The 1997 Tony-winning Best Musical Titanic will embark in fall 1998 on a national tour of the U.S. at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C.
No specific dates or other cities have been finalized, according to production spokesperson Susanne Tighe. Tighe said the touring company would be assembled separately from the Broadway company now at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, and would tour while the N.Y. production continues.
Kennedy Center spokesperson Tiki Davies was unable to supply additional information.
In other Titanic news, on Oct. 15 at 5:30 PM, Titanic star David Garrison (he plays the villain, Ismay) will get one of Broadway's great honors: his own caricature on the wall at Sardi's restaurant on West 44th St. Though best known for playing Marcy's first husband on TV's "Married With Children," Garrison has numerous theatre credits, including a recent Off-Broadway revival of I Do! I Do! and 1982's Torch Song Trilogy. (The transcript of a recent Playbill On-Line chat with Garrison is available in the Celebrity section.)