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A TOAST TO THE ARTIST

Monday, April 6, 2020

@Current, Pier 59, Chelsea Piers

6:30PM - Cocktails
7:30PM - Seated Dinner, Performance & Award Presentation
9:30PM - Dessert Reception

HONORING LORI FINEMAN AND KATHLEEN MARSHALL

Join us in celebration of transformative and captivating work in the theatre with cocktails, conversation, dinner and inspiring performances. We will honor Transport Group's Executive Director from 2006-2019, Lori Fineman, and Tony-Award Winning Director and Choreographer, Kathleen Marshall with the Transporting American Theatre Award, given annually in recognition of remarkable contributions to the American theatre, with performances by some of the incredible Broadway stars who have worked with Ms. Marshall and Ms. Fineman.

ABOUT TRANSPORT GROUP

 Transport Group is a New York-based, off-Broadway theatre company that stages new works and
reimagined revivals by American writers. Our visually progressive productions of timeless stories explore the
enduring challenges of relationship and identity in modern America.

Transport Group Theatre Company's 2019-2020 season began with the critically acclaimed world premiere musical Broadband Arkansas, with book by Ellen Fitzhugh and Harrison David Rivers and music by Ted Shen. Up next is Transport Group's newly revised revival of The Unsinkable Molly Brown with book and new lyrics by Dick Scanlan, directed and choreographed by Tony Award Winner and honoree, Kathleen Marshall. This newly revitalized musical tells the tale of Margaret "Molly" Brown - still the character you know and the songs you love but a story that's new and true. This is Molly as she really was: vibrant, progressive, and ready to fight for the underdog as a champion of women's rights, labor rights, and immigration reform. Transport Group's production, starring Beth Malone, marks this show's off-Broadway debut, and the first production in New York since its Broadway premiere in 1960. This show will play at the Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street February 8th - March 22nd (tickets at transportgroup.org). This season's Anne L. Bernstein Concert Series will be announced soon.

Transport Group stages new works and re-imagines revivals by American writers. Since our founding in 2001 under the artistic direction of Jack Cummings III, we have produced 32 shows comprised of 16 new works and 16 revivals, including 18 plays and 14 musicals. Our critically acclaimed and award winning 2018-2019 season included Renascence with music by Carmel Dean and book by Dick Scanlan, with lyrics from the poems of Edna St. Vincent Millay.  The production earned the 2019 Off-Broadway Alliance Award for Best New Musical. The season ended with the adaptation of The Trial of the Catonsville Nine,  a reimagined revival of this 1971 play based on the trial transcripts of nine unlikely Vietnam War activists.

Additional recent work includes Summer and Smoke, produced in partnership with CSC, the wholly reimagined Strange Interlude, starring David Greenspan (and only David Greenspan!), our unique and hilarious revival of Once Upon a Mattress starring Jackie Hoffman and John "Lypsinka" Epperson; the world-premiere performance piece Three Days to See, a theatrical exploration of the writings of Helen Keller; the first New York revival of John Cariani's Almost, Maine; a revival of John Van Druten's classic play I Remember Mama (Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Revival of a Play), reconceived with an ensemble cast of ten women in their 70s and 80s; and the sold-out, all-star concerts of Sweet Charity, Promises, Promises, The Man of La Mancha, Baby, Once Upon a Mattress, The Music Man, Peter Pan, Queen of the Mist, and A Man of No Importance.

To learn more about Transport Group Theatre Company, visit our website: transportgroup.org.

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