Rock of Ages for Breakaway

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rockofages.jpgDon’t Stop Believin’ – the musical Rock of Ages is to be the headline entertainment on cruise ship Norwegian Breakaway when it debuts next April. The hit show will be performed six times a week on the 4,000-passenger vessel.
The high-energy musical opened on Broadway in 2009 and in London’s West End last year. A film version starring Tom Cruise and Russell Brand was released earlier this month.
Norwegian – who broke new ground by hiring The Blue Man Group to perform on Norwegian Epic – are following the example of Royal Caribbean, who have presented full-length versions of Hairspray, Chicago and Saturday Night Fever on three of their ships. In contrast, the main theatre shows on newly-launched Carnival Breeze have been trimmed to just 30 minutes.
But Rock of Ages is just the start of the fun as far as Breakaway is concerned. Also announced in New York last night was Burn The Floor, a ballroom extravaganza which will be performed in the 800-seat Breakaway Theatre and with more intimate sessions in the Manhattan Room.
cirque.jpgEpic’s Cirque Dreams dinner show is to be followed up by a Jungle Fantasy, and blues guitarist Slam Allen will transfer to the new ship to fill the Fat Cats Jazz and Blues Club. Epic favourites Howl at the Moon – a duelling piano show – and a Second City improv comedy troupe will also be on board.
The 4,000-passenger Breakaway, currently under construction in Germany, will pay a brief visit to the UK next April before heading to its home base in New York, from where it will sail seven-night cruises to Bermuda.

By | 2017-06-15T15:59:46+00:00 29 June 2012|Cruise entertainment|0 Comments

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