270-7070

Shows the group will see together will be Cabaret starring Eddie Redmayne and Water for Elephants.


Cabaret: Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome to Cabaret! It’s 1931 Berlin, and inside the Kit Kat Klub, British nightclub singer Sally Bowles keeps the delirious party raging. But no amount of booze, music, and dancing can slow the ominous march of a changing Germany as it draws ever closer. London’s hottest ticket arrives on Broadway this Spring with Academy® and Tony Award® winner Eddie Redmayne reprising his Olivier Award-winning performance as the Emcee.

Water for Elephants: The critically acclaimed bestselling novel Water for Elephants comes to vivid life on Broadway in a unique, spectacle-filled new musical. After losing what matters most, a young man jumps a moving train unsure of where the road will take him and finds a new home with the remarkable crew of a traveling circus, and a life—and love—beyond his wildest dreams. Seen through the eyes of his older self, his adventure becomes a poignant reminder that if you choose the ride, life can begin again at any age.

The Playhouse typically offers two trips in the spring and one trip in the fall.

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Questions? Contact Lee Ann Bakros, Playhouse Trip Coordinator, 515.974.5358.