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Playbill Inc., for their extensive information on the show and cast bios.(Visit Playbill Online at www.playbill.com)
Buy Broadway, for the pictures, sounds, and other multimedia. (Visit the Buy Broadway webpage at www.buybroadway.com They are the owners of the Damn Yankees, Annie, and Titanic official websites.)
Dodger Productions, for their support and marvelous show. (You can visit their home on the web through the Buy Broadway Homepage.)
RCA Victor, for the information for the webpage from the inside of the Titanic Original Cast Album. (Visit RCA Victor at www.rcavictor.com)
Krista (Hmmmm..what's your last name!?!?!), for the wav file of the song "Still". (Krista's webpage links will be up ASAP)
Bryan D'Arcy James, for the first letter from a cast member to be posted on this page. Thanks! (Brian has no current webpage, but an internet liason may be putting together one.)
All the cast and crew, for their upcoming letters and comments. (The official homepage for Titanic is at BuyBroadway.com)
Titanic, A New Musical
The sinking of the Titanic in the early hours of April 15,1912,remains the quintessential disaster of the century. A total of 1,517 souls lost their lives (only 711 survived). The fact that the finest, largest, strongest ship in the world - called in fact, the "unsinkable" ship - should have been lost during its maiden voyage is so incredible that, had it not actually happened, no author would have dared to contrive it. But the catastrophy had social ramifications that went far beyond that night's events. For the first time since the beginning of the industrial revolution early in the 19th century, bigger, faster and stronger did not provide automatically better. Suddenly the very essence of "progress" had to be questioned; might the advancement of technology not always be in progress?
Nor was this the only question arising from the disaster. The accommodations of the ship, devided into 1st, 2nd, and 3rd classes, mirrored almost exactly the class structure (upper, middle and lower) of the English-speaking world. But when wide discrepancy between the number of survivors from each of the ship's classes were revealed - all but 2 of the women in 1st Class were saved while 155 women and children from 2nd and 3rd (mostly 3rd) drowned - there was a new, long-overdue scrutiny of the prevailing social system and it's values.
It is not an exaggeration to state that the 19th Century, with its social strictures, its extravagant codes of honor and sacrifice, and its unswerving belief that God favored rich, ended that night.
The musical play Titanic examines the causes, the conditions and the characters involved in this ever-fascinating drama. This is the factual story of that ship - of her officers, crew and passangers, to be sure - but she will not, as it happened so many times before,serve as merely the background against which fictional, melodramatic narratives are recounted. The central character of our Titanic is the Titanic herself.
Winner of 5 Tony Awards for its music, lyrics, and orchestration, Titanic is a must see for your family. It is soon to be realesed on December 18 in a movie version with Leonardo DeCaprio. I recommend you take your friends and family to see Titanic.
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