Tickets Go on Sale for Broadway Titanic

News   Tickets Go on Sale for Broadway Titanic Tickets have gone on sale for Titanic, the new musical by Maury (Nine) Yeston, which opens at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre April 10, 1997.

Tickets have gone on sale for Titanic, the new musical by Maury (Nine) Yeston, which opens at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre April 10, 1997.

Previews begin March 12. No cast has been announced.

Tickets can be ordered by calling (212) 307-4100; outside metro NY area: (800) 755-4000.

Yeston who has written music and lyrics, won the Tony Award for Nine, and wrote music and lyrics for Phantom, Goya and part of the score for Grand Hotel.

Peter Stone (1776, The Will Rogers Follies) is doing the book. Richard Jones directs. Stewart Laing will design sets and costumes. Pat Collins will do lighting. The project, which has been in development since 1988, follows the stories of several survivors of the legendary 1912 sinking of the "unsinkable" luxury liner on its maiden voyage in the North Atlantic.

The show uses the following slogan: "In 1912, it left England, bound for New York and history. This spring, it arrives."

The wreck was depicted at least once previously in a musical, The Unsinkable Molly Brown. The title character gets her nickname from surviving the wreck.

Titanic will be the fourth big musical firmly scheduled to open on Broadway in April 1997. The others are:

* Whistle Down The Wind: New musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber; lyrics by Jim Steinman; book by Patricia Knop. Directed by Hal Prince. Opens April 17. Martin Beck Theatre.

* Steel Pier New musical about an Atlantic City dance contest with a score by John Kander and Fred Ebb. Directed by Scott Ellis; choreography by Susan Stroman. Opens April 24. Richard Rodgers Theatre

* Candide Revival of Leonard Bernstein musical, directed by Hal Prince, starring Jim Dale and Andrea Martin. Opens April 29. Gershwin Theatre.

* Other musicals that have said they are seeking to open in April or thereabouts, but have not firmly booked a theatre: Ragtime, Dream: The Johnny Mercer Musical, Jekyll & Hyde.

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