Transport Group Announces SWEET CHARITY IN CONCERT
Posted by: Official_Press_Release 04:38 pm EST 03/07/19


Sweet Charity in Concert


Sweet Charity in Concert takes place Monday, June 17, 2019 at 8pm at the Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, 129 West 67 Street. The concert will be directed by Transport Group Artistic Director Jack Cummings III with Musical Direction by Joey Chancey and will feature a 23-piece orchestra performing the show’s original Broadway orchestrations. Sweet Charity has a book by Neil Simon, music by Cy Coleman and lyrics by Dorothy Fields. Casting will be announced in the coming weeks. Tickets are on sale and start at $65. The VIP ticket package includes a post-show reception.

Previous presentations in Transport Group’s concert series include Promises, Promises, Man of La Mancha, Baby, Once Upon a Mattress, The Music Man, Peter Pan, and A Man of No Importance.

Transport Group is the recipient of a special Drama Desk Award recognizing its “breadth of vision and presentation of challenging productions,” a Special Citation from the prestigious New York Critics’ Circle, and a Special Citation from the Obie Awards as well as numerous other awards and award nominations from the Outer Critics’ Circle, Lucille Lortel Awards, Obie Awards, Off-Broadway Alliance, Drama League, and others. Founded in 2001, Transport Group stages new works and re-imagined revivals—both plays and musicals—that explore the challenges of relationship and identity in modern America. Currently headed by founder Jack Cummings III (Artistic Director) and Lori Fineman (Executive Director), Transport Group most recently produced a critically acclaimed, radically re-imagined revival of The Trial of the Catonsville Nine by Daniel Berrigan based on the actual 1968 court transcripts of the trial of nine Vietnam War activists.

Also this season, Transport Group produced the world premiere musical, Renascence by Dick Scanlan (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Everyday Rapture) and Carmel Dean (Musical Direction for If/Then, American Idiot) about jazz-age poet Edna St. Vincent Millay. Previous Transport Group productions include Tennessee Williams’ Summer and Smoke with Classic Stage Company, Eugene O’Neill’s Strange Interlude starring David Greenspan (Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Solo Performance as well as an Obie Award for Greenspan and Cummings), and Picnic & Come Back, Little Sheba: William Inge in Rep, which received two Drama Desk nominations and three OBIE Awards (Jack Cummings III for direction, Heather Mac Rae for performance, Dane Laffrey for scenic design). Additional recent productions include the first off-Broadway revival of Once Upon a Mattress, starring Jackie Hoffman and John “Lypsinka” Epperson; Three Days To See, a world premiere theatrical exploration of Helen Keller through her own writings; the critically acclaimed revival of John Cariani’s modern classic Almost, Maine; and a re-imagined revival of the John Van Druten classic I Remember Mama which was included in the New York Times' Top Ten productions of 2014 and The New Yorker's top cultural moments of 2014.

In addition to mainstage productions, Transport Group also produces one-night-only, star-studded concert events, often featuring the productions' original orchestrations performed by as many as 60 actors and musicians. Concert titles have included Baby (2012), Once Upon a Mattress (2013), The Music Man (2014), Peter Pan (2016), A Man of No Importance (2016), Man of La Mancha (2017) and Promises, Promises (2018).

Sweet Charity in Concert will be performed June 17, 2019, at 8pm at Merkin Concert Hall at the Kaufman Music Center, 129 West 67 Street. Tickets are on sale and start at $65. The VIP ticket package includes a post-show reception. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.transportgroup.org or phone 866-811-4111.

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