Broadway Revival of Titanic has been Postponed

The expected Broadway transfer of Maury Yeston and Peter Stone's 1997 musical Titanic from London's Southwark Playhouse has been postponed, following difficulties in finding an appropriate venue for the 2014/15 season.

The musical, which had a successful run in the south London fringe venue in Summer 2013, was expected to transfer to Broadway, following its Canadian premiere at the Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto this summer which has also been postponed.

The new chamber production was directed by Thom Southerland, and featured new orchestrations by Yeston, under the baton of musical director Mark Aspinall. Presented in the intimate surroundings of the Southwark Playhouse, the show was met with strong critical notices, with The Times describing it as, "A gripping, ambitious ensemble piece and, with a steady hand and a gimlet eye for detail, the director steers it on a course to success."

The Broadway transfer was set to be produced by David Mirvish and Barry and Fran Weissler. Revised plans for the show's Broadway revival will be announced as soon as scheduling allows.

Titanic was originally directed by Richard Jones and choreographed by Lynne Taylor-Corbett. It opened at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on 23 Apr 1997 and ran for 804 performances. The production won five Tony Awards in 1997 including Best Musical, Book of a Musical and Best Score.

- by Dom O'Hanlon

The cast of the Southwark Playhouse's Titanic

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