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Encores! Titanic Complete Principal Casting Announced
Last Edit: Official_Press_Release 03:25 pm EDT 04/10/24
Posted by: Official_Press_Release 03:24 pm EDT 04/10/24

NEW YORK CITY CENTER announces complete principal casting for

Shereen Ahmed, Ashley Blanchet, Adam Chanler-Berat,
Andrew Durand, Alex Joseph Grayson, Jo Lampert,
Conrad Ricamora, Nathan Salstone, A.J. Shively, and Chip Zien
join special two-week run celebrating 30 years of Encores!

Rob Berman returns as Guest Music Director to lead The Encores! Orchestra

Tickets start at $45 (fees included)

APRIL 10, 2024 (NEW YORK, NY) – NEW YORK CITY CENTER today announced complete principal casting for Encores! Titanic , the final production of the 30th Encores! series. Featuring music and lyrics by Maury Yeston and book by Peter Stone, Titanic remains a musical theater revelation, painting a heartrending portrait of the individuals whose dreams of America were dashed in the Atlantic. A centerpiece of City Center's 80th Season at the Center of the Arts, the Encores! productions of Once Upon a Mattress, Jelly's Last Jam, and Titanic are being presented in special two-week runs, celebrating 30 years of the Tony-honored series.

Shereen Ahmed (Kate Murphey), Ashley Blanchet (Kate Mullins), Adam Chanler-Berat (First Officer Murdoch), Andrew Durand (Jim Farrell), Alex Joseph Grayson (Harold Bride), Jo Lampert (Bellboy), Conrad Ricamora (Thomas Andrews), Nathan Salstone (Fredrick Fleet), A.J. Shively (Charles Clarke), and Chip Zien (Isador Straus), join previously announced Chuck Cooper (Captain E.J. Smith), Eddie Cooper (Henry Etches), Drew Gehling (Edgar Beane), Ramin Karimloo (Frederick Barrett), Emilie Kouatchou (Caroline Neville), Judy Kuhn (Ida Straus), Bonnie Milligan (Alice Beane), Brandon Uranowtiz (J. Bruce Ismay), and Samantha Williams (Kate McGowan).

It was also announced today that Rob Berman will lead The Encores! Orchestra as Guest Music Director for the production directed by Anne Kauffman with choreography by Danny Mefford.

The updated performance run for Encores! Titanic is June 11 through June 23. The performance on Sunday, June 16 at 7pm, has been rescheduled for Tuesday, June 11 at 7:30pm, to allow artists and audiences to celebrate The 77th Annual Tony Awards®.

Cast headshots and artwork available HERE on Dropbox.

Expanding City Center's mission to make the arts accessible to everyone, the 30th Encores! series also includes Community Nights (Jun 14 for Titanic), ASL Interpreted Performances (Jun 20 for Titanic), and the first-ever Encores! student matinees for Once Upon a Mattress and Jelly's Last Jam. For additional information visit NYCityCenter.org.

Tickets starting from $45 (fees included) can be purchased online at NYCityCenter.org, by calling 212.581.1212, or in person at the City Center Box Office. For groups of 10 or more, contact Broadway Plus by calling 646.838.0749 or email concierge@broadwayplus.com. Access City Center Club is available to those 35 years of age and under and offers a limited number of $28 tickets (fees included) to City Center productions. For more information and to sign up, visit NYCityCenter.org/Access. New York City Center is located at 131 W 55th St between Sixth and Seventh avenues.

Casting for Encores! Titanic is by The Telsey Office/Craig Burns, CSA and Rachel Hoffman, CSA. Additional casting to be announced. Casting and programming subject to change.

Leadership Support for Encores! provided by the Stacey and Eric Mindich Fund for Musical Theater.

Encores! Season is sponsored by The Shubert Foundation and the Stephanie and Fred Shuman Fund for Encores!.

Major Support for Encores! is provided by the Howard Gilman Foundation, and the Ford Foundation.

Additional Support for Encores! is provided by the Marta Heflin Foundation, The Kaplen Brothers Fund, The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, the Frederick Loewe Foundation, Daryl and Steven Roth, The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Inc., The SHS Foundation, and The Ted Snowdon Foundation.

Community Nights at New York City Center are made possible by the Jerome L. Greene Foundation Fund in the New York Community Trust.

ASL Interpreted Performances at New York City Center are made possible by the Howard Gilman Foundation.

Support for the Ann Reinking Encores! Choreography Fellowship is provided by Bloomberg Philanthropies and Peter Talbert in honor of Ann Reinking.

NEW YORK CITY CENTER (Michael S. Rosenberg, President & CEO) has played a defining role in the cultural life of the city since 1943. The distinctive Neo-Moorish building was founded by Mayor Fiorello La Guardia as Manhattan's first performing arts center with the mission of making the best in theater, dance, and music accessible to all audiences. This commitment continues today through celebrated dance and musical theater series like the Fall for Dance Festival and the Tony-honored Encores! series; the annual season by Principal Dance Company Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater; and new dance series Artists at the Center. City Center welcomes audiences to experience internationally acclaimed artists including Kyle Abraham, Matthew Bourne, Ayodele Casel, Manhattan Theatre Club, Nederlands Dans Theater, and Twyla Tharp, on the same stage where legends made their mark. Dedicated to a culture built on the values of curiosity, collaboration, accessibility, and inclusivity, City Center's dynamic programming, art exhibitions, and studio events are complemented by education and community engagement programs that bring the performing arts to thousands of New York City students, teachers, and families every year. NYCityCenter.org

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