Tony-Winning Musical Titanic Will Get Avery Fisher Hall Concert
By Adam Hetrick
Maury Yeston and Peter Stone's Tony Award-winning musical Titanic will receive a lavish concert staging at Avery Fisher Hall in 2014.
Manhattan Concert Productions, which presented the starry concert of the Tony-winning musical Ragtime last winter, will return to Lincoln Center for the Feb. 17, 2014, concert presentation of Titanic.
Similar to Ragtime, MCP's concert of Titanic promises a cast of Broadway performers and singers from around the country. According to MCP, "This concert performance will feature a star-studded cast with over one hundred singers from around the country, a host of professional members from the Broadway community, and the full forces of the New York City Chamber Orchestra." David Loud will serve as music supervisor.
Casting has not been announced. Tickets will go on sale in September.
The musical has a Tony-winning score by Yeston (Grand Hotel, Nine) and a Tony-winning book by the late Stone (The Will Rogers Follies, 1776). Titanic won 1997 Tony Awards for Best Book of a Musical (Stone), Best Musical, Best Orchestrations (Jonathan Tunick), Best Score (Yeston) and Best Scenic Design (Stewart Laing).
Manhattan Concert Productions is an educational performance company dedicated to excellence in music making, hospitality and travel details. Its focus is placed on the selection and preparation of visiting musicians, guest conductors, professional bands and orchestras, and soloists.
MCP's production of Ragtime featured Tony Award winner Patina Miller, Tony nominee Norm Lewis and more. Read Playbill.com's coverage here.
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