TITANIC sails on!
Record-breaking 10-week season at Charing Cross Theatre is extended to Saturday 13 August.
TITANIC composer Maury Yeston (Nine, Grand Hotel) is flying in from New York to take part in an after-show Q & A on Tuesday July 26 with Matt Wolf, London theatre critic of The International New York Times and Theatre Editor at The Arts Desk.
The regular midweek matinee on Wednesday 10 August will move to become a Stagey Matinee on Tuesday 9 August to give other West End performers chance to see it.
TITANIC’s 10-week record breaking London season is being extended.
TITANICc has become one of the hottest, must-see shows in the West End, with 25 five star rave reviews and being named Critic’s Choice in many national newspapers including The Times, Mail on Sunday, Evening Standard, The Daily Telegraph and Time Out.
The multi Tony award-winning Broadway musical also launched Thom Southerland’s inaugural season as Artistic Director at Charing Cross Theatre. It will now play an extra week and finally end its acclaimed run on Saturday August 13. The regular midweek matinee that week will move from Wednesday to become a Stagey Matinee on Tuesday 9 August to give other West End performers chance to see it.
Additonally, TITANIC composer Maury Yeston (Nine, Grand Hotel) is flying in from New York to take part in an after-show Q & A on Tuesday July 26 with Matt Wolf, London theatre critic of The International New York Times and Theatre Editor at The Arts Desk. This not-to-be-missed evening will give musical theatre fans a unique chance to hear first hand from one of Broadway’s most celebrated composers. Admission is free but only permitted with a valid ticket for that night’s performance. Tickets can be bought at www.charingcrosstheatre.co.uk
In the final hour of 14 April 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. 1517 men, women and children lost their lives.
TITANIC is produced by Danielle Tarento, Steven M. Levy, Sean Sweeney and Vaughan Williams.
The Charing Cross Theatre season will also include the European premiere of Titanic composer Maury Yeston’s Death Takes a Holiday.
Maury Yeston is a multi award winning theatre and film composer, lyricist, author and teacher. In addition to winning a Tony Award for Best Score for TITANIC (which won another four Tonys including Best Musical), Yeston won a Tony Award and two Drama Desk Awards for his music and lyrics to Nine (based on Fellini’s 1963 movie 8 1⁄2). That production also won four additional Tonys including Best Musical. The Broadway revival of Nine, starring Antonio Banderas, won the Tony Award for Best Musical Revival. Yeston’s contribution to the score for Grand Hotel was nominated for a Tony and two Drama Desk Awards, and the Donmar Warehouse production won an Olivier Award. His score for Phantom has received national and international acclaim. Most recently, he wrote music and lyrics to Death Takes A Holiday (with a book also by Stone and Thomas Meehan), which was nominated for 11 Drama Desk Awards, and the first entirely American full length ballet, Tom Sawyer: A Ballet in Three Acts which premièred recently in Kansas City. His recent musical, The Peony Pavilion, commissioned by The People’s Republic of China premièred in Beijing in late 2014. In 2009, Nine was adapted into a film with a screenplay by Anthony Minghella and Michael Tolkin, directed by Rob Marshall and featuring Daniel Day-Lewis, Penelope Cruz, Marion Cotillard, Nicole Kidman, Dame Judi Dench, Kate Hudson, Fergie, and Sophia Loren. It was nominated for five Golden Globes and four Academy Awards. Yeston was nominated for a Critics Choice and Golden Globe for Best Original Song, Cinema Italiano, and an Academy Award for Best Original Song, Take It All. Yeston has been twice nominated for a Grammy Award, is a lifetime member of the council of the Dramatists Guild, is on the board of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, The Kleban Foundation and The Kurt Weill Foundation. In 1998, he received The Elaine Kaufman Cultural Center Creative Arts Award in New York as Artist of The Year and was The Encompass Opera’s Lifetime Achievement Honoree in 2009. In 2012 he received the distinction of being named an Honorary Ambassador of The Society of Composers & Lyricists.
28th May – 13th August
Charing Cross Theatre
Monday to Saturday at 7:30pm
Wednesday matinee at 2:30pm
(except Wed 10th August)
Saturday matinee at 3:00pm
Extra Stagey Matinee
Tuesday 9th August at 2:30pm
Prices: Premium £39.50 which includes best stalls locations,
a programme and a glass of bubbly
08444 930 650