Batten down the hatches! Original Titanic cast member Victoria Clark (Cinderella) will no longer be reprising her role as Alice Beane in the one-night-only concert of the Tony-winning musical Titanic at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall and is instead to be replaced by Michele Ragusa (Young Frankenstein). Directed by Don Stephenson and featuring original cast members Michael Cerveris and Brian d'Arcy James, Titanic will play February 17.
Based on the real-life disaster of 1912, Maury Yeston and Peter Stone's Tony-winning musical tells the story of the doomed ocean liner and the travelers aboard the so-called unsinkable ship. The show premiered on Broadway on April 23, 1997 and won five Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book. Titanic’s score includes “Godspeed Titanic,” “The Largest Floating Object in the World” and “I Must Get On that Ship.”
The cast of Titanic will also include Martin Moran as Harold Bride, David Garrison as J. Bruce Ismay, Becky Ann Baker as Charlotte Cardoza, John Bolton as Charles Lightoller, Ryan Silverman as Charles Clarke, Ron Raines as Isidor Straus, Clarke Thorell as Jim Farrell, Jill Paice as Caroline Neville, Jonathan Brody as John B. Thayer and Scott Burkell as George Widener/Frank Carlson.
A separate revival directed by Thom Southerland is set to dock on Broadway this fall.