It’s nearly impossible to think of New York City without envisioning its unparalleled performing arts culture. NYC has no shortage of world famous, long-running hits on the Great White Way, but here, The Culture Trip shifts its sights to some of the city’s smaller productions.
This long-running comedy has become a household name and a must-see for any edgy, Off-Broadway enthusiast with a sense of humor. Childish muppet-like characters take center stage in this laugh-out-loud production, tackling sensitive issues such as racism and sexuality. Don’t miss Avenue Q at New World Stages in Hell’s Kitchen through December 31st, 2016.
Currently playing at the Signature Theatre in Hell’s Kitchen,Angel Reapers transports you back to the 18th century — a time in which an early American religious sect called the Shakers aimed to connect with God and achieve divine purity through strict celibacy and ritual. Written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Alfred Uhry and MacArthur ‘Genius’ Martha Clarke, Angel Reapers is a must-see performance featuring an eclectic mix of traditional Shaker song and dance fused with modern choreography.
This New York Times Critics’ Pick, at Theatre 80 in the East Village, takes audiences back to their high school days. Bayside! The Musical is an unofficial musical parody of beloved sitcom Saved By The Bell and pokes fun at all of the slang and spandex that defined the ’80s and ’90s.
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One of the most rhythmic and colorful Off-Broadway experiences, the Blue Man Group is a must-see musical — and sensory — performance. This is definitely one for the tourists, but it promises to be a lively evening of on-your-feet entertainment. The Blue Man Group will be performing at the Astor Place Theatre through December 31st, 2016.
The Body of an American tells the hard-hitting tale of Paul Watson, a middle-aged war reporter who suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder after spending an extended period of time documenting events in Afghanistan, Kosovo, Syria, and Somalia. Exploring the cost of a lifetime of witnessed violence, The Body of an American is one of Off-Broadway’s most emotionally-gripping productions. Catch it at the West Village’s Cherry Lane Theatre.
Musical production Daddy Long Legs tells the tale of a witty young lady and her mysterious benefactor, drawing inspiration from the classic stories of Jane Austen and the Brontë Sisters. Don’t miss this intimate performance at Hell’s Kitchen’s Davenport Theatre.
Directed by Scott Elliot, Buried Child follows the story of family patriarch, Dodge, and the secrets he keeps. The family’s drama heightens when his grandson visits, revealing issues of identity, memory, and power. Don’t miss this star-studded production at the New Group.
Her Requiem tells the tale of Caitlin, a teenager who is torn between aiding her sick mother and honoring her musical talent as she conceives of a requiem. Straddling the line between possessiveness and obsession, Her Requiem is playing at theClaire Tow Theater.
Upon learning of his mother’s passing, country-western star Strings McCrane begins to question the meaning of his own life, and what all of his fame truly amounts to. Written by acclaimed playwright Kenneth Lonergan, don’t miss Hold On To Me Darling at the Atlantic Theater Company in Chelsea.
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Culture Trip launched in 2011 with a simple yet passionate mission: to inspire people to go beyond their boundaries and experience what makes a place, its people and its culture special and meaningful — and this is still in our DNA today. We are proud that, for more than a decade, millions like you have trusted our award-winning recommendations by people who deeply understand what makes certain places and communities so special.
Increasingly we believe the world needs more meaningful, real-life connections between curious travellers keen to explore the world in a more responsible way. That is why we have intensively curated a collection of premium small-group trips as an invitation to meet and connect with new, like-minded people for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in three categories: Culture Trips,Rail Trips and Private Trips. Our Trips are suitable for both solo travelers, couples and friends who want to explore the world together.
Culture Trips are deeply immersive 5 to 16 days itineraries, that combine authentic local experiences, exciting activities and 4-5* accommodation to look forward to at the end of each day. Our Rail Trips are our most planet-friendly itineraries that invite you to take the scenic route, relax whilst getting under the skin of a destination. Our Private Trips are fully tailored itineraries, curated by our Travel Experts specifically for you, your friends or your family.
We know that many of you worry about the environmental impact of travel and are looking for ways of expanding horizons in ways that do minimal harm - and may even bring benefits. We are committed to go as far as possible in curating our trips with care for the planet. That is why all of our trips are flightless in destination, fully carbon offset - and we have ambitious plans to be net zero in the very near future.