Photos and Video: Meet the Full Cast of MTC's OUTSIDE MULLINGAR

By: Jan. 12, 2014
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Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) will present Manhattan Theatre Club's upcoming world premiere of Outside Mullingar, the new play by Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner John Patrick Shanley, directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes. Outside Mullingar will run at MTC's Samuel J. FriedmanTheatre (261 West 47th Street) with previews beginning Friday, January 3, 2014 for a Thursday, January 23, 2014 opening night. The cast will feature Tony Award winner Brían F. O'Byrne, Emmy Award winner Debra Messing, Peter Maloney, and Dearbhla Molloy. Scroll down to learn more about the cast!

The creative team for Outside Mullingar includes John Lee Beatty (scenic design), Catherine Zuber (costume design), Mark McCullough (lighting design), Fitz Patton (original music and sound design), and Stephen Gabis (dialect coach).

Tony winner Brían F. O'Byrne (Frozen, Doubt, Million Dollar Baby) and Emmy winner Debra Messing ("Will & Grace," "Smash," Collected Stories) play Anthony and Rosemary, two introverted misfits straddling 40. Anthony has spent his entire life on a cattle farm in rural Ireland, a state of affairs that - due to his painful shyness - suits him well. Rosemary lives right next door, determined to have him, watching the years slip away. With Anthony's father threatening to disinherit him and a land feud simmering between their families, Rosemary has every reason to fear romantic catastrophe. But then, in this very Irish story with a surprising depth of poetic passion, these yearning, eccentric souls fight their way towards solid ground and some kind of happiness. Their journey is heartbreaking, funny as hell, and ultimately deeply moving.

Check out the cast in rehearsal and behind the scenes at their photo shoot in the videos below!

Outside MullingarBRÍAN F. O'BYRNE (Anthony) Theatre includes The Coast of Utopia, Doubt, Shining City, Frozen, Lonesome West, Beauty Queen of Leenane,Bedbound. Numerous roles with the Irish Rep and Druid Theatre companies. His recent theatre has been with the inspiring work of Theater of War as well as If There Is I Havent Found It Yet. He has been awarded the Tony (five noms.), Drama Desk (five noms.), Obie, Lucille Lortel and Outer Critics Circle awards, among others. Television includes his Emmy-nominated role in "MildrEd Pierce," "Prime Suspect," "FlashForward" and "Brotherhood" and upcoming Irish series "Love/Hate." Movies include Million Dollar Baby, Before the Devil Knows You're Dead,Brooklyn's Finest and The International. He was trained at the Samuel Beckett Centre at Trinity College Dublin.

Outside MullingarDebra Messing (Rosemary) is best known for her role on NBC's Emmy Award-winning comedy series "Will & Grace," captivating television audiences worldwide for eight seasons with her comedic talents as Grace Adler. For her role, Messing won the 2003 Emmy Award, has earned a total of seven Golden Globe nominations, seven Screen Actors Guild nominations, winning the ensemble award in 2001, five additional Emmy nominations, two American Comedy Award nominations, and one individual People's Choice Award nomination. Messing was most recently seen for two seasons on NBC's "Smash" (executive producer Steven Spielberg), which followed the process of putting on a Broadway musical about Marilyn Monroe. Following "Will & Grace," Messing starred in USA Network's, "The Starter Wife," with Joe Mantegna, Miranda Otto, and Judy Davis. The six-part miniseries, based on Gigi Levangie Grazer's bestselling novel, picked up 10 Emmy nominations, including Messing's for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie. She also earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television. Afterwards, Messing reprised her role as Molly Kagan in "The Starter Wife" regular series on the USA Network. Debra received a nomination for a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy for her work on the series. Messing's film credits include Overture Films' Nothing Like the Holidays alongside John Leguizamo and Alfred Molina, as well as The Women, alongside Annette Bening, Meg Ryan, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Eva Mendes. She starred in the romantic comedy The Wedding Date, opposite Dermot Mulroney, and appeared in Along Came Polly, with Ben Stiller and Jennifer Aniston. Messing has dedicated herself and time to many charities including PSI/YouthAIDS for which she is a Global Ambassador. She has traveled with PSI to Zimbabwe, and Zambia where she visited their HIV/AIDS programs. She testified on Capitol Hill, and participated in the International AIDS Conference in Washington, DC. Messing graduated with her MFA in Acting from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. She currently resides in New York with her son Roman.

Outside MullingarPeter Maloney (Tony) MTC: To Be Or Not To Be. B'way: West Side Story, Judgement at Nuremberg, Poor Murderer, Hughie, Stanley, Six Degrees of Separation, Carousel, Arcadia, Abe Lincoln in Illinois, Dinner at Eight, Our Town (Lincoln Center). Atlantic: John Guare's Three Kinds of Exile, The Voysey Inheritance, Pinter's The Room, 17 other plays, Irish Rep: It's a Wonderful Life, Ernest in Love. Ensemble Studio: Lenin's Embalmers, Pigeons. 50 films, including: Boiler Room, Requiem for a Dream, Washington Square, JFK, Desperately Seeking Susan and The Thing!. TV: Soderbergh's "The Knick," 'Uncle Red' on "Rescue Me." Writer: Leash and Witness (parts of his Abu Ghraib Triptych) published by Broadway Play Publishing, Inc. His memoir Who Does Little But Listen, just published in the Eugene O'Neill Review. Member: Atlantic, Irish Rep, Ensemble Studio, The Actors Studio.

Outside MullingarDearbhla Molloy (Aoife) has worked consistently in theatre, film, and television for 40 years, in West End productions from Arcadia at the Haymarket to In Celebration with Orlando Bloom. Alan Bleasdale's On the Ledge and Martin McDonagh's Cripple of Inishmaan are among many appearances at The National Theatre, and other recent plays include Juno and the Paycockat The Donmar, Doubt at The Tricycle, and Ditch at The Old Vic Tunnels. She is an Associate Artist of The Abbey Theatre, and has also appeared frequently on Broadway, where her credits include Dancing at Lughnasa (for which she received a Tony Award nomination), A Touch of the Poet, Juno and the Paycock, and The Cripple of Inishmaan at The Atlantic Theater in New York. Awards include two Drama Desk Awards, a Theatre World Special Award, a London Critics Award, two Irish Theatre Awards, and a U.S. Audie Award. Other nominations include: Irish Film and Television Award, Royal Television Society Award, and a Grammy Award. She has made many television appearances, most recently in "Waking the Dead," "Midsomer Murders," "Foyle's War," "New Tricks," "55 Degrees North," Stan," "Touch of Frost," "Sex in the City," "G.B.H.," "The Fragile Heart," and two seasons of "Coronation Street." Film credits include The Damned United, No Reservations, Tara Road, The Blackwater Lightship, Ulysses, and Run of the Country.