SANTA CLARITA, Calif.
(May 2, 2017) – Two new Broadway-style stage
offered to Princess
guests are receiving rave reviews – "Born to
the latest show to debut in the cruise line's Stephen Schwartz partnership and
"Encore," based on the highly popular opera performance "Bravo".
are mesmerized by our high caliber, Broadway-style shows," said Denise Saviss,
vice president, entertainment experience for Princess Cruises. "As part of our
‘Come Back New Promise,' providing guests enriching vacation experiences through
enhanced onboard product offerings, ‘Born to Dance' and ‘Encore' deliver
engaging experiences, ultimately creating lifelong memories for our guests."
"Born to Dance"
Created in partnership with Stephen Schwartz,
Oscar®, Grammy® and Tony
Award®-winning composer of "Wicked," "Godspell," and "Pippin," "Born to
Dance" is the second offering in the cruise line's exclusive partnership. The
show celebrates the aspirations, hurdles and triumphs of professional dancers,
as told through tributes to Broadway's greatest choreography in a feel-good
"We're proud of our dynamic collaboration
with Stephen Schwartz bringing our second revered show to life with ‘Born to
Dance.' Guests love the high-energy music and dancing," added Saviss.
Princess audiences get a glimpse of what it
takes to be a dancer, the highs and lows and that driving need to dance brought
to life by some of Broadway's most famous hits including "West Side Story," "A
Chorus Line," "Chicago" and more. A who's-who of acclaimed choreographers and
dancers virtually join the multi-media production, tracing the journey of the
great artists and shows that made musical theater history.
the creative development of four brand new shows for Princess Cruises, Schwartz
brings together an illustrious team of Broadway talent to support the
productions through direction and design. "Born to Dance" is created and
directed by Daniel C. Levine from Broadways' "Les Misérables" and "Mamma Mia!"
and is now showing aboard Golden Princess, Grand Princess and Star Princess.
Additional talent includes costume design by six time Tony Award® winner William Ivey Long, musical
arrangement by Bryan Perri, conductor for Broadway's Wicked,
choreography by Al Blackstone from the hit show So You Think You Can Dance, and
scenic design by Tony Award® winner Beowulf Boritt.
The show will premiere next on Regal Princess
in October. Find more information, including the show trailer here: princess.com/borntodance
Celebrating the cruise line's legacy of
original entertainment created in-house, "Encore" is inspired by the cruise
line's top-rated show "Bravo" and accompanied by an impressive onstage
"We embrace our long-standing tradition of
creating original entertainment to captivate our guests and ‘Encore' delivers a
moving performance audiences will remember long after the curtain closes,"
pays homage to the traditions of pop, opera and musical theater in a
spellbinding experience set amidst the romantic splendor of a beautiful
Montecito garden. Showcasing new songs performed by a true soprano guest artist
and combined with elaborate costumes and stunning sets, the show is conceived,
directed and choreographed by American Idol's Danny Teeson, with musical
direction by Academy Awards arranger Nelson Kole and set design by Emmy®
award-winner John Iacovelli.
Coral Princess, Island Princess and Sea
Princess are currently showing "Encore," with Royal Princess the next ship to
receive the show in December. The show trailer and more details can be
found here: princess.com/productionshows.
information about Princess Cruises is available through a professional travel
agent, by calling 1-800-PRINCESS, or by visiting the company's website at princess.com.
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About Princess Cruises:
One of the
best-known names in cruising, Princess Cruises is a global cruise line and tour
company operating a fleet of 18 modern cruise ships renowned for their
innovative design and wide array of choices in dining, entertainment and
amenities, all provided with the experience of exceptional customer service. A
recognized leader in worldwide cruising, Princess carries two million guests
each year to more than 360 destinations around the globe on more than 150
itineraries ranging in length from three to 111 days. The company is part of
Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE:CUK).
media information is available at princess.com/news.
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