"a hymn to the unifying spirit of theater that takes artful advantage of the show's bountiful cast of 45"
Charles Isherwood, The New York Times
"a delightful theatrical tapestry"
Frank Scheck, NY Post
"What's surprising is that what has come out of the seemingly chaotic group effort is a smoothly oiled piece about a single, 45-headed character. It works like a charm."
Marilyn Stasio, Variety.com
"Nearly perfect. The Audience beats the odds -- brilliantly."
David Finkle, TheaterMania.com
The Audience is a new musical about an audience watching a Broadway musical. With simultaneous storylines and original songs, The Audience uses the talents of over 30 playwrights, composers and lyricists and 46 actors to create the journey of one vibrant group of theatergoers who venture to a Broadway theatre one rainy Saturday night to see a new contemporary American musical. The curtain rises on a pair of ushers stuffing programs. Soon, the house opens and the audience members gradually enter and take their seats...
From Transport Group, the theatre company that brought you last year's Drama Desk nominated First Lady Suite.
The Cast for THE AUDIENCE:
Dean Alai, Mark Aldrich, Leslie Alexander, Barbara Andres, Mary Ellen Ashley, Becca Ayers, Nicole Bocchi, John Braden, Donna Lynne Champlin, Marta Curro, Jack Donahue, Robert DuSold, Matt Farnsworth, Thursday Farrar, Eamon Foley, Jenni Frost, Rita Gardner, Jonathan Hammond, Dee Hoty, MaryAnn Hu, Robyn Hussa, Tina Johnson, Cassandra Kubinski, Herndon Lackey, Duke LaFoon, Sondra Lee, Tom Ligon, Kim Lindsay, Rosemary Loar, Sean MacLaughlin, Gerry McIntyre, Matt Nowosielski, Joanna Parson, Shannon Polly, Michele Ragusa, Jaime Rosenstein, Tracy Rosten, Monica Russell, Mika Saburi, Devin Sanchez, Katie Scharf, Celia Tackaberry, Yuka Takara, Natalie Toro, James Weber, John Wellmann and Craig Wells
THE AUDIENCE book, music and lyrics by:
Yvonne Adrian, Steven M. Alper, Jeff Blumenkrantz, Adam Bock,
Joe Calarco, Mark Campbell, Mary-Mitchell Campbell, John Cariani,
Brian Crawley, Ellie Devers, Lewis Flinn, Jennifer Gibbs,
Jenny Giering, Daphne Greaves, Jeff Hardy, James Hindman, Matt Hoverman, Keith Byron Kirk, Sarah Knapp, Tom Kochan, Michael John LaChiusa, Michele Lowe, Steve Marzullo, Vincent G. Palumbo, David Pittu,
Nancy Shayne, David Simpatico, Cheryl Stern, Lee Tannen and Ellen Weiss
scene design John Story
lighting design R. Lee Kennedy
costume design Kathryn Rohe
sound design Seth Guterman
production stage manager Wendy Patten
stage manager Actor Smith
press representative Richard Kornberg & Associates casting Nora Brennan Casting
musical supervisor Mary-Mitchell Campbell
musical director Barbara Anselmi
orchestrations Alden Terry
associate director Dean Alai
developed with Adam Bock
conceived and directed by Jack Cummings III
Appropriate For Ages: 15 and up