Transport Group

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Transport Group Theatre Company is a non-profit, off-Broadway theatre company in New York City that stages new works and revivals of plays and musicals, with a focus on American stories told in visually progressive way.[1]

History[edit]

Transport Group was founded in 2001 by co-Artistic Directors Jack Cummings III and Robyn Hussa. Since 2007, Transport Group has been helmed by Cummings as Artistic Director and Lori Fineman as Executive Director. Through its first eight years, Transport Group was a resident theatre company at The Connelly Theatre; an off-Broadway venue in Manhattan's East Village. Transport Group has produced several environmental productions including the OBIE Award winning The Boys in the Band, which seated the audience in chairs around the play's living room set in a Chelsea penthouse, and the first New York revival of Michael John LaChiusa's Hello Again, in which round banquet tables doubled as both the audience seating and the actors' playing space. Transport Group has also produced works at The Duke Theatre in Times Square and at The Gym at Judson in the West Village. In 2007, Transport Group received a special Drama Desk Award for its "breadth of vision and presentation of challenging productions." As of 2013, Transport Group has been nominated for 29 Drama Desk Awards, 5 Outer Critics Circle Awards, 5 Drama League Awards, 3 Off-Broadway Alliance, 2 Lucille Lortel Awards, among others. In 2011, Transport Group's production of the Douglas Carter Beane/Lewis Flinn musical Lysistrata Jones transferred to Broadway and was nominated for a Tony Award.

Production history[edit]

2002: Our Town by Thornton Wilder; The Connelly Theatre

2003: Requiem for William by William Inge; The Connelly Theatre

2004: First Lady Suite, words & by Michael John LaChiusa; The Connelly Theatre

2005: The Audience conceived by Jack Cummings III; The Connelly Theatre

2005: Normal, book by Yvonne Adrian, lyrics by Cheryl Stern, music by Tom Kochan; The Connelly Theatre

2006: cul-de-sac by John Cariani; The Connelly Theatre

2006: All The Way Home by Tad Mosel; The Connelly Theatre

2007: The Dark at the Top of the Stairs by William Inge; The Connelly Theatre

2007: Crossing Brooklyn, music by Jenny Giering and Jonathan Larson, book & lyrics by Laura Harrington; The Connelly Theatre

2008: Marcy in the Galaxy, music & lyrics by Nancy Shayne, book by Michael Patrick King; The Connelly Theatre

2008: Bury the Dead by Irwin Shaw; The Connelly Theatre

2009: Being Audrey, music & lyrics by Ellen Weiss, book by James Hindman, additional book and lyrics by Cheryl Stern

2010: The Boys in the Band by Mart Crowley; 37 West 26th Street, Manhattan

2010: See Rock City & Other Destinations, music by Brad Alexander, book & lyrics by Adam Mathias; The Duke on 42nd Street

2011: Hello Again, words & music by Michael John LaChiusa; 52 Mercer Street, Manhattan

2011: Lysistrata Jones, music & lyrics by Lewis Flinn, book by Douglas Carter Beane; The Gym at Judson

2011: The Patsy by Barry Conners; The Duke on 42nd Street

2011: Jonas by David Greenspan; The Duke on 42nd Street

2011: Queen of the Mist, words & musc by Michael John LaChiusa; The Gym at Judson

2012: House for Sale by Jonathan Franzen, adapted for the stage by Daniel Fish; The Duke on 42nd Street

2013: The Memory Show, book & lyrics by Sara Cooper, music by Zach Redler; The Duke on 42nd Street

2014: Almost, Maine, by John Cariani; The Gym at Judson

2014: I Remember Mama, by John Van Druten; The Gym at Judson

2015: Three Days To See: A Reawakening of Helen Keller in Her Own Words, conceived by Jack Cummings III; Theatre 79

2015: Once Upon A Mattress, book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller, Marshall Barer, lyrics by Marshall Barer, music by Mary Rogers; Abrons Arts Center

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