French, Henderson, Snow & More Set For IN TRANSIT At 59E59

Primary Stages (Casey Childs, Founder & Executive Producer; Andrew Leynse, Artistic Director; Elliot Fox, Managing Director), has announced today the complete cast of the World Premiere musical event, In Transit. The seven-member cast features Steve French as Bass, Celisse Henderson as Alto, Hannah Laird as Soprano/Ali, Chesney Snow as Boxman, Graham Stevens as Baritone/Nate, Denise Summerford as Mezzo/Jane, and Tommar Wilson as Tenor/Trent.

Performances begin Tuesday, September 21, 2010 for a limited run through Saturday, October 30, 2010 at Primary Stages at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Opening night is set for Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 7:00 p.m.

With Book, Music and Lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez, James-Allen Ford, Russ Kaplan and Sara Wordsworth, In Transit will be directed and have musical staging by Joe Calarco. Mary Mitchell Campbell is the Musical Director.

Inspired by the rhythms and sounds of life on the subway, In Transit follows an aspiring actress, a fledgling financier, a street-savvy beatboxer, a cab driver, and others as they find their way in New York City. The result is a vivid tapestry of characters and music in the City that never stands still.

In this fresh take on the modern musical, seven performers take on multiple roles and create every note with their own voices for a rich theatrical experience unlike anything you've ever seen (or heard) on stage before.

Primary Stages Artistic Director, Andrew Leynse said, "In Transit is an exciting undertaking for us not only because it is an innovative piece of theater, but because it takes the beloved tradition of musical theater and redefines it for all generations of theatergoers. As with any art form, we must challenge our conventional thinking of theater in order for it to endure and remain relevant and impactful."

The creative team includes Anna Louizos (Set), Jennifer Caprio (Costumes), Jeff Croiter (Lights) and Jon Weston (Sound). The Production Stage Manager is Andrew Neal.

In Transit will play the following performance schedule: Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m., Thursdays & Fridays at 8:00 p.m., Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m., with Sunday matinees at 3:00 p.m. on September 26th, October 3rd & 10th and a Wednesday matinee at 2:00 p.m. on October 13th. Following the public performances on October 8th & 14th, there are special "Artist/Audience Talkbacks" for the attendees of those performances.

Single tickets for In Transit are priced at $45 for preview performances (September 21 - October 3) and $60 for all remaining performances (October 6 - 30). Tickets may be purchased by calling Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200, online at www.primarystages.org, or in person at the 59E59 Theaters Box Office. Group Tickets (10+) are $45.00 each, and are available by calling (212) 840-9705, ext. 219. Please visit the website at www.primarystages.org, or call (212) 840-9705 for more information.

The special Pay What You Can ticket offer (now in its third season at Primary Stages) will be available for the first two preview performances on September 21st & 22nd at 7:00 p.m. Tickets go on sale two hours prior to curtain and are limited to two (2) tickets per person, cash only, no change given, must provide mailing address and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, only at the 59E59 Theater Box Office

For theater patrons 35 and under, Primary Stages offers specially priced $20 tickets (maximum two tickets per valid ID). Advance tickets are available through Ticket Central using code PS35. Failure to present a valid ID will result in an additional fee. All tickets are subject to availability.

Currently in performance at Primary Stages is the New York premiere of a new play Secrets of the Trade by Jonathan Tolins with direction by Matt Shakman and featuring Amy Aquino, Bill Brochtrup, John Glover, Mark Nelson, Noah Robbins (now through September 4, 2010). The 2010-2011 season concludes with the world premiere of a new comedy, Black Tie, by A.R. Gurney directed by Mark Lamos (January 25 - March 20, 2011). Single tickets now on sale for all Primary Stages productions and 3-play subscription packages are available by calling Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or online at www.TicketCentral.com. For additional information about Primary Stages, please visit the website at www.primarystages.org.




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