actors on stage on a cruise ship

“SiriusXM Broadway” host Seth Rudetsky announces the return of Seth Rudetsky’s Big Fat Broadway Vacations with four cruises in 2022. The Broadway-themed sailings are scheduled in the Western Caribbean, Mediterranean, Norwegian Fjords and Transatlantic and each feature a stellar line-up of performers who will not only entertain cruisers but also lead them in master classes and workshops in Broadway performance, choreography, singing and more. (Participation is optional). 

Programming also includes daily interviews and intimate concerts where you’ll see Broadway performers up-close and personal, plus a schedule of shore excursions. Led by the current hosts of the charity livestream “Stars in the House,” Seth Rudetsky and his inimitable husband James Wesley, the cruise-within-a-cruise culminates in a final production with participants performing with the stars.

Cruise partners for the new season are Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Celebrity, and Cunard. Planned cruise dates are January 8, April 19, July 16 and October 7.

“The experience is unlike anything else that you’ll see on a cruise,” notes founder Rudetsky. “Workshops, rehearsals, Broadway games and a final variety show are shared with the stars who also join you for meals, excursions and after-show cocktails. This is Broadway for insiders who love to travel, learn and perform … with just a bit of attitude.”

The line-up for 2022 includes (stars are subject to change):

  • Western Caribbean sailing  (January 8, 2022 – 7 nights, Celebrity Apex) – Fort Lauderdale, Key West, Belize City, Cozumel, Grand Cayman with Jason Danieley (The Full Monty, Pretty Woman), Beth Leavel (The Prom!, The Drowsy Chaperone) and many more
  • Mediterranean “Ode to Italia” sailing  (April 19, 2022 – 7 nights, Seven Seas Splendor) – Barcelona, Monte Carlo, Rome, Sorrento/Capri, Messina, Zadar, Venice with Celia Rose Gooding (Jagged Little Pill), LaChanze (The Color Purple, Once on This Island), Audra McDonald (Carousel, Ragtime, Lady Day) and Will Swenson (Hair, Les Misérables)
  • Explore Norway’s Fjords sailing  (July 16, 2022 – 7 nights, Celebrity Silhouette) – Southampton, Kristiansand, Alesund, Molde, Stavanger with Colin Donnell (Almost Famous, Anything Goes), James Monroe Iglehart (Aladdin, Memphis), and Patti Murin (Frozen, Wicked)
  • Transatlantic Broadway(October 7, 2022 – 7 nights, Queen Mary 2) — New York to Southampton, UK-London with Andréa Burns (In the Heights, On your Feet), Peter Flynn (Our Town), Victoria Clark (Titanic, Light in the Piazza)

About Seth Rudetsky and Seth’s Big Fat Broadway Vacations

Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley are the hosts of Seth’s Big Fat Broadway Vacations. Rudetsky is a well-known Broadway star (Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, Ragtime)  and writer. An accomplished musician and Broadway savant, he is known to many for his savvy and sassy “Sirius XM, Big Fat Broadway” show and as the creator and co-host with Wesley of “Stars in the House.” Created in March 2020 to benefit the Actors Fund, the livestreamed show has aired every evening since the Broadway shutdown in March 2020 and has raised more than $700,000. Rudetsky’s weekly talk show, “Seth Speaks” and LIVE Seth Concert Series with stars like Audra McDonald, Kelli O’Hara and Lea Salonga are examples of Rudetsky’s deep love for and knowledge of Broadway.

For information and reservations, visit www.sethsbroadwayvacations.com


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