Irish Rep Announces Special Events for Coming This Spring

Irish Rep Announces Special Events for Coming This Spring

Irish Repertory Theatre (Charlotte Moore, Artistic Director and Ciarán O'Reilly, Producing Director) announced today two upcoming special events Irish Rep Theatre (132 West 22nd Street).

On Tuesday April 24, 2018 at 7:00pm, Irish Rep will present a reading of RISE ABOVE: THE LETTERS OF Tyrone Guthrie. Read by the author, Irish scholar and former theatrical director, Christopher Fitz-Simon (THE BOYS), RISE ABOVE is a selection of private letters that offer a glimpse into the vision of celebrated theatrical director Tyrone Guthrie and his celebrated colleagues - among them the Oliviers, Alec Guinness, Benjamin Britten, Thornton Wilder, Leonard Bernstein, Ruth Gordon, and more.

RISE ABOVE will take place in The W. Scott McLucas Studio Theatre. Tickets are priced at $10.00 and free for members. All tickets are general admission and are on sale now through Irish Rep's box office by calling 212-727-2737, or online at www.irishrep.org.

On Tuesday May 1, 2018, at 7pm Irish Rep will present a concert performance of Gregory Harrington & Friends. A Dublin violinist with "natural artistry and an ability to dazzle," Gregory Harrington returns to the Irish Rep stage with two talented cellists, Eleanor Norton and Jay Tilton, for an evening that will journey from Bach to Dave Brubek, and incorporate songs and works by Johnny Cash, Glen Hansard, Philip Glass, Frank Sinatra, and many in between.

Gregory Harrington and Friends will take place on The Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage. Tickets are priced at $25.00 and are free for members. All tickets are general admission and are on sale now through Irish Rep's box office by calling 212-727-2737, or online at www.irishrep.org.

For more information about Irish Repertory Theatre visit www.irishrep.org.

ABOUT IRISH REPERTORY THEATRE

IRISH REPERTORY THEATRE, co-founded by Producing Director Ciarán O'Reilly and Artistic Director Charlotte Moore, opened its doors in September 1988 with Sean O'Casey's The Plough and the Stars. The Irish Rep is currently the only year-round theatre company in New York City devoted to bringing Irish and Irish American works to the stage. Recognized with the Jujamcyn Theatres Award, a special Drama Desk Award for "Excellence in Presenting Distinguished Irish Drama," an Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Achievement, and the Lucille Lortel Award for "Outstanding Body of Work," the Irish Rep has celebrated the very best in Irish theatre for over twenty-five years, from the masters to the new generation of Irish and Irish American writers who are transforming the stage. Nearly 38,000 audience members annually attend productions at our theatre located in the heart of New York's Off-Broadway community. Once here, they witness the Irish Rep's engaging perspective on the Irish and their unique contributions to the world of drama.

BIOS

CHRISTOPHER FITZ-SIMON Born in Belfast, Christopher Fitz-Simon worked in theatre and television broadcasting. He was Artistic Director of the Irish Theatre Company, the Lyric Theatre, Belfast, and Literary Manager of the National Theatre Society (Abbey & Peacock Theatres, Dublin). He is a multi-published author and holds a Doctorate in Literature from the University of Ulster. He recently selected and edited correspondence of Tyrone Guthrie for his most recent book, Rise Above: The Letters of Tyrone Guthrie.

GREGORY HARRINGTON is one of Ireland's most recognized violinists. He has performed all over the world as soloist in some of the world's greatest concert halls and has given numerous solo performances in Carnegie Hall. He has toured extensively and played with many esteemed orchestras and conductors, for Presidents and Vice Presidents alike, celebrities, heads of state and on TV & radio across four continents. His recording ofUnaccompanied Bach earned great success in the Billboard Classical Charts and he is currently completing his latest recording of jazz standards for Estile Records. Most recently he has had the honor of opening the St. Patrick's Day parade in New York live on NBC and performing the National Anthem at Soldier Field for the Ireland vs All Blacks rugby game.

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