Titanique To Welcome Frankie J. Grande and Nathan Lee Graham


Frankie J. Grande and Nathan Lee Graham | Photo: Bradford Rogne Photography and Walter McBride/WireImage

Alex Mecklosky
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December 13, 2023 1:15 PM

They'll always be in our hearts. Today it was announced original cast member Frankie J. Grande will return to his captain’s quarters and Nathan Lee Graham will board the ship of dreams for the first time in the smash-hit run of the 2023 Lortel Award-winning Best Musical Titanique for limited engagements. 

Grande will play the role of Victor Garber from January 1st through February 18th, and Graham will play the role of Ruth from January 11th through February 25th 

The irresistibly funny and irreverent send-up of the blockbuster film Titanic, driven by the songs of pop icon Céline Dion, is enjoying an extended run through June 16th, 2024 at the Daryl Roth Theatre.

An effervescent actor, producer, reality TV personality and host of Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob BingePants podcast, Grande made his Broadway debut starring in Mamma Mia! and later as “Franz” in Rock of Ages. Off the stage he can be found on Nickelodeon’s Henry Danger and Danger Force, and Summoning Sylvia, a horror-comedy film. As a producer, he is proud to be a co-producer on Titanique and has worked on the Broadway shows Hamlet, La Bete, and Born Yesterday. Frankie can currently be seen returning to the “Big Brother” house in their holiday spinoff, “Reindeer Games”, now airing on CBS. 

A standout star of stage & screen, Graham is an award-winning performer best known for the films Zoolander, Zoolander 2, Sweet Home Alabama, and Hitch. His TV credits include “The Comeback”, “Absolutely Fabulous”, “Broad City”, “Woke”, and more. His stage credits include the original Broadway cast of the Tony Award and Grammy Award-nominated The Wild Party, the original Broadway cast of the Tony Award-nominated Priscilla - Queen of the Desert, The View UpStairs (Lucille Lortel Award nomination), and Wig Out (Drama League Award nomination). Most recently, he appeared as Hermes on the National Tour of Hadestown and in the feature film Theater Camp

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 that that 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 – Titanique is a one-of-a-kind theatrical voyage bursting with nostalgia, heart, and campy chaos. 

 Co-written by Tye Blue, Marla Mindelle and Constantine Rousouli, Titanique celebrated its Off-Broadway premiere in June 2022 at Asylum Theater, starring the musical’s co-authors Mindelle (Sister Act, Netflix’s “Special”) and Rousouli (Cruel Intentions, Hairspray) as Celine Dion and Jack Dawson. After several sold-out extensions, the musical transferred to the Daryl Roth Theatre on November 20th, 2022.   

Titanique currently stars Jackie Burns in the role of Céline Dion, opposite Lindsay Heather Pearce as Rose, Michael Williams as Jack, Willam as Victor Garber till January 7th, Drew Droege as Ruth till January 7th, Brandon Contreras as Cal, with Anne Fraser Thomas as The Unsinkable Molly Brown, and Marcus Antonio as The Iceberg.Cayleigh Capaldi, Brad Greer, Chani Maisonet, Tess Marshall, Garrett Poladian, and Terrence Williams Jr. round out the current acting company.   

Titanique is directed by Tye Blue, and choreographed by Ellenore Scott. Music Supervision, Arrangements and Orchestrations are by IRNE Award-Winner Nicholas 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. 

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Alex Mecklosky

As a native New Yorker, Alex has always loved everything involving theatre. With a degree in Theatre and New Media from Marymount Manhattan College, Alex realized that, since he was not talented enough to be on Broadway, the next best thing would be to write about it!