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A Touch of the Poet, Starring Byrne, Opens December 8

The Roundabout Theatre Company's new Broadway production of Eugene O'Neill's drama A Touch of the Poet, directed by Tony Award-winner Doug Hughes at Studio 54 on Broadway (254 West 54th Street) will open on Thursday, December 8th.  A Touch of the Poet begain previews on November 11th, and will play its limited engagement through January 29, 2006.

The show stars Gabriel Byrne (Cornelius Melody) with Dearbhla Molloy (Nora Melody), Emily Bergl (Sara Melody), John Horton (Nicholas Gadsby), Byron Jennings (Jamie Cregan), Kathryn Meisle (Deborah), Randall Newsome (Paddy ODowd), Ciaran O'Reilly (Dan Roche) and Daniel Stewart Sherman (Mickey Maloy).

"Eugene O'Neill's dramatic masterpiece A Touch of the Poet is an emotionally gripping, passionately romantic, and surprisingly funny portrait of a unique immigrant family. Cornelius Melody (Gabriel Byrne) finds himself in a quandary when his daughter falls for the son of a wealthy American and he insists on maintaining his European gentility," state press notes.

Tickets are now available by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212)719-1300, online at, or at the Studio 54 Box Office (254 West 54th St.).  A Touch of a Poet will play Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8:00PM with a Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinee at 2:00PM.  Please note the following early-to-bed series:  A Touch of a Poet will play early curtains at 7:00 PM from December 13th through December 23rd.

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