Opening NightSee Inside Opening Night of Classic Stage Company's A Man of No Importance
The Off-Broadway production stars Jim Parsons A.J. Shively, Mare Winningham, Nathaniel Stampley, Shereen Ahmed, and more.
November 01, 2022
Jim Parsons leads the cast of Classic Stage Company's Off-Broadway revival of Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty, and Terrence McNally's A Man of No Importance, which officially openened October 30. The extended production is set to run through December 18 with outgoing Artistic Director John Doyle at the helm. Performances began October 11. Go inside inside night of the new revival below.
Based on the 1994 Albert Finney film, the musical tells the story of 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.
Doyle, a Tony winner for his actor-musician revival of Sweeney Todd, also provides the production's scenic design, with 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.