Sail On: Titanic Will Return to Broadway in Fall 2014
Godspeed! While the spring 2014 season just begins to get underway here in New York, it seems as though producers are already looking ahead and forward to the Fall 2014 season. While it seems far away, a ship has appeared on the horizon. That ship is headed for Broadway. Titanic, the legendary unsinkable ship which departed Southampton, England on April 10th, 1912 never knew it was not going to make its final destination of New York City. Only four days into its maiden voyage, the passenger liner struck a massive iceberg, that brought the ship down in hours creating one of the worst accidents in mankind in the 20th century. Less than 100 years later, a musical appeared on Broadway telling the story of passengers and crew members on the ship from its moment of departure to its final minutes above the water. Today, Luner on Theatre brings you the exciting news that Titanic will sail back onto Broadway in Fall 2014!
Titanic is a musical that features a Tony Award winning score by Maury Yeston and a Tony Award winning book by Peter Stone. The musical tells the infamous story of the real life journey of the RMS Titanic which sank on April 15th, 1912 after striking an iceberg on its maiden voyage. The musical tells the story of Titanic’s passengers as they make their way onto the ship until their final moments aboard the ship which would descend into the Atlantic Ocean never to be seen again
Barry Weissler, Fran Weissler and David Mirvish proudly announced today Titanic would return to Broadway in Fall 2014. Prior to its Broadway bow, Titanic will dock in Toronto at the Royal Alexandra Theatre for a summer engagement playing July 22nd, 2014 to August 31st. Titanic‘s pre-Broadway run in Toronto will also be Titanic‘s Canadian premiere. Thom Southerland (Pictured Right) is set at the helm to direct the piece. Southerland was behind the chamber production presented in 2013 at London’s Southwark Playhouse. At this point in time, no other production team members have been announced. Also, there is currently no word on which Broadway theatre will house the revival.
No casting has been announced for the production at this time.
Titanic the musical opened on Broadway on April 23, 1997 at The Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. The musical was nominated for five Tony Awards and won every single award it was nominated for. The Tony Award wins include Best Orchestrations (The First Ever), Best Scenic Design, Best Original Score, Best Book of a Musical and Best Musical. Titanic is one of a limited number of productions which have won what is considered to be the tripe crown of musical theatre which is the Tony Award for Best Book, Best Original Score and Best Musical.
Ironically enough, Titanic is receiving a full-scale concert staging of the musical with the original cast, a 250 member chorus and the New York City Chamber Orchestra at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. The concert is planned for February 17th, 2014. Luner on Theatre will bring you coverage on that special theatrical event as the date comes closer.
Wow! What a truly exciting announcement that Titanic is sailing back onto Broadway. I have to admit, this one took me entirely by surprise. I didn’t even hear anything about this in the rumor mill. However, I am very excited about this revival coming to Broadway. I was surprised to not see anything done theatrically with the production in New York closer to the 100th anniversary.What will interest me most about this production is how it is presented. Every piece offers itself as the chance to bring something new to the table or create a museum piece where it copies the previous done honoring it in its own theatrical way. Titanic’s style for its 1998 Broadway debut was one that was very specific. I hope the show is looking to create something entirely different for this staging that will not only be as effective but will also bring to life this epic tale on a theatrical level.
Luner on Theatre will continue to bring you updates on Titanic coming back to Broadway! From casting to photos and so much more, check back here as we watch this beautiful ship finally sail into New York once again. At this point in time, there is currently no official website for Titanic on Broadway. Be sure to check Luner on Theatre on Facebook and Follow Us on Twitter as well! We are constantly updating these pages with information! And of course, check out the rest of Luner on Theatre for all your theatre news you don’t only need but want to know and so much more!