Jackie Burns Joins TITANIQUE As Céline Dion
All aboard! As Titanique continues its reign in New York City, today it was announced Jackie Burns will step into the role of Céline Dion beginning July 18, 2023. Burns replaces comedian and stage star Nicole Parker, who concludes her limited engagement with the production on July 16.
Directed by Tye Blue and choreographed by Ellenore Scott, Titanique originally opened June 23, 2022 at Asylum NYC before transferring to its current home at the Daryl Roth Theatre. A parody of James Cameron’s Oscar-winning film Titanic featuring the songs of Céline Dion, Titanique follows the singer as she commandeers a Titanic Museum tour and offers her own take on the doomed vessel. The score features “My Heart Will Go On,” “All By Myself,” and “To Love You More.”
Jackie Burns currently holds the title of Broadway’s longest running Elphaba in Wicked — a role she also played on National Tour.. Her other Broadway credits include the revival of Hair and If/Then, the latter of which she replaced Idina Menzel in the national tour, receiving rave reviews. She also appeared in the original Off-Broadway company of Rock of Ages. Jackie can be heard on cast recordings for Hair, Island Song, A Killer Party and over 50 demos of upcoming projects.
Burns will star in the show opposite current cast members Lindsay Heather Pearce (Mean Girls, “Glee”, Wicked) as Rose, Michael Williams (Cruel Intentions The Musical) as Jack, Anthony Murphy (Diana The Musical) as Victor Garber, and Brandon Contreras (Almost Famous, “The Homo Sapien Experience”) as Cal. Completing the company are Russell Daniels (80’s Prom, That Bachelorette Show) as Ruth, Anne Fraser Thomas (Hercules) as The Unsinkable Molly Brown, and Avionce Hoyles(Bat Out of Hell, Memphis the Musical Nat’l Tour) as The Iceberg. Courtney Bassett, Brad Greer, Dimitri Moise, Nya, and Kristina Walz round out the acting company. Beginning July 11, Marcus Antonio will take over the role of The Iceberg, and Cayleigh Capaldi will join the cast as background vocalist.