Big news for the Transport Group: The theater company has announced their 2013-14 season lineup, featuring the first New York revival of Almost, Maine and an all-female production of I Remember Mama, starring Barbara Andres. Helmed by artistic director Jack Cummings III, both productions will take place at the Gym at Judson in downtown Manhattan, where the theater company has taken up residency. Additional casting will be announced shortly.
First up is Almost, Maine, playing a limited engagement from January 19 through February 23, 2014, with an official opening night on February 4. Written by John Cariani, Almost, Maine tells the story of a group of salty waitresses, lost tourists, tough and not-so-tough women and men who crack open some beer, start their snowmobiles, pitch a tent and gather under the northern lights to make sense of love. The production originally premiered at the Portland State Company in Portland, ME, then transferred to off-Broadway’s Daryl Roth Theatre in 2006.
I Remember Mama, written by John Van Druten, will play a limited engagement from March 16 through April 20, 2014, with an official opening night on April 1. Featuring Barbara Andres in an all-female cast of 10, the new reinterpretation explores how even the smallest and seemingly insignificant experiences of family life can silently accumulate to take our breath away. I Remember Mama originally opened at Broadway’s Music Box Theatre on October 19, 1944, starring Mady Christians, Oscar Homolka, Joan Tetzel and Marlon Brando.
Andres has appeared on Broadway in Cabaret, A Delicate Balance, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Doonesbury, On Golden Pond, Rex, Rodgers & Hart and The Boy Friend. Her film and TV credits include What About Bob? After the Storm, Thirteen Conversations About One Thing, Law & Order, Damages, After the Storm and The Sopranos.