Irish Arts Center Presents A Tribute To Harrigan and Hart 10/13
Peter Norton Symphony Space is located at 2537 Broadway at 95th Street
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The Green Fields of America (Joey Abarta, Brendan Dolan, Billy McComiskey, Niall O'Leary, Jerry O'Sullivan, Athena Tergis?)
Dana Lyn • Susan McKeown • Poor Baby Bree • ?John Roberts • Murray Callahan • Chris Simmons • Maureen Murphy • Dave Ruch? •The Washington Square Harp and Shamrock Orchestra
In association with
American Irish Historical Society? • Bowery Alliance of Neighbors? • City Lore • ?Glucksman Ireland House-New York University? • Lower East Side Tenement Museum
In the 1870s, decades before George M. Cohan burst onto the Broadway stage, the songs of his hero Edward "Ned" Harrigan, Irish American tunesmith and playwright, were the toast of New York. Harrigan's ballads of the working class immigrants-filled with lovable and good humored characters like Dan Mulligan and his wife Cordelia, John McSorley, the owner of McSorley's Irish Ale House, Tammany Alderman Old Boss Barry, and Mary Ann, the schoolteacher-mirrored his own mercurial life, and provided the foundation for an entirely novel genre of musical comedy on the American stage.
On the hundred year anniversary of the death of the beloved Ned Harrigan, Mick Moloney and an all-star cast return to Symphony Space with a multi-media tribute to the Broadway legend, his partner Tony Hart, and musical collaborator David Braham. Through story, song and dance, the performance captures the excitement and humor of the times and salutes its importance in the formation and growth of American musical and theatrical culture.
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Admission: Orchestra: $45 general / $35 members
Tier 2: $38 general / $30 members / $25 students
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