New Docuseries Provides Insider View into the Cruise Brand
and its Return to Cruise Journey– Cast of International Hit Show ‘The Choir of Man’ Reunites for an Exclusive Performance
MIAMI (NOV. 12, 2020) – Norwegian Cruise Line, the innovator in global cruise travel with a 53-year history of breaking boundaries, today announced a new docuseries, “EMBARK – The Series,” inviting the public to experience the Brand and enjoy a front row seat to its highly-anticipated comeback.
The docuseries kicks off with an “EMBARK NCL Spotlight Series,” two episodes showcasing the iconic Broadway and West End caliber entertainment found across the Norwegian fleet. The first episode invites viewers into London’s historic West End Garrick Theatre for a special reunion that brings “The Choir of Man” cast together for the first time in many months. The episode will include performances of guest favorites including “Save Tonight,” “Escape (The Piña Colada Song),” “Hello” and “Some Nights” as well as an inside look at how the cast is managing through this historic time and how the talented performers are remaining optimistic about the future.
Highly praised for its high energy, live music and foot stomping choreography, “The Choir of Man” is an immersive pub experience featuring ordinary guys who perform everything from sing-along classics to classic rock. Traditionally set in a neighborhood pub, the show highlights the importance of community and human connection through a series of songs, poetry and intimate conversations.
“Now more than ever, we are all longing for connection,” said Richard Ambrose, senior vice president of entertainment and cruise programming at Norwegian Cruise Line. “Entertainment unites us, allowing us to forget our worries, even if just for a short while. We have always been advocates for the entertainment community and are committed to providing high-caliber performances for our guests. While theaters are closed and gatherings are limited, we want to support our fellow performers while connecting with our guests in a meaningful way. Through this exclusive offering, we hope to showcase human resiliency and offer hope for a better tomorrow. In the end, we are in this together and that’s why we will all persevere.”
In addition to its residency on Norwegian Escape and Norwegian Encore, “The Choir of Man” has performed across the globe in iconic venues including Chicago’s Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place and Washington D.C.’s John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and just announced that it will return to the Sydney Opera House for the third time beginning February 2021.
Produced and directed by Nic Doodson, one of the creative minds behind “The Choir of Man,” the nearly 40-minute episode will first stream live at www.ncl.com/embark on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020 at 9 p.m. EST, before being made available on-demand.
“’The Choir of Man’ family and I were absolutely thrilled when NCL asked us to come together to create an exclusive performance of the show that guests could enjoy from home, until they have the chance to cruise again,” said Doodson. “The world of theater has had a particularly hard year, so this opportunity to sing, dance and perform together again was an incredible feeling, not only for the guys, but for everyone involved. I hope that the positive and uplifting energy comes across in this episode and inspires those tuning in to continue to look ahead to brighter days. The cast appreciated this opportunity to reconnect on and off stage, and now more than ever are looking forward to entertaining guests again soon in our pub on land, at sea or wherever people enjoy gathering with those closest to them.”
Further details regarding “EMBARK – The Series,” will be shared in the coming weeks.
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About Norwegian Cruise Line
As the innovator in global cruise travel, Norwegian Cruise Line has been breaking the boundaries of traditional cruising for 53 years. Most notably, the cruise line revolutionized the industry by offering guests the freedom and flexibility to design their ideal vacation on their preferred schedule with no assigned dining and entertainment times and no formal dress codes. Today, its fleet of 17 contemporary ships sail to over 300 of the world’s most desirable destinations, including Great Stirrup Cay, the company’s private island in the Bahamas and its resort destination Harvest Caye in Belize. Norwegian Cruise Line not only provides superior guest service from land to sea, but also offers a wide variety of award-winning entertainment and dining options as well as a range of accommodations across the fleet, including solo-traveler staterooms, mini-suites, spa-suites and The Haven by Norwegian®, the company’s ship-within-a-ship concept. For additional information or to book a cruise, contact a travel professional, call 888-NCL-CRUISE (625-2784) or visit www.ncl.com. For the latest news and exclusive content, visit the media center and follow Norwegian Cruise line on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube @NorwegianCruiseLine; and Twitter and Snapchat @CruiseNorwegian.
About The Choir of Man
“The Choir of Man” is the runaway hit of the international music and theater scene from the creative minds of Nic Doodson and Andrew Kay – the team behind “Gobsmacked!,” “The Magnets” and the “Soweto Gospel Choir.” Making its world premiere in 2017 at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the show is 80 minutes of unadulterated entertainment that combines high energy dance, live music and foot stomping choreography with the incredible talent of nine ordinary guys who perform everything from sing-along classics to classic rock. The production has toured around the globe performing in iconic venues and cities including Chicago’s Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place, San Diego’s Balboa Theatre and Washington D.C.’s prestigious John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. In February 2021, “The Choir of Man” will make its third appearance at the Sydney Opera House with performances on sale now through April 4, 2021.