After debuting in L.A., the national tour of Titanic will make its second stop at CO's Denver Center for the Performing Arts Mar. 3-21, launching the Center's 1999 Attractions series.
With music and lyrics by Maury Yeston and a book by Peter Stone, the 1997 Tony winner Titanic began its national tour January in Los Angeles. Based on the fateful voyage of the RMS Titanic in 1912, Titanic features Kevin Gray as Thomas Andrews, Adam Heller as J. Bruce Ismay and William Parry as Captain Smith.
Les Miserables, the second in the series, returns to the Buell Theatre Apr. 7-24. About to mark its twelfth year on Broadway (on Mar. 12), Les Miserables has been performed across the country and across the world. Ivan Rutherford currently plays Jean Valjean, the escaped convict who realizes the worth of his own soul.
"A New Argentina" rises in August when the 20th anniversary production of Evita stops at the Center. Raul Esparza (Che), Raymond Jaramillo McLeod (Peron), Natalie Toro and Ana Marie Andricain (who share the title role) lead the Andrew Lloyd Webber-Tim Rice musical, recently made into a movie starring Madonna and Antonio Banderas.
Making a stop in September will be the Madison Square Garden production of The Wizard of Oz. Incorporating music from the movie as well as cut songs, Oz stars Jessica Grove as Dorothy, Lilliane Montevecchi as her nemesis, the Wicked Witch of the West and movie great Mickey Rooney as the Wizard. October brings Art to Denver. The comic exploration of a three way friendship twisted by a piece of modern art will run for three weeks. Art won the 1998 Tony Award for Best Play.
In time for the winter holidays, Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera begins performances in December. A Tony winner for Best Musical, Phantom celebrated its 11th year on Broadway in Jan. 1999.
Derek Jacobi is scheduled to begin 2000 in Denver with the national tour of A Man For All Seasons. This revival of Robert Bolt's portrait of Sir Thomas More's battle against Henry VIII is headed for Broadway following its tour.
For subscription information to the Denver Center's Attractions series, call (303) 893-4100. For single tickets, call (303) 830-TIXS . The Denver Center for the Performing Arts is located at 1245 Champa Street.