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Photo Coverage: Origin Theatre Celebrates Bloomsday!

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Origin Theatre, a company dedicated to producing American premieres of European works, teamed up with one of Manhattan's newest Irish pubs to present a Bloomsday breakfast Monday morning. Malachy McCourt and other actors read the words of James Joyce while guests enjoyed an Irish breakfast of eggs, sausages, potatoes, beans and blood pudding (plus mimosas and bloody Marys).

June 16 is celebrated worldwide as Bloomsday, an homage to Joyce's novel Ulysses, which follows its protagonist, Leopold Bloom, through a single day -- June 16, 1904 -- in Dublin.

Noel Kilkenny, Ireland's consul general in New York, delivered the welcoming remarks at Origin's Bloomsday breakfast. The event was held at Bloom's Tavern, which opened last fall on East 58th St.

Photo Coverage: Origin Theatre Celebrates Bloomsday!
Origin Theatre Company has introduced New York audiences to plays from Ireland
and the rest of Europe.
Photo Coverage: Origin Theatre Celebrates Bloomsday!
Theater students in costume welcomed people to Bloomsday.
Photo Coverage: Origin Theatre Celebrates Bloomsday!
Most of the excerpts came from Ulysses, but Malachy McCourt read the famous sermon about hell from Joyce's Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.
Photo Coverage: Origin Theatre Celebrates Bloomsday!
Actress Fiona Walsh has worked regularly with Origin Theatre Company.
Photo Coverage: Origin Theatre Celebrates Bloomsday!
Jimmy Kerr is an actor and playwright whose work has been produced at
Origin's annual 1st Irish Festival.
Photo Coverage: Origin Theatre Celebrates Bloomsday!
Sean Mahon starred on Broadway in 2007's The Seafarer and had a role in last
year's Oscar-nominated Philomena.
Photo Coverage: Origin Theatre Celebrates Bloomsday!
Brenda Meaney costarred earlier this spring in Venus in Fur at American Conservatory
Theater (ACT) in San Francisco.
Photo Coverage: Origin Theatre Celebrates Bloomsday!
Terry Donnelly has performed in several shows at NYC's Irish Rep, most
recently Transport and Donnybrook!
Photo Coverage: Origin Theatre Celebrates Bloomsday!
Dressed for Bloomsday, on the sidewalk outside the pub.
Photo Coverage: Origin Theatre Celebrates Bloomsday!
Bloom's is located on 58th St. just east of 3rd Ave.

All photos by Adrienne Onofri

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Adrienne Onofri Adrienne Onofri has been writing for BroadwayWorld since it was launched in 2003. She is a member of the Drama Desk and has moderated panels with theater artists on such topics as women playwrights and directors, mission-oriented theater companies and backstage plays. Adrienne is also an editor as well as a travel writer and licensed NYC tour guide. She is the author of two books, "Walking Queens: 30 Tours for Discovering the Diverse Communities, Historic Places, and Natural Treasures of New York City's Largest Borough" and "Walking Brooklyn: 30 Tours Exploring Historical Legacies, Neighborhood Culture, Side Streets, and Waterways."


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