GOD LIFT ME UP!! Maury Yeston’s legendary musical TITANIC is eyeing plans for a possible Broadway revival in celebration of it’s 20th Anniversary since it’s debut here on the Great White Way.
The rumored revival that would go to NYC is Eric Schaeffer’s spectacular new production that premiered in 2016 at Arlington’s Signature Theatre and is now being performed in Seoul, Korea.
Maury Yeston’s TITANIC tells the story of the famous ill-fated ship on it’s famous April 1912 voyage from Southampton to New York City. However tragedy struck when the ship hit a huge iceberg and sunk all the way deep beneath the Atlantic Ocean.
The original production arrived on Broadway in 1997 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre where it ran for 831 performances. The original Broadway cast featured…
John Cunningham as “Captain E.J. Smith”,
David Garrison as “J. Bruce Ismay”,
the late Larry Keith as “Isidor Straus”,
Alma Cuervo as “Ida Straus”,
Tony winner Michael Ceveris as “Thomas Andrews”,
Tony winner Victoria Clark as “Alice Beane”,
Don Stephenson as “Charles Clarke”,
and Tony nominee Brian D’Arcy James as “Frederick Barrett”.
The musical won all 5 of it’s 1997 Tony Awards categories including Best Musical. From there, productions of TITANIC THE MUSICAL went on to play worldwide.
Please make it true for TITANIC back on Broadway!!
FUN FACT: Maury Yeston’s musical version of TITANIC came out the very same year as James Cameron’s Titanic. What’s different is that in Maury Yeston’s musical, the show was more based on research of the real people who were on the famous Titanic voyage in 1912.
In the James Cameron’s Oscar winning film version we all know in love, it did feature all the same research but also included the fictional love story of 3rd class penniless artist “Jack Dawson” and 1st class gal who is trying to break free herself, “Rose Dewitt Bukater”.
So remember when TITANIC returns to Broadway, please note there is no “Jack” and “Rose” in the musical and NOPE, the Oscar winning song MY HEART WILL GO ON is not in the production.
This week, The OD Company’s (Chun soo Shin, CEO) new production of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Titanic opened to rave reviews at the Charlotte Theater in Seoul, South Korea. Directed by Eric Schaeffer, this new staging of the Maury Yeston and Peter Stone musical has completely sold out its l…
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