Transport Group's Queen of the Mist, starring Mary Testa, has extended two weeks and will now play its final performance December 4 at off-Broadway's The Gym at Judson Memorial Church. The Michael John LaChiusa musical was originally scheduled to end its limited run on November 20.
Directed by Jack Cummings III, Queen of the Mist follows the true story of Anna Edson Taylor, who, in 1901 at the age of 63, set out to be the first woman to shoot Niagara Falls—in a barrel of her own design. Navigating both the treacherous Falls and a fickle public with a ravenous appetite for sensationalism, this unconventional heroine vies for her legacy in a world clamoring with swindling managers, assassins, revolutionaries, moralizing family, anarchists, and activists. Convinced that there is greatness in her and determined not to live as ordinary, she sets out to battle her fear and tempt her fate.
The cast of Queen of the Mist also includes D.C. Anderson, Stanley Bahorek, Theresa McCarthy, Julia Murney, Andrew Samonsky and Tally Sessions.