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Irish Rep Launches Season with THE FREEDOM OF THE CITY, 10/4-11/25
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2012

Off-Broadway's Irish Repertory Theatre launches its 25th Anniversary Season with Brian Friel's The Freedom of the City - with previews set to begin October 3, prior to an official press opening October 14 on the Irish Repertory's Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage (132 West 22nd Street). Performances are set to run through November 25. Ciaran O'Reilly directs. (more...)

HEDDA GABLER Begins Previews Sept 5 at the Old Vic, Starring Sheridan Smith, Daniel Lapaine, Darrel D'Silva & More!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2012

According to a report from whatsonstage.com, Daniel Lapaine and Darrel D'Silva will join previously cast Sheridan Smith in Ibsen's Hedda Gabler at the Old Vic. Previews begin tonight, September 5, with an opening set on September 12, 2012. (more...)

Sheridan Smith Stars in Old Vic's HEDDA GABLER from Tonight, Sept 5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2012

Legally Blonde's Sheridan Smith stars in the Old Vic's production of HEDDA GABLER by Henrik Ibsen, in a version by Brian Friel directed by Anna Mackmin. The show begins previews tonight, 5th of September and opens on the 12th for a run until the 10th of Novemeber. (more...)

Irish Repertory Theatre To Present Brian Friel's THE FREEDOM OF THE CITY, Opening 10/14
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2012

Off-Broadway's Irish Repertory Theatre launches its 25th Anniversary Season with Brian Friel's The Freedom of the City - with previews set to begin October 3, prior to an official press opening October 14 on the Irish Repertory's Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage (132 West 22nd Street). Performances are set to run through November 25. Ciaran O'Reilly directs. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Irish Rep's FREEDOM OF THE CITY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2012

Actors Cara Seymour, Joe Sikora, and James Russell pictured outside The Irish Repertory Theatre where they are set to costar in Brian Friel's The Freedom of the City, as part of the Off-Broadway company's 25th Anniversary Season. (more...)

Bill Connolly to Being THE MAN LIVE to Marines' Memorial Theatre, 11/27-12/1
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2012

Billy Connolly brings his uncensored, uncut and unpredictable new show BILLY CONNOLLY: THE MAN LIVE to San Francisco's Marines' Memorial Theatre (609 Sutter St., 2nd floor) for five performances only (November 27 - December 1, 2012). Tickets range in price from $55-$65 and are available now by calling 800-745-3000 or visiting www.ticketmaster.com. (more...)

English Touring Theatre Premiers McGough's THE MISANTHROPE in Spring 2013 with Tour!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2012

English Touring Theatre and Liverpool Playhouse will complete a trilogy of Roger McGough adaptations of classic Molière comedies with THE MISANTHROPE in spring 2013. The Misanthrope premières at the Liverpool Playhouse in February 2013 before a national tour. (more...)

Sheridan Smith Leads HEDDA GABLER at the Old Vic from Tonight, Sept 12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2012

Brian Friel's adaptation of Ibsen's seminal work, Hedda Gabler, will open at The Old Vic tonight, 12 September. Directed by Anna Mackmin, this major new production will star Olivier award-winning actress Sheridan Smith in the title role with Darrell D'Silva as Judge Brack, Buffy Davis as Bertha, Daniel Lapaine as Eilert Loevborg, Anne Reid as Juliana Tesman, Adrian Scarborough as George Tesman, and Fenella Woolgar as Thea Elvsted. (more...)

Sheridan Smith Stars in Old Vic's HEDDA GABLER from Tonight, Sept 12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2012

Legally Blonde's Sheridan Smith will star in the Old Vic's production of HEDDA GABLER by Henrik Ibsen, in a version by Brian Friel directed by Anna Mackmin. The show opens tonight, the 12th for a run until the 10th of November. (more...)

Billy Connolly Adds Second Night at New York's Beacon Theatre This December
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2012

Due to popular demand, a second night has been added to Billy Connolly's New York engagement at The Beacon Theatre. (more...)

Irish Repertory Theatre To Present Brian Friel's THE FREEDOM OF THE CITY, Opening 10/14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2012

Off-Broadway's Irish Repertory Theatre launches its 25th Anniversary Season with Brian Friel's The Freedom of the City - with previews set to begin October 3, prior to an official press opening October 14 on the Irish Repertory's Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage (132 West 22nd Street). Performances are set to run through November 25. Ciaran O'Reilly directs. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Irish Rep's THE FREEDOM OF THE CITY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2012

Brian Friel's The Freedom of the City runs in a limited engagement through November 25 at The Irish Repertory Theatre, directed by Ciarán O'Reilly. Get a first look at the production in the photos below! (more...)

Irish Repertory Theatre Opens Brian Friel's THE FREEDOM OF THE CITY Tonight, 10/14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2012

Off-Broadway's Irish Repertory Theatre launches its 25th Anniversary Season with Brian Friel's The Freedom of the City - with an official press opening tonight, October 14 on the Irish Repertory's Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage (132 West 22nd Street). Performances are set to run through November 25. Ciaran O'Reilly directs. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes with Brian Friel's THE FREEDOM OF THE CITY at Irish Rep
by Stage Tube - Oct 11, 2012

In the video below, check out a behind-the-scenes look at Brian Friel's The Freedom of the City at The Irish Repertory Theatre. Directed by Ciarán O'Reilly, this limited engagement runs through November 25th only. (more...)

Sheridan Smith to Star in Old Vic's HEDDA GABLER, September - Brian Friel Adapts Ibsen
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2012

Sheridan Smith will star in the Old Vic's production of HEDDA GABLER by Henrik Ibsen, in a version by Brian Friel directed by Anna Mackmin. The show begins previews on the 5th of September and opens on the 12th for a run until the 10th of Novemeber. (more...)

Phil Coulter Brings THE SONGS I LOVE SO WELL to Irish Rep, Beginning 11/29
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2012

Irish Repertory Theatre continues its 25th Anniversary Season with Grammy-nominee Phil Coulter in THE SONGS I LOVE SO WELL, with previews set to begin November 29, prior to its official Off-Broadway opening on Thursday, December 6 on The Irish Repertory Theatre's Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage (132 West 22nd Street). (more...)

Hurricane Sandy Sunday Update: Broadway is Back, Some Off-Broadway Shows Still Delayed, Subway Recovery Underway!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2012

Hurricane Sandy has caused the cancellation of much of New York's theatre over the past few days. All Broadway shows are back up and running as of today, Sunday, November 4th, with many offering post-hurricane discounts and special offers. Many of the city's off-Broadway and off-off Broadway theatres are still struggling. BroadwayWorld has compiled a list of what's on and what's not, plus the latest subway recovery map from the MTA. (more...)

Hurricane Sandy Saturday Update: Broadway is Back, Some Off-Broadway Shows Still Delayed, Subway Recovery Underway!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2012

Hurricane Sandy has caused the cancellation of much of New York's theatre over the past few days. All Broadway shows are back up and running, with many offering post-hurricane discounts and special offers. Many of the city's off-Broadway and off-off Broadway theatres are still struggling. BroadwayWorld has compiled a list of what's on and what's not, plus the latest subway recovery map from the MTA. (more...)

Bill Connolly Brings THE MAN LIVE to Marines' Memorial Theatre, Now thru 12/1
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2012

Billy Connolly brings his uncensored, uncut and unpredictable new show BILLY CONNOLLY: THE MAN LIVE to San Francisco's Marines' Memorial Theatre (609 Sutter St., 2nd floor) for five performances only (tonight, November 27 - December 1, 2012). Tickets range in price from $55-$65 and are available now by calling 800-745-3000 or visiting www.ticketmaster.com. (more...)

Irish Repertory Theatre To Present Brian Friel's THE FREEDOM OF THE CITY, Opening 10/14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2012

Off-Broadway's Irish Repertory Theatre launches its 25th Anniversary Season with Brian Friel's The Freedom of the City - with previews set to begin October 3, prior to an official press opening October 14 on the Irish Repertory's Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage (132 West 22nd Street). Performances are set to run through November 25. Ciaran O'Reilly directs. (more...)

Irish Rep's A CELEBRATION OF HAROLD PINTER Plays Tonight if Power Restored
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2012

The Irish Rep hopes everyone has remained safe and is doing well in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. As you may know, The Irish Rep is in the area that has been without power. The theatre has been told there is a possibility that power will be restored to Chelsea this evening, November 2. If it is restored by 5pm, only A Celebration of Harold Pinter will perform tonight. (more...)

Friday Update: The Latest Off-Broadway, Off-Off Broadway Cancellations
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 2, 2012

Hurricane Sandy has caused the cancellation of much of New York's theatre over the past few days. While shows on Broadway have returned to their normal performance schedules, many of the city's off-Broadway and off-off-Broadway theatres are still struggling. Performances at The Public Theater, SoHo Playhouse and more have been cancelled. Check the list below for the latest - and check back for updates as more information becomes available. (more...)

Irish Rep's A CELEBRATION OF HAROLD PINTER and THE FREEDOM OF THE CITY Resume 11/2 & 3
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2012

The Irish Repertory Theatre, which has been dark since the blackout following Hurricane Sandy, has announced that performances of A CELEBRATION OF HAROLD PINTER are set to resume as of Friday, November 2 at 8pm in its W. Scott McLucas Studio Theatre; and performances of The Freedom of the City are set to resume as of Saturday, November 3 at 3pm on its Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage, at 132 West 22nd Street in Manhattan. (more...)

THE FREEDOM OF THE CITY Returns to Irish Rep, 1/2-20
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2012

Off-Broadway's Irish Repertory Theatre has announced an additional three weeks for its hit revival of Brian Friel's The Freedom of the City - with performances to resume January 2 (following a hiatus beginning November 25) on the Irish Repertory's Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage (132 West 22nd Street). Performances are set to run through January 20. Ciaran O'Reilly directs. (more...)

Carl Bernstein, Nathan Englander and More Set for the Public's THOUGHT IS FREE: An Evening of Protest and Solidarity, 12/3
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2012

The Public Theater (Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director; Patrick Willingham, Executive Director), in association with PEN American Center, will present a Public Forum program on Monday, December 3 on behalf of writers and artists who have been imprisoned speaking truth to power. THOUGHT IS FREE: An Evening of Protest and Solidarity will be hosted by Liev Schreiber and feature Carl Bernstein, Nathan Englander, Shirin Neshat, Lou Reed, and Salman Rushdie. Member tickets, priced at $15, and single tickets, priced at $20, are on sale now and can be purchased at (212) 967-7555, www.publictheater.org, or in person at The Public Theater box office at 425 Lafayette Street. (more...)

English Touring Theatre Premiers McGough's THE MISANTHROPE in Spring 2013 with Tour!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2013

English Touring Theatre and Liverpool Playhouse will complete a trilogy of Roger McGough adaptations of classic Molière comedies with THE MISANTHROPE in spring 2013. The Misanthrope premières at the Liverpool Playhouse in February 2013 before a national tour. (more...)

Michael Caine to be Awarded Freedom of the City of London
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2013

British actor Sir Michael Caine will be given The Freedom of the City of London. In the past, the honour has been bestowed upon other actors including Dame Judi Dench, and figures such as Winston Churchill, Diana, Princess of Wales and Nelson Mandela have also been recipients. (more...)

English Touring Theatre Premiers McGough's THE MISANTHROPE in Spring 2013 Tour, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2013

English Touring Theatre and Liverpool Playhouse will complete a trilogy of Roger McGough adaptations of classic Moliere comedies with THE MISANTHROPE in spring 2013. The Misanthrope debuted at the Liverpool Playhouse in February 2013 before its national tour. (more...)

Sheridan Smith to Star in Old Vic's HEDDA GABLER, September - Brian Friel Adapts Ibsen
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2012

Sheridan Smith will star in the Old Vic's production of HEDDA GABLER by Henrik Ibsen, in a version by Brian Friel directed by Anna Mackmin. The show begins previews on the 5th of September and opens on the 12th for a run until the 10th of Novemeber. (more...)

Billy Connolly to Play the Beacon Theatre in December
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2012

Billy Connolly will bring his uncensored, uncut and unpredictable stand-up to New York this winter when he plays the legendary Beacon Theatre on Friday December 7 with his show, BILLY CONNOLLY: THE MAN LIVE. Tickets are now on sale at www.ticketmaster.com. Other cities will be announced in the future. (more...)

Cast Announced for Sheridan Smith-Led HEDDA GABLER at the Old Vic This Fall: Daniel Lapaine, Darrel D'Silva & More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2012

According to a report from whatsonstage.com, Daniel Lapaine and Darrel D'Silva will join previously cast Sheridan Smith in Ibsen's Hedda Gabler at the Old Vic. Previews begin September 5, with an opening set on September 12, 2012. (more...)

ETT and Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse to Present THE MISANTHROPE World Premiere, Feb 2013
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2013

Following the huge successes of their collaboration on Tartuffe and The Hypochondriac, English Touring Theatre and Liverpool Playhouse complete a trilogy of Roger McGough adaptations of classic Molière comedies with The Misanthrope, which premieres on Tuesday 19th February before a national tour. The 'McGoughière' team will reunite McGough with Everyman and Playhouse Artistic Director Gemma Bodinetz, who will direct this co-production with ETT. (more...)

Irish Rep Extends DANCING AT LUGHNASA Thru 1/29
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2012

Off-Broadway's Irish Repertory Theatre announces an additional two-week of its hit 20th anniversary production of Brian Friel's Tony Award-winning play DANCING AT LUGHNASA, with performances now set to run through January 29, 2012 on the Irish Repertory's Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage (132 West 22nd Street). (more...)

Irish Rep Extends DANCING AT LUGHNASA Thru 1/29
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2012

Off-Broadway's Irish Repertory Theatre announces an additional two-week of its hit 20th anniversary production of Brian Friel's Tony Award-winning play DANCING AT LUGHNASA, with performances now set to run through January 29, 2012 on the Irish Repertory's Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage (132 West 22nd Street). (more...)

Allison McLemore to Lead THE PHILADELPHIA STORY for Pioneer Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2013

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the romantic comedy The Philadelphia Story January 11 through 26, 2013. (more...)

THE FREEDOM OF THE CITY Returns to Irish Rep, Now thru 1/20
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2013

Off-Broadway's Irish Repertory Theatre has announced an additional three weeks for its hit revival of Brian Friel's The Freedom of the City - with performances to resume tonight, January 2 (following a hiatus beginning November 25) on the Irish Repertory's Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage (132 West 22nd Street). Performances are set to run through January 20. Ciaran O'Reilly directs. (more...)

THE FREEDOM OF THE CITY Returns to Irish Repertory Theatre, Now thru 1/20
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2013

Off-Broadway's Irish Repertory Theatre has announced the return of Brian Friel's The Freedom of the City - with performances to resume tonight, January 2 on the Irish Repertory's Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage (132 West 22nd Street). Performances run through January 20. Ciaran O'Reilly directs. (more...)

THE FREEDOM OF THE CITY Returns to Irish Rep, 1/2-20
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2013

Off-Broadway's Irish Repertory Theatre has announced an additional three weeks for its hit revival of Brian Friel's The Freedom of the City - with performances to resume January 2 (following a hiatus beginning November 25) on the Irish Repertory's Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage (132 West 22nd Street). Performances are set to run through January 20. Ciaran O'Reilly directs. (more...)

Irish Rep Announces Three More Weeks of Friel's THE FREEDOM OF THE CITY, Resuming 1/2 -20
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2013

Off-Broadway's Irish Repertory Theatre is pleased to announce an additional three weeks for its hit revival of Brian Friel's The Freedom of the City - with performances to resume January 2 on the Irish Repertory's Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage (132 West 22nd Street). Performances are set to run through January 20. Ciaran O'Reilly directs. (more...)

THE FREEDOM OF THE CITY Returns to Irish Repertory Theatre, Now thru Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2013

Off-Broadway's Irish Repertory Theatre has announced the return of Brian Friel's The Freedom of the City - with performances to resume tonight, January 2 on the Irish Repertory's Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage (132 West 22nd Street). Performances run through January 20. Ciaran O'Reilly directs. (more...)

DANCING AT LUGHNASA Extends At Irish Rep Thru 1/15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2012

Off-Broadway's Irish Repertory Theatre announces a five-week extension of its hit 20th anniversary production of Brian Friel's Tony Award-winning play DANCING AT LUGHNASA, with performances now set to run through January 15, 2012 on the Irish Repertory's Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage (132 West 22nd Street). (more...)

Irish Rep Announces Three More Weeks of Friel's THE FREEDOM OF THE CITY, Resuming 1/2 -20
by BWW News Desk - Jan 1, 2013

Off-Broadway's Irish Repertory Theatre is pleased to announce an additional three weeks for its hit revival of Brian Friel's The Freedom of the City - with performances to resume January 2 on the Irish Repertory's Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage (132 West 22nd Street). Performances are set to run through January 20. Ciaran O'Reilly directs. (more...)

ETT and Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse to Present THE MISANTHROPE World Premiere, Feb 2013
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2013

Following the huge successes of their collaboration on Tartuffe and The Hypochondriac, English Touring Theatre and Liverpool Playhouse complete a trilogy of Roger McGough adaptations of classic Molière comedies with The Misanthrope, which premieres today 19th February before a national tour. The 'McGoughière' team will reunite McGough with Everyman and Playhouse Artistic Director Gemma Bodinetz, who will direct this co-production with ETT. (more...)

English Touring Theatre Premiers McGough's THE MISANTHROPE in Spring 2013 with Tour!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2013

English Touring Theatre and Liverpool Playhouse will complete a trilogy of Roger McGough adaptations of classic Molière comedies with THE MISANTHROPE in spring 2013. The Misanthrope premières at the Liverpool Playhouse in February 2013 before a national tour. (more...)

Charlotte Jones's AIRSWIMMING Begins 1/9 at Irish Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2012

Irish Repertory Theatre in association with Fallen Angel Theatre Company, Inc. present the U.S. premiere of AIRSWIMMING by Charlotte Jones, the award-winning author of HUMBLE BOY, with previews set to begin January 9, prior to an official press opening January 13, in Irish Repertory Theatre Company's W. Scott McLucas Studio Theatre (132 West 22nd Street). John Keating directs. (more...)

Irish Rep Announces Three More Weeks of Friel's THE FREEDOM OF THE CITY, Resuming 1/2 -20
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2012

Off-Broadway's Irish Repertory Theatre is pleased to announce an additional three weeks for its hit revival of Brian Friel's The Freedom of the City - with performances to resume January 2 on the Irish Repertory's Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage (132 West 22nd Street). Performances are set to run through January 20. Ciaran O'Reilly directs. (more...)

Irish Rep Hosts GIBRALTAR Reading Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2012

The Irish Repertory Theatre (132 West 22nd Street) continues its sixth season of the Irish Rep Reading Series, with a free reading of GIBRALTAR -- Patrick Fitzgerald's adaptation of James Joyce's 'Ulysses' today, December 14 at 2:30 p.m. at the Irish Repertory Theatre (132 West 22nd Street). (more...)

Irish Rep Announces GIBRALTAR Reading, 12/14
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2012

The Irish Repertory Theatre (132 West 22nd Street) continues its sixth season of the Irish Rep Reading Series, with a free reading of GIBRALTAR -- Patrick Fitzgerald's adaptation of James Joyce's 'Ulysses' on Friday, December 14 at 2:30 p.m. at the Irish Repertory Theatre (132 West 22nd Street). (more...)

Julian Sands to Headline John Malkovich-Helmed CELEBRATION OF HAROLD PINTER at Irish Rep; Fall Season Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2012

Off-Broadway's Irish Repertory Theatre launches its 25th Anniversary Season with Brian Friel's The Freedom of the City with previews set to begin October 3 at the Irish Repertory Theatre (132 West 22nd Street), directed by Ciarán O'Reilly. (more...)

Cast Announced for THE HAIRY APE, May-June at the Southwalk Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2012

Cartwright Productions and Creature of London have announced the cast for their production of The Hairy Ape by Eugene O'Neill, which is scheduled to play 16th of May to 9th June, 2012 at the Southwark Playhouse. The opening night is the 18th of May. The show is directed by Kate Budgen and designed by Jean Chan, with lighting design by Richard Howell and sound design by Tom Gibbons. (more...)

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