Join Transport Group at The Sheen Center on December 12th for a one-night-only benefit performance of It’s a Wonderful Life! Starring Donna Lynne Champlin as George Bailey, and with an introduction by Mary Owen (Donna Reed’s daughter), this performance is great for the entire family. Tickets start at $59 and West Side Rag readers waive the fees when they use code WEST at checkout!
Joining Obie and Drama Desk winner Donna Lynne Champlin (CW’s “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”), are Barbara Andres (On Golden Pond, Cabaret, Our Town) as Mr. Gower; Sherry D. Boone (Jelly’s Last Jam, Marie Christine) as Mary Hatch; Marc Kudisch (three-time Tony nominee, Thoroughly Modern Millie, 9 to 5) as Nick the Bartender; Michael Mastro (Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, Side Man) as Uncle Billy; Maryann Plunkett (Tony winner, Me and My Girl) as Clarence; Mary Testa (three-time Tony nominee, Queen of the Mist, Oklahoma!) as Henry F. Potter; Barbara Walsh (Tony nominee, Falsettos, Company) as Ma Bailey; and Nick Westrate (Drama Desk winner, The Boys in the Band, Casa Valentina) as Violet Bick.
Rounding out the cast are George Abud (Broadway The Band’s Visit), Lauren Blackman (Broadway The Music Man, Anastasia), Tina Chilip (TG’s A Delicate Balance, CSC/Fiasco’s Twelfth Night), Tim Dolan (TG’s Once Upon A Mattress), Michael Hartung (Broadway Hello Dolly), Colin Hanlon (Submissions Only, Broadway Rent), David Huynh (NAATCO’s Henry VI, TG’s The Trial of the Catonsville Nine), Christopher Innvar (Floyd Collins, Broadway To Kill A Mockingbird), Francesca James (Emmy winner All My Children), Tina Johnson (Broadway The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas, TG’s Summer and Smoke), Kyra Kennedy (National Tour Waitress), Erica Knight (The Summoning), Danny Kornfeld (Harmony, TG’s Renascence), Kelly McAndrew (Broadway Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, TG’s Almost Maine), Emma Orelove (TG’s Our Town), Jennifer Piech (Broadway Titanic, TG’s Picnic and Come Back, Little Sheba), Blair Ross (Broadway Side Show, 42nd Street), Tally Sessions (Broadway Company, Falsettos, TG’s Queen of the Mist), Nancy Shayne (Sex and the City, TG’s Marcy in the Galaxy), Cheryl Stern (Broadway La Cage Aux Folles, The Women), Tatiana Wechsler (Broadway Mr. Saturday Night), and John Wellmann (TG’s The Boys in the Band, Our Town).
It’s a Wonderful Life tells the story of George Bailey, a deeply frustrated businessman struggling to hold on to his values. When the fate of his father’s business is in jeopardy, George begins to question every element of his life. Interrupting a dark night of the soul, a guardian angel named Clarence appears to show him what life would have been like if he had never existed. Based on the classic film released in 1946 starring James Stewart, Donna Reed, and Lionel Barrymore, and directed by Frank Capra, and widely considered to be one of the greatest films of all time, the evening examines what makes life worth living—a theme that has resonated for generations.
It’s a Wonderful Life is adapted by Joe Landry, Directed by Jack Cummings III, and features new original music by Ted Shen and Carmel Dean.
December 12, 2022 8pm
The Sheen Center
18 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012