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"Titanic: The Musical" Makes Its Return to the Stage

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A concert version of the Broadway musical "Titanic" is set to play Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center on Monday night for one night only. NY1's Frank DiLella filed the following report.

It's been more than 15 years since the Tony-winning musical "Titanic" had her maiden voyage on The Great White Way. Now, all these years later, folks from the original company are reuniting for one night only.

"Titanic" is set to take place Monday night at Avery Fisher Hall. The reunion is being presented by Manhattan Concert Productions. The show will feature original cast members, a chorus of 250 and the New York City Chamber Orchestra.

Tony-winning composer Maury Yeston is responsible for crafting both the music and lyrics for "Titanic."

"You go into a room, and everybody sounds like they did and looks like they did 17 years ago. And of course, they're in the DNA of the show, their voices," Yeston says.

Actor Brian d'Arcy James created the character Frederick Barrett in the original production, and Tony-winning actor Michael Cerveris originated the role of shipbuilder Thomas Andrews. Both gents were reminiscing at a recent rehearsal for the concert.

"Maury Yeston's music is one of those composers whose music I just feel chemically inside of me. He has such a gift with melody," James says.

"It was my second time on Broadway, and I still was finding my feet in this whole world, and it was a whole different kind of singing and everything else," Cerveris says.

While the original company of "Titanic" will reunite on Monday for one night only, the show itself will once again set sail on Broadway next season.

"It's a much smaller production. It’s done with 20 people and an orchestra of six," says Yeston.

For now, "Titanic" will dock at Lincoln Center on February 17. For more information, visit www.mcp.us.

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