Cult hit ‘Titanique’ to extend run at bigger off-Broadway theater


The show will go on and oooooon!

“Titanique,” the hilarious off-Broadway musical parody of the 1997 film “Titanic” that’s cleverly told through the songs of Celine Dion, will voyage to the Daryl Roth Theater on Union Square East starting Sunday, November 20. 

The show, which The Post called “by a nautical mile, the funniest musical in town,” plans to wrap up its successful run at the Asylum Theatre in Chelsea — beneath a shut-down Gristedes — on November 13, and then play a limited engagement at the Daryl Roth through February 19, 2023.

Tickets are now on sale.

Co-creators Tye Blue, Marla Mindelle and Constantine Rousouli never expected their cruise aboard “Titanique,” which is produced by Eva Price, to last this long, let alone transfer theaters.

“We really all thought that this was going to be a very fun summer run, and we did not think that this would actually be a massive hit that would take us into the winter time,” Mindelle, who is also a smash playing Celine Dion, told The Post. “It’s really been a blessing.”

"Titanique" is a musical parody of James Cameron's "Titanic" featuring the songs of Celine Dion.
“Titanique” is a musical parody of James Cameron’s “Titanic” featuring the songs of Celine Dion.
Emilio Madrid

After a slow start in June, “Titanique” gradually amassed a devoted following of fans, who sing along to “My Heart Will Go On” during the finale, and began to sell out most nights. There are only scattered seats left for performances at the Chelsea theater.

“In the back of my mind, I was like, ‘We’re a little tiny off-Broadway show. How are we going to survive?,’ ” Rousouli, who also plays Jack Dawson, said. “Then all of a sudden this momentum started picking up and it’s become a thing, which is incredible.”

The larger Daryl Roth — where Fuerza Bruta dampened audiences for nine years — has room for about 100 more seated audience members, bringing the total to some 270. But the musical directed by Blue aims to keep its scrappiness intact.

Victor Garber, a star of "Titanic," came to watch himself be parodied in "Titanique."
Victor Garber, a star of “Titanic,” came to watch himself be parodied by Frankie Grande (right) in “Titanique.”
Emilio Madrid

The director said the first few rows will be “a kind-of VIP experience” to “retain that fun, cozy Asylum vibe that we’ve established.”

Mindelle added: “There’s still going to be intimacy. Tye has made sure we’re still playing to all sides and there will be people very close to us, which I personally love, because it makes the audience feel like they’re in on something special and secretive.” 

VIPs have already been descending the stairs at “Titanique.” Andrew Lloyd Webber, whose “Bad Cinderella” hits Broadway in February, stopped by recently. And so did “Titanic” actor Victor Garber, who is a character in the musical. Really.

Frankie Grande plays the dual role of Captain Andrews and the architect, who is referred to only as “Victor Garber.” 

“He was very flattered,” said Blue. “I watched him double over in laughter at that line.”

Added orchestrator Nicholas Connell: “He said he would come back!”