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All Aboard for Signature Theatre's 360-Degree Staging of TITANIC; Cast Announced!

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Signature Theatre has announced the full cast and creative team for Titanic, directed by Signature Theatre Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Gigi, Follies, Million Dollar Quartet). Signature Theatre reaffirms its mission to stage inventive new productions of classic musicals by tackling Maury Yeston's (Nine) and Peter Stone's (1776) Tony Award-winning musical about the heart-stopping and riveting ride through the final moments of Titanic's fateful journey.

Titanic will run from December 13 - January 29, 2017, featuring a cast, crew and orchestra of more than 50 artists and an inventive new 360-degree staging in Signature Theatre's intimate 330 seat MAX Theatre.

"I've always loved the musical Titanic and I have felt that Signature should reinvent this musical for our audiences in an exciting new way," said Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer. "We've designed the MAX Theatre to bring this epic scale musical to life with an imaginative three story set. Audiences will feel they are aboard this 'ship of dreams' surrounded by Maury Yeston's beautifully haunting score. It truly will be the musical event of the season in Washington and an experience like none other. I can't wait to share it with audiences."

The production will feature Hasani Allen (1st Stage's Floyd Collins) as Jim Farrell; Iyona Blake (Signature's Jelly's Last Jam) as Caroline Neville; Christopher Bloch (Signature'sKid Victory) as E.J. Smith; Sean Burns (Signature's Elmer Gantry) as Bell Boy; Matt Conner (Signature's The Fix) as Charles Lightoller; Erin Driscoll (Signature's Road Show) as Kate Murphey; Jamie Eacker (Signature's The Fix) as Kate Mullins; Nick Lehan (Signature's The Fix) as Harold Bride; Florence Lacey (Signature's Sunset Boulevard) as Ida Straus; Sam Ludwig (Signature's The Hollow) as Frederick Barrett; Kevin McAllister (Signature's Brother Russia) as William Murdoch; Katie McManus (Signature's Chess) as Kate McGowan; Christopher Mueller (Signature's The Fix) as Henry Etches; Tracy Lynn Olivera (Signature's The Fix) as Alice Beane; Lawrence Redmond (Signature's The Fix) as J. Bruce Ismay; Chris Sizemore (Signature's Miss Saigon) as CharLes Clarke; Bobby Smith (Signature's Freaky Friday) as Thomas Andrews; Stephen Gregory Smith(Signature's The Fix) as Frederick Fleet; Russell Sunday (Signature's Elmer Gantry) as Edgar Beane; and John Leslie Wolfe (Signature's West Side Story) as Isidor Straus.

The creative team includes Choreography by Karma Camp; Music Direction by James Moore; Orchestrations by Joshua Clayton; Scenic Design by Paul Tate DePoo III; Costume Design by Frank Labovitz; Lighting Design by Amanda Zieve; Sound Design by Ryan Hickey; Wig Design by Anne Nesmith; Production Stage Manager Kerry Epstein; and Assistant Stage Manager Kristen Mary Harris; Casting by Walter Ware III, CSA.

For subscription information and to sign up for priority ticket offers visit www.sigtheatre.org.

Recipient of the 2009 Regional Theatre Tony Award, Signature Theatre is a non-profit professional theater company in Arlington, Virginia dedicated to producing contemporary musicals and plays, reinventing classic musicals, and developing new work. Under the leadership of co-founder and Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer and Managing Director Maggie Boland, Signature has presented 44 world premiere productions and is renowned for combining Broadway-quality productions with intimate playing spaces.

In addition to hosting the finest talent from the DC metropolitan area and New York, Signature has been home to such luminaries as Chita Rivera, Sheryl Crow, Barry Levinson, George Hearn, Hunter Foster, Emily Skinner, Kathleen Marshall, Ann Reinking, Marc Kudisch, Judy Kuhn, John Kander and Fred Ebb, Cameron Mackintosh, Terrence McNally, and the company's signature composer, Stephen Sondheim. Since its founding in 1989, Signature has won 97 Helen Hayes Awards for excellence in the Washington, DC region's professional theater and has been honored with 386 nominations.


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