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These lifelong learning opportunities are developed and led by experts and designed to give participants a one-of-a-kind experience.


Theatre and Broadway 


See the splendor of Broadway in a new light!

This program is designed to develop an understanding and appreciation of the art of theatre from the point of view of the audience.  See a wide variety of plays both on and off Broadway while enriching the learning environment of WKU students.



The Program Leaders may determine other eligibility requirements, but at a minimum, all applicants need to meet these requirements: 

  • Permission of program leader is required.
  • Participant must be 18 years of age or older at time of departure (parent/guardian permission for anyone under 18 at time of departure).   
  • Participants under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Participant must have own insurance.
  • Full payment prior to departure is required.


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Program Package

This program runs in conjunction with the New York City Theatre and Broadway program. Students have the option to participate in both programs simultaneously.

Base Package:  $1,999

  • Eight-night of economy accommodations in New York City
  • Ticket for eight Broadway/Off Broadway shows
  • Airport transfer in New York City
  • 7 Day Metro Card in New York City
  • Admission to Museum of Modern Art
  • Round-trip flight between Nashville and New York City

Premium Package:  $2,499 (Price based on double occupancy. $350 single supplement optional.)

  • Eight-nights of hotel accommodations in New York City
  • Tickets for eight Broadway/Off Broadway shows
  • Airport transfer in New York City
  • 7 Day Metro Card in New York City
  • Admission to Museum of Modern Art
  • Round-trip flight between Nashville and New York City

New Yorker Package: Cost:  $1,050

  • Tickets for eight Broadway/Off Broadway shows
  • Admission to MET + UCB Midnight Show
  • Inclusion in all classes and discussions

Excluded from all Packages

  • Items not explicitly listed in package.
  • Transportation between your departure airport and your home.
  • Independent travel (non-program travel).
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, phone service, and Internet access.
  • Tips for guides and drivers not included in program-related activity.
  • Travel cancellation/interruption insurance.  Recommended.
  • Baggage fees and costs associated with flight changes.
  • Meals & Services not mentioned in the program

Final program fee subject to change due to travel arrangements.

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Logistical Considerations

  • Participants are encouraged to navigate New York City without immediate supervision of program leaders.
  • The highest levels of professionalism are required for all participants.


Planned Schedule -  (tentative)

January 6 Depart Nashville (BNA)
Fly to New York City
January 7 Afternoon: Broadway Walking Tour
Evening: Show #1
January 8 Evening:  Show #2
January 9 Backstage Tour of Lincoln Center and Visit to the Performing Arts Library
Afternoon: Optional Excursion to Brooklyn
Evening: Show #3
January 10 Evening: Show #4
Midnight Show at Upright Citizen’s Brigade
January 11 Afternoon: Show #5
Evening: Show #6
January 12 Afternoon: Cloisters and a museum tour
Evening: Show #7
January 13 Afternoon: Optional Walking Tour
Evening: Show #8
January 14 Return to Nashville

The schedule is subject to change due to educational opportunities that may arise unexpectedly, the vagaries of weather, and other factors beyond the control of the course instructors and staff.

Possible Shows for 2015

Given the ephemeral nature of some Broadway plays, it is impossible for the program to finalize what plays the program will see.  Below is a proposed list of plays the program is hoping to attend from.  The final schedule will be determined once the various shows have announced their January schedules.   Also listed below are the shows the program went to the previous year.  The shows for this year will be of a similar quality.

BONUS:  If the program has more than 25 participants, an additional show will be included at no additional cost.

  • Sleep No More
  • Into the Woods
  • If/Then
  • Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime
  • Belle of Amherst
  • Elephant Man
  • On the Town
  • Cabaret
  • Side Show

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Program Leaders


  • New York City


  • January 6, 2015 - January 14, 2015

Package Costs

  • Based Package:  $1,999
  • Premium Package:  $2,499 (plus single supplement)
  • New Yorker Package:  $1,050


 link to program details


Western Kentucky University and its associates are not responsible for any loss due to theft, personal injury, flight or weather delays, negligence, or default of suppliers, or suppliers changing of itineraries. They and their associates are not responsible for any loss due to travel/flight delays or changes in travel plans due to Acts of Nature or other unforeseen circumstances, nor are we responsible for accidents and medical care. Tour services are furnished by independent contractors who are not agents or servants of Western Kentucky University. Refunds are not available for unused portions of the package.


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