Signature Theatre Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer, who helmed the recent revivals of Gigi and Follies, is poised to bring the Tony-winning musical Titanic back to Broadway.
The acclaimed musical, which brings to life the infamous sailing and sinking of “the ship of dreams,” is eyeing a Broadway bow during the 2019–2020 season, according to an Equity casting notice. No official announcement has been made.
Schaeffer first directed the Maury Yeston-Peter Stone musical for Arlington, Virginia's Signature in December 2016. He recently returned to the musical for South Korea's OD Company, featuring an immersive design by Paul Tate De Poo III. (South Korean producer Chun soo Shin told the Washington Post in December 2017 that he planned to mount a revival of the 1997 musical on Broadway.)
The creative team will also include music director James Moore and choreographer Matthew Gardner. The casting director is Laura Stanczyk of Brick Wall Theatrical.
This production uses a 20-person ensemble.
The musical was recently staged by the Serenbe Playhouse in an outdoor, site-specific production. Watch the Playhouse's sinking of the Titanic here.
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).