Immersive Bloomsday Breakfast Announces Full Line-Up

New York's only immersive Bloomsday Breakfast -- hosted by Origin Theatre Company and Bloom's Tavern, 208 East 58th Street -- will be bursting with talent this year in an expanded edition, at a new time. Landing on a Saturday, the June 16 free event will begin at 11:30am instead of the usual time and feature an expanded line-up of talent and a juried costume competition that will be bigger and more festive than ever.

"Origin's 5th Bloom... @ Bloom's Tavern of Course!" -- produced by Origin Theatre Company at Bloom's Tavern features these notable actors, singers and personalities: Ciaran Byrne; Terry Donnelly; Patrick Fitzgerald; Sean Gormley; Niamh Hyland; Elmore James; Charlotte Moore; Paula Nance; David O'Hara; David O'Leary of Trí -- The New Irish Tenors; Ciarán Sheehan; Aidan Redmond; Colin Ryan; Fiona Walsh; and The James Joyce Reading Group. The Irish-folk-rock troubadour Alan Gogarty on guitar is the event's music director. Opening remarks will be offered by the Irish Consul General Ciaran Madden.

The FREE, site-specific event fueled by a traditional Irish breakfast, with blood sausage, kidney pie and refreshing summer drinks, commemorates the Dublin summer day chronicled in James Joyce's landmark novel "Ulysses" -- June 16, 1904. With readings from "Ulysses," musical interludes, and jolly pronouncements by a number of distinguished VIP's, the event also includes the announcement of the "Origin in Bloom" Literary Prize, which honors an Irish or Irish-American author with a unique connection to New York. (The beloved writer and activist Malachy McCourt won the inaugural "Origin in Bloom" Literary Prize last year.)

The prize's nominating committee includes the Irish Voice's Cahir O'Doherty, Irish America Magazine's Patricia Harty, and the Irish Echo's Peter McDermott.
The costume competition's blue-ribbon panel of judges is led by the internationally recognized image strategist Margaret Molloy.

The winner of the competition for the "Best, or Most Creatively, Dressed Molly or Leopold Bloom" -- receives $1,000 Dinner and NYC Fun Package.

James Joyce first serialized "Ulysses" beginning in 1918. Considered a masterpiece of modernism, it was banned in the U.S. before the book was published in its entirety in France in 1922. Bloomsday observances around the world date back to 1924.

"Origin's 5th Bloom... @ Bloom's Tavern of Course!" on Saturday June 16 starting 11:30am, at Bloom's Tavern, 208 East 58th Street, will be livestreamed on www.irishcentral.com. For information and reservations go to www.origintheatre.org

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