NEW LEGENDS LINEUP WILL ROCK NORWEGIAN EPIC THIS FALL
MIAMI – August 2, 2012 - Norwegian Cruise Line today announced the next three "Legends" to perform as part of Legends in Concert on board Norwegian Epic beginning Saturday, November 3, 2012, when the ship returns to Miami, Florida to begin her weekly Eastern Caribbean sailings.
The tribute artists will perform as some of the world's most recognized entertainers – Michael Jackson, Donna Summer and Jimmy Buffet. A staple on the Las Vegas center strip for over 25 years, Legends in Concert is the pioneer of live tribute shows and has assembled the greatest collection of live tribute artists and celebrity look-alikes in all of show business.
"Our guests absolutely love the Legends in Concert performances on board Norwegian Epic. The next round of tribute artists, Michael Jackson, Donna Summer and Jimmy Buffet, three extraordinary performers, are destined to be fan favorites," said Kevin Sheehan, Norwegian Cruise Line's chief executive officer. "With Norwegian Epic returning to its homeport in Miami, this is the perfect time to introduce these three talented performers to guests sailing to the Caribbean."
Portraying the legendary “King of Pop,” J Lucas is known for entertaining his audiences with intensity and passion. Lucas has been a beloved member of the "Legends in Concert" family for many years where he has wowed fans in Las Vegas on Harrah’s main stage. Hailing from South Carolina, Lucas has been performing as a singer/dancer since he was a teenager. As a young boy, Lucas was heavily influenced by Michael Jackson and fine-tuned his talents as a Legend by following Jackson’s career closely. Following the death of Jackson in 2009, Lucas performed at a tribute concert and from there began performing Michael Jackson tribute shows throughout the country before joining the Legends in Concert family. In addition to his Legends’ performances, Lucas is also a very talented song-writer who has written and collaborated on over 100 songs.
Portraying Donna Summer, Marva Scott has been an integral part of the Legends in Concert production for many years. Originally from Seattle, Washington, Scott made her singing debut as a young girl in her local Baptist church choir. After performing in local theatrical productions, Scott took her talents to Los Angeles, where she started her own band, Marva Scott and the MCR. While there, she also discovered her talents for celebrity impersonation. Following her time in Los Angeles, Scott briefly lived in Paris and then returned to the United States where she began performing in the main showroom of Caesar’s Palace in Atlantic City, as well as in countless productions along the Las Vegas strip. Performing as the legendary “Queen of Disco” Donna Summer, Scott will light up the stage on board Norwegian Epic.
Barrie Cunningham is a producer, entertainer, singer and musician who has spent most of his life entertaining delighted audiences in a variety of venues – from concert halls to cruise ships. Cunningham will join Norwegian Epic’s Legends in Concert lineup as the legendary Jimmy Buffet, the impersonation performance for which he is best known. A Southern California native, Cunningham started performing folk music in coffeehouses at the young age of 15. He later went on to join the popular California rock-a-billy group, Black Slacks, and was named Entertainer of the Year in San Diego. Since 1990, Cunningham has performed an impressive 300 dates per year, in front of more than three million show-goers. Although he is best known for his live performances, Cunningham also has own original material and has written songs for many other popular artists.
Legends in Concert is a live musical celebration featuring the world's greatest celebrity tribute artists. Legends in Concert on Norwegian Epic features three celebrity tribute performers taking the stage in the Epic Theater for six 45-minute shows over three days during a seven-day cruise. In addition, a Legends “Unplugged” show is performed on three additional nights in the Manhattan Room, the ship's New York-inspired supper club, providing an unprecedented dining and entertainment experience. The celebrity performers change every four months, keeping the show fresh and exciting. The last performers were Steven Tyler, Lady Gaga and Elvis Presley.
Norwegian Epic returns to her Miami homeport on November 3, 2012. The ship will sail a series of seven-day Eastern Caribbean cruises, departing every Saturday, through April 13, 2013. Ports of call include St. Maarten and St. Thomas, Virgin Islands; Nassau, Bahamas, as well as three relaxing days at sea.
To book a cruise on Norwegian Epic, contact a travel professional, call Norwegian at 888-NCL-CRUISE (625-2784), or visit www.ncl.com.
About Legends in Concert
Internationally acclaimed Legends in Concert is known as the pioneer of live celebrity impersonator shows and possesses the greatest collection of celebrity impersonators ever assembled. Featuring live concert shows of famous musicians and celebrities of yesterday and today with concert venues in Myrtle Beach, Branson, Las Vegas, Atlantic City and Waikiki. The live impersonator show with music legends such as Elvis Presley, The Blues Brothers, Garth Brooks, Tim McGraw, Rod Stewart, Tina Turner, Cher, Madonna, Michael Jackson and many more celebrities that appeal to music fans of all ages, makes Legends in Concert a must see live concert show. With an always-evolving cast of legendary superstars with original choreography and extravagant costumes, Legends in Concert is the original and largest live celebrity tribute show in the world. For more information, visit legendsinconcert.com.
About Norwegian Cruise Line
Norwegian Cruise Line is the innovator in cruise travel with a 45-year history of breaking the boundaries of traditional cruising, most notably with the introduction of Freestyle Cruising which has revolutionized the industry by allowing guests more freedom and flexibility.
Today, Norwegian invites consumers to “Cruise Like a Norwegian” on one of its 11 purpose-built Freestyle Cruising ships, providing guests the opportunity to enjoy a relaxed cruise vacation on some of the newest and most contemporary ships at sea. The Company has two 4,000-passenger vessels, Norwegian Breakaway and Norwegian Getaway, on order for delivery in April 2013 and early 2014.
Norwegian’s largest and most innovative Freestyle Cruising ship, Norwegian Epic, debuted in June 2010 and has been named “Best Overall Cruise Ship” by the readers of Travel Weekly. Norwegian Cruise Line is the official cruise line of Blue Man Group, appearing for the first time at sea on Norwegian Epic, as well as the official cruise line of Legends in Concert, The Second City®, Howl at the Moon Dueling Pianos, and Nickelodeon, the number-one entertainment brand for kids. Cirque Dreams™ & Dinner is also featured on board Norwegian Epic as the first show of its kind at sea under a big top.
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