Glory Be Columbia is an off-Broadway play about the S.S. Columbia, America’s oldest surviving passenger steamer. The S.S. Columbia has been making its way from its original home in Detroit towards the Hudson River over the last few years, a preservation project that has been over ten years in the making. When it arrives, the Columbia will serve as floating mobile museum and cultural space, while restoring a historical transportation link between New York City and the Hudson Valley.

Glory Be Columbia, is written and produced by Untapped Cities tour guide Justin Rivers and Untapped Cities writer Aaron Asis, and is envisioned as a theatrical tour of the S.S. Columbia boat for those who did not have a chance to see her in her heyday. The play explores a woman’s life-long and unique connection to one of America’s last day boat steamers as both her older and younger selves act as an archive to Columbia‘s special place in the lives of so many Detroit-area natives. The play is directed by Michael Joseph Ormond and features Milla Ilieva and Zoe Watkins. 

Glory Be Columbia will have its off-Broadway premiere at Theatre Row, 410 W 42nd St on March 27th with a short run through March 29th. As a sponsor for the play, Untapped Cities will offer its Insiders members free tickets to the event (limited to 15 per show).

DATES: March 27, March 28 (followed by Q&A with the crew and a beer & wine reception), March 29. Daily curtain at 7pm

PRICE: FREE for Untapped Cities Insiders! Use code that is revealed to members on this page when logged in.

CAPACITY: 15 guests per show. Spots allocated on a first come, first served basis.

REGISTRATION: Opens Thursday, March 15th at 12 PM EST


If you are already an Untapped Cities Insider, log in to your account, and sign up for this event on this page when registration opens on 3/6 at 12 PM EST.

If you are not an Untapped Cities Insider yet, join today and register for this tour on this page when tickets go live on 3/16 at 12 PM EST.

If you don’t see a “Book Now” button on this page, it means you are not logged in as an Untapped Cities Insider and/or registration has not opened yet.

Tickets are limited to one per member, unless the member is an Explorer level member and can bring a guest. Tickets are non transferable and your membership must be active when the event takes place. Each booking will be verified to ensure each guest is a member. 

Please be courteous of your fellow Insiders – if you are no longer able to make n event but have ticket(s), let us know at so we can release those spots to other members. We hope you are as excited as we are about this experience and hope you can join us!

See our full list of Untapped Cities Insiders Events and our upcoming Public Tours.