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North American Premiere of Jean Butler's WHAT WE HOLD is Coming to Irish Arts Center

Jean Butler's 'What We Hold' (North American Premiere) at Irish Arts Center is a physical, cultural, and emotional journey through the history of Irish dance. This celebrated work brings together seven generations of dancers to celebrate the past, connect the present, and look to the future.

Cast and Creative Team Set for ESCAPED ALONE World Premiere at Yale Repertory Theatre

Yale Repertory Theatre will continue its 2023–24 Season with Escaped Alone by Caryl Churchill, directed by Liz Diamond.

Kristolyn Lloyd, Leland Fowler & More to Star in Suzan-Lori Parks' SALLY & TOM at The Public Theater

The Public Theater has revealed the complete cast for the New York premiere of SALLY & TOM, a bold new dramedy written by Pulitzer Prize winner and Public Theater Writer-in-Residence Suzan-Lori Parks and directed by Steve H. Broadnax III.

Stage West Presents The Touching Comedy GRAND HORIZONS By Bess Wohl

Nancy and Bill…50 years together and counting. Only problem?  Nancy wants out!  Stage West presents the regional premiere of the funny, surprising, and sometimes painfully honest Tony-nominee Grand Horizons, by Bess Wohl, which begins a 5-week run on Thursday, August 31. 

The Coronet Theatre Announces Autumn/Winter Season

The Coronet Theatre's Autumn/Winter season is a presentation of multi-disciplinary modern stage-based art, with a spotlight on dance and movement related theatre forms, and an exceptional poetry strand. As always, the season offers inventive hybrid international work, showcasing performance from Europe to Asia. 

Isabel Allende, Lorrie Moore, Ben Whishaw And More Come To 92NY In May And June

The 92NY Unterberg Poetry Center's Spring literary season continues in May and June with readings by acclaimed authors Isabel Allende, Lorrie Moore and Miriam Toews, poet Willie Perdomo – and a dramatic reading of Seamus Heaney's work by actor Ben Whishaw, among other events.


Acclaimed actor Ben Whishaw will visit 92NY’s Unterberg Poetry Center on Wednesday, May 3 at 7:30 pm to deliver a dramatic reading of literary classics and poems translated over the years by the late, great Irish poet Seamus Heaney, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1995.  

THE SALVAGERS World Premiere & More Set for Yale Repertory Theatre 2023-24 Season

Yale Repertory Theatre has announced its 2023–24 season of four plays.

Celebrate Irish Culture and Heritage At Irish Festival Seattle

Seattle Center Festál continues with Irish Festival Seattle, one of the longest-running festivals within the Festál series. Presented by the Irish Heritage Club, this free public festival takes place on March 11th and 12th at the Seattle Center Armory. The festival will feature live musical performances, genealogy workshops, children's activities, step-dancing, and Irish and Celtic craft goods.

Review: FAITH HEALER at Gamm Theatre

What did our critic think of FAITH HEALER at Gamm Theatre?

Celebrarán 70 Aniversario De Pura López Colomé Con Un Homenaje En La Sala Manuel M. Ponce

La Secretaría de Cultura del Gobierno de México y el Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura (Inbal), a través de la Coordinación Nacional de Literatura (CNL), celebrarán en la Sala Manuel M. Ponce del Palacio de Bellas Artes, la vida y obra de la escritora mexicana Pura López Colomé, en el marco del 70 aniversario de su natalicio. 

La MaMa Announces 61st Season Featuring 40 Productions From 8 Nations

La MaMa ETC’s 61st season will feature world-premieres by John Kelly, Erik Ehn, Elizabeth Swados, Witness Relocation/Dan Safer, Bobbie Jene Smith and Ping Chong, along with the live, in-person stage debut of Split Britches’s 2021 digital production LAST GASP and the first-ever revival of Maria Irene Fornes’ EVELYN BROWN.

Gloucester Stage Company To Present GRAND HORIZONS, Opening This Month

The GLOUCESTER STAGE COMPANY will present the Tony Award-nominated GRAND HORIZONS next in the lineup of its 2022 season. Robert Walsh returns to Gloucester Stage to direct this thought-provoking comedy of marital malaise by award-winning playwright Bess Wohl, running from July 29 to August 21.

Review: The Cure at Troy at Quintessence Theater

A modest audience was drawn into the reeks and roars of a rare production of Seamus Heaney’s The Cure at Troy on Saturday night around the intimate, runway-style stage at Quintessence Theater in Philadelphia, directed by Alexaner Burns. Actor Steven Anthony Wright leaving a definitive stamp on a challenging role as the savaged Philoctetes.

Quintessence Theatre Presents Seamus Heaney's THE CURE AT TROY This Month

Quintessence Theatre Group, Philadelphia's professional classic repertory theatre, continues Season XII: Breaking the Cycle with Seamus Heaney's poetic rendition of the final episode of the Trojan War: The Cure at Troy starts previews January 26, with an Opening Night on Saturday, January 29.

Virtual Theatre Today: Monday, March 22- with Marisha Wallace, Jenna Russell, and More!

Today (March 22) in live streaming: CFT is Celebrating Sondheim, BKLYN is back, Marvin Hamlisch International Music Awards, and more!

Irish Rep Announces Window Film Installation POETIC REFLECTIONS From the Adrian Brinkerhoff Poetry Foundation

Irish Repertory Theatre will present Poetic Reflections: Words Upon the Window Pane, a series of films from the Adrian Brinkerhoff Poetry Foundation (Amy Holmes, Executive Director), featuring poets and actors reading poems from Ireland, the United States and England. 

VIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda Recites An Irish Poem for Joe Biden's Inauguration

The poem titled, 'The Cure of Troy,' is a particular favorite of the newly sworn in President Biden, who often quotes its verses. 

Wake Up With BWW 1/21: Inauguration Festivities Featured Lin-Manuel Miranda, Betty Buckley, Laura Benanti, and Many More!

Today's top stories: videos from last night's inauguration festivities, which included Lin-Manuel Miranda, Lady Gaga, Laura Benanti, Keala Settle, Betty Buckley, Ruthie Ann Miles, Jessie Mueller, Ali Stroker, James Monroe Iglehart, and many more!

The Abbey Theatre in Partnership With Aware Presents ABBEY CALLING

This December, the Abbey Theatre will present Abbey Calling - a new initiative, bringing brilliant pieces of literature directly into the homes of those feeling isolated. A partnership with mental health charity, Aware, Abbey Calling sees 50 of Ireland's leading actors make up to 2,000 phone calls.


Seamus Heaney has written 2 shows including Riverdance (Source Material), Sophocles' Antigone: The Burial at Thebes (Translator).

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