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TITANIC to Return to NY 6/21 for Benefit Concert; Moran to Reprise Role

On Monday, June 21, the Tony-winning Broadway musical Titanic will return to New York for one night only featuring some of its original stars. The show will be presented in concert format as a benefit for the New York Society for Ethical Culture (NYSEC). Produced by Sarah Melissa Rotker in association with Josh Wellman, the event will take place in NYSEC's 800-seat Concert Hall, which last year played host to the first SAW Theatricals/Ethical Culture collaboration with a sold-out concert production of Jekyll & Hyde.

The producers are proud to announce that original cast member Martin Moran will recreate his Drama League Award-winning performance as wireless operator Harold Bride. Additional casting will be announced shortly.

Concert ticket prices range from $15.00 - $20.00 and will be available for sale on April 19. Tickets for the VIP post-show wine and dessert reception range from $50.00 - $75.00.and will soon be available at www.SEC-Titanic.com. All proceeds benefit the New York Society for Ethical Culture in celebration of its 2010 Building Centennial.

According to lead producer, Sarah Rotker, "The New York Society for Ethical Culture holds a special place in the social history of New York City, and Titanic is the perfect vehicle to raise money for this important institution. With its issues of class and the human costs of industrialization, I can't think of a more relevant show at this point in our history."

NEW YORK SOCIETY FOR ETHICAL CULTURE is the cornerstone of a humanist movement where Ethics is central and dedicated to social justice for all. Ethical Culture was founded in 1876 in New York City and emphasizes expressing one's conscience through moral and humane actions, the demonstrated capacity of people to do good things, and the worth and dignity of all people. The organization has been part of the fabric of life in New York City for over a century and its impact can be felt nationwide. NYSEC founded or helped establish organizations including the NAACP; the ACLU; the Visiting Nurse Service; the Ethical Culture Fieldston School; the National Urban League, the U.S. Settlement House movement; and the Encampment for Citizenship. The Society is housed in a landmark building on Central Park West that celebrates its 100th Anniversary this October. The building is home to hundreds of community programs a year including panel discussions, concerts, theatrical events, and writing, music and art workshops. NYSEC's Social Service Board runs a women's shelter on-site; operates a supervised visitation program for families in crisis; and sponsors homeless artists and writers workshop exhibitions. For more information, visit www.NYSEC.org.

TITANIC is Maury Yeston and Peter Stone's musical and winner of five Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, and Best Score. Its original Broadway cast featured Michael Cerveris, Brian d'Arcy James, Martin Moran, and Alma Cuervo. It is set aboard the RMS Titanic during its ill-fated maiden voyage from Southampton, England to New York City, which infamously ended with the loss of the ship and over 1500 lives. Titanic interweaves stories of passengers of all classes, along with the ship's crew and orchestra.

 



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