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Review: Titanique Floats a Fun-lover’s Boat
June 23, 2022, 11:48.20 pm ET


Review: Titanique Floats a Fun-lover’s Boat
Photo: Emilio Madrid

By Brian Scott Lipton

With so much of today’s theater forcing us to reflect on our current-day society and its moral problems, no one can blame audiences for seeking a pure escape – perhaps just like the millionaires of 1912 who went aboard the maiden voyage of the Titanic.

Fortunately, we can now hop aboard “Titanique,” the alternately clever and kooky-send up of both James Cameron’s 1997 blockbuster film “Titanic” and the French-Canadian superstar Celine Dion, who sang the movie’s Oscar-winning theme song “My Heart Will Go On.” It’s the perfect vehicle in which to pass 90 minutes in the basement of a Gristedes (aka The Asylum Theater in Chelsea) and forget about the outside world. Continue Reading