Brian d'Arcy James will stoke his last furnace on Saturday, Aug. 15, when the actor leaves the cast of Titanic. James has been with the musical since it opened on Broadway Apr. 23, 1997.
Taking James' place as stoker Frederick Barrett will be Clarke Thorell, who currently plays Jim Farrell. Christopher Wells will step into the Farrell role. Wells was formerly a swing performer.
Thorell's other credits include The Who's Tommy on Broadway, and L.A. productions of Big River and The Changeling. For information on Titanic, call (212) 307-4100.