On Nov. 17, Playbill jets to London for the Theatre Tour of a lifetime... And you're invited!
It's the second group outing planned by Playbill and hosted by Playbill's Managing Editor Robert Viagas plus Theatre Critic and Raconteur Sheridan Morley. Titles under consideration for the trip include Martin Guerre (the new musical by the creators of Les Miserables and Miss Saigon; Andrew Lloyd Webber's revamped Jesus Christ Superstar, which reopens the renovated Lyceum Theatre the week we arrive; Christopher Hampton's adaptation of the new drama Art starring Albert Finney and Tom Courtenay; and Scrooge, Leslie Bricusse's stage musical starring Anthony Newley.
The second Playbill Preview Tour to London, Nov. 17-24, is booking quickly. The deadline for bookings is Sept. 16, but don't wait! For details call Beverly Markman or Roberta Cohen at (800) 554-7513.
Now you can join Robert on his trip to London to preview the new season's upcoming hits. What's big in London? What might be moving to New York? Hear the hot news before it happens. Go with your family, your friends, or make new ones over one wonderful week of memories in London. See Britain's brightest starts. Discuss each night's show over drinks with Robert back at the hotel. Or at breakfast the next morning. As part of the Playbill Traveling Round Table, you can have your opinions of the shows each day posted on Playbill On-Line.
This tour is designed for you, the Theatre Lover. Just pack your bags and have a great time. We've taken care of every detail.
We leave on Sunday, Nov. 17 and return on Sunday, Nov. 24. Economy-class flight from NYC to London*
Top tickets to four hot shows
Six fabulous nights at the Radisson Mountbatten Hotel (a short walk from West End theatres)**
Four pre-theatre dinners and discussions
Your reviews of the shows posted on Playbill On-Line
Celebrity lunch with Sheridan Morley
Tour of Shakespeare's Old Globe Theatre
Backstage tours of the Royal National Theatre and the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
Half-day sightseeing tour
Full English breakfast daily
SPACE IS LIMITED, SO CALL:
1-888-PLAYBIL - Mon-Fri - 9:00AM-5:00PM (EST)
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** Tour price: $1979 double occupancy; more for single occupancy All rates are per person based on double occupancy.
Robert Viagas is managing editor and creator of Playbill
On-Line, the world's largest online theatre information service.
Playbill On-Line distributes news, listings, features, master trivia, columns, photos, and a wide range of interactive services internationally on America On-Line, Prodigy, CompuServe, Apple eWorld and the Internet's World Wide Web.
Viagas came to Playbill On-Line from Prodigy Services Company, then America's largest on-line information service, where he was an arts editor 1989-94. During that time, he served as theatre critic of the New Haven Register, making him the first to review the many productions that
premiered in that legendary theatre town.
He is co-author of two books: On the Line: The Creation of "A Chorus Line" (Morrow 1990) and The Amazing Story of "The Fantasticks" (Citadel 1991), released in paperback as The Fantasticks: How It All Began (Citadel 1995). The "Chorus Line" book was the subject of an episode of the Donahue daytime talk show, on which the original cast reunited. The book was translated into Japanese and published in Japan in 1995. The "Fantasticks" book was a featured choice on the Fireside Theatre book club, and a chapter was excerpted in Playbill.
Viagas's stories have appeared in USA Today, Newsday, The Times of London, Show Music magazine, Journey magazine, and on the Los Angeles Times/Washington Post wire service. He now has a monthly column in Playbill.
Viagas also has written program notes for productions at the New York City Opera, The Kennedy Center and The Steppenwolf Theatre Company. He has taught journalism at Fairfield University and lectured on Gilbert & Sullivan at Lincoln Center.
Before Prodigy, Viagas was arts editor and theatre critic for the Stamford (Conn.) Advocate and for Fairfield County Fairpress.. He was a founding member of the Connecticut Critics Circle. He also was a frequent guest critic on Connecticut radio and TV.
Viagas currently is enrolled in the librettist training program of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop in New York City.