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'Titanique' announces new cast members, including Jackie Burns

Jackie Burns, Marcus Antonio, Cayleigh Capaldi join the Off-Broadway cast of Titanique this month.

Allison Considine
Allison Considine

Batten down the hatches! Some new passengers are boarding the Wonder Ship to shake things up in the celebrated Off-Broadway musical Titanique at the Daryl Roth Theatre. Extended four times, Titanique will run through January 7, 2024.

On July 11, Marcus Antonio will take on the role of The Iceberg, replacing Avionce Hoyles, and Cayleigh Capaldi will join the cast as background vocalist. Jackie Burns will take on the lead role of Céline Dion, beginning July 18. Burns replaces Nicole Parker, whose final performance will be on July 16. Marla Mindelle, the show's co-writer, originated the role and won a Lucille Lortel Award for her performance.

Burns is best known as the longest-running Elphaba in Wicked, starring in the Broadway production and the national tour. Other Broadway credits include Hair and If/Then. Burns will star alongside Lindsay Heather Pearce as Rose, Michael Williams as Jack, Anthony Murphy as Victor Garber, and Brandon Contreras as Cal. The cast also features Russell Daniels as Ruth, Anne Fraser Thomas as The Unsinkable Molly Brown, and Marcus Antonio as the Iceberg. Courtney Bassett, Brad Greer, Dimitri Moise, Nya, and Kristina Walz are members of the ensemble.

Titanique is a hilarious send-up of the seminal Titanic film. In this version, Celine Dion, who sang the title track in James Cameron’s blockbuster film, commandeers a Titanic museum tour to share her own take on the ship’s demise and the central love story of Jack and Rose. The zany parody features Dion hits, including "My Heart Will Go On,” “All By Myself,” and “I Surrender.” In a four-star review, New York Theatre Guide said the show delivers a “titanic amount of pure joy.” (

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