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World Premiere Edna St. Vincent Millay Musical Announces Casting

Jason Gotay, Katie Thompson, and more will star in Transport Group’s production of ”Renascence”.

Jason Gotay joins the cast of Transport Group's Renascence.
Jason Gotay joins the cast of Transport Group's Renascence.
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Transport Group has announced casting for its world premiere musical, Renascence, which begins performances October 5 at the Abrons Arts Center. Renascence has music by Carmel Dean (musical director If/Then), book by Dick Scanlan (Thoroughly Modern Millie), and lyrics from the poems of Edna St. Vincent Millay. Directed by artistic director Jack Cummings III and Dick Scanlan, the show is set to open October 25.

The cast of Renascence will feature Mikaela Bennett (The Golden Apple), Hannah Corneau (Hedwig and the Angry Inch national tour), Jason Gotay (Bring it On), Danny Harris Kornfeld (Rent national tour), Katie Thompson (Giant), and Donald Webber Jr. (Hamilton).

Renascence is described as "the story of the radical, reckless, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Edna St. Vincent Millay, who lived one hundred years ago, a hundred years ahead of her time. At eighteen she writes a staggeringly profound poem that rocks the literary world and transforms her from rural Mainer into a virtual cause célèbre. Vincent captivates everyone in her orbit — male and female — and is hero-worshipped for her unabashed intellect and frank sensuality. She works her newfound fame, leaving in her wake broken relationships with those who believed in her before anyone else."

The scenic design for Renascence is by Brett J. Banakis. Costume design is by Ásta Bennie Hostetter. Lighting design is by Jen Schreiver. Sound design is by Kai Harada. Musical direction is by Geraldine Anello. Choreography is by Scott Rink. Orchestrations are by Michael Starobin.