2014 Broadway Revival of Tony-Winning TITANIC Postponed

2014 Broadway Revival of Tony-Winning TITANIC Postponed

Producers David Mirvish and Barry & Fran Weissler have confirmed that the planned revival of the Tony Award-winning musical TITANIC, slated to hit Broadway this fall, has been postponed.

Originally announced to have a Toronto run in July and August, and then transfer to New York immediately afterwards, TITANIC's schedule has been altered due to the lack of availability of an appropriate Broadway theater for the show.

Producers intend on bringing the revamped version of the musical to Broadway when an ideal theater becomes available, they confirmed.

Mirvish has also announced that details of a replacement show for the 2014-15 subscription main season, in which TITANIC was announced as one of seven shows, will be made soon.

Thom Southerland directed TITANIC in London last year to rapturous acclaim. The Times (London) said "this is a gripping, ambitious ensemble piece and, with a steady hand and a gimlet eye for detail, the director steers it on a course to success." The original production of TITANIC opened on April 23, 1997 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre and ran for 804 performances. The production won five Tony Awards in 1997 including Best Musical, Book of a Musical and Score.

In the final hour of April 14, 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. Based on actual characters aboard the greatest ship in the world, Maury Yeston (Nine, Grand Hotel) and Peter Stone's (1776, Woman of the Year) stunning musical focuses on their hopes and aspirations. Unaware of the fate that awaits them, the Third Class immigrants dream of a better life in America, the newly-enfranchised Second Class dream of achieving the lifestyles of the rich and famous, and the millionaires of the First Class dream of their gilded world lasting forever.

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