first_img View Comments Charing Cross Artistic Director Thom Southerland(Photo courtesy of Charing Cross Theatre) The Charing Cross Theatre season will kick off with the London return of Maury Yeston and Peter Stone’s Titanic. Newly appointed artistic director Thom Southerland will helm the West End premiere, along with two other musicals on the theater’s roster: Ragtime and Death Takes a Holiday. Rounding out the season is Radio Times, directed by Ben Woolf.Titanic will run from May 28 through August 6 with opening night set for June 6. This particular production premiered in 2013 at Southwark Playhouse. The show follows the RMS Titanic’s fateful maiden voyage and characters inspired by actual passengers and crew members.Radio Times begins performances on August 20 and will run through October 1. The comedy follows a war-era BBC radio show, Variety Bandwagon, its stars and producers as they prepare to broadcast live to America for the first time. It features several songbook staples from the 1940s. Opening night is set for August 26.Ragtime explores the intersecting stories of a white, middle-class family in New Rochelle, a Jewish immigrant and his young daughter and a Harlem musician and his admirer. The musical, featuring a score by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty and a book by Terrence McNally, premiered on Broadway in 1998. Performances will run from October 8 through November 26; the production will open officially on October 17.Death Takes a Holiday, also by Yeston and Stone with Thomas Meehan, heads to London after premiering off-Broadway in 2011. Set in Northern Italy shortly after the first World War, the musical follows Death as he disguises himself as a young prince and falls in love with a newly engaged woman. Performances are set for December 3 through January 21, 2017; opening night is December 12. Casting for the four tuners will be announced at a later date.last_img read more