MATTHEW BENNETT     JOHN CUNNINGHAM   DAVID GARRISON

BRIAN D'ARCY JAMES    MARTIN MORAN   VICTORIA CLARK   JENNIFER PIECH

 

The tragedy of the Titanic is a legend of our century. That ship became famous and was the subject of several movies (being the last one the most expensive films ever made and the biggest hit of all times), but until now there wasn't a stage musical about it. It may seem a weird idea, but the producers of this show didn't think so.

The result is a boring, long and unemotional show. Maury Yeston score is good (specially when heard on the cast recording) and Richard Jones direction is original, but there's no human interest in it. I didn't care for any of the characters, so if they lived or died were the same to me. There are too many characters and none is deeper shown.

The cast did the best they could with the poor material they had given them. Just for an example, the actress Judith Blazer as already shown her great voice in several CDs, but here I hardly noticed her. I can't understand how this musical won so many Tonys, probably it's my fault.

 

Music and Lyrics by Maury Yeston     Book by Peter Stone 

   Choreographed by Lynne Taylor-Corbett    Directed by Richard Jones

Rated by Jorge: +