I’ll Take Manhattan

By Kellye Crocker
Start spreading the news: The Des Moines Community Playhouse’s Best of Broadway Tour May 8-11 offers Iowa theater fans a juicy bite of the Big Apple. The trip (sure to melt any little-town blues) includes round-trip coach airfare, three nights at the Renaissance Times Square (in the very heart of the city that never sleeps), group transportation between the airport and hotel and tickets to three shows, including new musicals based on the movies “Rocky” and “Bullets Over Broadway.”

Participants choose the third show they’ll see. One option: The Playhouse has a limited number of tickets for “The Bridges of Madison County,” the new musical based on Robert James Waller’s novel about star-crossed lovers in rural Iowa.

Playhouse executive director and Great White Way veteran John Viars leads the adventure, which offers plenty of time for straying in vagabond shoes—on your own or with groups. But if you want to be a part of it, don’t delay. (A similar trip scheduled for earlier in May already is filled.) Cost: $1,899 per person, double occupancy, with $400 due at registration. Contact Lee Ann Bakros at 974-5358 or register online here.

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