Lisa Howard, Nathan Lee Graham & Tommy Bracco Join “Titanique”

(New York, NY) Tony Award-winning producer Eva Price (Oklahoma!, &Juliet) has announced three new stars boarding the 2023 Lortel Award-winning Best Musical TITANIQUE, on the occasion of the show’s second anniversary. Starting June 25, Drama Desk nominee Lisa Howard (It Shoulda Been You, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) will set sail as The Unsinkable Molly Brown, alongside Grammy award-winning actor Nathan Lee Graham (Zoolander, Hitch, Priscilla Queen of The Desert) who re-boards in the role of Ruth. Beginning July 11, stage and screen favorite Tommy Bracco (“Big Brother,” Newsies, Heart of Rock and Roll) will steer the ship of dreams as Victor Garber. Driven by the unparalleled songbook of pop icon Céline Dion, this vocally-thrilling,irreverent send-up of the blockbuster filmTitanic continues its splash-hit Off-Broadway run at the Daryl Roth Theatre in Union Square, now on sale through February 23, 2025

All aboard NYC’s must-sea musical comedy! When the music of Céline Dion makes sweet Canadian love with the eleven-time Oscar®-winning blockbuster film Titanic, you get  Titanique, off-Broadway’s most award-winning splash hit, which turns one of the greatest love stories of all time into a hysterical musical fantasia. Want to find out what really happened to Jack and Rose on that fateful night? Just leave it to Céline Dion to enchant the audience with her totally wild take, recharting the course of Titanic’s beloved moments and characters with her iconic song catalog. Sailing on fierce powerhouse voices in show-stopping performances of such hits as “My Heart Will Go On,” “All By Myself”, and “To Love You More” – backed by the unparalleled energy of a full live band – Titaniqueis a one-of-a-kind theatrical voyage bursting with nostalgia, heart, and campy chaos. 

Co-written by Marla Mindelle, Constantine Rousouli, and Tye Blue, Titanique celebrated its Off-Broadway premiere in June 2022 at Asylum Theater, starring the musical’s co-authors Mindelle (Sister Act, Netflix’s “Special”) andRousouli (Cruel Intentions, Hairspray) as Celine Dion and Jack Dawson. After several sold-out extensions, the musical transferred to the Daryl Roth Theatre on November 20, 2022, and won seven major awards of the 2022-23 theater season, including the Lucille Lortel Award and Off-Broadway Alliance Award for Best New Musical. 

The musical’s New York cast currently stars Dee Roscioliin the role of Céline Dion, Lindsay Heather Pearce as Rose, Michael Williams as Jack, Elliott Mattox as Victor Garber (through June 23), Michael Di Liberto as Ruth (through June 23), Brandon Contreras as Cal, Anne Fraser Thomas as The Unsinkable Molly Brown (through June 23), and Marcus Antonio as The Iceberg Rounding out the current acting company are: Brad Greer, who covers the role of Cal through June 24, and the role of Victor Garber from June 25–July 10; Sara Gallo; Chani Maisonet (through June 30); Tess Marshall; Garrett Poladian; and Terrence Williams Jr. Rae Davenport (SIX, The Wiz) is set to join the ensemble on July 2. 

Titanique is directed by Tye Blue (“RuPaul’s Drag Race”, Rumer Willis’ Over the Love Tour), and choreographed by Ellenore Scott (Funny Girl, Little Shop of Horrors). Music Supervision, Arrangements and Orchestrations are by IRNE Award-Winner Nicholas James Connell. Scenic Design for Titanique is by Gabriel Hainer Evansohn and Grace Lauchbacher for Iron Bloom Creative Production; Costume Design is by Alejo Vietti; Lighting Design is by Paige Seber; Sound Design is by Lawrence Schober; Wig Design is by Tommy Kurzman; Original Prop Design is by Eric Reynolds. Casting is by The Telsey Office/Rachel Hoffman, CSA and Henry Russell Bergstein, CSA and Andrew Fem

Titanique’s storied history includes a smash hit live-streamed concert – Titanique: The Maiden Voyage Concert – on the premium streaming service Stellar, on May 2, 2021, which followed sold-out pop-up concert engagements in Los Angeles and New York, earning the show a 2019 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Award. Upon the show’s Off-Broadway premiere in 2022, The New York Times praised the musical as, “very funny! This ‘Titanique’ Musical Finds Its Sea Legs…. Near, far, wherever you are, Celine Dion will be there, in this camp reimagining of the maritime blockbuster that revs up into increasing absurdity.” Vulture raved, “Titanique is f*cking great. Swim, Don’t Walk, to see this Celine Dion jukebox fantasia!” The New York Posthailed the show as, “Sensational, hilarious and deranged! Titaniqueis, by a nautical mile, the funniest musical in town!” Upon the show’s reopening at the larger Daryl Roth Theatre, People Magazine declared, “Just when you think it couldn’t get better, Titaniquemakes you love it more,with a glow-up that makes the showeven more impactful and irresistible. Yet, there’s still a scrappy, endearing “let’s put on a show” energy to it, that gives the musical its Titanic-sized charm. You’re guaranteed to laugh your iceberg off.” Titanique won seven major awards of the 2022-23 theater season, including three Lucille Lortel Awards (Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Lead Performer: Marla Mindelle, Outstanding Costume Design: Alejo Vietti), the Off-Broadway Alliance Award for Best New Musical, Las Culturistas’ Culture Award for Best Indoor Performance, and two Dorian Awards (Outstanding Off-Broadway Production, Outstanding Off-Broadway Performance: Marla Mindelle). The show earned an additional nine award nominations, including two 2023 Drama League Award nominations (Outstanding Musical; Distinguished Performance: Marla Mindelle), two Outer Critics Circle Award nominations (Book of a Musical, Lead Performer: Marla Mindelle), two Lortel Award nominations (Choreography, Featured Performer: John Riddle), and a Drama Desk Award nomination (Book of a Musical). 

Titanique recently announced that the musical will voyage into international waters this fall, with its Australian premiere in September 2024 at The Grand Electric in Sydney. In October, the show will mark its Canadian premiere in Montréal(24 km from Céline Dion’s hometown of Charlemagne!) at the Segal Centre for Performing Arts from October 27–November 24, 2024, followed by an engagement at Toronto’s CAA Theatre from December 3, 2024–January 12, 2025.  A London production, co-produced by Eva Price and Michael Harrison, is set to follow (further information, including official dates and theater, will be announced at a later date). 

Tickets to the New York production of Titanique are available from $69-$169 at the Daryl Roth Theatre Box Office (101 East 15th Street), or by visiting www.titaniquemusical.com. Celebrate with a Group of 8+ and get a special rate, by calling 212-302-0995. A special Early Bird rate is available for those who purchase tickets 6+ weeks in advance, saving 30% on select performances; for more information, click here

BIOGRAPHIES: 

LISA HOWARD (Unsinkable Molly Brown) starring roles in the original Broadway casts of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, It Shoulda Been You opposite Tyne Daly, and Escape to Margaritaville: The Jimmy Buffet Musical. Other Selected Broadway: Priscilla Queen of the Desert, 9 to 5: The Musical, and South Pacific. TV/Film: “The Guilded Age”, “The Good Fight”, “Madam Secretary”, “Power”, “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II” and performing “Jenny’s Blues” on “The 59th Annual Tony Awards”. Management: Rose Group NY. 

NATHAN LEE GRAHAM (Ruth) Mr. Graham‘s highlights! Off-Broadway: Orlando, The View Upstairs (Lortel nom.), Wig Out!(Drama League nom.), Hit The Wall, 41-derful. Broadway: The Wild Party, Priscilla Queen of The Desert. Hadestown(1st North American Tour) Film: Theater Camp, Zoolander 1&2, Sweet Home Alabama, Hitch. TV: Katy Keene, WOKE, LA to Vegas, Law & Order SVU, The Comeback, Broad City, Scrubs, Ab Fab. 2005 Grammy Best Classical Album. We look forward to hearing NLG in the upcoming podcast series “Does This Murder Make Me Look Gay!?” 

TOMMY BRACCO (Victor Garber/Luigi) is ready to steer this ship with the funniest show in New York City!!! Theatre: The Heart Of Rock And Roll (Danny Razzle, OBC) Pretty Woman (Giulio, OBC), Disney’s Newsies (Spot Conlon, OBC), A Chorus Line (Mike, City Center) and Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (LeFou, MUNY). Tommy was a contestant on CBS’ Big Brother and MTV’s The Challenge. Podcast: REAL TAWK, available on all streaming platforms! Love to his parents, Debbi, IAG & Joey!  

RAE DAVENPORT (Background Vocalist, u/s Molly/Iceberg) Off-Broadway debut! Rae hails from Detroit, MI and feels so lucky to be boarding the Ship of Dreams with this fabulous cast! A graduate of Wayne State University, recent credits include Aragon in SIX (NCL), Kit in Pretty Woman (National Tour), Addapearle in The Wiz (Hope Summer Repertory), Ursula in The Little Mermaid (Timber Lake Playhouse). Special thanks to Daniel Hoff Agency, the Titanique production team, and my incredible village of loved ones. @wanna_be_rach 

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