Saturday, August 4, 2012

A New Legends Lineup Boards Norwegian Epic This Fall

His fans all miss Michael Jackson, but thanks to Norwegian Cruise Line, he’s back. Norwegian has announced the next three "Legends" to perform as part of Legends in Concert on board Norwegian Epic beginning Saturday, Nov 3, 2012, when the ship returns to Miami, Florida to begin her roundtrip weekly Eastern Caribbean sailings.

The tribute artists will perform as some of the world's most recognized entertainers—Michael Jackson, Donna Summer and Jimmy Buffett. A staple on the Las Vegas center strip for over 25 years, Legends in Concert is the pioneer of live tribute shows and has assembled the greatest collection of live tribute artists and celebrity look-alikes in all of show business.

"Our guests absolutely love the Legends in Concert performances on board Norwegian Epic. The next round of tribute artists, Michael Jackson, Donna Summer and Jimmy Buffett, three extraordinary performers, are destined to be fan favorites," said Kevin Sheehan, Norwegian Cruise Line's chief executive officer. "With Norwegian Epic returning to its homeport in Miami, this is the perfect time to introduce these three talented performers to guests sailing to the Caribbean."

Portraying the legendary “King of Pop,” J Lucas is known for entertaining his audiences with intensity and passion. Lucas has been a beloved member of the "Legends in Concert" family for many years where he has wowed fans in Las Vegas on Harrah’s main stage. Hailing from South Carolina, Lucas has been performing as a singer/dancer since he was a teenager. As a young boy, Lucas was heavily influenced by Michael Jackson and fine-tuned his talents as a Legend by following Jackson’s career closely.

Portraying Donna Summer, Marva Scott has been an integral part of the Legends in Concert production for many years. Originally from Seattle, Washington, Scott made her singing debut as a young girl in her local Baptist church choir. After performing in local theatrical productions, Scott took her talents to Los Angeles, where she started her own band, Marva Scott and the MCR. While there, she also discovered her talents for celebrity impersonation. Performing as the legendary “Queen of Disco” Donna Summer, Scott will light up the stage on board Norwegian Epic.

Barrie Cunningham is a producer, entertainer, singer and musician who has spent most of his life entertaining delighted audiences in a variety of venues—from concert halls to cruise ships. Cunningham will join Norwegian Epic’s Legends in Concert lineup as the legendary Jimmy Buffett, the impersonation performance for which he is best known. A Southern California native, Cunningham started performing folk music in coffeehouses at the young age of 15. Although he is best known for his live performances, Cunningham also has own original material and has written songs for many other popular artists.
Legends in Concert is a live musical celebration featuring the world's greatest celebrity tribute artists. Legends in Concert on Norwegian Epic features three celebrity tribute performers taking the stage in the Epic Theater for six 45-minute shows over three days during a 7-day cruise. In addition, a Legends “Unplugged” show is performed on three additional nights in the Manhattan Room, the ship's New York-inspired supper club, providing an unprecedented dining and entertainment experience. The celebrity performers change every four months, keeping the show fresh and exciting. The last performers were Steven Tyler, Lady Gaga and Elvis Presley.

When Norwegian Epic returns to her Miami homeport on Nov 3, 2012 the ship will sail a series of 7-day Eastern Caribbean cruises, departing every Saturday, through April 13, 2013. Ports of call include St. Maarten and St. Thomas, Virgin Islands; Nassau, Bahamas, as well as three days at sea. For more information, visit

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