Fathom Events and BY Experience will present the multi-Tony Award-winning production “Titanic the Musical” to more than 700 movie theaters nationwide for the first time on November 4 and 8. Tickets for the two date event screenings can be purchased beginning October 6 at Fathom Events.
This stunning production — captured live on stage in the UK for cinema screenings — celebrates the 26th anniversary of the Broadway production and the 10th anniversary of the show’s London premiere.
Titanic the Musical features music and lyrics by Maury Yeston (“Nine,” “Grand Hotel”) with story a book by Peter Stone (“Woman of the Year,” “1776”). The pair have collectively won an Academy Award, an Emmy Award, an Olivier Award, and three Tony Awards. The original Broadway production of Titanic the Musical opened in 1997 and won five Tonys, including Best Musical, Best Score, and Best Book.
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 where 1522 men, women and children lost their lives.
Based on the 1912 historic sinking, and on the real people aboard the RMS Titanic, the most legendary ship in the world. Titanic the Musical is ‘breathtaking’ (the Guardian) and ‘magnificent’ (the Telegraph), a stunning and stirring production focusing on the hopes, dreams, and aspirations of her passengers who each boarded with stories and personal ambitions of their own. All innocently unaware of the fate awaiting them, the Third-Class immigrants dream of a better life in America, the Second Class imagine they too can join the lifestyles of the rich and famous, while the millionaire Barons of the First Class anticipate legacies lasting forever.
Composer and lyricist Maury Yeston said, “Watching it as a film is a completely different experience than seeing it onstage. This is the best directed production I’ve seen. The cast is perfect. The camera work and all of the close-ups provide a seamless liquidity for the transitions that makes every moment more immediate. I am amazed by the clarity of the sound and the ability to hear every word. I feel very proud of this reimagined film of Titanic the Musical. It’s a grand story about people’s bravery, cowardice and a coming together of humanity. It’s also a story about how we deal with an emergency, how we deal with potential tragedy and how in the final analysis the human spirit is indomitable under the worst circumstances.”
The event will be in over 700 theaters nationwide via Fathom Events.
“Fathom Events and BY Experience have a long-standing relationship and we’re very excited to work with them again on this amazing and well-loved musical,” said Ray Nutt, CEO of Fathom Events. “It’s great to bring the stage to the big screen for moviegoers and this performance – captured live – is definitely one to remember.”
Tickets for the two-date event screenings can be purchased at Fathom Events or at participating theater box offices. For a complete list of theater locations nationally, visit the Fathom Events website (theater locations are subject to change).
The theatrical production was directed by Thom Southerland. Sets and costumes were designed by David Woodhead, lighting by Howard Hudson, and sound by Andrew Johnson. The musical staging was by Cressida Carré, the musical supervisor was Mark Aspinall and the musical director was Ben Papworth. The production was produced and cast by Danielle Tarento.
The cast of Titanic the Musical includes Martin Allanson, Valda Aviks, Graham Bickley, Sam Brown, James Darch, David Delve, Adam Filipe, Emily George, Luke Harley, Emma Harrold, Alastair Hill, Abi Hudson, Barnaby Hughes, Paul Kemble, Niamh Long, Matthew McDonald, Ian McLarnon, Danny Michaels, Janet Mooney, Chris Nevin, Jack North, Joseph Peacock, Billy Roberts, Bree Smith and Lucie-Mae Sumner.
The first performance of this UK production was at Southwark Playhouse in July 2013. It subsequently played in Toronto and on two major UK and international tours. This production is about to return to China for a five-city tour, one of the first Western companies to head to China post-pandemic.
Titanic the Musical was produced on Broadway in 1997 and ran 804 performances and 26 previews. A US tour commenced in January 1999. Subsequently. the musical played throughout the UK and Europe. It has been translated into: Japanese, French, Dutch, German, Czech, Finnish, Norwegian, Korean and Danish.
Stage2Wiew & Broadway HD presents a White Star Pictures production Titanic the Musical. Executive Producers Stuart F. Lane, Bonnie Comley, Joshua Andrews and Stuart Galbraith. It is directed for the screen by Austin Shaw
About Fathom Events
Fathom Events is a recognized leader in the entertainment industry as one of the top distributors of content to movie theaters in North America. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC); Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK); and Regal, a subsidiary of the Cineworld Group (LSE: CINE.L), Fathom operates the largest cinema distribution network, delivering a wide variety of programming and experiences to cinema audiences in all the top U.S. markets and to more than 45 countries. For more information, visitFathomEvents.com.
About BY Experience
Since its formation in 2003,BY Experience has distributed hundreds of unique events to cinema audiences globally, including as the Worldwide Distribution Representative of The Met: Live in HD(from 2005 to the present) and International Distributor of National Theatre Live (ex-UK and China, from 2009 to the present). The New York-based, independently owned and operated firm, offers cultural, entertainment, educational and inspirational events to over 3,000 cinemas and performing arts centers in 75+ countries. Millions of tickets have been sold to date.