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John Millington Synge

Also Credited As: John Synge

Date of Death: March 24, 1909

Birth Place: IRELAND

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Ralph Vaughan Williams's RIDERS TO THE SEA (Homens ao Mar) Opens Theatro Sao Pedro 2024 Season

The opera season at Theatro Sao Pedro, will begin with the premiere of Riders to the Sea, by Vaughan Williams, considered the greatest British symphonist. With musical direction by Claudio Cruz and scenic direction by Caetano Vilela, the opera will be preceded by the instrumental work Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, by the same composer.

City Lit Names Brian Pastor Executive Artistic Director

City Lit Board President Daniel Robinson announced that Brian Pastor (they/them), City Lit’s current Resident Director and for nine years its Managing Director, will succeed City Lit’s Producer and Artistic Director Terry McCabe, who will retire on June 30, 2024, following the conclusion of City Lit’s recently announced 43rd season.

Gamut Theatre Presents THISTLE & SALT: THE IRELAND OF J.M. SYNGE

Gamut Theatre presents its Spring Showcase Production: Thistle & Salt: The Ireland of J.M. Synge. This production is a partnership with Narçisse Theatre Company which runs March 4-19, 2023 - Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM and Sundays at 2:30 PM.

Review: THE PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD at Atlas Performing Arts Center

A lively contemporary rethinking of a classic Irish comedy.

Review: PLAYBOY OF THE WEST INDIES, Birmingham Rep

It's been over a century since John Millington Synge's Irish play The Playboy of the Western World was first performed, and almost 40 years since Mustapha Matura transported the story to Trinidad in the original version of Playboy of the West Indies. Sadly, Matura passed away in 2019 before he finished the musical adaptation of his work, but collaborators and co-directors Clement Ishmael, Nicolas Kent and Dominique Le Gendre continued the project and have now brought the spirit and humour of the Caribbean to a Birmingham stage.

BWW Review: THE PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD at Ronin Theatre

Ronin Theatre company to present The Playboy of the Western World May 12-29 at the Irish Cultural Center.

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 Rep Announces the Cast & Creative Team for BELFAST GIRLS

Irish Repertory Theatre announced today the cast and creative team for the New York Premiere of Belfast Girls by Jaki McCarrick (The Naturalists). Directed by Nicola Murphy (A Girl is a Half-formed Thing), Belfast Girls will run May 11-June 26, 2022, on the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage, with an opening night set for May 19, 2022.

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.

Virtual Theatre This Weekend: March 27-28- with Ashley Spencer, Kara Lindsay and More!

Broadway might be dark, but that doesn't mean that theatre isn't happening everywhere! Below, check out where you can get your daily fix of Broadway this weekend, March 27-28, 2021.

Virtual Theatre Today: Friday, March 26- with a RAGTIME Reunion, John Lloyd Young, and More!

Today (March 26) in live streaming: Richard Ridge chats with John Lloyd Young on Clubhouse, a Ragtime reunion on Stars in the House, and more!

Virtual Theatre Today: Thursday, March 25- with Ashley Spencer, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and More!

Today (March 25) in live streaming: the premiere of Electric Island, AAPI Broadway unites on Stars in the House, Ashley Spencer visits Backstage Live, and more!

Virtual Theatre Today: Wednesday, March 24- with Micah Stock, Danny Burstein, and More!

Today (March 24) in live streaming: The Chaos Twins celebrate Black Lady Magic, a Fiddler party on Stars in the House, Micah Stock visits Backstage Live, and more!

Virtual Theatre Today: Tuesday, March 23- with Mandy Gonzalez, Kathryn Gallagher, and More!

Today (March 23) in live streaming: A #BeAnArtsHero Town Hall, ladies unite on Stars in the House, BKLYN is back, and more!

Virtual Theatre This Weekend: March 20-21- with Jackie Hoffman, Patti Murin and More!

Broadway might be dark, but that doesn't mean that theatre isn't happening everywhere! Below, check out where you can get your daily fix of Broadway this weekend, March 20-21, 2021.

Virtual Theatre Today: Friday, March 19- with Michael James Scott, Ashley Brown, and More!

Today (March 19) in live streaming: a Little House on the Prarie reunion on Stars in the House, Jackie Hoffman visits Backstage Live, and more!

Virtual Theatre Today: Thursday, March 18- with Jackie Hoffman, THE LAST FIVE YEARS, and More!

Today (March 18) in live streaming: a Little House on the Prarie reunion on Stars in the House, Jackie Hoffman visits Backstage Live, and more!

Virtual Theatre Today: Wednesday, March 17- with Rachel York, Bonnie Milligan, and More!

Today (March 17) in live streaming: a Head Over Heals reunion on Stars in the House, Irish Rep goes to The Aran Islands, and more!

Virtual Theatre Today: Tuesday, March 16- with Kelli O'Hara, Keala Settle, and More!

Today (March 16) in live streaming: Stars in the House celebrates one year, The Last Five Years continues, and more!

Irish Rep Announces THE ARAN ISLANDS: A Performance on Screen

Irish Repertory Theatre announced today that their next Performance on Screen digital production is The Aran Islands by J.M. Synge and adapted and directed by Joe O’Byrne. Starring Brendan Conroy, the virtual production of The Aran Islands will premiere on Tuesday March 16, 2021 at 7pm ET and run through Sunday March 28, 2021.

John Millington Synge FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

John Millington Synge has written 8 shows including The Playboy of the Western World (Playwright), Riders to the Sea (Playwright), The Shadow of the Glen (Playwright), The Well of the Saints (Playwright), In the Shadow of The Glen/ The Tinker's Wedding/ Riders to the Sea (Playwright), Riders to the Sea (Playwright), Back Country (Source Material), Three Small Irish Masterpieces (Playwright).

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