‘Titanic’ Sets Sail for Broadway, Stopping Over in Toronto

‘Titanic’ Sets Sail for Broadway, Stopping Over in Toronto

A new production of Titanic has set sail and its destination is Broadway. Producers revealed that the story of the 1912 tragedy will pull into Broadway in the Fall of 2014, according to The Hollywood Reporter.  This will follow  a short stop over in Toronto, Canada for six weeks at the Royal Alexandra Theatre from July 22 though August 31.

Titanic tells the true story of  passengers who were aboard RMS Titanic, said to be virtually indestructible, which then sank on her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York in April 1912 after striking an iceberg. Nearly 1,500 people were killed in the incident. The original production of Titanic opened on April 23, 1997, at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre and ran for 804 performances. It went on to win five Tony Awards in 1997, including best musical, book of a musical, and best score.

The production is directed by Thom Southerland and is produced by David Mirvish and Barry and Fran Weissler. The production features a score by Maury Yeston and a book by Tony, Oscar, and Emmy winner Peter Stone. Other members of the creative team as well as the cast will be released at a later date.

Most people know this tragic tale via the 1997 film of the same name starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in the title roles of Jack an Rose, respectively.