World Premiere of Transport, Directed by Award Winner Tony Walton, to Play Irish Rep

The world premiere production of the new musical Transport, featuring a book by "Schindler's List" author Tom Keneally, will play the Irish Repertory Theatre.

Performances begin Feb. 7, 2014, prior to an official opening Feb. 16, and continue through April 6 on the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage.

" Transport follows the uneasy ocean voyage of Irish women who were sentenced and then exiled to the relatively uninhabited south coast of Australia in the mid-19th Century," press notes state.

Directed and designed by Tony, Oscar and Emmy Winner Tony Walton ( Pippin, The House of Blue Leaves), Transport features a book by Keneally and music and lyrics by Larry Kirwan ( Liverpool Fantasy). Choreography is by Barry McNabb ( Finian's Rainbow). Casting will be announced at a later date.

The creative team includes Walton (set design), Linda Fisher (costume design) and Richard Pilbrow (lighting design). The production stage manager is Christine Lemme.

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