Thom Southerland, who staged an acclaimed chamber production of Titanic at London's Southwark Playhouse last year, returns for the North American staging that will run July 22-Aug. 31 in Toronto. A Broadway engagement at a theatre-to-be-announced will follow in the fall.
Additional production details including creative team and casting will be announced at a later date.
The musical that tells the story of the passengers of the doomed luxury liner has a Tony-winning score by Yeston ( Grand Hotel, Nine) and a Tony-winning book by the late Stone ( The Will Rogers Follies, 1776). It opened on Broadway April 23, 1997.
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).
Prior to its Broadway return, Titanic will have a full concert staging, featuring the original Broadway cast, a 250-member chorus and the New York City Chamber Orchestra, Feb. 17 at Avery Fisher Hall. Read about the production here.