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News All Aboard!: "Rosie" Cruise, with Ebersole, McArdle, White and Easton, Departs July 13 A host of Broadway favorites will perform on the R Family Vacations Fifth Anniversary Cruise, which departs from Manhattan July 13.
Christine Ebersole
Christine Ebersole

Gregg Kaminsky, who co-founded R Family Vacations with Rosie and Kelli O'Donnell, previously told that the week-long adventure boasts entertainment by a wide variety of comics and singing actors, including Rosie O'Donnell, Sheena Easton, Christine Ebersole, Andrea McArdle, Christine Pedi, Lillias White, Klea Blackhurst, Brenda Braxton, Bernard Dotson, Dan LoBuono, Colin Sheehan, Chuck Saculla, Ron Kellum, Susan Ziller, Anne Steele, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Jake Wilson, Brooke Elliott, Ann Van Cleave, Haviland Stilwell, Craig Ramsey, LeRoi Freeman, James Wesley, Brian Nash, Mary&Brian (from Provincetown), The Broadway Boys (featuring Josh Strickland, Danny Calvert and Jesse Nager), Julie Goldman, Jessica Kirson, Ross the Intern (from "The Tonight Show") and Rosie's Broadway Kids.

Seth Rudetsky is the musical director for the various entertainments with choreography by Michael Lee Scott and Tammy Colucci. Also taking part in the cruise are fitness guru Susan Powter, the cast of LOGO's "The Big Gay Sketch Show," DJ David Knapp and celebrity chefs Wes Martin and Patrick Decker.

The itinerary for the cruise follows: depart from New York (July 13), at sea (July 14), Saint John, New Brunswick (July 15), Halifax, Nova Scotia (July 16), Bar Harbor, ME (July 17), Provincetown, MA (July 18), Newport, RI (July 19) and return to New York (July 20).

The mammoth Norwegian Dawn features the Stardust Theatre, a plush, comfortable, full-sized theatre; the Spinnaker Lounge, a large cabaret with different arrays of chairs and tables and a full bar; the Fitness Center, which is open 24 hours a day and includes treadmills, a spin-cycle room, weight machines and free weights; numerous pools and hot tubs on the ship's top deck as well as a more private indoor pool downstairs from the health club; Gatsby's Champagne Bar, which adjoins the piano bar; an internet cafe with approximately 20 computers; the Dazzles Lounge and Night Club; the Java Café; the El Dorado Spa & Beauty Center; a Las Vegas-style casino; a jogging track and a basketball/volleyball court.

Emmy-winning talk-show host Rosie O'Donnell has appeared on Broadway in Fiddler on the Roof, Grease! and Seussical and in such films as "A League of Their Own" and "The Flintstones"; she also co-produced the Broadway musical Taboo and spent a year as a co-host of "The View." A former Nickelodeon marketing executive, Kelli O'Donnell's responsibilities for that network included developing promotions and marketing materials targeted to children. The O'Donnells have four young children. A long-time worker in the gay and lesbian travel industry, Gregg Kaminsky has developed and produced all-gay trips throughout the world. He and partner Dan were featured on Bravo's "Gay Weddings" documentary series. Call (866) 732-6822 for reservations. For more information, Click Here.

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