STAGE TUBE: Highlights from Irish Rep's DONNYBROOK!
John Ford's Oscar winning, The Quiet Man, is one of the best loved and most popular films of all time. Its musical adaptation, Donnybrook!, begins with the haunting love theme, Richard Farrelly's "The Isle of Innisfree" and marches jauntily through the misty hills of the west of Ireland with a cast of characters headed by the indomitable Mary Kate Danaher (Jenny Powers), and her counterpart, American prizefighter Sean Enright (James Barbour) who, against his strong wishes, has not yet fought his last battle.
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Woven so beautifully in the landscape of this classic Irish tale are the raucous traditional Irish classics intertwined with Johnny Burke's startling original, beautiful melodies sung by a cast of award-winning Broadway artists. The Quiet Man in all its noisy glory, is alive and well on the stage of The Irish Repertory Theatre, celebrating its 25th Anniversary Season.
The cast of Donnybrook includes James Barbour, Samuel Cohen, PatRick Cummings, Terry Donnelly, Kathy Fitzgerald, TEd Koch, Mary Mallen, Barbara Marineau, Kern McFadden, Kevin McGuire, Jenny Powers, and David Sitler.
Donnybrook! runs at The Irish Repertory Theatre (132 West 22nd Street), through March 31: Wednesdays at 3pm and 8pm; Thursdays at 7pm; Fridays at 8pm; Saturdays at 3pm and 8pm; and Sundays at 3pm. Tickets are $55-65. For reservations, call the box office at 212-727-2737 or visit www.irishrep.org
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