Long-gestating a capella musical “In Transit” is commuting to Broadway at last, with the show claiming Circle in the Square for a run that will begin this fall.
The musical, which New York has seen in earlier versions first at the New York Musical Theater Festival in 2004 and then at Off Broadway’s Primary Stages in 2010, has a score by a team of composers that includes Kristen Anderson-Lopez — one half of the Oscar-winning songwriting team behind “Frozen” and its upcoming Broadway adaptation — as well as James-Allen Ford, Russ Kaplan and Sara Wordsworth. The Broadway version will have musical arrangements Deke Sharon, the music director of the “Pitch Perfect” movies and a producer of NBC a capella competition “The Sing-Off.”
Broadway regular Kathleen Marshall (pictured above) directs and choreographers, while Rick Hip-Flores is on board as musical supervisor.
No casting has yet been announced for the show, which follows the ways in which the lives of 11 New Yorkers intersect. Janet B. Rosen, a first-time lead producer who has invested is Broadway shows in the past, will produce “In Transit” for Six Train Productions, while Scott Landis (“Nice Work If You Can Get It”) is on board as exec producer.
“In Transit” will move into Circle in the Square, one of Broadway’s most intimate venues, after its current tenant, “Fun Home,” ends its run Sept. 10. The exact start date for “In Transit” has yet to be set.