Grande, who has been seen on Broadway in Mamma Mia! and Rock of Ages, previously told Playbill, “It has been the biggest dream of my life performing Victor Garber in Titanique with this incredible cast for such incredible audiences, including the real Victor Garber himself! I hope you come to see the show again in its new home at the Daryl Roth before I leave because it is an entirely different experience. We got a glow up, henny!”
Grande will be succeeded by Ken Wulf Clark (Jagged Little Pill) beginning December 23, with RuPaul's Drag Race star Rosé (Ross McCorkell) scheduled to step into the part January 26, 2023. The hit musical recently extended its run through May 2023 and announced Mrs. Doubtfire's Mark Evans will succeed John Riddle as Cal beginning December 24.
The cast also includes Marla Mindelle as Céline Dion, Constantine Rousouli as Jack, Russell Daniels as Ruth, Carrie St. Louis as Rose, Desireé Rodriguez as The Unsinkable Molly Brown, and Avionce Hoyles as The Iceberg. Rounding out the company are Blu Allen, Courtney Bassett, Brad Greer, Donnie Hammond, and Kristina Walz.
Titanique is currently in port at Off-Broadway's Daryl Roth Theatre; the production transferred from an earlier run at the Asylum Theatre.
The musical parody of James Cameron's 1997 blockbuster film, filled with a catalog of Céline Dion hits, features a fictional version of the Canadian singer as an omniscient narrator. Commandeering a tour group at the Titanic museum, she tells guests her version of Jack and Rose's love story. The irreverent show includes the film's famous "My Heart Will Go On," as well as "All By Myself," "To Love You More," and others to explain what really happened to and between the lovers.
Titanique was co-written by Mindelle, Rousouli, and director Tye Blue, and it features music supervision, arrangements, and orchestrations by Nicholas Connell.
For tickets and more information, visit TitaniqueMusical.com.