Off-Broadway's Transport Group has announced full casting for its upcoming concert presentation of The Music Man, set to take place on Monday, August 11, at The Pershing Square Signature Center. Songwriter Joe Iconis is set to host the concert.
Directed by Transport Group Artistic Director Jack Cummings III, the newly announced cast members are Betsy Wolfe, Andrew Samonsky, John Ellison Conlee, Ann Harada, Jessica Hershberg, Jonathan Hammond, Bob Stillman, Bob Walton, Jason SweetTooth Williams, Richard Costa, Robert Lenzi, Michael Di Liberto, Bob DuSold, Diane Findlay, Jim Fyfe, Jim Hindman, Danette Holden, Tina Johnson, and Susan Blair Ross. They join the previously announced Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Alexandra Silber, Mary Testa, Jill Paice, Heather Mac Rae, Jeffry Denman, Stanley Bahorek, and David Greenspan.
The ensemble will include Zach Bencal, Whitney Brandt, Michael-Shane Brewster, Sarah Dacey Charles, Clinton Clark, Vivienne Cleary, Michael De Souza, John Dewey, Tim Dolan, Erika Henningsen, Dylan Jackson, Susan Lehman, Christiana Little, Ivory McKay, Conor McGiffin, Kristen Michelle, Becky Moyes, Molly Nordin, Conor Ryan, Sydney Shepard, Ryan Speakman, Tara Tagliaferro, and Maureen Taylor.
With book, music, and lyrics by Meredith Willson, The Music Man follows shyster businessman Harold Hill as he tries to dupe the citizens of River City, Iowa, with false promises of a boys' band. When the town's librarian catches Harold's eye, River City suddenly becomes harder to skip.