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Titanic: The Musical was a musical that opened on Broadway in 1997. It won five Tony Awards including the award for Best Musical. The story was written by Peter Stone with music and lyrics by Maury Yeston. Titanic was set on the ocean liner RMS Titanic which sank on its maiden voyage on April 15, 1912. Musical theater (or theatre) is a form of theatre combining music, songs, dance, and spoken dialogue. ... Broadway theatre is often considered the highest professional form of theatre in the United States. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII in Roman) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... What is popularly called the Tony Award (formally, the Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre) is an annual award celebrating achievements in live American theater, including musical theater, primarily honoring productions on Broadway in New York. ... // 1940s 1949 Kiss Me, Kate - Music and lyrics by Cole Porter, book by Bella and Samuel Spewack. ... Peter Stone (February 27, 1930 -April 26, 2003) was a writer for theater, television and movies. ... Maury Yeston is a American composer and lyricist educated at Yale and Clare College, Cambridge. ... RMS Titanic was the second of a trio of superliners intended to dominate the transatlantic travel business. ... April 15 is the 105th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (106th in leap years). ... 1912 (MCMXII) was a leap year starting on Monday in the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday in the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ...

Titanic's previews began with major technical troubles, but became a surprise hit. Many credit at least part of the show's success to former talk show host Rosie O'Donnell who championed the show, playing excerpts from the original cast album on her show and giving away tickets to members of her studio audience. Broadway pundits and theatre wags began criticizing the show from the moment it was announced, considering the story to be impossible to musicalize and impossible to stage in a live theater. Rosie ODonnell (on right) and life-partner Kelli Carpenter-ODonnell speaking after their legal union on February 26, 2004 in San Francisco. ...

The lobby of the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in New York City, where the show premiered, was redecorated for the production: the complete passenger list of the Titanic was painted on the walls, noting those who ultimately survived the disaster. The Lunt-Fontanne Theatre is a Broadway theatre, located at 205 West 46th Street. ... Nickname: The Big Apple Official website: City of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area Total 468. ...

The musical took many historical liberties, including changing who lived and died, but audiences found the show and the score to be both moving and enjoyable. The original cast included Victoria Clark, Brian D'Arcy James, Michael Cerveris, David Garrison, John Cunningham, and Jennifer Piech. Soprano Victoria Clark won the Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical in 2005 for her performance in Adam Guettels The Light in the Piazza. ... Michael Cerveris (born November 6, 1960 in Bethesda, Maryland, USA) is a singer and actor. ... David Garrison (born June 30, 1952 in Long Branch, New Jersey) is an American actor, who played the character Steve Rhoades on the television show Married. ... John Cunningham or Jack Cunningham may refer to: John Cunningham (Royal Air Force), Group Captain, RAF Night fighter Ace. ...

It also greatly villified J. B. Ismay in the song "The Blame". Ismay blames the Capitan and Andrews in the blame argument and not awnsering any accusations toword him while Smith and Andrews awnser to some of their accusations. And in the end, Smith and Andrews try to shoulder the blame while Ismay still does not take blame. Captain Edward J. Smith. ... Thomas Andrews can refer to more than one person: Thomas Andrews, American politician from Maine Thomas Andrews, Irish chemist and physicist Thomas Andrews, ship designer who designed the RMS Titanic This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...

The production toured the United States after closing on Broadway, followed by several other tours with non-Equity performers. A Dutch production (European premiere) was also highly successful, and produced an original cast recording (sung in Dutch) as a companion to the original Broadway cast recording on RCA Records. A Toronto version will premiere in February 2006. For other uses, see RCA (disambiguation). ... Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = Diversity Our Strength Established: March 6, 1834 Area: East to West: 43 km North to South: 21 km629. ...

Orchestrator Jonathan Tunick won the first-ever Tony Award for Best Orchestrations for his work on Maury Yeston's score. Jonathan Tunick (born 19 April 1938) is an orchestrator, musical director and composer, who is a member of that small group of artists who have won all four major American performing awards: the Tony, Oscar, Emmy and Grammy. ... The Tony Award for Best Orchestrations has been given since 1997. ...

Musical Numbers

  • Overture / In Every Age
  • How Did They Build Titanic
  • There She Is
  • I Must Get On That Ship
  • The First Class Roster
  • Godspeed Titanic
  • Barrett's Song
  • The Glinka #1
  • The Glinka #2
  • What A Remarkable Age This Is!
  • To Be A Captain
  • Lady's Maid
  • The Proposal / The Night Was Alive
  • God Lift Me Up (Hymn)
  • Doing The Latest Rag
  • I Have Danced
  • No Moon #1 / Autumn / No Moon #2
  • Finale Act One
  • Ent'racte
  • Wake Up, Wake Up
  • Dressed In Your Pajamas In the Grand Salon
  • The Blame
  • To the Lifeboats
  • We'll Meet Tomorrow
  • To Be A Captain (Reprise)
  • Still
  • Mr. Andrews' Vision
  • Epilogue / In Every Age / Godspeed Titanic (reprise)

It has recently been approved licence for Amateurs and has being performed around the UK in Belfast, Liverpool, York and Durham. "Durham Musical Theater Compan" performed "Titanic" February 21st - 25th 2006. The show had sell out performances and excelent reviews. To read a review of Durhams performance go to http://www.thisisthenortheast.co.uk/the_north_east/entertainment/THEATRE29.html

The last amateur company to perform this musical in the UK was Milford Haven Amateur Operatic Society (March 13th to 19th 2006). For review see http://archive.thisismilfordhaven.co.uk/2006/3/23/3422.html .

Blackpool Operatics Preformers will be showing Titanic at Blackpool Grand Theater on May 3rd to May 6th. For Bookings please see http://www.blackpoolgrand.co.uk/heritage.html

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