Jay Manley, Vance Martin and Diane Milo

  Tour Leaders Vance Martin (left)
  and Jay Manley (right)

The New York Theatre Tour was founded in 1980 by Jay Manley, who wanted to combine his passion for theatre with his love of travel. Beginning with a single, annual tour to New York City, gradually NYTT expanded to include occasional visits to other theatre capitals and at least two annual New York tours.

In 1990 Manley was joined by Vance Martin, and the two have continued as partners ever since.

  The emphasis is on fun!

Jay Manley is an award-winning director of plays and musicals throughout the Bay Area. For 25 years he served as Chair of the Theatre Arts Department at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, where he founded Foothill Music Theatre and The Foothill Theatre Conservatory. Educated at San Francisco State University, he earned his doctorate at the University of California, Berkeley. As an educator, he was the recipient of California's "Hayward Excellence in Education" prize, and his productions and theatre direction have garnered him numerous awards, including Bay Area Theatre Critics citations.

  Celebrating aboard the QM2

Vance Martin has been a successful artist and art dealer in the San Francisco area for many years. As an artist, his work has been seen in one-person and group shows, and he has provided multi-media art direction for Lyric Opera of Chicago and New York City Opera, as well as for film.

In 2020, Diane Milo joined our team. An award-winning director and singer, and avid, New York theatre-goer, Diane brings new excitement to our planning.

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