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Conor McPherson BIO

Conor was born in Dublin in 1971 and attended University College Dublin where he began to write and direct. Original stage plays include Rum & Vodka, The Good Thief, This Lime Tree Bower, St Nicholas, The Weir (Olivier, Evening Standard and Critics Circle Awards), Dublin Carol, Port Authority, Shining City (Tony Award-nominated), The Seafarer (Tony, Olivier and Evening Standard Award-nominated), The Veil and The Night Alive (New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play). His 2020 adaptation of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya won this year’s South Bank Show Sky Arts Theatre Award and was filmed for broadcast by the BBC and PBS. His 2020 adaptation of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya won this year’s South Bank Show Sky Arts Theatre Award and was filmed for broadcast by the BBC and PBS.

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Conor McPherson Productions

 
[US Tour, 2023]
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[Broadway, 2022]
Director, Additional Arrangements
 
[West End, 2019]
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[Off-Broadway, 2018]
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[West End, 2017] [Replacement]
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[West End, 2014]
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[Off-Broadway, 2013]
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[West End, 2011]
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[Broadway, 2007]
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[Off-Broadway, 2003]
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[Off-Broadway, 1998]
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Conor McPherson Awards and Nominations

Tony Awards - 2022 - Best Book of a Musical

Conor McPherson, Girl From The North Country

Tony Awards - 2022 - Best Direction of a Musical

Conor McPherson, Girl From The North Country

Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2019 - Outstanding Book of a Musical

Conor McPherson, Girl from the North Country

Drama Desk Awards - 2014 - Outstanding Play

Conor McPherson, The Night Alive

Tony Awards - 2008 - Best Direction of a Play

Conor McPherson, The Seafarer

Tony Awards - 2008 - Best Play

Conor McPherson, The Seafarer

Olivier Awards - 2007 - Best New Play

Conor McPhersonThe Seafarer

Tony Awards - 2006 - Best Play

Conor McPherson, Shining City

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American Theater Group Hosts Social Media Talk Back after Thursday Performance of RIGHT TO BE FORGOTTEN

American Theater Group (ATG), Central Jersey’s professional regional theater company, will host a panel discussion on Social Media Power and Control following its 7pm performance of the new play Right to Be Forgotten on Thursday, June 8th at JCC MetroWest in West Orange. 

DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES Starring Kelli O'Hara & Brian d'Arcy James Extended; Adam Guettel Releases Demos

Atlantic Theater Company has announced a final extension for the world premiere musical Days of Wine and Roses. Adapted from the 1962 film and original 1958 teleplay, the new musical features a book by Tony Award nominee Craig Lucas, music & lyrics by Tony Award winner Adam Guettel, and direction by Tony Award nominee Michael Greif.

Cast Revealed For American Theater Group's RIGHT TO BE FORGOTTEN

 American Theater Group (ATG) has announced the cast of its next production -- Right to Be Forgotten -- a searing new drama by Sharyn Rothstein.  The show will run June 8-10th at JCC MetroWest in West Orange, NJ and June 15-18th at the Sieminski Theater in Basking Ridge. 

Dirt Dogs Theatre Reveals 2023-24 Season Lineup

Dirt Dogs Theatre Co. (DDTCo.) continues in the tradition of bringing gritty, thought-provoking stories to the stage with their Season 8 lineup for 2023-2024. Learn more about the upcoming shows here!

Chester Theatre Company Reveals Casting For 2023 Season

Recently appointed Co-Producing Artistic Directors James Barry and Tara Franklin have announced the full casting for Chester Theatre Company’s 2023 season, the first under their direction. 

FUNNY GIRL, TICK, TICK… BOOM, BYE BYE BIRDIE & More Set for The Kennedy Center's 2023-24 Theater Season

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has announced its 2023–2024 Theater season, featuring thrilling Broadway hits and the fifth season of its critically-acclaimed, star-studded Broadway Center Stage series.

American Theater Group Presents Searing Drama RIGHT TO BE FORGOTTEN  At Sieminski Theater & JCC MetroWest

Following the success of its season opening production of Parade, American Theater Group (ATG), Central Jersey's professional regional theater company, has announced its next production -- Right to Be Forgotten -- a searing new drama by Sharyn Rothstein.  The show will run June 8-10th at JCC MetroWest in West Orange, NJ and June 15-18th at the Sieminski Theater in Basking Ridge. 

Interview: Kevin O'Rourke in OUR SHRINKING, SHRINKING WORLD at NJ Rep from 5/4 to 5/27

New Jersey Repertory Company (NJRep) in Long Branch will present 'Our Shrinking, Shrinking World' written by Richard Dresser and directed by Joe Cacaci. Broadwayworld had the pleasure of interviewing Kevin O'Rourke who plays Dr. Lyman Hidalgo-Nyquist in the show about his career and the upcoming show at NJ Rep.

FUNNY GIRL, MAMMA MIA!, and More Set For Peace Center's 2023-24 Broadway Season

The Peace Center unveiled its 2023-2024 Broadway season sponsored by Gibbs Cancer Center and the lineup is like a parade of the biggest names in modern music history. From its sensational start with the song and dance spectacular MJ all the way to its vivacious finale with MAMMA MIA!, this Peace Broadway season promises to have audiences leaping to their feet!

FUNNY GIRL, MJ & More Set for BroadwaySF 2023"2024 Season

BroadwaySF, part of the Ambassador Theatre Group, has announced six Broadway musicals coming to the Orpheum and Golden Gate Theatres as part of the 2023-2024 season.

Husson University's Student Theatre Company To Present The Comedy/Mystery CLUE

Husson University Theatre (HUT), the university's official student theatre club, will perform the play 'Clue,' This theatrical production was written by Sandy Rustin and is based on the screenplay by Jonathan Lynn. 'Clue' brings the classic Parker Brothers board game to life!

WICKED, FUNNY GIRL & More Set for Kimmel Cultural Campus' 2023-24 Broadway Season

The Kimmel Cultural Campus and The Shubert Organization have announced the 2023-24 Broadway series with a stellar lineup of extraordinary productions, including Broadway’s newest hits, hot revivals, and adored classics. See how to purchase tickets!

Review: THE NIGHT ALIVE at Rochester Community Players

What did our critic think of THE NIGHT ALIVE at Rochester Community Players? Ireland has a long and rich history of producing playwrights with unique voices, exploring intricate themes through complex characters. Everyone from Eugene O'Neill to Samuel Beckett to Martin McDonagh fits this bill, and today this description applies most aptly to Conor McPherson. McPherson is known for exploring the mystical and macabre through dark humor, particularly with his play 'The Night Alive', currently being afforded a high-quality production by the Rochester Community Players until April 8th.

Joe Spano & More to Star in Rolling Southern California Premiere of THE REALISTIC JONESES

Laguna Playhouse announced, in association with Gare St. Lazare, Ireland and the Rubicon Theatre Company, Faline England, Sorcha Fox, Conor Lovett and Joe Spano starring in the rolling Southern California premiere of THE REALISTIC JONESES, written by Will Eno and directed by Judy Hegarty-Lovett.

BACK TO THE FUTURE: THE MUSICAL & More Set for Playhouse Square's 2023-2024 KeyBank Broadway Series

Playhouse Square has announced the seven shows to be featured on their upcoming 2023-2024 KeyBank Broadway Series.

SIX, BEETLEJUICE & More Set for Broadway in Austin 23-24 Season

Texas Performing Arts’ Broadway in Austin 2023-2024 Season will include six Austin premieres and the return of two audience favorites. 

Darren Criss, Brian d'Arcy James, Jessica Vosk & More to Take Part in Atlantic Theater Company Gala

Atlantic Theater Company will present their 2023 Gala on Monday, April 17, 2023 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. See who is performing, and how to purchase tickets!

Review: GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY (UK TOUR), New Wimbledon Theatre

If John Steinbeck had been asked to create a musical, it may have looked something like this. Soundtracked by the songs of Bob Dylan, Girl From The North Country is, at heart, a bleak meditation on untimely death; not just physically due to illness, murder and suicide (though that’s here too) but also spiritually due to the death of ambition, the death of hope and, most cruelly, the death of love.

Dominic Colón & Roger Q. Mason to Star in THE PINK Developmental Reading at 59E59 Theaters

Casting has been announced for the developmental reading of THE PINK by acclaimed Black Filipinx playwright and Kilroys List honoree Roger Q. Mason, presented by Breaking the Binary Theatre in association with Primary Stages as part of the Creative Access Grant Reading Series with Primary Stages.

Meet the Cast of NEW YORK, NEW YORK; Beginning Previews on Broadway Tonight!

New York, New York begins previews tonight, Friday, March 24, 2023. The musical officially opens Wednesday, April 26, 2023 at Broadway's St. James Theatre. Meet the cast of New York, New York!

Conor McPherson FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Conor McPherson has written 12 shows including St. Nicholas (Playwright), The Weir (Playwright), This Lime Tree Bower (Playwright), Dublin Carol (Playwright), Shining City (Playwright), The Seafarer (Playwright), Port Authority (Playwright), The Veil (Playwright), The Night Alive (Playwright), The Birds (Playwright), Girl From the North Country (Bookwriter), The Dance of Death (Adaptor).

Conor McPherson has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. He was nominated for Best Book of a Musical and Best Direction of a Musical at the Tony Awards for "Girl From The North Country". He also received an Outstanding Book of a Musical nomination at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for the same show. In addition, he was nominated for Outstanding Play at the Drama Desk Awards for "The Night Alive", and for Best Direction of a Play and Best Play at the Tony Awards for "The Seafarer" and "Shining City", respectively. McPherson won the Best New Play award at the Olivier Awards for "The Seafarer" and the Charles Wintour Award for Most Promising Playwright at the Evening Standard Awards for "The Weir".

Conor McPherson, the renowned playwright, has won the Charles Wintour Award for Most Promising Playwright at the Evening Standard Awards for his play "The Weir."

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