The new work — described as "a humorous and poignant musical glimpse at what happens when dreams of being a New York artist take longer to come true than planned" — has book, music and lyrics by Nancy Shayne and is based on a story by Shayne and Michael Patrick King.
Production notes state: "At mid-life, Marcy finds herself alone in the Galaxy Diner — out of money and almost out of hope — in this darkly comic romp through dreams, disappointment, family, first love, and absolutely delicious diner desserts."
Starring in the title role of Marcy is Obie winner Donna Lynn Champlin, who recently appeared as Pirelli in John Doyle's Broadway revival of Sweeney Todd.
Joining her in the cast are Teri Ralston (original Broadway casts of Company and A Little Night Music), Janet Carroll (Broadway's Little Women, TV's "Murphy Brown"), Mary-Pat Green (original Broadway cast of Sweeney Todd), Jenny Fellner (Broadway's Mamma Mia!) and Jonathan Hammond (national tour of The Light in the Piazza).
Marcy in the Galaxy plays Mondays and Thursdays-Saturdays at 8 PM, Saturdays at 2 PM and Sundays at 3 PM through April 20. The Connelly Theatre is located in Manhattan at 220 East 4th Street, between Avenues A and B.
Tickets are $38 and are available at www.transportgroup.org or by phoning (212) 352-3101; $10 rush tickets are available to students one hour prior to curtain.
For more information and tickets, visit www.transportgroup.org.
Read more about the show, including excerpts from Playbill.com's recent interview with Champlin, in Kenneth Jones' article.
Below are some photos from the curtain call and opening-night reception held in the lobby of The Connelly Theatre:
All photos by Aubrey Reuben