(NEW YORK) -- Upscale consumers eager to visit one of the nation's hottest new entertainment spots should pack their bags for a modern luxury cruise to Bermuda.
That’s because Celebrity Cruises today
announced an exclusive partnership with Manhattan’s noted “54 Below,”
which will bring guests on Celebrity’s newly “Solsticized” Celebrity Summit the
industry’s most comprehensive, direct-from-Broadway entertainment
experience while sailing to the pink-sand paradise of Bermuda.
54 Below – ensconced in a cool, cozy cellar space beneath the
legendary, disco-era “Studio 54” – has been dubbed “a throwback to the
heyday of authentic New York nightlife,” and “the hot new stage
attracting Broadway’s brightest stars.” Now, those stars will light up
the stage of Celebrity Summit during its Bermuda vacation season from Cape Liberty (Bayonne), NJ, from this Sunday, May 5, through October 2013.
"We are incredibly excited to partner with 54 Below, offering our
guests a unique theatrical experience featuring world-class Broadway
talent in cabaret style performances," said Celebrity's Director of
Entertainment Eric Bohus.
"This is another outstanding addition to the
Celebrity entertainment lineup and perfectly complements our other new
offerings announced this year, including late-night Las Vegas style
entertainment with Sin City Comedy and engaging music activities through
our partnership with Billboard."
Among the top-notch talent slated to appear on Celebrity Summit through 54 Below are Faith Prince, Tony Award winner for Best Actress in a Musical for Guys & Dolls; Tony Award winner for Best Actress in a Musical in A Chorus Line, Donna McKechnie; Anthony Rapp, best known for originating the role of “Mark Cohen” in Rent; Jarrod Spector, who starred as Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys; Alice Ripley, who won a Tony for Best Actress in a Musical for Next to Normal, and also has appeared in Les Miserables and Sunset Boulevard; star of the hit TV show Glee (“Wes”) Telly Leung, whose Broadway credits include Rent and Godspell; the original “Annie,” Andrea McArdle, who went on to also star in Les Miserables, Starlight Express and Beauty & The Beast.
Three-time Tony Award nominee Christine Andreas, recognized for her roles in Oklahoma and On Your Toes; Elizabeth Stanley of Company, Cry Baby, Million Dollar Quartet;Shoshana Bean, whose credits include Hairspray and Wicked; Darius DeHaas of Kiss of the Spider Woman, Rent and Carousel; Tom Wopat of TV's The Dukes of Hazzard, City of Angels, 42nd St., Guys & Dolls, Chicago and Sondheim on Sondheim; Brent Barrett, whose credits include West Side Story and Chicago; Ann Hampton Callaway, Tony-nominated for her role in Swing; Liz Callaway, nominated for a Tony for her role in Baby, and who also performed in Cats and Miss Saigon.
Gregg Edelman, a four-time Tony nominee, including nods for Best Actor in a Musical for City of Angels; three-time Tony Award nominee for her roles in Passion, Ragtime and Kiss Me, Kate, Marin Mazzie; Karen Mason, who has appeared in Mamma Mia and Hairspray and is best known for her portrayal of “Norma Desmond” in Sunset Boulevard; and Emily Skinner, whose credits include The Full Monty and Billy Elliot.
Additional acts yet to be announced will also appear on Celebrity Summit this season through Celebrity’s unique partnership with 54 Below.
About Celebrity Cruises:
Celebrity Cruises’ iconic “X” is the mark of modern luxury, with its
cool, contemporary design and warm spaces; dining experiences where the
design of the venues is as important as the cuisine; and the amazing
service that only Celebrity can provide, all created to provide an
unmatchable experience for vacationers’ precious time. Celebrity
Cruises' 11 ships offer modern luxury vacations visiting all seven
continents. Celebrity also presents immersive cruisetour experiences in
Alaska, Australia/New Zealand, Canada, Europe and South America.
Celebrity is one of five cruise brands operated by global cruise
vacation company Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE, OSE: RCL). For more
information, dial 1-800-437-3111, visit www.celebritycruises.com, or call your travel agent.
About 54 Below:
54 Below is New York’s City’s most glamorous nightclub destination.
Seeped in the grand tradition of classic venues such as the Copacabana,
The Blue Angel and The Persian Room at The Waldorf, 54 Below offers an
unforgettable evening of dining and entertainment. Having played host to
the likes of Patti LuPone, Ben Vereen, Barbara Cook, Bebe Neuwirth,
Andrea Martin, Linda Lavin and countless other leading voices of
Broadway, the stage of 54 Below has been home to more stars than reside
over the ocean, including a collection of Broadway’s newest talent. For
performance schedule and dining information in New York City, go to 54Below.com.