Titanic - Avery Fisher Hall 2014

BudFrump23
Broadway Star
joined:5/20/03
Titanic - Avery Fisher Hall 2014
Posted: 10/31/13 at 04:59pm
Well, I finally saved up some money to buy my friend and I tickets for this one-night-only concert of Manhattan Concert Productions' Titanic, and I couldn't be more excited. Titanic was the first ever Broadway CD I owned, and it was my introduction to the world of showtunes. I'm hoping the concert will live up to praise my friend gave last years' Ragtime.

Is anyone else planning to attend this performance? I think this show has one of the most beautiful scores that I've heard, and to be flushed out with a lush orchestra and grand chorus of singers (I believe that cast will be announced any day now?) will be a true delight!




Sail on, sail on...
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Updated On: 10/31/13 at 04:59 PM
hushpuppy
Broadway Star
joined:11/13/04
Titanic - Avery Fisher Hall 2014
Posted: 10/31/13 at 05:21pm
I saw the original production and you couldn't get me back into another performance using a cattle prod. Hated it. THE LIFE should've won that year.
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Matt Rogers
Broadway Star
joined:10/4/04
Titanic - Avery Fisher Hall 2014
Posted: 10/31/13 at 08:08pm
Agreed. Watching the original production was like watching pair dry.....on a very bad painting.
wonkit
Broadway Legend
joined:9/30/08
Titanic - Avery Fisher Hall 2014
Posted: 11/1/13 at 02:02pm
I have to agree with the OP - I am a fan of TITANIC's music and now that the February cast has been announced, I'll be there!
BudFrump23
Broadway Star
joined:5/20/03
Titanic - Avery Fisher Hall 2014
Posted: 11/1/13 at 02:22pm
Much of the Original Cast is going to be performing (including my favorite, Victoria Clark!) Her First Class Roster number was the first patter song I ever learned and I can still remember every word.

I want to be a lady's maid!
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Patash
Broadway Legend
joined:5/27/08
Titanic - Avery Fisher Hall 2014
Posted: 11/1/13 at 03:08pm
I remember going to the original production expecting a really horrible show and score with wonderful staging, but in fact I found it totally the opposite! And for the record, we saw The Life a couple nights later, which we loved, but frankly I think the score of Titanic is wonderful. I think a concert version should be great.


goldenboy
Broadway Legend
joined:7/15/05
Titanic - Avery Fisher Hall 2014
Posted: 11/1/13 at 03:41pm
I couldn't agree more with HUSHPUPPY. You couldn't get me to sit through that awful musical with that awful score with two cattle prods. Dull is the only word that comes to mind. I wouldn't go if they had Streisand in it...well okay. I'd go if Streisand were in it. But I'd have to drink a lot of coffee.
somethingbypuccini 2
Stand-by
joined:5/12/13
Titanic - Avery Fisher Hall 2014
Posted: 11/1/13 at 03:46pm
I have my tickets. I absolutely adore this score, the choral work is breathtaking. I was really looking forward to hear some new voices sing the score, but an original cast reunion is fantastic and I can't wait.
DottieD'Luscia
Broadway Legend
joined:7/23/03
Titanic - Avery Fisher Hall 2014
Posted: 11/3/13 at 03:17pm
I am beyond thrilled with this cast. Already ordered tickets thanks to WithoutATrace. Wonder why Judy Blazer isn't coming back as Caroline (or even Marla Schaffel)?
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Bettyboy72
Broadway Legend
joined:3/31/06
Titanic - Avery Fisher Hall 2014
Posted: 11/3/13 at 04:00pm
The score and cast are terrific. It is great they will get another chance after that previous reunion with the botched sound.
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GoshGeeGolly
Chorus Member
joined:1/5/12
Titanic - Avery Fisher Hall 2014
Posted: 11/3/13 at 05:37pm
They should make a Titanic where the ship survives and the Carpathia goes down, just to change things up a bit.
dramamama611
Broadway Legend
joined:12/4/07
Titanic - Avery Fisher Hall 2014
Posted: 11/3/13 at 06:13pm
I was pretty sure I was going to hate this, too, from watching the opening number on the Tony Awards. I fell in love with it.

IF I can managae a trip that week, I'm certainly going to try to go.
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theminutepast
Broadway Star
joined:2/1/06
Titanic - Avery Fisher Hall 2014
Posted: 11/3/13 at 07:00pm
How are the rear orchestra seats and the tier 2 and 3 seats (not the box seats)? I'm trying to decide what to buy but I just don't know this venue very well. I think I've sat in the box seats overlooking the stage and it was a long way down.
NYadgal
Broadway Legend
joined:5/18/04
Titanic - Avery Fisher Hall 2014
Posted: 1/17/14 at 04:54pm
I'm going - and really looking forward to it!

Dottie - so excited you'll be there, too!
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AirJewels
Understudy
joined:7/11/13
Titanic - Avery Fisher Hall 2014
Posted: 2/7/14 at 06:41pm
Tickets for this are on TDF right now if anyone is interested.
ohjustjake
Leading Actor
joined:4/18/06
Titanic - Avery Fisher Hall 2014
Posted: 2/8/14 at 06:49pm
These must have gone quickly because they're gone now I might just buy a single ticket in the third tier.
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Updated On: 2/8/14 at 06:49 PM
beensince1987
Featured Actor
joined:2/3/11
Titanic - Avery Fisher Hall 2014
Posted: 2/10/14 at 10:19am
Is this not selling well? I just got mail from Gilt City NY for discount for Orchestra or First Tier at $98
WayTooBroadway
Featured Actor
joined:1/11/10
Titanic - Avery Fisher Hall 2014
Posted: 2/10/14 at 10:29am
I am very bummed though that Victoria Clark isn't doing this anymore.
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ohjustjake
Leading Actor
joined:4/18/06
Titanic - Avery Fisher Hall 2014
Posted: 2/10/14 at 10:40am
Not sure. It was on TDF just now and I bought 1 ticket, so I'm thinking they're trying to get rid of the rest of the random tickets.
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KirbyCat
Broadway Legend
joined:4/23/08
Titanic - Avery Fisher Hall 2014
Posted: 2/10/14 at 10:45am
Wait, when did Victoria Clark pull out of the production? I didn't hear anything about that.
DottieD'Luscia
Broadway Legend
joined:7/23/03
Titanic - Avery Fisher Hall 2014
Posted: 2/10/14 at 10:56am
It just happened.

I can't remember if Michele Ragusa understudied this role in the original production.
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WithoutATrace
Broadway Legend
joined:11/27/04
Titanic - Avery Fisher Hall 2014
Posted: 2/10/14 at 12:09pm
Just found this on ibdb. Looks like she did understudy multiple roles, but Alice Beane wasn't one of them!

Titanic
[Musical, Original]

Performer: Michele Ragusa [Stewardess Robinson]

Understudy: Michele Ragusa
Madeline Astor - Replacement
Kate Mullins - Replacement
Mme. Aubert - Replacement
Caroline Neville - Replacement

Liza's Headband
Broadway Legend
joined:5/28/13
Titanic - Avery Fisher Hall 2014
Posted: 2/12/14 at 08:18am
I hated TITANIC when I saw it on Broadway. As a whole, the production and the piece is a bore. But, Jesus Christ, this video (of the only song I enjoyed) and the emotional response from original cast members is just too much. I had chills multiple times. Enjoy.


Original Broadway Cast Members Emotionally React to "The Proposal/The Night Was Alive"
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ggersten
Broadway Legend
joined:5/11/06
Titanic - Avery Fisher Hall 2014
Posted: 2/13/14 at 09:21am
Any news on whether a recording will be available to purchase later?
phantomcrazy14
Featured Actor
joined:2/5/10
Titanic - Avery Fisher Hall 2014
Posted: 2/13/14 at 12:18pm
I got my ticket a few months back for the Third Tier and I am really excited! I also absolutely love the score, it gives me chills multiple times. I am too young to have been able to see the show on Broadway, but I am very excited to see this concert version!