Stage alum and media personality Frankie J. Grande (Big Brother, Cruel Intentions: The Musical) has joined the cast of Titanique, the Titanic musical parody heading to New York City in August.
Grande will take on the role of Victor Garber in the concert engagement; Garber, who’s currently on Broadway in Hello, Dolly!, played naval architect Thomas Andrews in the 1997 blockbuster.
The show, featuring the music of Céline Dion, has added two performances to its run, set for August 25–27 at midtown’s Green Room 42 (located inside the Yotel New York).
Grande last appeared Off-Broadway in Cruel Intentions: The Musical. His additional stage credits include Mamma Mia! and Rock of Ages on Broadway.
Broadway alum Marla Mindelle (Cinderella, Sister Act) will star as Céline herself, who tells the tragic love story of Jack Dawson and Rose Dewitt Bukater through her own eccentric lens and iconic catalog.
Joining Mindelle and Grande onstage will be Constantine Rousouli (also of Off-Broadway’s Cruel Intentions) as Jack and Alex Ellis (On a Clear Day You Can See Forever) as Rose, as well as Stephen Guarino, Sebastian La Cause, Kathy Deitch, Adam Zelasko, and Mikhail Thompson.
Titanique: In Concert is produced by Tye Blue, who co-wrote the show with Mindelle and Rousouli. Nicholas Connell will serve as music director.