Titanic Concert to Feature Original Stars Moran, Cuervo, Mulheren Plus Tony Nominees Jerome and Larsen
By Andrew Gans
Additional casting has been announced for the concert version of the Tony Award-winning Maury Yeston-Peter Stone musical Titanic, which will be presented June 21 in Manhattan to benefit the New York Society for Ethical Culture.
Produced by Sarah Melissa Rotker in association with Josh Wellman, the event will be held in NYSEC's 800-seat Concert Hall. Matthew Hamel will direct the evening, which will feature musical direction by Jonathan Tessero, who will lead an orchestra of 20 and a cast of 24.
Joining previously announced original Broadway cast member Martin Moran, who reprises his performance as Harold Bride, are original cast members Henry Stram as Etches, Jennifer Piech as Kate McGowan, Michael Mulheren as Mr. Thayer and Alma Cuervo as Ida Strauss. Also joining the cast are John Hickock as J. Bruce Ismay, and Tony nominees Tim Jerome as Captain E.J. Smith and Liz Larsen as Alice Beane.
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.
New York Society for Ethical Culture is the "cornerstone of a humanist movement where Ethics is central and dedicated to social justice for all."
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