Photo Coverage: Translations Opening Night

Manhattan Theatre Club's production of Brian Friel's Translations opened January 25th at the Biltmore Theatre (261 W. 47th St.) after beginning previews on January 4th.

The co-production with McCarter Theatre Center is directed by Tony Award-winner Garry Hynes (Beauty Queen of Leenane).  "In 1981, MTC produced the American premiere of Brian Friel's masterpiece Translations. Twenty-five years later, the themes of this play are as timely as ever. Clashing cultures and tragedies of miscommunication unfold in Friel's invented Irish townland of Ballybeg, a place he has explored in his plays Dancing at Lughnasa, Aristocrats and Molly Sweeney.  Poignant and moving, Translations depicts the power of language to unite and divide people in a time of cultural imperialism," state press materials.

The cast includes Niall Buggy, David Costabile, Alan Cox, Dermot Crowley, Michael FitzGerald, Morgan Hallett, Geraldine Hughes, Susan Lynch, Graeme Malcolm and Chandler Williams.

Visit www.ManhattanTheatreClub.com for more information.

Arrivals:

 
Patricia Clarkson


Garry Hynes


Peter Scanavino


Noel Fahey (Ambassador of Ireland) and Tim O'Connor (Consul General of Ireland)


Tyne Daly


Walter Bobbie


The Pirate Queen co-stars Hadley Fraser and Stephanie J. Block


Ralph Howard (Radio News Anchor) and Julie Halston


Marian Seldes


Marian Seldes


Catherine Kellner with boyfriend Jesse


Glenn Close


Michael Cerveris


Holland Taylor


Tommy Tune


Tommy Tune and Robert di Mauro


MTC's Barry Grove and Lynne Meadow


Malachy McCourt


Margaret Colin and Beth Fowler


Maxwell Caulfield


Alison Pill

After-Party:


David Costabile


Alan Cox and David Costabile


Alan Cox


Graeme Malcolm


Dermot Crowley


Chandler Williams


Garry Hynes


Niall Buggy and Garry Hynes


Dermot Crowley, Morgan Hallett, Michael FitzGerald, Niall Buggy, Geraldine Hughes, Garry Hynes, Chandler Williams and Susan Lynch


David Costabile and Geraldine Hughes


Back: David Costabile, Geraldine Hughes, Dermot Crowley, Morgan Hallett, Chandler Williams, Niall Buggy, and Susan Lynch; Front: Michael FitzGerald, Alan Cox, Graeme Malcolm


Geraldine Hughes


Geraldine Hughes


Geraldine Hughes and Morgan Hallett


Geraldine Hughes, Morgan Hallett and Susan Lynch


Robert di Mauro, Geraldine Hughes and Tommy Tune

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