THE SEAFARER Starring Matthew Broderick Extends at Irish Rep

THE SEAFARER Starring Matthew Broderick Extends at Irish Rep

Irish Repertory Theatre (Charlotte Moore, Artistic Director and Ciarán O'Reilly, Producing Director) announced today an extension for THE SEAFARER, starring two-time Tony Award winner Matthew Broderick (Shining City). THE SEAFARER, written by Conor McPherson (Shining City) and directed by Ciarán O'Reilly (The Emperor Jones), began performances on March 30, 2018 at Irish Rep Theatre (132 West 22nd Street) on the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage, will open on April 18, and will now run through May 24, 2018.

After losing yet another job, Sharky has returned home to Dublin to build a new, sober existence with his cantankerous elder brother, Richard, recently blinded in a drunken accident. But it's Christmas Eve, and the drinks are flowing as old friends convene for an annual game of poker. This year, an immortal stranger from Sharky's past arrives, raising the stakes to eternal consequence.

Written by Irish Playwright Conor McPherson (The Weir, Shining City), THE SEAFARER premiered at London's Royal National Theatre in 2006 and was nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Play. It premiered on Broadway in December of 2007, where it was nominated for four 2008 Tony Awards, including Best Play. This is Matthew Broderick's second production with Irish Repertory Theatre; he first appeared in McPherson's Shining City in 2016.

Joining Matthew Broderick as "Lockhart" are Colin McPhillamy (Shakespeare in Love) as "Richard," Michael Mellamphy (Guy Walks into a Bar) as "Ivan," Andy Murray (The Emperor Jones) as "Sharky," and Tim Ruddy (The Weir) as "Nicky."

The production features set design by Charlie Corcoran (The Emperor Jones), lighting design by Brian Nason (The Emperor Jones), costume design by Martha Halley (The Book of Will), sound design by Ryan Rumery (Admissions) & M. Florian Staab (The Dead, 1904), and original music by Ryan Rumery.

The performance schedule for THE SEAFARER is as follows: Wednesdays at 3pm and 8pm; Thursdays at 7pm; Fridays at 8pm; Saturdays at 3pm and 8pm; and Sundays at 3pm. Exceptions: there will be no performance on Wednesday, April 18 at 3pm. There will be additional performances on Tuesday, April 17 at 7pm and Tuesday, May 22 at 7pm.

Tickets to THE SEAFARER range from $50-$70 and are available now through Irish Rep's box office at 212-727-2737 or online at

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Photo Credit: Carol Rosegg

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