The a cappella musical is part of the York's NEW2NY concert series, which presents staged concerts of musicals making their New York debuts. Performance continue through Aug. 10. Directed by Joe Calarco, the cast features Ryan Thomas Dunn as Chris, Hannah Laird as Ali, beat-boxer Adam Matta as Boxman, Adam Overett as Trent, Ann Sanders as Regina, Graham Stevens as Nate and Denise Summerford as Jane. W. Brent Sawyer is the music director.
In Transit was penned by Kristen Anderson-Lopez, James-Allen Ford, Russell M. Kaplan and Sara Wordsworth with additional material by Greg Christopher and Karla Momberger. The musical, according to press notes, is described as such: "From below the city's streets springs this brand new musical, inspired by the rhythms and sounds of life on the subway. There's not an instrument in sight as a colorful array of young people find their way in NYC. Mixing reggae, pop, soul, beat box and more, In Transit is unlike anything you've ever seen—or heard—on stage before."
All NEW2NY shows are presented at the Theatre at Saint Peters, and each show plays five performances: Friday at 8 PM, Saturday at 2:30 and 8 PM, and Sunday at 2:30 and 7:30 PM. Discussions follow the matinee performances.
The Theatre at Saint Peters is located at 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue. Tickets, priced $35, are available by visiting www.yorktheatre.org or by calling (212) 935-5820.