The Audience

Conceived and directed by Jack Cummings III
Conceived with Adam Bock, Mark Campbell and David Pittu. Multiple writers and composers.


A slice-of-life musical that examines the lives of a group of patrons at a Broadway musical. Watch as audience members take their seats, watch the show, interact during intermission and leave the theater after the performance. 28 writers came together to write the stories and songs of 48 characters onstage in this Drama Desk Best Musical nominee.


“Crunch the numbers of The Audience—48 actors and 28 playwrights, composers and lyricists—and what you get is one giddy, good-time night in the theater. It was clever of Jack Cummings III, the Transport Group’s Artistic Director, to write a show about the audience attending the final performance of a flop Broadway musical. Cleverer still was his notion to divide that amorphous mob into 18 core groups, each with its own story. But it was altogether inspire of Cummings to assign the creative chores to teams of writers, lyricists and composers who each chose a group of theatergoers and wrote a mini-musical to order.” – Variety

Premiered at Transport Group, NYC
Directed by Jack Cummings III