Norwegian Adds “Rock of Ages” Show to New Breakaway
By Theresa Norton Masek
June 28, 2012 7:18 PM
Norwegian Cruise Line announced that the five-time Tony Award-nominated musical “Rock of Ages” will be featured on Norwegian Breakaway, along with two additional Broadway shows: the dance sensation “Burn the Floor” and “Cirque Dreams & Dinner Jungle Fantasy.”
“Rock of Ages,” one of the longest-running shows in Broadway history, features songs such as “Every Rose Has Its Thorn,” “I Wanna Know What Love Is,” “Here I Go Again,” “Don’t Stop Believin,” and more. A film version of the musical by New Line Cinema was released on June 15.
“Burn the Floor” dancers perform all the ballroom and Latin styles, including the waltz, cha cha, samba, salsa, rumba, foxtrot, quickstep, mambo, tango, swing, jive, lindy hop, Viennese waltz, and paso doble. Producer/director Neil Goldberg will present an adaptation of the Broadway show “Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy” that will be entitled “Cirque Dreams & Dinner Jungle Fantasy” and be performed in the ship’s Spiegel Tent.
Following his performance as the house band in the Jazz & Blues Club on Norwegian Epic, New York’s Slam Allen will take the stage in Fat Cats Jazz & Blues Club on Norwegian Breakaway. Fat Cats will feature nightly live blues and jazz performances by Allen and other talent. Fat Cats will also feature outdoor seating on The Waterfront.
Headliners Comedy Club will debut on Norwegian Breakaway with the improvisational comedy of The Second City, as Norwegian continues its exclusive partnership with the famed troupe. The rock ’n’ roll dueling piano show, Howl at the Moon, will also be featured in Headliners on Norwegian Breakaway.
The 4,000 passenger Norwegian Breakaway will arrive in its year-round homeport of New York City in early May. The ship will begin weekly summer seven-day cruises to Bermuda on May 12. From October 2013 through April 2014, the ship will offer voyages from the heart of Manhattan to the Bahamas and Florida and the Southern Caribbean.