Four-time Emmy winner Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory), as previously reported, will star in Classic Stage Company's fall production of A Man of No Importance, beginning previews Off-Broadway October 11 prior to an official opening October 30.
Parsons, seen on Broadway in The Boys in the Band, The Normal Heart, An Act of God, and Harvey, will play Alfie Byrne. He will be joined by the newly announced Alma Cuervo (On Your Feet!), Kara Mikula (The Cradle Will Rock at CSC), Tony nominee Mary Beth Peil (Macbeth at CSC), Thom Sesma (Pacific Overtures at CSC), Tony nominee A.J. Shively (Paradise Square), Nathaniel Stampley (Paradise Square), Jessica Tyler Wright (Allegro at CSC), and Joel Waggoner (School of Rock). Final casting will be announced in the coming weeks.
Featuring a book by Terrence McNally, music by Stephen Flaherty, and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, A Man of No Importance will be the final CSC production directed by John Doyle following his tenure as artistic director. The musical tells the story of an amateur theatre group in 1960s Dublin and their leader, bus driver Alfie Byrne, who is determined to stage a production of Oscar Wilde’s Salome despite the objections of local church authorities.
Based on the 1994 Albert Finney film, A Man of No Importance won the 2003 Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Musical.
A Man of No Importance is produced by special arrangement with Tom Kirdahy and Mara Isaacs. Performances will continue through December 4.
Member tickets for A Man of No Importance will go on sale July 21 at 1 PM. Single tickets will go on sale at a later date. Visit ClassicStage.org.