Broadway by Boat: Cast Members from CHICAGO to Close Hornblower's Broadway Cruises 2018 Season

Broadway by Boat: Cast Members from CHICAGO to Close Hornblower's Broadway Cruises 2018 SeasonThe newest way to take in the sights, skyline and sounds of New York Harbor is with Hornblower New York's Broadway Cruises, dinner cruises featuring live performances of Broadway's classic, timeless songs. Ending the 2018 season on a high note, Hornblower is partnering with the iconic Broadway production CHICAGO to offer live performances from the cast members who play CHICAGO's Mama Morton, on its final three Broadway Cruises dates for the season on October 19, 21 and 28, all at 7:00 PM.

The role of Mama Morton is performed by Donna Marie Asbury (October 19) and Naomi Walley (October 21 and 28). Following their performance, CHICAGO's Mama Morton will meet and greet passengers on board and sign autographs. CHICAGO tells the story of two rival murderesses who turn their incarceration into an overnight showbiz sensation with the help of their lawyer and of course, Prison Matron Mama Morton.

"It's my pleasure to bring a piece of CHICAGO on Broadway magic to the elite Hornblower experience... and all that jazz," said Naomi Walley, who plays Mama Morton in CHICAGO.

"I'm so excited to bring a little bit of CHICAGO to the cruise! Hope everyone will join me," said Donna Marie Asbury who will portray Mama Morton on October 19.

Hornblower's Broadway Cruises began earlier this summer as a way to bring the harmonies of Broadway to the harmony of the Harbor. In addition to live musical performances, Broadway Cruises also include a pre-fixe four-course dinner, a cruise around the city, dancing and plenty of social media moments under the Brooklyn Bridge, near the Statue of Liberty and much more.

"Hornblower is honored to bring Broadway's biggest stage right to our yachts with our new interactive partnership with one of Broadway's longest running shows, CHICAGO," said Steve Rosenbloom, General Manager of Hornblower New York. "When those on board head stage left or stage right, they'll be treated to panoramic world class views of the New York City skyline. To combine two staples of a NYC visit into one unforgettable experience is something visitors will treasure."

Donna Marie made her Broadway debut at age 11 and has appeared in a host of Broadway favorites, including Jerome Robbins' Broadway, Smile, Merrily We Roll Along, Gypsy, Evita and more. Naomi is a multi-talented performer and CHICAGO marks her Broadway debut.

Hornblower New York, which offers a variety of amazing experiences and sightseeing cruises year-round, is working on expanding its Broadway Cruises next year to offer even more show stopping events.

For more information on Hornblower's Broadway Cruises or to make a reservation, please visit

Hornblower New York began cruising in 2012 creating a vibrant, modern approach to cruises in New York City providing an unrivaled level of service and luxury for dining cruises and pioneering a new way to do brunch on the water, and more recently introducing Broadway Cruises to their offerings, all from our Pier 40 location in the West Village. In 2014 Hornblower expanded to Pier 15 at South Street Seaport, for a fresh, fun approach to happy hour and night life party cruises, adding a brunch party cruise in 2017. In 2018 Hornblower added Hop-On, Hop-Off Cruises from Pier 78, for a unique and flexible way of seeing the city from the water.

No other venue offers views of NYC's most iconic landmarks along with an always-changing, ever present view of the awe-inspiring Manhattan skyline. The Hornblower fleet gives you a variety of flexible spaces making us the ultimate, unique venue for private functions in NYC. From corporate events to weddings and any other type of celebration or gathering, Hornblower can cater to all your needs and create an amazing experience.

A true New York City institution, CHICAGO has everything that makes Broadway great: a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz; one show-stopping song after another; and the most astonishing dancing you've ever seen. No wonder CHICAGO has been honored with 6 Tony Awards, 2 Olivier Awards, a Grammy and thousands of standing ovations.

It's also no surprise that CHICAGO has wowed audiences all around the world, from Mexico City to Moscow, from São Paulo to South Africa.

Whether you're looking for your first Broadway musical, whether you've seen the Academy Award-winning film and want to experience the show live on stage or whether you've seen it before and want to recapture the magic, CHICAGO always delivers.

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