Sail On!: Titanic Benefit Concert, With Several Original Broadway Stars, Presented June 21

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A concert version of the Tony Award-winning Maury Yeston-Peter Stone musical Titanic, which boasts one of the great scores of the 90s, will be presented June 21 in Manhattan to benefit the New York Society for Ethical Culture.
Martin Moran in the original Titanic
Martin Moran in the original Titanic Photo by Joan Marcus

Produced by Sarah Melissa Rotker in association with Josh Wellman, the event will be held in NYSEC's 800-seat Concert Hall. Matthew Hamel directs the evening, which features musical direction by Jonathan Tessero, who leads an orchestra of 20 and a cast of 24. Show time is 7:30 PM.

The company features original Broadway cast members Alma Cuervo, John Jellison, Martin Moran, Michael Mulheren, Jennifer Piech, Don Stephenson and Henry Stram. The cast also includes Robert Petkoff, Jeffry Denman, Liz McConahay, Doug Kreeger, Eamon Foley, Matthew Scott, Andrew Samonsky, Emily Loesser, Bruce Sabath, Ryan LaTour, Tim Jerome, John Hickock, Blair Ross, Alison Cimmet, Bailey Hanks, Brian O’Brien, Autumn Hulbert, Kevin Crewell, Matt Lutz, Peter Cormican and Brian Scott Lipton.

Composer Yeston will participate in a pre-show panel with NYSEC Leader Anne Klaeysen. The panel, moderated by associate producer Wellman, will focus on "the creative process for the show, as well as the ethical issues and historical events surrounding the disaster and the great loss of life," according to press notes.

The evening will begin at 6:30 PM with the pre-show talkback followed by the 7:30 PM concert. A VIP reception will follow performance.

Producer Rotker stated, "The New York Society for Ethical Culture holds a special place in the social history of New York City, and Titanic is the perfect vehicle to raise money for this important institution. With its issues of class and the human costs of industrialization, I can't think of a more relevant show at this point in our history." Titanic won 1997 Tony Awards for Best Book of a Musical (Peter Stone), Best Musical, Best Orchestrations (Jonathan Tunick), Best Score (Maury Yeston) and Best Lighting Design (Stewart Laing).

Concert tickets, priced $15-$20, and VIP packages, priced $50-$75, are available by visiting https://www.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/7972095 or by calling (212) 352-3101. All proceeds benefit the New York Society for Ethical Culture in celebration of its 2010 Building Centennial.

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New York Society for Ethical Culture is the "cornerstone of a humanist movement where Ethics is central and dedicated to social justice for all."

Eamon Foley, Michael Mulheren and Alison Cimmet
Eamon Foley, Michael Mulheren and Alison Cimmet
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