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I have produced three Immersive Broadway Adventures in the past which provided my private group unprecedented access backstage and behind the scenes in New York, with some of Broadway’s most illustrious stars, including two Tony award-winning best actors. This is simply not a “Grey Line” theatre tour of New York.  Many of you know my entertainment background and I am excited to announce my return to Broadway in 2024.  No, not on stage, but with you joining me on the trip of a lifetime. 

On our private and exclusive trip, you will be granted special access to theatres, venues, and private clubs that are closed to any other tour and the public.  With my friends’ help, you are invited in as VIP guests and meet famous (or soon to be famous) actors, directors and artists that are now shaping the future of Broadway.  Some of these amazing people will perform privately for us and mingle at our private events and meals.

The highlight of our trip will be an historical tour of the theatre district and New York City by one of the most famous theatre historians alive today, Joseph Rosenberg, PH. D.  My friend, Joe, was the co-founder and first president of the New York City Historic Districts Council, directly responsible for saving Radio City Music Hall, and co-founder of Save The Theatres which was responsible for the landmark designations of 35 Broadway theatres.  He is highly respected and revered by the theatre community, which includes the president and CEO of Walt Disney Theatricals, Thomas Schumacher.  You see, years ago it was Joe that helped save several Broadway theatres from destruction including the New Amsterdam theatre which is now the Disney Theatricals home in New York City, and was the birthplace of "The Lion King."

This is a theatre tour, so yes, we will see three Broadway shows during our stay in New York City. One show we will see together as a group.  You will have the opportunity to choose your other two Broadway shows.  If you choose the two select shows, you will have a post-performance meeting with a cast member.  You will have the option of seeing yet another show of your choice (additional cost).  For all shows, your seats will be in the Front Orchestra.  No nosebleed or rear orchestra group seats for us.

Click here for an updated list and description of all Broadway shows.

Our private group will be expertly managed by my friend, Alejandro Almaguer, Executive Director of V.I.P. Tours of New York.  He is a NYC Licensed Tour Guide and will expertly manage everything from your selection of shows to your luxury accommodation.  A native of Cuba, he moved to New York years ago and has arranged private groups for the discerning theatre traveler.

Please, contact me immediately if you are interested in considering this exclusive Broadway theater experience. Space is limited and our last three trips sold out quickly. I look forward to sharing with you this unique and rare opportunity to take a glimpse backstage on Broadway!  -  David Fritz

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  • Four nights’ accommodation at the Legendary Knickerbocker Hotel, Times Square’s only historic, luxury hotel. All rooms for our group will have walk-in showers.

  • Private, luxury coach transportation to all destinations beyond the Theatre District, including round trip transfers to/from the airport for guests departing/arriving on select flights.

  • Front Orchestra seats for three Broadway shows with one evening including a post-performance meeting with a cast member.

  • Entertainment and discussion salon with three principal performers - each from a hit Broadway musical - accompanied on the piano by the keyboardist from “Wicked.”

  • Four Meals plus a dessert reception. Our meals will include two dinners – one dinner, with music/entertainment/dancing, will be on The Bateaux as we circle Manhattan; the other dinner will be in the private room of a fine Theatre District restaurant; two lunches - one lunch in a beautiful Victorian private club devoted to people in the Visual Arts; the other lunch in the private lounge and adjacent outdoor terrace, within the Garment District’s most beautiful apartment house; one dessert reception in the private room of one of the Theatre District’s most beautiful restaurants.  Each meal with complementary drinks.

  • Private visits to:

    • Broadway’s most beautiful Art Nouveau theatre.

    • Manhattan’s most ornate motion picture palace.

    • Two of New York’s most beautiful private clubs.

  • Private discussions with Tony nominated or winning Broadway creatives.  

  • Expert-led architecture and historic district explorations.

  • Escorted by David Fritz of Cruise Everything.             Itinerary and amenities subject to change.


Thursday, October 24, 2024

  • Optional Flight from Fort Myers will be hosted by David Fritz. (Additional cost)

  • Guests, flying with David Fritz from Fort Myers on Thursday, October 24 will be met at Baggage Claim by our New York city hosts, and transferred to the hotel by private coach, with expert New York commentary enroute.

  • Our host hotel: The Knickerbocker Hotel, a newly renovated NYC landmark, located on the world-famous corner of 42nd St. & Broadway, with a rooftop bar overlooking Times Square and is within walking distance of 40 Broadway Theatres. All rooms have walk-in showers. (Breakfast and incidentals not included)

  • Dinner, with complimentary drinks, in the private room of a fine Theatre District restaurant. (Accessible)

  • Joining us for an immersive discussion will be two Broadway power players:

    • Andy Hamingson, producer of the Tony Award winning revival “Hair,” and - over the years - Executive Director of 3 of New York’s most prominent Off-Broadway Theatre companies, and

    • James Tyrone Lane, principal cast member in the Broadway productions of “A Chorus Line,” Scottsboro Boys,” “Chicago,” “Aint Too Proud,” and his critically acclaimed one-person show, about the highs and lows in his life - which he will discuss with us. If you saw the national Broadway tour of "Aint Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations” at the Barbara B Mann Hall in Fort Myers last year, James portrayed Paul Williams in that production.

  • After our first amazing evening, we will return to the hotel for a restful nights sleep.

Friday, October 25, 2025

Transportation by Private Coach

  • Disney Theatricals will open the doors of their Art Nouveau New Amsterdam Theatre just for us. This theatre is currently the home, for the 10th year, of the Broadway hit “Aladdin.” Our visit will be led by Joe Rosenberg, who was in large part responsible for saving the theatre from demolition. (Accessible)

  • Also joining us will be Tim Dolan, theatre historian and Broadway’s own mascot and promoter through his company Broadway Up Close. We will have an immersive discussion that will guide us through Broadway’s history.

  • As we visit Moynihan Train Hall, New York’s newest transportation center, you will be our guest for pastry and drinks at Magnolia Bakery, made famous by “Sex and the City.” (Accessible)

  • We will cross the new Moynihan Connector Pedestrian Bridge, and stroll through Hudson Yards, the world’s largest private real estate project, with its architectural marvels “The Vessel” and “The Shed Performing Arts Center.” (Accessible)

  • We will walk along the High Line, New York’s world-renown elevated park, formerly a railroad freight line. (Elevator access)

  • After we stroll around Gramercy Park, New York’s only private park, surrounded by mid-19thCentury Brownstone mansions, we will visit two of those mansions:

  • The Players, our country’s most prestigious private club for people in the theatre – redesigned in the late 1800s by Stanford White, the most famous architect in his day. (1/2 flight of Stairs from the entrance)

  • Lunch, with complimentary drinks, will be served in the National Arts Club, located in one of New York’s most beautiful Victorian townhouses. (1/2 flight of stairs from the entrance)

  • We will follow the history of skyscrapers, from 1902 - 1931, as we stand in Madison Square Park, where we can see and discuss 5 buildings, each of which changed the world’s architectural history when they were built. (Accessible)

  • This evening, you will see a Broadway show of your choice, from Front Orchestra seats. (Accessible)  We will recommend a group show. If you choose this show, you will meet a cast member after the show.

    Click here for an updated list and description of all Broadway shows.


Saturday, October 26, 2024

  • We will have an expert-led walk back in time, as we stroll along 42nd Street and through the Garment District. With the help of digital images, we will compare the neighborhoods as they are today with the way they were during the late 1800's/early 1900's, when both were the centers of Broadway Theatre. (Accessible)

  • In a private lounge within the Garment District’s most beautiful apartment house (Accessible):  An intimate entertainment salon, during which principal Broadway performers – each from a hit Broadway musical – will belt out – just for you - their favorite Broadway tune, share their personal stories, and answer your questions. Accompanying our entertainers on the piano will be the keyboardist and assistant conductor for “Wicked,” who has been with this Broadway sensation since 2003.

  • In our lovely Entertainment lounge, and its adjoining outdoor terrace, we will have a lunch buffet of Cuban food, to celebrate David Fritz’s friend, Alejandro’s heritage.  Beverages included.

  • This will be followed by a rooftop vista from the close-up Empire State Building to the distant World Trade Center. (One flight of stairs with a landing).

  • Free afternoon to explore New York.  Let us know if you want to see another Broadway show of your choice from Front Orchestra seats (Additional cost).

  • This evening, you will see a Broadway show of your choice from Front Orchestra seats. (Accessible) We will recommend a group show. If you choose this show, you will meet a cast member after the show.

    Click here for an updated list and description of all Broadway shows.

  • A post-theatre reception, with complementary dessert and drinks. (Accessible) Joining us will be Frank DiLella, one of the most sought-after members of the Broadway community, the star of the cable show “On Stage,” who has interviewed virtually every Broadway star.


Sunday, October 27, 2024

Transportation by Private Coach

  • An expert-led exploration of Greenwich Village, a dynamic hub for each generation’s counterculture from the 1800's to today. (Today’s exploration is accessible) We will see and discuss the earliest Off-Broadway theatres, many still standing.

  • The East Village: The original gateway for Ellis Island immigrants in the late 1800's and early 1900s, home to the hippie generation in the mid-1900s, to the punk-rock generation in the late 1900s, and to some of today’s most influential Off-Broadway theatres.

  • We will return to the hotel by noon.

  • This afternoon’s Broadway show, which will begin at 3 PM, will be selected especially for our group. Seats will be in the Front Orchestra. (Accessible)

  • Following the show we will transfer by private coach, directly to an unparalleled dinner experience as we circle Manhattan Island and cruise past the iconic Statue of Liberty. We will indulge in a delectable feast, with music, dancing, entertainment, complimentary drinks, while surrounded by the breathtaking cityscape, from the comfort of a glass-enclosed boat with an open deck. (Accessible)

  • Following our cruise, we will be transferred back to Time Square and our hotel.

Monday, October 28, 2024

  • Guests traveling with David Fritz and flying back to Fort Myers will be taken with their luggage, on our private coach back to the airport.  During our transfer you will receive expert New York commentary in route.

  • For guests departing on other flights, we will hail a taxi for you - or help you order a private car - when it is time for you to transfer to your airport. (Additional cost not included)

  • Thank you for joining us on the once in a lifetime experience.


During this immersive Broadway adventure, the historic and contemporarily renovated Knickerbocker Hotel will be your home away from home.  You’ll enjoy being steps away from 40 Broadway theatres and the Knickerbocker’s famous rooftop bar overlooking Times Square.

Although our group will be staying in the heart of it all (the legendary intersection of 42nd St. and Broadway), you’ll also be able to relax in the Knickerbocker’s sanctuary like rooms, which are equipped with sound reducing windows and automated blackout drapes. Included amenities during your stay are two bottles of water in room, replenished daily; 24-hour fitness room; unlimited premium high-speed wireless Internet access for all devices in the room and public spaces; unlimited local phone calls.

Accessible rooms are available upon request. Accessible and non-accessible rooms will have walk-in showers.  Room upgrades at an additional cost are available upon request.



Your immersive Broadway adventure includes three Broadway shows.  One show we will choose for you, so we can all board our coach after the show and transfer to our dinner cruise.  The other two shows you will choose on your own.  If you choose a show which David Fritz selects, you will have a post-performance meeting with a cast member.  Our seats will be mid-premium in the Front Orchestra, generally beginning with the 5th seat from the ‘center’ aisle.  Premium seats will be available with a surcharge (generally center, or on the side, first to fourth seats from the ‘center’ aisle.  


Since Broadway’s schedule has not solidified yet for October, we will let you know when it will be time to choose your shows. 

Click here for an updated list and description of all Broadway shows.


New York Bateaux

A world-class city deserves a world-class harbor cruise that offers unparalleled service, dining, and entertainment. Come aboard our European-style, glass-enclosed Bateaux for New York’s Premier Dinner Cruise and be treated to a delectable à la carte menu, and jaw-dropping, panoramic views of New York City’s skyline. You’ll see iconic landmarks up close, such as the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, Brooklyn Bridge, and One World Trade Center. As you marvel at Manhattan from the Hudson and East Rivers, enjoy tasty cocktails and the sweet sounds of our superb vocalist and acoustic band. This one-of-a-kind experience that is as exhilarating as it is memorable.        Click here for a sample menu.



Joseph Rosenberg, Ph. D.

Joe received a PhD in Medical Biochemistry from the Fels Cancer Research Institute (bet you didn’t see that coming!) and he came to New York for a post-doctoral research fellowship at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. But New York seemed to have other plans for Joe; before long, he would change his entire life focus to theater and historical preservation.

While developing his passion for motion picture palaces, historic theaters, and other architecturally significant buildings and neighborhoods, Joe witnessed many historic buildings being torn down. Determined to do something about it, Joe re-activated the languishing New York Historic Districts Council, became its president, and began working closely with New York City’s Landmark Preservation Commission. Together, the commission pushed for the NYC landmark designation of more than 10 NYC Historic Districts including SoHo, DUMBO, Park Slope, Fort Greene, the Upper East Side, and the Upper West Side. (New York now has 110+ historic districts).

Joe worked alongside Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis in the fierce battle to save Grand Central Station – a fight that went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court – helping to shape the architectural preservation movement throughout the U.S. He was chief advisor to the founders of “The Showpeople’s Committee to Save Radio City Music Hall”, in response to plans to demolish what was long-called the “Showplace of the Nation.”  Joe also co-founded, with Actor’s Equity, “Save The Theatres, Inc.” which fought to save five theatres from demolition for the construction of a hotel.  When the project failed and the theatres were demolished, they successfully campaigned for the landmark designations of 35 remaining Broadway theatres.

Alejandro Almaguer

Executive Director, V.I.P. Tours of New York; B.A. Economics, University of Havana; M.S. in Tourism and Travel Management, NYU School of Professional Studies, Dean’s Scholar; NYC Licensed Tour Guide.

Alejandro is a true people person, and he gets his energy from being around people and seeing them have a good time. With a keen eye for detail and a great memory, Alejandro will remember every interaction he has had with group members for years. And he says that his work doesn’t feel like work because he gets to do what he likes the most: enjoying theatre and connecting with people.

Alejandro used the downtime during the pandemic to pursue a Masters in Tourism and Travel Management at the NYU School of Professional Studies. He had the honor of being selected as a Dean Scholar and graduated Magna Cum Laude. Alejandro has had the privilege of learning from leading practitioners in the tourism and hospitality industry and he brings this knowledge and skill to V.I.P. Tours of New York to ensure that their clients receive the top-notch service that they deserve.

A self-proclaimed social entrepreneur, Alejandro is passionate about being part of a business that brings people together through the spirit of travel and the magic of the arts.  Because he loves the educational side as much as he loves growing the business, Alejandro ultimately wants to help raise awareness about cultural and architectural preservation and highlight the significance of the arts to communities.


Although we cannot predict the future, we are proud to say that two “Tony Award Best Actor” winners have met with our group on past trips.  In this case, neither of these actors meet with other tour groups, this was exclusive thanks to Joe and David’s entertainment contacts on Broadway. 

Danny Burstein

A seven-time Tony Award nominee, Danny Burstein won the 2020 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for his performance as Harold Zidler in Moulin Rouge! on Broadway.  You might remember Danny from his many roles in movies and TV shows such as Boardwalk Empire on HBO.  In 2007, Danny met with our private Cruise Everything group for cocktails and conversation and the next day we were delighted to see him perform in “The Drowsy Chaperone.

David Alvarez

David Alvarez is best known for being one of the original Billys in the Broadway production of Billy Elliot the Musical and becoming one of the youngest winners of the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical.  David and his mom met our private Cruise Everything group and enjoyed lunch and treating us to Classical style music that he wrote and played.  Later that night we saw him perform the leading role in Billy Elliott.  By the way, he won the Tony Award with Elton John just 5 days after we met him on that trip. Now a movie star, David just starred in Steven Spielberg's 2021 film version of West Side Story where he plays the part of Bernardo. 


Everything listed on the “Scheduled Itinerary.”  Hotel accommodations based on double occupancy, including hotel taxes and fees and amenities listed under hotel.  Theatre tickets, fees and surcharges are included. Alcoholic beverages for meals listed and the dessert reception are included. Transportation where noted is included. Private tour as listed is included.

Click here for an updated list and description of all Broadway shows.


All meals not listed in “Scheduled Itinerary” listed including breakfast each morning, additional nights lodging and/or single occupancy accommodations or room upgrades at hotel, airfare, transfers (Unless on flight from Fort Myers with David Fritz), seating upgrades at theatres, private vehicle arrangements for airport or during tours, and items of a personal nature.

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  • $5,000.00 per person, based on double occupancy.  Includes accommodation in a Premier Room with King Bed. 352 sq ft.

  • Single Occupancy:  Add $970.00 per person for Premier Room with King Bed.

  • Additional Hotel Room Nights available upon request from $555.00 per night for double or single.  This cost is available 3-days before and 3-days after our tour program.  Rate subject to change.

  • Room Upgrades:

    • Premier Room with Two Queen Beds. 425 sq ft. - $55.00 additional per night, per room inclusive of all hotel taxes and fees.

    • Junior Suite with King Bed.  532 sq ft. - $185.00 additional per night, per room inclusive of all hotel taxes and fees.

    • Junior Suite with Two Queen Beds.  478 sq ft. - $240.00 additional per night, per room inclusive of all hotel taxes and fees.

  • Accessible rooms available upon request.

  • Rates subject to change.


  • Deposit Due:  $1,750.00 per person

  • Final Payment:  September 1

  • Payment: American Express, MasterCard, Visa and Discover. 


  • No penalty for cancellation until July 1, 2024, which will be after we announce the available shows for this trip.

  • July 1 to August 31, 2024, deposit nonrefundable.

  • September 1, 2024 or after, the trip is nonrefundable.


The tour requires a minimum participation.  Please do not arrange any nonrefundable air until our group minimum is met. Our office will advise by June 1.

Southwest, Florida Guests 

  • October 24, 2024:  David Fritz will host a flight from Fort Myers (RSW) to New York on Thursday.  If you are interested in joining him, please advise us at time of booking.

  • October 28, 2024:  On Monday, David will host a return flight from New York to Fort Myers.

  • All guests that choose this option will be automatically transferred by private motor in New York. Airfare not included.  

Guests from other Gateways: 

  • October 24, 2024:  The official start of our tour will be on Thursday at 6:30 PM when we will meet for dinner.   We recommend that your flight into a New York area airport arrive by 3 PM. 

  • October 28, 2024:  Our tour will officially end on Monday morning.  Flights to return home may be arranged at your discretion.

  • If you choose this option, airfare and transfers are not included.


Much of this trip may be accessed by guests with mobility restrictions. Optional electric scooter or wheelchair rentals will be available.  See Cruise Everything for more details.


Travel Guard Insurance is recommended and is available upon request. 


PLEASE NOTE:  While we do our best to schedule in advance this tour, the itinerary, accommodations, theatres, venues, dining, performers, speakers and tour guides are all subject to change.  Should a change occur, we will do our best to replace with an equal or better option.  A group minimum must be obtained for this trip to depart.  All rates listed are subject to change.

Past Trip Highlight with STAR Kevin Smith Kirkwood of KINKY BOOTS

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