Michele Ragusa Replaces Victoria Clark in TITANIC at Lincoln Center
Rehearsals are in full swing and in just one week the TONY Award-winning score from Titanic: The Musical will be performed live at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center. Tickets are selling fast for this once-off concert performance, which features almost the entire cast from the original Broadway musical, over 200 singers, and the enlarged forces of the professional New York City Chamber Orchestra, all Directed by Don Stephenson, with Music Direction by Kevin Stites.
Following the phenomenal sold out success of Ragtime last year at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall, Manhattan Concert Productions now refloats the magnificent score of Titanic that received Tony Awards for Best Orchestrations and Best Original Score in 1997, as part of their Broadway Series 2014. Michele Ragusa will now replace Victoria Clark as Alice Beane, with the previous announced addition of of Jonathan Brody, as John B. Thayer and Scott Burkell, as George Widener/Frank Carlson, please visit www.mcp.us for the full cast listing.
MICHELE RAGUSA (Alice Beane) is thrilled to be setting sail once again on the Titanic! Last seen on Broadway in Young Frankenstein as Elizabeth (succeeding Megan Mullally). Other Broadway: Urinetown, Ragtime, A Class Act, and Cyrano. Other NYC: Adrift In Macao (Corinna-Primary Stages- Lortel/Drama League nom; Barrymore Award); Disaster, Craving For Travel. Regional Credits: Gypsy (Rose), Spamalot (Lady/Lakes); Annie (Hannigan), Singing In The Rain (Lina-Kline Nom), Into The Woods (The Witch); Kiss Me Kate (Kate); She Loves Me (Amalia); Guys and Dolls (Adelaide); Lend Me A Tenor (Maria); Company, The Full Monty (Vickie). She also headlines with Symphonies across the country.
Manhattan Concert Productions presents a concert performance of Titanic: The Musical on February 17, 8:00PM, Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center. Tickets start at $50 and are available from www.lincolncenter.org,
CenterCharge (212) 721-6500, or in person at Avery Fisher Hall box office, 10 Lincoln Center Plaza (Columbus Avenue at 65th Street).
Much speculation surrounded the original production of Titanic during its run on Broadway, and previews at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in April of 1997 were shrouded by mishaps and technical difficulties, leading to mostly negative reviews. Manhattan Concert Productions will now raise Titanic from the depths, highlighting the award-winning score, and present what BroadwayWorld.com referred to as a "cast of dreams" which includes Becky Ann Baker, Michael Cerveris, John Cunningham, Brian d'Arcy James, Jill Paice and more.
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