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Dion Boucicault

Date of Death: September 18, 1890 (67)

Birth Place: IRELAND

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Conn O'Kelly


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[Broadway, 1903]
[Broadway, 1859]


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Stratford Festival Unveils 2024 Casts and Creative Teams

Get all the latest updates on the highly anticipated 2024 season at the Stratford Festival. Find out which talented actors have been cast in which productions, and get ready to experience the magic of live theater at one of the world's most renowned festivals.

Metropolitan Playhouse Suspends Productions Indefinitely

Discover the story behind the closure of Metropolitan Playhouse in New York after 31 years. Explore how this theater company brought forgotten American plays to light and celebrate its contributions to the neighborhood.

City Lit Sets 2023-24 Season; Producer/Artistic Director Terry McCabe to Retire

City Lit Producer and Artistic Director Terry McCabe announced that the theatre’s 2023-2024 season—its forty-third—will be his last on its staff. 

AN OCTOROON Makes its Dublin Premiere

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins radical 2014 reboot of Irish playwright, Dion Boucicault's notorious 1859 play The Octoroon makes its Dublin premiere.

BWW Review: The Gamm's AN OCTOROON Is Not To Be Missed

In AN OCTOROON, Jacobs-Jenkins seems to delight in taking audiences on a shock-and-awe tour through America’s history and present. In turns horrifying and hilarious, this work manages to elicit almost every emotion a human being can feel as it burrows into your psyche.

Irish Rep Announces Winter 2022 Season

Irish Repertory Theatre announced today two productions, two special one-night-only performances and one streaming event for their upcoming winter 2022 season.

The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre to Present AN OCTOROON

The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre will stage Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ An Octoroon, promising audiences an explosive theatrical experience to jump-start the new year. Both old and new, An Octoroon reinterprets a famous Victorian melodrama as an audaciously theatrical and sometimes shocking examination of race and representation in America.

Irish Rep Cancels Performances of THE STREETS OF NEW YORK Through December 26

Irish Repertory Theater is cancelling performances of The Streets Of New York through December 26, 2021.

Amy Bodnar, Amanda Jane Cooper, Ryan Vona & More to Star in Irish Rep's THE STREETS OF NEW YORK

Irish Repertory Theatre announced today casting and additional creative team members for The Streets of New York by Dion Boucicault, featuring adaptation, songs & direction by Charlotte Moore. The Streets of New York will begin previews on December 4, 2021, with an opening night scheduled for December 14 and a limited run through January 30, 2022.

Irish Repertory Theatre Announces Fall 2021 In-Person Season

Irish Repertory Theatre announced today productions for their upcoming fall season, which will mark their return to in-person programming following the Covid-19 shutdown in March 2020.  

BWW Review: AN OCTOROON Plays (With) The Race Card

Judith Moreland’s cunning production for the Fountain Theatre sneaks up behind you, gooses, tickles, sings, brays and pretty much does everything but give everyone in the audience a wedgie.

Fountain Theatre Honors Juneteenth With Free Celebration And Other Events

The Fountain Theatre commemorates the emancipation of enslaved women and men in Texas on June 19, 1865 — the last state to abolish slavery in the U.S. following the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863 — with a special event at the Fountain's new Covid-safe outdoor venue in East Hollywood. The Fountain's Juneteenth Celebration will take place on Saturday, June 19 beginning at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.

AN OCTOROON Casting Complete, Dates Set For On Fountain Theatre Outdoor Stage

Casting is complete and rehearsals begin this week for the Los Angeles premiere of a radical, incendiary and subversively funny Obie award-winning play by MacArthur Foundation “Genius Grant” recipient Branden Jacobs-Jenkins.

L.A. Premiere Of AN OCTOROON By Branden Jacobs-Jenkins Will Launch Outdoor Performances At Fountain Theatre

The Los Angeles premiere of An Octoroon by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins will inaugurate the new outdoor stage at the Fountain Theatre later this spring. Judith Moreland will direct.

BWW Blog: Celebrating Black Playwrights

Hopefully this list gives you some new reads, and if not, reminded you of some old favorites.

TFANA Will Present the New York Premiere of Will Eno's GNIT, Directed by Oliver Butler

Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA; Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director) will present the New York premiere of celebrated American playwright Will Eno's Gnit, inspired by Henrik Ibsen's Peer Gynt (originally published in 1867). Directed by Eno's frequent collaborator, the Obie and Lortel Award-Winner Oliver Butler (Eno's 2014 The Open House and the 2018 revival of Thom Paine (based on nothing), starring Michael C. Hall, both at Signature Theater, and 2019's The Plot at Yale Rep; Heidi Schreck's Tony Award-nominated What the Constitution Means to Me).

Fountain Announces 2020 30th Anniversary Season

Deborah Culver and Stephen Sachs founded the Fountain Theatre in an intimate, Spanish-style, East Hollywood building that belies the sizable local impact and international reach of the company's acclaimed and award-winning productions. Now entering its 30th year as one of the most highly regarded theaters in Los Angeles, the Fountain is announcing a celebratory 2020 season of dynamic premieres and events.

Irish Repertory Theatre Has Announced the Full Cast of LADY G and an Extension for LONDON ASSURANCE

Irish Repertory Theatre (Charlotte Moore, Artistic Director and Ciarán O'Reilly, Producing Director) has announced the cast & creative team for Lady G: Plays and Whisperings of Lady Gregory. Lady G is written by Lady Augusta Gregory with additional material by Ciarán O'Reilly (Dublin Carol), with direction by O'Reilly. Previews begin in the W. Scott McLucas Studio Theatre on February 12, 2020, with opening night set for February 19, 2020, for a limited engagement through March 22, 2020.

2020 Origin 1st Irish Theatre Festival Releases Full Schedule

Six mainstage productions, several of which explore positive and dramatic social change on the Island of Ireland in the past decade, will be part of the 2020 Origin 1st Irish Theatre Festival, running in venues across the city from January 7 to February 3. New York's all-Irish theatre festival and the world's only festival devoted exclusively to producing the plays of contemporary Irish playwrights from around the world, presents productions from Belfast, Dublin, Wexford, Manhattan and Queens. Three are American premieres; two are world premieres. The American premiere of Eva O'Connor's 'Maz and Bricks' and the world premiere of Sean Sugrie's 'The 8th' open the Festival on January 7.

BWW Interview: Irish Rep's Ian Holcomb on the Uniqueness of LONDON ASSURANCE and the Power of Taking Off One's Mask

Written by Dion Boucicault, London Assurance, takes audiences on a wild ride through the eyes of eccentric characters and missteps along the way! Centered around Sir Harcourt Courtly and his betrothal to Grace Harkaway and the hilarity that ensues when they each end up falling for another person, including Sir Courtly's own son, this play is full of twists, turns, and plenty of quirky moments.


Dion Boucicault has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

Dion Boucicault has not appeared in the West End

Dion Boucicault has written 25 shows including The Fox Hunt (Playwright), The Young Actress (Playwright), How She Loves Him (Playwright), Led Astray (Playwright), Rip Van Winkle (Playwright), London Assurance (Playwright), Apollo in New York (Playwright), The Poor of New York (Playwright), Jessie Brown (Playwright), Chamooni III (Playwright), The Octoroon (Playwright), The Colleen Bawn (Playwright), After Dark (Playwright), Formosa: ("The Most Beautiful") (Playwright), Old Heads and Young Hearts (Playwright), The Streets of New York, or Poverty is No Crime (Playwright), The Irish Heiress (Playwright), Lost at Sea (Playwright), The Rapparee (Playwright), Jezebel (Playwright), Arrah-Na-Pogue (Playwright), Belle Lamar (Playwright), The Shaughraun (Playwright), The Banker's Daughter (Source Material), The Streets of New York (Source Material).

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