Playbill® Launches ‘Playbill Travel’: Debut “Broadway by the Sea” Program Scheduled at St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort in Puerto Rico, December 8-15, 2014

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Four-Star Beach Resort Accommodations, Golf, Meals, and Entertainment by Tommy Tune, Laura Benanti, Megan Hilty, Christine Ebersole, Paulo Szot, Donna McKechnie, Faith Prince, Seth Rudetsky

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Patti Lupone on Playbill Travel's "Broadway on the High Seas"

The genesis of ‘Broadway on the High Seas’ was to bring together theater lovers who love travel,” says Playbill President & CEO Philip S. Birsh. “When we started our cruises in 2011, we had no idea that they would be met with such a remarkable reception.

Playbill® announces the creation of Playbill Travel—an expansion of the brand’s popular series of “Broadway on the High Seas” cruises to resort-based programming. For the inaugural Playbill Travel event, Playbill is taking over the luxury, AAA Five-Diamond St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico for a program combining the best of live Broadway entertainment with a stay at an idyllic tropical location and a myriad of onsite activities.

Priced starting at $7790 per room, based on single or double occupancy, the eight-day/seven-night “Broadway by the Sea” program is scheduled from December 8-15, 2014. Headlining the trip will be nine-time Tony winner Tommy Tune (Seesaw, My One and Only, Nine, A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine, Grand Hotel, The Will Rogers Follies), Tony winner Laura Benanti (Gypsy), “Smash” star Megan Hilty, Tony winner Faith Prince (Guys and Dolls), Tony winner Paulo Szot (South Pacific), Tony winner Donna McKechnie (A Chorus Line), and, returning by popular demand for her fourth Playbill adventure, two-time Tony winner Christine Ebersole (42nd Street, Grey Gardens). More talent is to be announced.

Playbill®’s own Seth Rudetsky will once again serve as Master of Ceremonies, performer and music director. “Broadway on the High Seas” founding partner Judy Perl and Judy Perl Worldwide Travel will once again serve as the exclusive Playbill Travel Program provider, coordinating all aspects of the new travel initiative from resort scheduling to guest travel arrangements.

“Broadway by the Sea” program highlights include:

  •     Exclusive performances, interviews, meet-and-greets, late night Playbill After Dark activities, and more from award-winning talent
  •     Golf at St. Regis Bahia Beach’s Robert Trent Jones Jr. Golf Course and at the nearby Trump International, home of the PGA Puerto Rican Open
  •     A “Broadway by the Sea” golf tournament with World Golf Hall of Famer Chi Chi Rodriguez
  •     Exquisite cuisine at a variety of onsite gourmet restaurants including Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Fern
  •     Activities including tennis, sailing, canoeing, kayaking, bicycling, nature tours, hiking and jogging
  •     Pampering at the serene Remède spa
  •     Onsite Athletic Center
  •     Two miles of beautiful, private beach
  •     Seaside pool esplanade, outdoor hot tub, poolside grill, and optional private cabanas with butler service
  •     Commercial Theatre Institute seminar “How to Produce and Invest in a Broadway Show"

About Playbill

Playbill launched its popular Broadway on the High Seas cruise series in 2011, combining the finest in specialized, luxury cruising with the best of Broadway entertainment. In less than three years, 650-plus Playbill travel guests have visited more than a dozen countries, including Italy, Greece, Brazil, Argentina, Russia, Poland and Germany. The esteemed roster of past performers includes some of the greatest talents the stage has ever known: Patti LuPone, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Lea Salonga, Audra McDonald, Marin Mazzie, Christine Ebersole, Norm Lewis, Andrea Martin, Howard McGillin, Lewis Black, Jason Danieley, Sherie Rene Scott and Debra Monk.

About Judy Perl Worldwide Travel

New York City-based Judy Perl Worldwide Travel is a Virtuoso travel agency specializing in creating luxury, bespoke travel experiences. Founded 12 years ago by Judy Perl, a former sales executive with Cunard Line and Seabourn Cruise Lines, Judy Perl Worldwide Travel offers expertise in product launches, high-profile promotions, niche programs, family reunions and milestone events. The agency also has a strong emphasis on fundraising travel for non-profit organizations and on corporate incentive programs for international companies such as Coca-Cola Bottlers. Originally known as Judy Perl Cruises, the company was rebranded Judy Perl Worldwide Travel in 2013 in recognition of the company’s expansion in land programs as well as cruises., 1-866-572-7847 (toll-free), Twitter: @judyperlww, Facebook:    .

For information or reservations, call Judy Perl Worldwide Travel at 1-866-572-7847 or email jperl(at)judyperltravel(dot)com. Online, visit [ and

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