Titanic Returns With Original Broadway Cast

Brian d'Arcy James singing from Titanic, as he did 17 years ago.
Brian d’Arcy James singing from Titanic, as he did 17 years ago.

Seventeen years after “Titanic: The Musical” won five Tony Awards, including Best Musical, the musical will be presented by Manhattan Concert Productions Monday, February 17,  as a concert at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall with most of the original Broadway cast, including Michael Cerveris, Victoria Clark, and Brian d’Arcy James, as well as “newbies” Ryan Silverman and Jill Paice.  They will be accompanied by the New York City Chamber Orchestra and a chorus featuring nearly 250 singers from across the country.

“The chance to get together with all the family we had on board was something I wasn’t going to miss,” says Michael Cerveris in one of the videos below.

“I think they felt sorry for us; we were supposed to do ‘Rebecca,’ and that didn’t happen,” says Ryan Silverman in a video below, explaining why he and Jill Paice were cast. (He’s kidding.)

Coincidentally or not, with preparations for the Lincoln Center concert already underway, last month producers David Mirvish and Barry and Fran Weissler announced that they will be presenting the first Broadway revival of the musical, with a different cast, in the Fall of 2014.

Brian d’Arcy James and Martin Moran sang at the rehearsal, first “The Proposal/Night Was Alive” and the end of the opening from “Last call for Boarding!” 


Music & Lyrics by Maury Yeston

Book by Peter Stone


BECKY ANN BAKER, as Charlotte Cardoza

JOHN BOLTON, as Charles Lightoller

JONATHAN BRODY, as John B. Thayer

SCOTT BURKELL, as George Widener/Frank Carlson

MICHAEL CERVERIS, as Thomas Andrews

MINDY COOPER, as Edith Corse Evans

ALLAN CORDUNER, as Henry Etches

DAVID COSTABILE, as William Murdoch

ALMA CUERVO, as Ida Straus

JOHN CUNNINGHAM, as Captain E. J. Smith

BRIAN D’ARCY JAMES, as Frederick Barrett

LISA DATZ, as Madeleine Astor

DAVID ELDER, as Frederick Fleet

DAVID GARRISON, as J. Bruce Ismay

JODY GELB, as Eleanor Widener

ERIN HILL, as Kate Mullins

ROBIN IRWIN, as Marion Thayer

JOHN JELLISON, as Edgar Beane

JOSEPH KOLINSKI, as Benjamin Guggenheim


DREW MCVETY, as Herbert J. Pitman / J.H. Rogers

MARTIN MORAN, as Harold Bride

JILL PAICE, as Caroline Neville


MICHELE RAGUSA, as Alice Beane

RON RAINES, as Isidor Straus

RYAN SILVERMAN, as Charles Clarke

TED SPERLING, as Joseph Bell / Wallace Hartley

CLARKE THORELL, as Jim Farrell


Music Director, Kevin States

Directed by Don Stephenson

Manhattan Concert Productions presents a concert performance of Titanic: The Musical live at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center.  This concert performance will feature almost all of the original cast members from the Tony Award winning Broadway production, as well as a 220-strong chorus of singers from across the country, accompanied by the full forces of the professional New York City Chamber Orchestra.

Experience the Tony award-winning score first hand this Spring for one night only!

Creative Team includes: Liza Gennaro, Choreographer; Narelle Sissons, Set Designer; Stephen Terry, Lighting Designer; Jon Weston, Sound Designer; Howard Werner, Media Designer; Telsey + Company, Casting; Ian Weinberger, Assistant Music Director; Kimberlee E. Winters, Assistant Lighting Designer; Aubrey Russell, Assistant Stage Director; Heather Cousens, Principal Stage Manager; Jennifer Rogers, Assistant Stage Manager; Juniper Street Productions, Production Manager.

Manhattan Concert Productions’ inaugurated their Broadway Series in February 2013 when they presented a concert performance of Ragtime, which included 200 performers on stage performing to a sold out audience of almost 3,000 concertgoers at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center.  The concert featured a star-studded cast including Tyne Daly (Cagney & Lacey, Judging Amy), Norm Lewis (Les Misérables), Patina Miller (Pippin) and Lea Salonga (Miss Saigon).

Author: New York Theater

Jonathan Mandell is a 3rd generation NYC journalist, who sees shows, reads plays, writes reviews and sometimes talks with people.

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