Audio Exclusive: TITANIC to Sail Into West End? First Listen of Southwark Playhouse's Chamber Version of 'Godspeed Titanic'!
The European premiere of a new chamber version of the Tony award-winning Broadway musical TITANIC is now playing at Southwark Playhouse and there's lots of buzz surrounding a possible West End or even New York transfer. Composer Maury Yeston told New York Post's Michael Riedel: "These are very early days. It only just opened and who knows how many folks from here have seen it yet? But they did a terrific job, and it's so powerful in a small space! Very gratifying for the production to get such a warm and wide reception. I so wish Peter were here to see it."
Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a first listen of "Godspeed Titanic" as recorded live at the London press night. The show features just 6 instruments and 20 voices as opposed to the full orchestra and cast of 38 in the 1997 Broadway production.
Titanic is directed by Thom Southerland and produced by Danielle Tarento. It will run for a 6-week season at Southwark Playhouse, through August 31.
In the final hour of 14th April 1912 the RMS Titanic, on her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York, collided with an iceberg and "the unsinkable ship" slowly sank. It was one of the most tragic disasters of the 20th Century. 1517 men, women and children lost their lives. Based on actual characters aboard the greatest ship in the world, Maury Yeston (Nine, Grand Hotel, Phantom) and Peter Stone's stunning musical focuses on their hopes and aspirations.
Titanic won 5 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book. The show features Music and Lyrics by Maury Yeston, Book by Peter Stone and is presented by arrangement with Tams-Witmark Music Library Inc. New York.
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