In its latest spectacular stage feature, luxury cruise leader Crystal Cruises will showcase the multi-platinum hits of Grammy Legend Award recipient and Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee, Billy Joel, as “My Life: The Music of Billy Joel” debuts aboard Crystal Serenity on the November 19th voyage from Miami to Caldera. Guests aboard the preceding cruise will be treated to a special viewing at the end of their voyage. Paying tribute to the world-famous Piano Man will be the show’s star, James Fox, who himself was handpicked by Billy Joel to star as “The Piano Man” in the Broadway, West End and U.S. National Tour productions of Movin’ Out, based on Joel’s music.
Poised at the concert grand piano on the Galaxy Lounge’s stage, Fox will perform more than a dozen timeless hits including “New York State of Mind,” “Uptown Girl,” “She’s Always a Woman to Me” and, of course, “Piano Man.” The Galaxy Orchestra and more of Crystal’s own acclaimed musicians, vocalists and dancers will be featured alongside Fox.
“My Life: The Music of Billy Joel” debuts on the heels of the wildly popular “Rocket Man” Elton John tribute show, which will premiere aboard the line’s other award-winning ship, Crystal Symphony, during the February 24th, round-trip Singapore cruise. The shows are the beginnings of Crystal’s successful Concert Production series, which spotlights the works of world-renowned artists whose music and popularity spans multiple decades and generations.
“This show sets a new bar in entertainment aboard luxury cruise ships.”
“This show sets a new bar in entertainment aboard luxury cruise ships, with not only a vast collection of music from one of the world’s most beloved stars, but also a performance from a true theater great, James Fox,” says Crystal’s president and COO, Edie Rodriguez. “Our guests will certainly enjoy tapping their toes along to songs they’ve loved for decades.”
Crystal’s onboard international troupe consists of ten singers and dancers, including performers from national touring companies as well as Broadway and London’s West End productions. The posh Galaxy Lounge sets a luxurious, contemporary atmosphere for award-winning Broadway-style productions and headline entertainers.
Until January 2nd, all-inclusive, value-priced “Book Now” fares start at just $1,785/person. Crystal Cruises is the world’s leading luxury cruise provider, having earned more “World’s Best” awards than any other cruise line, hotel, or resort in history. Aboard the all-inclusive, ultra-luxurious Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity, refined elegance meets casual simplicity. With an emphasis on innovative product differentiation, the renowned Crystal experience is distinguished by classic service, abundant space, superior quality and extensive choices. Crystal sails to all seven continents, providing worldwide vacations of five to 100+ days that bridge the best of land and sea.
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