PHOTO CALL: Champlin, Wilfert, Bahorek, Hammond and More in See Rock City, the Musical

News   PHOTO CALL: Champlin, Wilfert, Bahorek, Hammond and More in See Rock City, the Musical
Transport Group presents the New York City premiere of See Rock City & Other Destinations, the award-winning collection of musical vignettes about people traveling — in both the tourist sense and the emotional sense. Previews began July 17 at The Duke on 42nd Street.

Jack Cummings III directed the Off-Broadway production, which runs through Aug 8. He also shepherded a 2009 Manhattan workshop of the property by Brad Alexander (music) and Adam Mathias (book and lyrics).

Opening is July 25. The cast includes Stanley Bahorek (Broadway's Big River, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee); Donna Lynne Champlin (Broadway's Billy Elliot, Sweeney Todd, OBIE Award winner for TG's The Dark at the Top of the Stairs); Jonathan Hammond (Broadway's Ragtime, OBIE Award winner and Drama League Award nominee for TG's The Boys in the Band); Ryan Hilliard (Off-Broadway's Grey Gardens, Godspell); Bryce Ryness (Drama Desk Award nominee for Broadway's Hair, TG's Crossing Brooklyn); and Sally Wilfert (Make Me a Song, Broadway's Assassins).

According to Transport Group, "See Rock City & Other Destinations is a contemporary pop-rock musical road trip that ventures to tourist destinations across America, mapping out stories of sightseers in search of fellow travelers: a wanderer believes his destiny is written on rooftops along the North Carolina interstate; a young man yearns to connect with intelligent life in Roswell, New Mexico; a woman at the Alamo steps out of the shadow of her past to take a chance on love; estranged sisters cruise to Glacier Bay to scatter their father's ashes; high school boys face unexpected fears in a Coney Island spook house; and a terrified bride-to-be ponders taking the leap...over Niagara Falls. See Rock City & Other Destinations creates a vivid travelogue of moving characters and connections missed and made along the way."

Here is a look at the production:


See Rock City & Other Destinations plays Tuesday through Friday at 8 PM; Saturday at 2 PM and 8 PM; and Sunday at 3 PM and 7 PM through Aug. 8 at The Duke on 42nd Street, 229 W. 42nd Street. Tickets, which are $48, are available at or by phoning The Duke on 42nd Street box office at (646) 223-3010. Online box office is available 24 hours.

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