In Transit: Primary Stages announces cast

Primary Stages has announced the complete cast of the World Premiere of the a capella musical, 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.

In Transit will now open at 59E59's Theater A on 5 Oct 2010, and not the 12 Oct as originally Scheduled. The show will still begin previews om 21 Sep and run through to 30 Oct 2010 as first scheduled.

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 tapestry of characters and music in the City that never stands still.

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.

Steve French, Celisse Henderson, Hannah Laird, Chesney Snow, Graham Stevens, Denise Summerford and Tommar Wilson

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