Photo Coverage: Shining City Opening Night
The American premiere of Conor
McPherson's Shining City, presented by Manhattan Theatre Club, opened on Broadway at the Biltmore Theatre (261 West 47th Street)
on Tuesday, May 9; previews began on Thursday, April 20. An after-party followed at the Bryant Park Grill.
The show, which is directed by Robert Falls, stars Tony Award-winner Brían F. O'Byrne (Ian), Oliver Platt (John), Martha Plimpton (Neasa), and Peter Scanavino (Laurence). "Originally
produced at London's Royal Court Theater to critical acclaim, Shining
City is set in Dublin, where a guilt-ridden man (Platt) reaches out to
a therapist (O'Byrne) after seeing the ghost of his recently deceased
wife. Wrestling with his own demons, the therapist can only do so much
to help. Routine visits between the two men quickly become a gripping
struggle to survive, changing both of them for the rest of their lives," state press notes.
Photos Copyright: Walter McBride / Retna Ltd.
Brian F. O'Bryne
Martha Plimpton, Oliver Platt and Brian F. O'Byrne
Oliver Platt, Brian F. O'Byrne and Peter Scanavino
Martha Plimpton with her mom and Keith Carradine
Martha Plimpton and Conor McPherson
Jill Eikenberry and Michael Tucker
Brian F. O'Byrne, Oliver Platt, Martha Plimpton and Peter Scanavino
Brian F. O'Byrne
Martha Plimpton and her mother
Shining City at the Biltmore Theatre