Go inside Classic Stage Company's Off-Broadway revival of Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty, and Terrence McNally's A Man of No Importance with new production photos. Starring Jim Parsons as Alfie Byrne, the musical plays an extended run through December 18 with opening night set for October 30. Previews began October 11.
The Broadway alum-studded cast also stars Shereen Ahmed as Adele Rice, Alma Cuervo as Miss Oona Crowe, Kara Mikula as Mrs. Curtin, Da'Von T. Moody as Peter/Breton Beret, Mary Beth Peil as Mrs. Grace, Thom Sesma as Mr. Carney, A.J. Shively as Robbie Fay, Nathaniel Stampley as Father Kenny, Jessica Tyler Wright as Mrs. Patrick, Joel Waggoner as Ernie Lally, Mare Winningham as Lily Byrne, and William Youmans as Baldy O'Shea.
Based on the 1994 Albert Finney film, the musical follows an amateur theatre group in 1960s Dublin and their leader, bus driver Alfie Byrne, who is determined to stage a production of Oscar Wilde’s Salome despite the objections of local church authorities. The original production won the 2003 Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Musical.
Outgoing CSC Artistic Director John Doyle, a Tony winner for his actor-musician revival of Sweeney Todd, helms the production and provides the scenic design. The revival also features costumes by Ann Hould Ward, lighting by Adam Honoré, sound design by Sun Hee Kil, and casting by The Telsey Office's Craig Burns.
Orchestrations are by Bruce Coughlin, with electronic music design by Strange Cranium and music direction by Caleb Hoyer. Bernita Robinson is production stage manager with Hollace Jeffords serving as assistant stage manager. Judi Lewis Ockler is fight and intimacy director.
CSC's revival is produced by special arrangement with Tom Kirdahy and Mara Isaacs.