Additional Casting Announced For 'Titanic' At City Center

Additional casting announced for Encores! Titanic, the final production of the 30th Encores! series. A centerpiece of City Center’s 80th Season at the Center of the Arts, the productions of Once Upon a MattressJelly’s Last Jam, and Titanic are being presented in special two-week runs, celebrating 30 years of the Tony-honored series.

Chuck Cooper (Trouble in Mind) as Captain E.J. Smith, Eddie Cooper (Parade) as Henry Etches, Drew Gehling (Waitress) as Edgar Beane, Ramin Karimloo (Funny Girl) as Frederick Barrett, Emilie Kouatchou (The Phantom of the Opera) as Caroline Neville, Judy Kuhn (Fun Home) as Ida Straus, Brandon Uranowtiz (Leopoldstadt) as J. Bruce Ismay, and Samantha Williams (Caroline, or Change) as Kate McGowan, join previously announced Bonnie Milligan as Alice Beane. Featuring music and lyrics by Maury Yeston and book by Peter StoneTitanic remains a musical theater revelation, painting a heartrending portrait of the individuals whose dreams of America were dashed in the Atlantic. Directed by Anne Kauffman with choreography by Danny MeffordTitanic features Encores! Music Director Mary-Mitchell Campbell leading The Encores! Orchestra.

The performance on Sunday, June 16, at 7pm, has been rescheduled for Tuesday, June 11, to allow artists and audiences to celebrate the 77th Annual Tony Awards. The updated performance run for Encores! Titanic is June 11 through June 23.

Expanding City Center’s mission to make the arts accessible to everyone, the 30th Encores! series also includes Community Nights (Jan 26, Feb 23, and Jun 14); ASL Interpreted Performances (Feb 1 and 29, and Jun 20); and Celebrate Black Theater Legacy Night (Mar 1) with George C. Wolfe and Susan Birkenhead in a post-show conversation—Black Theater Legacy: Luther Henderson moderated by Robert O’Hara. The 30th series also includes the first-ever Encores! student matinees for Once Upon a Mattress (Wed Jan 31) and Jelly’s Last Jam (Wed Feb 28). For additional information visit

Tickets starting from $45 (fees included) can be purchased online at, by calling 212.581.1212, or in person at the City Center Box Office. Access City Center Club is available to those 35 years of age and under and offers a limited number of $28 tickets (fees included) to City Center productions. For more information and to sign up, visit New York City Center is located at 131 W 55th St between Sixth and Seventh avenues.

Casting for Encores! Titanic is by The Telsey Office/Craig Burns, CSA and Rachel Hoffman, CSA. Additional casting to be announced. Casting and programming subject to change.