Off-Broadway's Transport Group has announced complete casting for its upcoming concert presentation of A Man of No Importance, the musical seen Off-Broadway in 2002 that was penned by Tony-winning Ragtime creators Terrence McNally (book), Lynn Ahrens (lyrics), and Stephen Flaherty (music). The concert will be held December 5 at 8 PM on the Irene Diamond Stage at the Pershing Square Signature Center.
The evening will feature the talents of Tyne Daly (Master Class, Mothers and Sons, It Shoulda Been You, Rabbit Hole), Jason Danieley (The Visit, Chicago), Hannah Elless (Bright Star, Godspell), Marc Kudisch (Hand to God, Finding Neverland), Richard Thomas (The Americans, You Can’t Take it With You), D.C. Anderson (Queen of the Mist, Titanic), Catherine Campbell (Nine, Footloose), Tim Dolan (Once Upon a Mattress, Altar Boys), James Hindman (Mary Poppins, First Lady Suite), Joseph Kolinski (Follies, Les Miserables), Heather MacRae (I Remember Mama, A Catered Affair), Jill Paice (An American in Paris, Matilda), Tally Sessions (Falsettos, School of Rock), and Cheryl Stern (La Cage Aux Folles, Shoes and Baggage).
Artistic director Jack Cummings III will direct the concert, which features a talkback with the three original creators following the performance.
A Man of No Importance, according to press notes, is “the story of an Irish-Catholic bus driver struggling to accept a secret he’s kept hidden his whole life, and finding the power to do so through the words of Oscar Wilde.” The musical premiered at Lincoln Center Theater in 2002 starring Roger Rees, Stephen Pasquale, and Faith Prince.
Irene Diamond Stage at the Pershing Square Signature Center is located at 480 West 42nd Street. Tickets are currently available at Telecharge.com.