Casting Update for A Man of No Importance
June 13, 2002
Additional casting has been announced for the upcoming Lincoln Center Theater production of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty's musical A Man of No Importance. Ronn Carroll, Luther Creek, Michael McCormick, Jessica Molaskey, Martin Moran, Sally Murphy and Brandon Wardell will join previously announced stars Roger Rees and Faith Prince.
Carroll is currently appearing on Broadway in Oklahoma!. Creek appeared on the Great White Way in Footloose and Rent. McCormick is a Lincoln Center alum, having appeared in the company's production of Marie Christine. Molaskey also a Lincoln Center credit: Parade. Moran most recently appeared on Broadway in the revival of Bells Are Ringing, in which Prince starred. Murphy played Julie Jordan in the LCT revival of Carousel. Wardell appeared on Broadway in James Joyce's The Dead.
A Man of No Importance, based on the 1994 film of the same name, tells the story of Alfie Byrne (Rees), a middle-aged Dublin bus conductor still living with his older sister (Prince). A quiet man, Alfie has always found his greatest satisfaction and identity as the artistic director of the St. Imelda's Players, an amateur theatrical group. But when his decision to stage Oscar Wilde's Salome gets him in trouble with church authorities, Alfie realizes he must stand up and take his place in the world.
The tuner, featuring a book by Terrence McNally and direction by Joe Mantello, is scheduled to begin performances at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre on September 12. An opening night is set for October 10.