Special Theater Events

Travel to New York with ETC!

NEW YORK CITY 2022

Tuesday, October 25- Sunday, October 30

ETC is thrilled to bring travelers back to New York City for exciting theater, art and culture, and great food.
This Fall, we will be arranging exclusive receptions with artists and producers, tours and talks.

Use the form below to contact Director of Development, Christine Hollinger, or call 805.965.5400 ext. 104.

Trip Includes:

  • 5 nights at the Sheraton Times Square in the heart of Manhattan, walking distance to most venues
  • Welcome and Farewell group dinners at top restaurants
  • 6 plays selected by ETC Artistic Director, Jonathan Fox Coffee and Conversation after each play
  • Lunch with Industry Professionals


Cost:
$5,000* per person, double occupancy.
Includes a tax-deductible donation of $2,000 to Ensemble Theatre Company. Single Supplement of $500
* price does not include airfare or transportation to/from the airport.


The Plays:

TOM STOPPARD returns to Broadway with his critically acclaimed, Olivier Award-winning new play, the humane and heartbreaking ‘LEOPOLDSTADT.’ Set in Vienna, the play takes its title from the Jewish quarter. This passionate drama of love and endurance begins in the last days of 1899 and follows one extended family deep into the heart of the 20th century. Full of his customary wit and beauty, Stoppard’s late work spans fifty years of time over two hours. 

Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical, Michael R. Jackson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning, blisteringly funny masterwork exposes the heart and soul of a young artist grappling with desires, identity, and instincts he both loves and loathes. Hell-bent on breaking free of his own self-perception, Usher wrestles with the thoughts in his head, brought to life on stage by a hilarious, straight-shooting ensemble. Bold and heartfelt in its truth-telling, A Strange Loop is the big, Black, and queer-ass Great American Musical for all! 

Following an acclaimed run this spring at The Bridge Theatre in London, Straight Line Crazy, a new play by David Hare, will have its exclusive US engagement this fall at The Shed. Starring Ralph Fiennes as Robert Moses and directed by Nicholas Hytner and Jamie Armitage, the play delves into Moses’s questionable legacy and enduring impact on New York City. For 40 uninterrupted years, Moses was considered the most powerful man in New York as he envisioned and built public works whose aftereffects determine how New Yorkers experience the city to this day. The play presents an imagined retelling of the arc of Moses’s controversial career in two decisive moments: his rise to power in the late 1920s and the public outcry against the corrosive effects of that power in the mid-1950s. 

 Winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize, Martyna Majok‘s powerhouse play receives its Broadway premiere after a celebrated run at MTC’s Stage I. Hailed by The New York Times as “gripping, immensely haunting and exquisitely attuned,” this insightful, intriguing work is about the forces that bring people together, the complexity of caring and being cared for and the ways we all need each other in this world. Kara Young and David Zayas join acclaimed original stars Gregg Mozgala and Katy Sullivan in this production, again directed by Obie Award winner Jo Bonney. 

The year is 1973 and it’s all happening. Led Zeppelin is king, Richard Nixon is President, and idealistic 15-year-old William Miller is an aspiring music journalist. When Rolling Stone magazine hires him to go on the road with an up-and-coming band, William is thrust into the rock-and-roll circus, where his love of music, his longing for friendship, and his integrity as a writer collide. Almost Famous is about a young man finding his place in the world and the indelible characters he meets along the way. It’s a celebration of community, family, fandom, and the power of music. 

August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning masterwork The Piano Lesson returns to Broadway in the event of the season, starring Academy Award winner Samuel L. Jackson, Screen Actors Guild Award nominee John David Washington, and Tony and Emmy nominee Danielle Brooks, directed by Tony nominee LaTanya Richardson Jackson. 

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