Newly announced entertainment for the cruise includes Tony winner Brian Stokes Mitchell and three-time Tony nominee Kelli O'Hara, who will join the previously announced two-time Tony winner Christine Ebersole and host-musical director Seth Rudetsky. (Mitchell and O'Hara replace the previously announced Norm Lewis and Tony winner Audra McDonald, who will be unable to be part of the cruise due to another engagement.)
In addition to the Broadway talent, the cruise will feature first-class accommodations and services onboard Regent Seven Seas Cruises' luxury vessel, Seven Seas Mariner, for a trip through the Mediterranean.
Travelers will have exclusive access to parties, mixers, talkbacks and events especially designed for this "opening night" voyage. Only those patrons who book their trip through the PLAYBILL Hotline at 1-866-603-8485 will have access to these events, as well as special pricing benefits.
The "opening night" excitement will begin Sept. 13 when the ship departs from Rome for a ten-day excursion. Destinations will include Italy, Monaco, Greece and Montenegro.
Ports of call include Sept. 13 (Tues.) — Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy Sept. 14 (Wed.) — Portofino, Italy Sept. 15 (Thurs.) — Monte Carlo, Monaco Sept. 16 (Fri.) — Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Italy Sept. 17 (Sat.) — Sorrento/Capri, Italy Sept. 18 (Sun.) — Amalfi/Positano, Italy Sept. 19 (Mon.) —Taormina (Sicily), Italy Sept. 20 (Tues.) — Corfu, Greece Sept. 21 (Wed.) — Kotor, Montenegro Sept. 22 (Thurs.) — Venice, Italy Sept. 23 (Fri.) — Venice, Italy. Book a spot aboard Broadway on the High Seas by calling 1-866-603-8485. (Only those guests who book their trip by calling this number will have access to exclusive events and pricing benefits.)
Visit www.PlaybillCruise.com for further information.
Brian Stokes Mitchell, most recently on Broadway in Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, earned a Tony nomination for his performance in the title role of Man of La Mancha. He won the 2000 Tony, Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk awards for his performance as Fred Graham/Petruchio in Kiss Me, Kate, and his other Broadway credits include lead roles in King Hedley II; Ragtime; Kiss of the Spider Woman; Jelly's Last Jam; Oh, Kay!; Mail; and the City Center Encores! mountings of Kismet, Do Re Mi and Carnival. Television audiences will be familiar with Mitchell's work from his roles on "Trapper John, M.D.," "Roots" and "Frasier." Mitchell was elected the 12th president of the Actors' Fund of America, and he has performed in concert halls and cabarets around the country. His Playbill Records CD is entitled "Brian Stokes Mitchell."
Kelli O'Hara was Tony-nominated for her performances in South Pacific, The Pajama Game and The Light in the Piazza. O'Hara's other Broadway credits include Jekyll & Hyde, Follies, Sweet Smell of Success and Dracula, the Musical. She was also seen in the Reprise! staging of Sunday in the Park with George. O'Hara's debut solo recording, "Wonder in the World," is available on the Ghostlight Records label. Her new recording is titled "Always" and is due in June.