One of the greatest perks that comes with cruising Norwegian is getting to experience top-notch entertainment at sea. If you’ve been at the edge of your seat these months waiting to witness some of the best theatrical performances around, Norwegian’s got your ticket.
Ready to break out of the mundane? Norwegian is staying true to its 53-year history of breaking boundaries with the announcement of the new docuseries, “EMBARK – The Series.” Enjoy a front row seat and watch as the docuseries kicks off with an "EMBARK NCL Spotlight Series" – two episodes dedicated to the iconic Broadway and West End caliber entertainment Norwegian is known for.
The first episode, streaming live at 9 p.m. EST on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, 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.
Catch a sneak peek of the first episode below:
If you’ve yet to experience this incredible show on our ships, you’ll want to tune in, pull up a pint, and tap your foot in time to the rhythm. 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.
This is truly a show for our times. 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, Norwegian’s newest innovative ship, “The Choir of Man” has performed across the globe in iconic venues and cities including Chicago’s Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place, San Diego’s Balboa Theatre, Washington D.C.’s prestigious John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and just this week, announced that it will return to the distinctive 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 first episode of the “EMBARK Spotlight Series” will stream live at www.ncl.com/embark on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020 at 9 p.m. EST.
“’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 for 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.”
“The Choir of Man” episode is the first of two in the “EMBARK Spotlight Series.” Stay tuned for more details in the coming weeks!