Keating, Marineau, McCourt, McGrath, and Perkins to Keep Company With A Man of No Importance
Charles Keating, Barbara Marineau, Sean McCourt, Katherine McGrath, and Patti Perkins have joined the cast of Lincoln Center Theater's upcoming world premiere production of A Man of No Importance, a new musical with book by Terrence McNally, music by Stephen Flaherty, and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens. The show will star Roger Rees in the title role and the cast also includes Ronn Carroll, Luther Creek, Michael McCormick, Jessica Molaskey, Martin Moran, Sally Murphy, Faith Prince, Roger Rees, and Brandon Wardell under the direction of Joe Mantello.
Based on the 1994 film of the same title and set in the mid 1960s, the musical concerns Alfie Byrne (Rees), a middle-aged Dublin bus conductor still living with his older sister (Prince) whose modest, quiet existence is spiced by his involvement with an amateur theatrical group. When Alfie's plan to produce Oscar Wilde's Salome earns the disapproval of church authorities, events lead to something of an epiphany for him.