A Day at Broadway

Haley recently headed to Broadway to see POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive. While POTUS’ run at the Shubert Theatre has closed, her experience is just like what other travelers will get when they go with Yankee Trails to other Broadway classics like the Lion King, Wicked and more. Keep reading to learn about her experience and hear what she thought about the show.

I headed down to New York City after hopping on the Yankee Trails motorcoach that morning. The show started at 2 p.m., so by the time I got to the city I had plenty of time to walk around, get some lunch and do some shopping before heading to the Shubert Theatre.

When I arrived at the Shubert Theatre, I went through the normal security procedures and easily made it in to find my seat. I grabbed a drink from the concessions stand and found my seat in the orchestra seating on the lower level on the right side. I had a perfect view and was the perfect distance away from the stage.

The show started promptly at 2 p.m. and had the audience laughing from the first line- this show was so funny! The knockout cast had a lot to do with the incredible performance delivered. The entire cast was only made up of seven women, all of whom are well known actresses that I had seen in television shows and movies before! Vanessa Williams, Rachel Dratch and Julianne Hough were just a few of the amazing actresses that literally had the entire audience laughing from start to finish.

The stage design was also unique; the show being set in The White House, the set was rotational and to get to a new scene the entire piece just rotated to a new room. The set was such an integral piece in telling the story and was fantastic.

The show’s intermission came halfway through and left the audience on a cliffhanger, one that we were waiting with bated breath to get back to after the break.This show was just so good- I loved it and for it being my first non-musical Broadway show, it blew me out of the water.

After the show ended, the cast signed autographs and took photos by the stage door, and then I headed back to Bryant Park where the motorcoach was picking everyone up.

While POTUS has closed, this experience is very similar to what your experience would be like seeing any other Broadway show. The Yankee Trails motorcoach drops everyone off and picks everyone up at Bryant Park, which is very close to where Broadway theaters are and makes it a very walkable distance. 

We always have tickets for limited run shows on Broadway like POTUS, but also Broadway staples such as Wicked, Hamilton, Six and more. These trips are the perfect day trips to New York City and are an ideal way for theater lovers in the Capital Region to get their Broadway fill without spending a ton of money. Browse all the current Broadway shows we have trips going to and book your tickets at this link.