Transport Group’s world-premiere musical Renascence will begin previews October 5 prior to an official opening October 25 at the Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street.
Renascence has music by Carmel Dean (musical director for If/Then, American Idiot), book by Tony nominee Dick Scanlan (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Everyday Rapture), and lyrics from the poems of Edna St. Vincent Millay.
Directed by Artistic Director Jack Cummings III and Scanlan, the cast will feature Mikaela Bennett (The Golden Apple), Hannah Corneau (Hedwig and the Angry Inch national tour), Jason Gotay (Bring it On), Danny Harris Kornfeld (Rent national tour), Katie Thompson (Giant, Pump Boys and Dinettes) and Donald Webber Jr. (Hamilton, Whorl Inside a Loop).
Renascence is the story of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Edna St. Vincent Millay, who became a sensation at age 18 and proceeds to blaze a trail for women—and for herself—through the teens and Roaring 20s.
The production will have scenic design by Brett J. Banakis, costume design by Ásta Bennie Hostetter, lighting design by Jen Schreiver, and sound design by Kai Harada. Geraldine Anello serves as musical director; Scott Rink is choreographer. Orchestrations are by Michael Starobin. The production stage manager is Joanna Muhlfelder, and the production manager is Sean Gorski. Casting is by Nora Brennan Casting.
Renascence is produced in association with Anne L. Bernstein.
Tickets are $59–$79 and available by visiting transportgroup.org or by phoning (866) 811-4111.