TITANIC: A New Musical, Broadway's Tony Award-winning phenomenon, is scheduled to set sail on a national tour beginning at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles opening January 10, 1999 (previews begin January 5). Titanic then moves to the Buell Theatre in Denver from March 3 - 21; The Fifth Avenue Theatre in Seattle, March 24 - 18; and then on to Chicago, Boston, Washington, DC, and into 2000.
Eighty-five years after the Titanic first sailed into history, the story behind the legendary maiden voyage opened at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on April 23, 1997. Titanic soon went on to win five Tony Awards, every category in which it was nominated, taking the awards for Best Musical, Best Book, Best Score, Best Orchestrations, and Best Sets.
Board this ship of dreams as the lives and yearnings of the crew, staff and passengers unfold against Titanic's awesome backdrop of facts more incredible than any fiction. The pride of nautical engineering, the largest moving object in the world, the "unsinkable" R.M.S. Titanic went down in just two and a half hours after steaming full speed into an iceberg.
Directed by Richard Jones, the acclaimed British director, Titanic has a story and book by Academy Award and Tony Award-winner Peter Stone (1776, Woman of the Year) and music and lyrics by Tony Award-winner Maury Yeston (Nine, Grand Hotel). Choreography is by Lynne Taylor-Corbett, with sets and costumes by Stewart Laing, and lighting design by Paul Gallo. and Sound Design by Steve Canyon Kennedy, with Orchestrations by Johnathan Tunick, Musical supervision by Kevin Stites, Musical Direction by Mark McLaren; Additional Choreography by Mindy Cooper, Action Coordinator Rick Sordelet, Production Supervisor Susan Green, and Production Stage Manager Leigh Catlett.
The cast includes (in alphabetical order) Timothy J. Alex, Kristi Barber, David Beditz, Melissa Bell, Dana Lynn Caruso, Edward Conery, Brian D'Arcy James, Carol Denise, Rob Donohoe, Taina Elg, Doug Friedman, Kevin Gray, Adam Heller, Stacie James, Jodi Jinks, S. Marc Jordan, Laura Kenyon, Ken Krugman, Bob Lauder Jr., Philip Lehl, John Leone, Rebecca Hunter Lowman, David Ludwig, Liz McConahay, Joann Merhaut, William Parry, Dodie Pettit, David Pittu, Andrew Redeker, Richard Roland, Raymond Sage, Dale Sandish, Sarah Shannon, Michael Shelle, Margo Skinner, Kate Suber, Deborah Jean Templin, Bruce Thompson, Christianne Tisdale, Ken Triwush, Jennifer Waldman, Carl N. Wallnau, Matthew Yang-King.
The Original Broadway Cast recording of Titanic was produced by RCA Victor on the BMG Classics label. Shortly after the album was released, it became the fastest selling Broadway cast recording in RCA history and was nominated for a Grammy Award.
The national tour is being produced by Dodger Endemol Theatricals, Richard S. Pechter and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
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