TITANIC Tonight

wonkit
Broadway Legend
joined:9/30/08
TITANIC Tonight
Posted: 2/17/14 at 01:05pm
I can't wait to see and hear this after years listening to the OBC recording. Break a leg to all performers involved with a special shout-out to Martin Moran and Alma Cuervo!

Updated On: 2/18/14 at 01:05 PM
MillieDillmount
Broadway Star
joined:7/14/03
TITANIC Tonight
Posted: 2/17/14 at 01:41pm
Would anyone happen to have an extra ticket for tonight? Or does anyone know if there are any student tickets available? Thanks!
Shows I've seen last semester: Baby It's You [9/2], Anything Goes [9/2], Anything Goes [9/3], Death Takes A Holiday [9/3], Anything Goes [9/11 - Laura Osnes last show], Anything Goes [9/17 - twice], Anything Goes [9/18], Phantom of the Opera [9/30], Anything Goes [10/1], Anything Goes [10/8], Kiki Baby [10/8], Anything Goes [10/9], Mary Poppins [10/9 -Laura Michelle Kelly's last show], The Addams Family [11/22], Godspell [11/23], Bonnie & Clyde [11/23], Radio City Rockettes [11/24], Bonnie & Clyde [11/25], Bonnie & Clyde [12/3], White Christmas [12/3 - at Papermill Playhouse], Anything Goes [12/7], Bonnie & Clyde [12/ 10], Anything Goes [12/10], Memphis [12/17], Bonnie & Clyde [12/17], Bonnie & Clyde [12/21 - twice] SHOWS I'VE SEEN IN 2012: Relatively Speaking [1/21], Follies [1/21], On A Clear Day You Can See Forever [1/22], Anything Goes [1/27], Tokio Confidential [2/10], Tokio Confidential [2/11], How I Learned to Drive [2/11], Carrie [2/12], Merrily We Roll Along [2/12], Tokio Confidential [2/17], Carrie [2/18], Other Desert Cities [2/18], Tokio Confidential [2/19 last show] I LOVE living close to the city! :D ~*~Darci Caitlin Faye~*~
perfectlymarvelous
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joined:5/21/07
TITANIC Tonight
Posted: 2/18/14 at 01:02am
I was there and it was absolutely wonderful. I've loved the score since high school and it was so nice to finally hear it live (we're not counting that horrible NYSEC benefit concert from a few years back...they hired Broadway talent and the sound was so bad it was impossible to hear them, ugh), especially with so many members of the original cast. I'd still like to see a Broadway revival of this in the near future, perhaps with a revised book. I think the biggest problem with the book is that we spend so little time with each character that it's hard to really get to know them before the boat starts to sink. The score is so gorgeous it deserves a full-scale revival, though..."The Proposal/The Night Was Alive" is one of my favorite songs ever, and it was sung beautifully by Brian d'Arcy James and Martin Moran tonight.

I hope Manhattan Concert Productions continues with these huge concerts in the future, they've had huge successes with both this and Ragtime and I'd love to see more from them.
somethingbypuccini 2
Stand-by
joined:5/12/13
TITANIC Tonight
Posted: 2/18/14 at 01:12am
I was there tonight as well and it really was a stunning evening. Hearing that score played on that orchestra and with that large an ensemble was more than I could ask for.
bwaylyric
Broadway Star
joined:10/22/03
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Posted: 2/18/14 at 01:27am
Despite a few mic problems, the score continues to give me chills 17 years later. What a glorious evening.
Jon_sense
Swing
joined:11/11/13
TITANIC Tonight
Posted: 2/18/14 at 01:50am
A night to remember! Considering the limited time and the large cast, the lack of any real problems except a rare microphone being turned on a bit late was remarkable. The cast, especially those from the OBC, was splendid. John Cunningham is finally showing some frailty after performing leads on Broadway for half a century, but he's still in command. Manhattan Concert Productions, like last yr with Ragtime, picked a show that merits the full orchestral and choral treatment and did it proud. It definitely shivered my timbers.

https://twitter.com/Jon_sense/status/435661696015675394




Updated On: 2/18/14 at 01:50 AM
BudFrump23
Broadway Star
joined:5/20/03
TITANIC Tonight
Posted: 2/18/14 at 05:25pm
For those who were unable to attend the concert last night, Theatermania has posted the entire opening number. Enjoy!


There She Is!
I'm as jumpy as a virgin at a prison rodeo!
DottieD'Luscia
Broadway Legend
joined:7/23/03
TITANIC Tonight
Posted: 2/18/14 at 05:39pm
I'm so glad I made the trip up from DC to see this. Glorious was the first adjective that came to mind, especially after the opening number. And how the memories of the original production came flooding back. I saw it the night before it won the Tony for best musical, and how thrilling it was to hear the audience cheering after one of the best opening numbers I had ever seen (that was before Ragtime opened).



Hey Dottie! Did your colleagues enjoy the cake even though your cat decided to sit on it? ~GuyfromGermany
Updated On: 2/18/14 at 05:39 PM
grandpianoalex
Stand-by
joined:2/15/10
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Posted: 2/18/14 at 06:05pm
That recording of the Opening is BREATHTAKING. Oh, how I wish I wasn't in Missouri!
ggersten
Broadway Legend
joined:5/11/06
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Posted: 2/18/14 at 07:23pm
wow. just wow.
DottieD'Luscia
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joined:7/23/03
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Posted: 2/18/14 at 07:59pm
Not sure why the chose to splice in the finale at the end of the clip instead of going with the complete opening.
Hey Dottie! Did your colleagues enjoy the cake even though your cat decided to sit on it? ~GuyfromGermany
wonkit
Broadway Legend
joined:9/30/08
TITANIC Tonight
Posted: 2/18/14 at 08:10pm
That was the opening. In the finale, the cast faced upstage at the final chord.
DottieD'Luscia
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joined:7/23/03
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Posted: 2/18/14 at 08:22pm
After the camera panned from the chorus back to the Titanic cast, it looks like some of them have Carpathia blankets on.

Hey Dottie! Did your colleagues enjoy the cake even though your cat decided to sit on it? ~GuyfromGermany
Updated On: 2/19/14 at 08:22 PM
misto625
Broadway Star
joined:11/10/05
TITANIC Tonight
Posted: 2/18/14 at 11:12pm
Dottie is 100% correct- when the cast is shown during the final measures of the song, they are wearing Carpathia blankets.

I saw the concert last night and I am so grateful to have this video to relive it again.!!! Such an incredible, amazing night!
Dean: Can I tell you something? Lorraine: That depends on what it is. Dean: I think you're really really pretty. Lorraine: (after a pause) Ok, you can tell me that.
RippedMan
Broadway Legend
joined:8/14/05
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Posted: 2/19/14 at 02:05am
I love this show. And so wish I had seen the tour when I was in 7th grade when it came to town. I'm obsessed. Sorry I missed this. I really can't wait for it to come to Broadway.
wonkit
Broadway Legend
joined:9/30/08
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Posted: 2/19/14 at 10:37am
I stand corrected, Dottie. I watched again and it is strange that they cut so close to the end. That is probably why I didn't focus on the change so late in the clip. Apologies.
DottieD'Luscia
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joined:7/23/03
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Posted: 2/19/14 at 11:21am
No worries! At first I thought I was imagining seeing that.
Hey Dottie! Did your colleagues enjoy the cake even though your cat decided to sit on it? ~GuyfromGermany
Wildcard
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joined:6/21/06
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Posted: 2/19/14 at 12:56pm
RippedMan, be glad you missed the tour. It was just sad.
DottieD'Luscia
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joined:7/23/03
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Posted: 2/19/14 at 04:26pm
I just saw on their IBDB page that the Kennedy Center was one of the producers of the original Broadway production, yet, when the tour played DC in 1999, I believe it was presented at the National Theatre.

Hey Dottie! Did your colleagues enjoy the cake even though your cat decided to sit on it? ~GuyfromGermany
Updated On: 2/19/14 at 04:26 PM
loliveve
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joined:6/24/12
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Posted: 2/20/14 at 12:34am
I kept getting chills when that choir would join in... 250 members?! WOW. I wish they would release the whole recording-- I'd definitely watch/buy it.
wonkit
Broadway Legend
joined:9/30/08
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Posted: 2/20/14 at 01:05pm
I also loved it, when they were loading the third class passengers, they had some of the front row choristers waving tickets, too!
theminutepast
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joined:2/1/06
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Posted: 2/20/14 at 09:43pm
When the final section of the chorus entered, they also waved tickets.
morosco
Broadway Legend
joined:7/10/04
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Posted: 2/20/14 at 10:09pm
Nice not to have to listen to that horrible irritating screechy voice of the Bellboy that's on the OCR during "The She Is". (Apologies to Mara Stephens.)

BELLBOY:
Morning, Mr. Andrews
Hello, Mr. Ismay
Morning, Mr. Etches
Hello, Mr. Pitman
Morning, Mr. Whitely
Morning, Mr. Crawford
Hello, Mrs. Hutchinson
Morning, Mrs. Robinson
Hello, Mrs. Beecham
Morning, Mr. Weikman!
wonkit
Broadway Legend
joined:9/30/08
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Posted: 2/20/14 at 11:22pm
The young man stage right playing the Bellboy was actually welcoming the passengers by name - but I thought he was charming.
Tsao5
Stand-by
joined:2/7/06
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Posted: 2/21/14 at 12:39am
Never understood why they had a grown woman playing the Bellboy in the original. In the two other large replica (Holland and Germany) and non replica productions they used a young man (who could pass as a boy).

inception
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joined:11/2/13
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Posted: 2/21/14 at 07:57pm
It was just announced that as part of the Mirvish Toronto subscription series the recent London mounting of Titanic will be playing Toronto this July and August... perhaps leading to a run in NY??

http://www.mirvish.com/pages/mirvishsubscription