Mare Winningham and William Youmans join A MAN OF NO MATTER directed by Jim Parsons at Classic Stage Company

Two-time Emmy-winning and Tony-nominated Mare Winningham (Girl From the North Country) and William Youmans (To Kill A Mockingbird) will join the cast of Classic Stage Company’s A Man of No Importance as Lily Byrne in the role of Baldy O’Shea. With book by Terrence McNally, music by Stephen Flaherty and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, A Man of No Importance will be CSC’s final production directed by John Doyle after his tenure as Artistic Director.

A Man of No Importance will begin performances on Tuesday, October 11, with opening night set for Sunday, October 30 for a limited time until Sunday, December 4. A Man of No Importance is produced by special arrangement with Tom Kirdahy and Mara Isaacs.

The previously announced talent roster includes four-time Emmy Award-winning Jim Parsons as Alfie Byrne, Alma Cuervo (On ​​Your Feet!) as Miss Oona Crowe, Kara Mikula (The Cradle Will Rock at CSC) as Mrs. Curtain, Da’Von T. Moody (AD 16) as Breton Beret, Tony candidate Mary Beth Peil (Macbeth at CSC) as Mrs. Grace, Thom Sesma (Pacific Overtures to CSC) as Mr. Carney, Tony’s nominee AJ Shively (Paradise Square) as Robbie Fay, Nathaniel Stampley (Paradise Square) as Father Kenny, Jessica Tyler Wright (Allegro to CSC) as by Mrs. Patrick and Joel Wagoner (School of Rock) as Ernie Lally. The final cast will be announced soon.

The creative team will include John Doyle (Scenic Design), Ann Hould Ward (Costume Design), Adam Honoré (Lighting Design), Sun Hee Kil (Sound Design), Craig Burns, The Telsey Office (Casting), Alex Wylie (Props Supervisor ). ), Bruce Coughlin (orchestra), Caleb Hoyer (music director), Bernita Robinson (production manager) and Hollace Jeffords (assistant manager).

Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty and Terrence McNally’s acclaimed musical A Man of No Importance tells the story of an amateur theater group in 1960s Dublin and their leader, bus driver Alfie Byrne (Jim Parson). Determined to direct an Oscar Wilde production
Salome despite the objections of local church authorities, Alfie confronts the forces of bigotry and the shame of a love “that dare not speak its name”. This evocative, award-winning musical exemplifies the redemptive power of drama, love and friendship, all for one seemingly unimportant man.

Single tickets for A Man of No Importance go on sale today, Thursday, August 4 at 1 p.m. ET. Tickets for members are now on sale. More information on memberships and tickets is available at


Classic Stage Company (CSC) challenges the traditional perception of classical work by exploring and reimagining great stories across the world’s repertoire that illuminate our common humanity. As a home of classics, CSC collaborates with artists to produce works that are inclusive, relevant and accessible. CSC believes that theater can both reflect and enhance society by crossing cultural divides to foster shared empathy and understanding.

In 1967, director Christopher Martin founded CSC Repertory in a 100-seat theater at Rutgers Presbyterian Church on West 73rd Street. After short stints in small spaces, CSC grew to the point where it needed a permanent home. In 1973, the theater moved to its current location on 13th Street, an intimate space that was once an East Village carriage house.

In the 55 years since then, CSC has grown into a premier off-Broadway theater that welcomes new and established artists, as well as audiences seeking epic stories that are intimately told.
Productions have been cited by all major Off-Broadway theater awards, including Obie, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Drama League and Lucille.
Lortel Prize for Outstanding Bodywork.


won her first Emmy Award for her role in the critically acclaimed Amber Waves. His other high-profile films and TV series include “The Thornbirds”, “ER”, “The Affair”, “The Outsider” and several seasons of “American Horror Story”. She received her second Emmy Award for her role in “George Wallace” (as well as Golden Globe and SAG Award nominations) and six more Emmy Award nominations, including for her performances in
The Boys Next Door, “Hatfields and McCoys” and “Mildred Pierce.” She was seen on TV most recently in the Hulu limited series “Dopesick,” for which she earned her sixth Emmy nomination.

Her range of film credits include her breakthrough performance in St. Elmo’s Fire, Wyatt Earp, The War, Turner & Hooch, The Seagull, Philomena, Dark Waters, Miracle Mile, for which she was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award, and George, for which she received an Independent Spirit Award and an Oscar nomination. She was most recently seen in the film adaptation of All My Puny Sorrows.

For her work on stage, she received a Lucille Lortel Award, a Drama Desk Award nomination and a Drama League Award nomination for her work in 10 Million Miles, and a Lucille Lortel
nomination for his work in Tribes. She made her Broadway debut in the revival of Picnic and was nominated for a Tony Award for her performance in Casa Valentina. She starred in the Bob Dylan musical Girl from the North Country Off-Broadway, for which she received an Outer Critics Circle Award nomination, and she received a Tony Award nomination for her role when the series moved to Broadway this year.


began his career nearly 50 years ago as an apprentice at CSC, the very first year the company moved to its current location. Broadway: Wicked, Billy Elliot, The Farnsworth Invention, The Little Foxes (Elizabeth Taylor), Big River, Titanic, The Pirate Queen, Finian’s Rainbow, La Bohème de Baz Luhrmann, Carousel, To Kill a Mockingbird. Films and series: “Birdman”, “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close”, “Nadine”, “Mrs. Soffel”, “Fresh Horses”, “Ten Minutes to Midnight”, “Compromising Positions”, several “Law and Orders”, “Madam Secretary”, others.

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