Tony-Winning Musical Titanic Will Return to Broadway Following Canadian Engagement
16 Jan 2014
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A new production of Maury Yeston and Peter Stone's Tony Award-winning musical Titanic will play a pre-Broadway engagement at Toronto's Royal Alexandra Theatre this summer prior to a New York return in the fall.
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.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.