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New York Arts Adventure

  • Hilton Garden Inn New York/Manhattan-Chelsea 121 West 28th Street New York, NY, 10001 United States (map)

Eight upperclass artists fly to New York City for five days over spring break to explore one of the world's great cities, gain new perspectives that will influence their work and experience the very best in theater, music and visual arts.

Some or all of the group will be in the audience for several Broadway shows: MEAN GIRLS, COME FROM AWAY, THE BAND'S VISIT, CHICAGO, THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG and AVENUE Q. But there’s much more! After THE BAND'S VISIT matinee, students are sitting down on stage with two of the musical’s principal actors, Ari’el Stachel (Haled) and Etai Benson (Papi), to learn about how they approach their roles and make all of the magic happen. Later in the week, students will talk theater over lunch with Jessie Austrian — Broadway actress, stage director, NYU faculty and a founder/co-artistic director of Fiasco Theater, known worldwide for innovative Shakespeare and musical theater productions.

There’s a trip to the Museum of Modern Art to view some contemporary masterpieces. A performance by Chick Corea, Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. Soprano Kelli O’Hara in an innovative production of COSÌ FAN TUTTE at The Metropolitan Opera. Even a trip to Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center, for a late-night session. After his performance, some time after 1 a.m., jazz pianist Joel Wenhardt is stopping by the table to talk with everyone, including a couple of our JM jazz musicians.

If you would like to sponsor a performance or meal, or if you would like to contribute toward a student scholarship — for this year or next! — please contact us!

Earlier Event: March 8
Honors Vocal Music Recital
Later Event: April 13
Downtown Jazz