Tyne Daly, Jason Danieley and More Complete Cast for Transport Group's A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE Concert
Drama Desk and OBIE-winning Transport Group has announced that Tyne Daly (Master Class, Mothers and Sons, It Shoulda Been You, Rabbit Hole), Jason Danieley (The Visit, Chicago), Hannah Elless (Bright Star, Godspell), and Marc Kudisch (Hand to God, Finding Neverland) will join Richard Thomas ("The Americans," You Can't Take it With You) in its concert of A Man of No Importance, which takes places Monday, December 5 at 8pm at the Irene Diamond Stage at the Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 West 42nd Street.
The concert will also feature D.C. Anderson(Queen of the Mist, Titanic), Catherine Campbell (Nine, Footloose), Tim Dolan (Once Upon a a Mattress, Alter 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).
Transport Group celebrates a work by Terrence McNally (book) and Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty (score), the artists behind Ragtime, Master Class, Once On This Island, and this season's Anastasia, coming to Broadway this spring. A Man of No Importance 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. A Man of No Importance premiered at Lincoln Center Theater in 2002 starring Roger Rees, Stephen Pasquale, and Faith Prince. Jack Cummings III will direct the concert, which features a talkback with the three original creators following the performance.
Founded in 2001, Transport Group has produced 25 shows comprised of 13 new works and 12 revivals, including 12 plays and 13 musicals. In addition to mainstage productions, Transport Group also produces readings, developmental labs, concerts, and other special events. Currently headed by founder Jack Cummings III (Artistic Director) and Lori Fineman (Executive Director), Transport Group recently concluded the first off-Broadway revival of Once Upon a Mattress, starring Jackie Hoffman and John "Lypsinka" Epperson. The 2015 season also included Three Days To See, an exploration of Helen Keller through her own writings. Recent seasons included the critically acclaimed revival of John Cariani's modern classic Almost, Maine, and the reimagined revival of the John Van Druten classic I Remember Mama. Transport Group has also recently produced a series of one-night-only star-studded concert events, featuring casts of over 60 actors and original orchestrations, featuring over 20 musicians. Concert titles include Baby (2012), Once Upon a Mattress(2013), The Music Man (2014), and Peter Pan (2016).
Transport Group's 2016-17 season will be Picnic and Come Back, Little Sheba: William Inge in Repertory Thursday, February 23-Sunday, April 23. For tickets and information, including performance schedule, visit transportgroup.org or phone 212 564 0333. Tickets are currently on sale at telecharge.com.