Posted April 13th, 2009, 10:00 PM
"The musical will be the first actual Broadway show staged by Royal Caribbean
, as well as the only legitimate Broadway production currently being offered at sea."
It may be RCCI's first B'way production, but the second half of that sentence is wrong.
A "Broadway production" of SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE in addition to the Off Bway production of AND THE WORLD GOES ROUND and SHOUT! THE MOD MUSICAL are all currently running in rotating repertory aboard the NCL JADE and have been doing so since March of 2008.
IF RCCI would like to define a "Broadway production" as being a 'book' musical then they might be able to squeak through with a half-truth in their press materials. But if they are using the generic term 'Broadway' as their measuring stick, that portion of their press release is a patently false.