Photo of the interior of the New Stage Theater, the audience is full, the stage lights are on, lighting up the red main curtain.
Photo of the interior of the New Stage Theater, the audience is full, the stage lights are on, lighting up the red main curtain.

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BROADWAY ROSE ON BROADWAY!

 

Regards from Broadway Rose

Summer 2024

Photo of the marquee and glowing sign for Water For Elephants on Broadway. It is a bright, sunny day in New York City, and the crowds are bustling down the sidewalk.

The Tony® Award nominated Water for Elephants was just one of the amazing shows experienced by our patrons this year

From April 29 to May 3, 47 Broadway Rose patrons embarked on an NYC adventure for an action-packed week. During their time there, the group got to see three outstanding Broadway shows: Water for Elephants, The Outsiders, and The Wiz. All three shows brought their own charm through the moving music, exciting choreography, and dazzling acting.

Along for the fun were Broadway Rose co-founders Sharon Maroney and Dan Murphy, as well as executive director Meredith Gordon. This was Meredith’s first Broadway Rose NYC trip and the first time in ten years that she stepped foot in the Big Apple! Getting to be a part of the group and being immersed in the theatre world was a major highlight for her, along with the guests. The group got a firsthand look into show business through meet-and-greets and backstage tours, “It was a special time,” said Meredith. “There were only 50 of us, so we got to experience something that not everybody gets to experience.”

Getting the inside scoop about life on Broadway, the group spent time listening and asking questions with Tony Award-winner Victoria Clark (Kimberly Akimbo), Santino Fontana (Tootsie), and Apollo Levine (MJ the Musical). Lastly, the group was surprised by the appearance of the choreographers from Water for Elephants. Only a couple of days after they were nominated for a Tony Award, they came to chat with Broadway Rose about weaving together dance and circus artistry on stage to create stunning visuals for the show.

The trip included a sightseeing bus tour of SoHo, Greenwich Village, Little Italy, Wall Street, and the 9/11 memorial. Additionally, the group got to participate in backstage experiences at the Opera Center of America and Radio City Music Hall, where they met a Rockette! With plenty of free time for additional exploration, guests went on their own excursions, such as visiting Little Island Park, seeing a matinee show, enjoying breakfast at Tiffany’s, and even riding the Staten Island Ferry at night.

Photo of Santino Fontana performing for Broadway Rose patrons at the Opera Center of America in a special question and answer session with the Broadway star.

Broadway star Santino Fontana performing for Broadway Rose patrons at the Opera Center of America

The week was filled with bonding, basking in all of New York’s glory, and being immersed in Broadway magic. “To get to know more of the people who are art enthusiasts in this community, and to spend a week with them and share that experience is so meaningful in this work,” said Meredith. “From navigating Times Square to the rush and gush after shows, building these memories allows you to get to know people in a significant way outside of the Broadway Rose lobby.”

Tickets for the 2025 Broadway Rose on Broadway trip New York City will go on sale this summer, so keep an eye out!

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