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A Man of No Importance - 2002 - Off-Broadway

Based on the film "A Man Of No Importance".

Winner of the 2003 Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Musical and the second work by the Tony Award winners of RAGTIME.



The tender and beautifully woven tale of love, friendship and coming to terms with one’s identity takes place in Dublin in 1964. Alfie Byrne, a middle-aged bachelor living a quiet life with his spinster sister, spends his days as a bus conductor and his nights as a community theater impresario dedicated to the plays of his hero, Oscar Wilde. A modest and quiet man, Alfie has always found his greatest satisfaction as the artistic director of the St. Imelda's Players, an amateur theatrical group housed in the local church. When Alfie declares that, instead of their usual production of The Importance of Being Earnest, the troupe will next present Wilde's provocative Salome, the church authorities balk at the play's "immodest dancing" and his safe little world begins to crumble. At the Victor Jory Theatre at Actors Theatre.

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Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre

(New York, NY)
150 West 65th St. at Broadway
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A Man of No Importance Off-Broadway Cast



 

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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 2, 2020
Beginning this month, Goodspeed Musicals will offer robust performing arts education and training programs for students 7 years of age and older - all from the comfort and safety of home.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 29, 2020
EVERY WAITING HEART, the full-length play by Lauren Ferebee that was planned pre-COVID for a fully staged production in June 2020, will be produced as an audio drama streaming for an open-ended run and premiering on Tuesday, November 10.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 5, 2020
EVERY WAITING HEART, the full-length play by Lauren Ferebee that was planned pre-COVID for a fully staged production in June 2020, will be produced as an audio drama streaming for an open-ended run and premiering on Tuesday, November 10.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 19, 2020
A new album will be released next month called LEGACY, a collection of two previously unheard song cycles by the award-winning composing duo Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 18, 2020
Today's top stories: Joshua Henry joins Hamilton's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade performances, watch Randy Rainbow's latest parody, Thoughts of a Colored Man comes to Broadway next season, and more!
by Shari Barrett - May 9, 2020
This Spotlight focuses on Nan McNamara, an award-winning actress who I have seen in many productions at the Actors Co-op in Hollywood, perhaps most notably in the 2017 Ovation Award-winning '33 Variations' in which she played a journalist who was able to go back in time to interview Ludwig Von Beethoven (an outstanding performance by Bruce Ladd) about his work. But what happened to the world premiere production of Lee Blessing's 'A Body of Water' which Nan directed when Covid-19 shut down L.A. theaters?
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 4, 2020
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's Founding Artistic Director Robert Kelley, Artistic Director Designate Tim Bond, and Executive Director Phil Santora announced changes to TheatreWorks's 2020-21 Season, which is now scheduled to begin in October 2020.
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 27, 2020
Continuing Pride Films and Plays' 'Pride in Place' series of live online readings, A LATE SNOW by Jane Chambers will be performed on Thursday, May 28 at 7 p.m. 
by Stephi Wild - May 23, 2020
Front Porch Theatricals has rescheduled its two previously announced summer shows to 2021, due to the health crisis.
by Shari Barrett - May 2, 2020
This Spotlight focuses on Selah Victor, an actor and former Production Manager of Actors Co-op Theater Company in Hollywood whose next very personal production is due later this year. And while the a?oewait is on,a?? Selah is sharing her musical comedy talents by creating clever and very relevant a?oesafe at homea?? videos on YouTube. So, with a toddler at home as well as a new addition to her family on the way, how is she fueling her creativity at home and sharing it with others?
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 19, 2020
A preliminary list of performers for Pride Films and Plays' annual NOMINEE NIGHT concert has been announced by Robert Ollis, a PFP Artistic Associate serving as music director for the event. NOMINEE NIGHT is typically performed in mid-May at Sidetrack's Musical Monday to showcase musical theater performers and productions nominated in the Non-Equity Jeff Awards.
by Stephi Wild - May 14, 2021
TALES FROM THE WINGS: A Lincoln Center Theater Celebration!, a virtual gala, premiered last night, May 13. The event includes never-before-seen clips from the theater's upcoming productions, Flying Over Sunset and Intimate Apparel.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 5, 2020
Full cast and crew have been announced for Artemisia's world premiere production of EVERY WAITING HEART. The drama will be performed at The Den in June 2020 and directed by Artemisia Founding Artistic Director Julie Proudfoot.
by Gil Kaan - Mar 26, 2020
In these crazy, safe-distancing times; I reached out earlier this week to various heads of Los Angeles theatres to see how they and their theatre families are holding up. The replies were amazing in their quickness, numbers and uniform positivity.
by Roger Catlin - Mar 26, 2020
Theater suffered a huge loss this week when the playwright Terrence McNally died at 81, of complications of our current plague, the coronavirus. It was a sad irony since many of McNally's plays dealt with the effects of a previous plague, AIDS, in the 1980s.
by Robert Encila-Celdran - Mar 21, 2021
It’s a common presumption to ascribe natural talent to a genetic blueprint. But some will defy the notion and perceive talent as a by-product of one’s environment. While the debate lingers, we have a chance to appraise a talented artist who knows a thing or two about genes: Dennis Tamblyn. 
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 17, 2021
St. Patrick's Day is here, and while you raise a pint in celebration, we're inviting you to turn up the volume with a wee bit o' Broadway.
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 17, 2020
March 17th is here! While most of the world will not be raising a pint in celebration of St. Patrick's Day this year, it also seems a crime to let the day go by without a tip of the hat to the Irish- Broadway style. 
by Stephi Wild - Mar 12, 2021
Due to popular demand and five star reviews, Dublin based theatre company, Boulevard Productions has announced a week long extension of streamed performances of the award-winning stage musical, Daddy Long Legs in association with Stream.Theatre.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 3, 2020
The premiere of Pride Films and Plays' annual NOMINEE NIGHT concert featuring performers nominated for Non-Equity Jeff awards in musical theatre categories, originally planned for Monday, June 1, has been rescheduled to Wednesday, June 3.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 26, 2021
An Australian musical, a comedy-drama from the writer whose play was adapted as the hit movie JUDY, an Uptown holiday celebration, a new Ruth Bader Ginsberg bio, and a fifth play to be announced, will comprise PrideArts' first season under newly appointed Artistic Director Jay Españo.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 22, 2021
1950. Blackpool. Newly-wed Yorkshire couple, Jack and Liz have crossed the Pennines for their first trip to the seaside mecca. Beneath an uncertain September sky, they holiday in a world of stripy deckchairs, sandy sandwiches and stroppy donkeys. As the Wurlitzer organ plays they sway together on the dance floor of the Tower Ballroom.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 21, 2021
Fort Salem Theater has announced their 2021 cast and creative team of Next To Normal, opening July 23 and running through August 1. This will be the second musical of the season, following an extended run of The Marvelous Wonderettes, which reopened the theater under new management on June 18 (closing June 27).
by Stephi Wild - Jul 5, 2020
The Board of Directors of Pride Films and Plays has voted to bring new leadership to the company, effective immediately. Artistic Associate Donterrio Johnson will be elevated to the position of Artistic Director, with JD Caudill and Robert Ollis continuing on as Artistic Associates.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 28, 2020
The Public Theater of San Antonio has announced events upcoming for this week and for their camps next week.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 21, 2021
This Friday, July 23, Fort Salem Theater proudly presents Next To Normal, running through August 1. This will be the second musical of the season, following an extended run of The Marvelous Wonderettes, which reopened the theater under new management on June 18 (closing June 27). Limited tickets for Next to Normal are available at www.FortSalem.com.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 19, 2021
Classic Stage Company today announced that Tony Award-winning Artistic Director John Doyle will depart the organization next summer and revealed the programming for his final year. The forthcoming productions will offer a vivid, wide-ranging representation of the multitudes classic theater can contain.
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 17, 2021
While the world is slowly starting to open up, travel remains... complicated. While you may not be able to plan the vacation of your dreams quite yet, you can still be transported to places near and far with the magic of music.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 13, 2021
PrideArts will reopen the Pride Arts Center with the American premiere of THE THINGS I NEVER COULD TELL STEVEN by Australian writer Jye Bryant. Bryant’s four-character musical introduces us to the mother, father, wife, and ex-boyfriend of a man named Steven. Each of them has a different idea of what they want from Steven and who they think he is.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 27, 2021
A new comedy musical USUCC: An Original Zoomsical will premiere on YouTube on February 12th.
by BWW Staff - Jan 14, 2021
Winners have been announced for the 2020 BroadwayWorld San Diego Awards - which were back bigger than ever, celebrating the best in local theatre of the past decade! 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 25, 2020
The Minutes is officially in previews on Broadway! The cast of The Minutes includes Ian Barford, Blair Brown, Cliff Chamberlain, K. Todd Freeman, Armie Hammer, Tracy Letts, Danny McCarthy, Jessie Mueller, Sally Murphy, Austin Pendleton, Jeff Still.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 16, 2021
Theatre fans rejoice, as Dublin based theatre company, Boulevard Productions announce a week-long special of streamed performances of the award-winning stage musical, Daddy Long Legs in association with Stream.Theatre.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 11, 2021
Theatre fans rejoice, as Dublin based theatre company, Boulevard Productions announce a week-long special of streamed performances of the award-winning stage musical, Daddy Long Legs in association with Stream.Theatre.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 11, 2020
Prospect Theater Company has announced the performing artists involved in the company's 2020 Musical Theater Lab, MOVE MEANT. The lab's culminating presentations are Monday and Tuesday Feb. 17th and 18th at 7:00pm at The Ailey Citigroup Theater, The Joan Weill Center for Dance (405 West 55th St. at 9th Ave.)
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 16, 2020
Ragtime. Anastasia. Once On This Island. A Man of No Importance. My Favorite Year. Lynn Ahrens has created lyrics for award winning songs for Broadway, Hollywood, and television earning Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards, in addition to Academy Award, Grammy Award and Golden Globe nominations.
by Nicole Rosky - Dec 10, 2020
On December 11, Broadway Records will release LEGACY, a collection of two previously unheard song cycles by the award-winning composing duo Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. One of the song cycles, A BOY WITH A CAMERA, was inspired by photographs taken in the 40’s and 50’s by Ahrens’s  father, and is a celebration of New York City itself. This piece was recorded in November 2004 with Sarah Uriarte Berry and Steven Pasquale, with Steve Marzullo at the piano. Listen below as we give you a sneak peek of 'Rising City' performed by Pasquale.
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 20, 2020
Stars in the House continues today (8pm) with beloved Broadway composers Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 2, 2021
PrideArts today announced the final show of its upcoming five-show season – ADAM, by Scottish playwright Frances Poet.
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 15, 2020
We've collected 70 of our favorite showtunes about places- from local destinations like St. Louis and Santa Fe, to international locales like Buenos Aires and Bavaria, and fanciful stops in Xanadu to Brigadoon... oh, the places you'll go!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 12, 2020
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's Artistic Director Tim Bond and Executive Director Phil Santora announced today that the Tony Award-winning theatre will postpone the opening of its 51st mainstage season to March 2021, with eight plays presented through May 2022.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 5, 2021
Michael Anthony Theatrical has announced its latest cabaret, 'The Music of: Waitress.' This virtual performance art will be streamed on Sunday, May 9th at 7:00PM EST on Michael Anthony Theatrical's Official Youtube Page.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 28, 2020
With the conclusion of the 2019-2020 Chicago non-Equity theater season, the Jeff Awards announced the nominees for the 47th annual awards for theater excellence that include 120 theater artists across 21 categories.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 16, 2021
Beginning Thursday, May 13 at 7pm TALES FROM THE WINGS: A Lincoln Center Theater Celebration!, a virtual gala, will take a look back at the theater's iconic productions featuring performance footage and insider anecdotes from those productions' artists about their experiences on LCT's stages.