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Transport Group's Renascence Opens Off-Broadway

The new musical is written by Carmel Dean and Dick Scanlan.

Transport Group's new musical Renascence opened on October 25.

Hannah Corneau (left), Mikaela Bennett, Danny Harris Kornfeld, Donald Webber Jr., Katie Thompson, and Jason Gotay make up the cast of Renascence.
(© Ben Jay)

Renascence has music by Carmel Dean, a book by Dick Scanlan, and lyrics taken from the poems of Edna St. Vincent Millay. Directed by artistic director Jack Cummings III and Dick Scanlan, the show runs at Abrons Arts Center. Scott Rink is the choreographer.

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 18 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 Renascence creative team: Geraldine Anello (left), Scott Rink, Dick Scanlan, Jack Cummings III, and Carmel Dean.
(© Ben Jay)

The creative team for Renascence includes Brett J. Banakis (scenic design), Ásta Bennie Hostetter (costume design), Jen Schreiver (lighting design), and Kai Harada (sound design). Musical direction is by Geraldine Anello, and orchestrations are by Michael Starobin.

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