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John Keating most recently appeared in Measure for Measure Off-Broadway at Theater for a New Audience. Mint: Is Life Worth Living?, “John Ferguson”; Roundabout: Juno and the Paycock. Irish Rep Company Member: 11 shows including Aristocrats, Around the World in 80 Days; Talking Band (Belize). Regional: A.C.T., McCarter, Old Globe, world premiere of Raw Boys at Wilma (Barrymore nomination, Lead Actor), Westport Playhouse, Hartford Stage, Two River, Cincinnati Playhouse. Television: “Pickering” in HBO miniseries “John Adams,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “Lipstick Jungle,” “Nurse Jackie,” “Boardwalk Empire.” Numerous audio book narrations (three Earphone awards, Audie nomination).

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Irish Repertory Theatre Off-Broadway Premiere, 2020

The Coop Off-Broadway Premiere, 2019

Irish Rep O'Casey Cycle Production, 2019
Capt. Brennan

Irish Rep O'Casey Cycle Production, 2019
Joxer Daly

Irish Rep O'Casey Cycle Production, 2019
Mr. Grisgson

Irish Repertory Theatre World Premiere Production, 2017
Dr. John Charles McQuaid

Theatre for a New Audience Off-Broadway Production, 2016
First Fisherman


Irish Repertory Off-Broadway Production, 2015

Irish Repertory Theatre Production, 2013

Theatre for a New Audience Production, 2013

Atlantic Theater Company Production, 2011


Actor #2


Shawn Keogh

Boy/Keeney/Al Dubbin/John


Furniture Man/Coal Vendor/Policeman

Charles Bentham/Mobilizer (Understudy)

Johnny Boyle

Barman/ Priest/ Kevin/ Trevor/ Mark

Bobby Westlake

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Irish Repertory Theatre Unveils Cast for TRANSLATIONS Directed by Doug Hughes

Irish Repertory Theatre reveals the cast for Translations, the first production in The Friel Project, a retrospective of the work of renowned Irish playwright Brian Friel.

Irish Repertory Theatre to Celebrate 35th Anniversary with THE FRIEL PROJECT Season

Irish Repertory Theatre (Charlotte Moore, Artistic Director; Ciarán O'Reilly, Producing Director) will present The Friel Project, a retrospective of the work of renowned Irish playwright Brian Friel, to take place from October 2023 through May 2024.

Photos: See Amber Gray, Reeve Carney, Eva Noblezada & More at Irish Rep's 2023 Gala Concert

Check out photos from Irish Repertory Theatre's 2023 Gala concert!

Will Nunziata Will Direct Industry Presentation of THE BETTY KISS in June

An industry presentation of Derek Murphy’s new play The Betty Kiss will be held Wednesday June 14 at 1PM in Manhattan at Open Jar Studios.

Playwrights Horizons and The Parsnip Ship to Launch THE DETOUR SERIES Site-Specific Audio Journeys

Playwrights Horizons and play development company The Parsnip Ship present The Detour Series, are premiering two commissioned, site-specific audio journeys through Hell's Kitchen, Playwrights Horizons’ neighborhood, September 1-25.

Nicholas Barasch, David Baida, Kerry Conte & More to Star in World Premiere of THE BUTCHER BOY at Irish Rep

Irish Repertory Theatre announced today casting for the World Premiere of the new musical The Butcher Boy, featuring book, music & lyrics by Asher Muldoon. The Butcher Boy will begin previews on the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage on July 21, 2022 and is set to open on August 1 for a limited run through September 11, 2022.

World Premiere of New Musical THE BUTCHER BOY & More Announced for Irish Rep Summer 2022 Season

Irish Repertory Theatre announced today two productions for their Summer 2022 season. A brand new production of Yes! Reflections of Molly Bloom, and the World Premiere of the new musical The Butcher Boy.

Origin Theatre Company to Revive New-Play Reading Series MONDAYS IN MAY at Beckett's Bar and Grill

After a two-year break, Origin Theatre Company is reviving its popular new-play reading series, “Mondays in May,” with staged readings of new shows read every Monday in a month packed with Mondays – five in all! 

BWW Interview: John Keating Talks TWO BY SYNGE at Irish Rep, His Background With the Company, and More!

Irish Repertory Theatre will present Two by Synge by John Millington Synge and directed by Charlotte Moore, beginning next week. Cast member John Keating specifically has a long history with Irish Rep, and we got to chat with him about his past experiences with the company, what it's been like working on this unique production, and more!

Irish Repertory Theatre to Stage New York Premiere of BELFAST GIRLS

Today, the Irish Repertory Theatre (Charlotte Moore, Artistic Director and Ciarán O’Reilly, Producing Director) announced two productions for their Spring 2022 season. The New York Premiere of Belfast Girls by Jaki McCarrick (The Naturalists) and directed by Nicola Murphy (A Girl Is A Half-formed Thing) will run May 11-June 26, 2022 on the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage, with an opening night set for May 19, 2022. Two by Synge, by John Millington Synge and directed by Charlotte Moore (The Streets of New York), will run April 13-May 22, 2022 on the W. Scott McLucas Studio Stage, with an opening night set for April 24, 2022.

AUTUMN ROYAL is 'Well Worth the Trip to the Theatre.'

Special Offer - Autumn Royal is 'well worth the trip to the theatre.'

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.  

LISTEN: Keith David, Kathleen Chalfant and Johanna Day Star in PERICLES Presented by Play On Podcasts

Building upon Play On Shakespeare’s mission to enhance the understanding of Shakespeare’s plays, Play On Podcasts bring timeless tales directly to modern audiences. Following the success of Macbeth, the series – presented by Play On in partnership with Next Chapter Podcasts –continues today with the release of Ellen McLaughlin’s Pericles.

Irish Rep Announces THEATRE @ HOME WINTER FESTIVAL Featuring Melissa Errico, Max von Essen, Ali Ewoldt and More

Irish Repertory Theatre has announced their Theatre @ Home Winter Festival, a four-week repertory retrospective of all of the original digital productions created by Irish Repertory Theatre during the COVID-19 shut-down, from January 26 – February 21, 2021.


Running three weeks from January 11 to 31, the 2021 Origin 1st Irish will present a total of 20 virtual events, including recorded Theatrical Productions made both before and during Covid from Belfast, Dublin, Wexford, London and New York.

John Turturro, Patrick Bergin, Ian McElhinney and More to Take Part in BLOOMSDAY LOCK-IN

The 11th BLOOMSDAY IN BROOKLYN, an annual literary pub crawl featuring readings from James Joyce will this year be presented in an online modern adaptation of the epic and far roaming Ulysses aptly titled BLOOMSDAY LOCK-IN on Saturday, June 20 @ 3pm New York / Eastern time.

Irish Rep Announces New MEET THE MAKERS Conversations and Schedule Changes to Summer Season

Irish Repertory Theatre announced today upcoming editions of their online series Meet the Makers. A digital series of conversations with scholars and Irish Rep artists discussing their work and theatre in general, Meet the Makers offers a behind-the-scenes look at Irish history, theatre and the creative process.

Stars From Stage and Screen Will Take Part in BLOOMSDAY LOCK-IN

The 11th BLOOMSDAY IN BROOKLYN, an annual literary pub crawl featuring readings from James Joyce will this year be presented in an online modern adaptation of the epic and far roaming Ulysses aptly titled BLOOMSDAY LOCK-IN on Saturday, June 20 @ 3pm New York / Eastern time.

Irish Rep Announces First Ever Online Summer Season Featuring YES! REFLECTIONS OF MOLLY BLOOM and More

Irish Repertory Theatre has announced its first ever Online Summer Season. This summer will feature three of Irish Rep's most beloved recent productions reimagined for the screen and filmed remotely for limited release as part of A Performance on Screen.

Richard Topol, Orlagh Cassidy, Kate Grimes and More Join TRANSATLANTIC TALES 2020

What do you do during a lockdown, when your big June show has been cancelled? Well, put on a digital international theatre production spanning 5,000 km with over 20 artists of course!


John Keating has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

John Keating has not appeared in the West End

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