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Sebastian Barry Awards and Nominations

Olivier Awards - 1996 - BBC Award for the Play of the Year

Sebastian BarryThe Steward Of Christendom

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Hedgerow Theatre Extends Production Of Enda Walsh's THE NEW ELECTRIC BALLROOM

Hedgerow Theatre Company is currently presenting The New Electric Ballroom, a modern classic from the pen of Irish playwright Enda Walsh. Learn more about the extension here!
Hedgerow Theatre to Kick Off The New Year With Enda Walsh's THE NEW ELECTRIC BALLROOM

Hedgerow Theatre presents Enda Walsh’s The New Electric Ballroom, a modern classic that explores the complexities of women of a certain age. Directed by Emma Gibson, this production features an all-female design and production team.
The Atlanta Shakespeare Company Presents THE TEMPEST This November

The Atlanta Shakespeare Company at The Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse presents The Tempest, November 5-27, 2022. Directed by Jaclyn Hofmann Faircloth
The Gate Theatre to Present THE STEWARD OF CHRISTENDOM at The Everyman

The Gate will present a new production of Sebastian Barry’s seminal play The Steward of Christendom, directed by Louise Lowe and featuring Owen Roe as Thomas Dunne, at The Everyman. The production will run for five performances only from September 6th to 10th.
Toby Jones, Ciarán Hinds Aandnd Michelle Fairley To Star In Brian Friel's FAITH HEALER, Exclusively On Audible

Audible, the world's leading provider of spoken-word entertainment, has released Brian Friel's masterful and haunting Faith Healer, starring Golden Globe nominee Toby Jones (Infamous, Detectorists), Ciarán Hinds (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Rome, Game of Thrones) and Michelle Fairley (Game of Thrones, Gangs of London) in the UK.
Irish Laureate Sebastian Barry's ON BLUEBERRY HILL Comes To Audible

Irish Fiction Laureate and award-winning writer, Sebastian Barry's critically acclaimed play On Blueberry Hill  to audiences around the world as it debuts on Audible on 19th November.
Carl Hancock Rux and Mallory Catlett Announced as New Artistic Directors at Mabou Mines

Two prolific, award winning artists, Carl Hancock Rux and Mallory Catlett, both former artists in Mabou Mines' Resident Artist Program, embody the company's mission to foster the next generation of experimental theater artists and bring with them a strong vision for the future of Mabou Mines.
Photo Flash: ON BLUEBERRY HILL Celebrates Opening Night at Trafalgar Studios

The glorious new production of On Blueberry Hill from Olivier Award-winning and internationally-acclaimed Irish theatre company, Fishamble, has opened at Trafalgar Studios.
ON BLUEBERRY HILL Will Transfer to the West End

Olivier Award-winning and internationally-acclaimed Irish theatre company, Fishamble: The New Play Company, will be bringing its production of On Blueberry Hill to the West End in Spring 2020. Following hugely successful and sell-out seasons in Dublin and New York, Fishamble's critically acclaimed production of Sebastian Barry's new play opens at London's Trafalgar Studios on 5 March (Press Night 11 March) for a strictly limited season until 2 May. Tickets are on on-sale now.
The Irish Heritage Theatre Presents WOMAN AND SCARECROW

Irish Heritage Theatre announces its Fall 2019 production Woman and Scarecrow by Marina Carr. After a highly successful and critically acclaimed 'Fathers of Ireland' season last year featuring Lay Me Down Softly ( second Barrymore recommendation) and IHT's beloved production of Da , which was the company's best attended show to date, IHT moves to a season of plays dedicated to exploring the final days of life as we know it. The Irish Heritage Theatre's first 'End of Days in Ireland' offering is the aforementioned Woman and Scarecrow, following the last day of the life of the titular character as she wrestles with her inner demons and her alter ego. IHT will follow that up with the classic, Steward of Christendom by Sebastian Barry, a Lear-like exploration of a former officer's final days.
U.S. Premiere Of Fishamble's THE HUMOURS OF BANDON Announced At Irish Arts Center

Irish Arts Center, a multidisciplinary home for contemporary Irish arts and culture, teams with internationally-acclaimed, Olivier Award-winning Irish theatre company Fishamble to present Margaret McAuliffe's The Humours of Bandon. This wonderful one-woman show (The Stage) has garnered vast acclaim across its tours of Ireland and Wales and a stop at Edinburgh Festival Fringe, where The Scotsman called it a witty and poignant story that invites you to climb inside and enjoy the ride, told by a performer who has lived and breathed the world she so expertly conveys. The Humours of Bandon centers around an ambitious teenage Irish dancer and the grueling preparations she's undertaken, in her young life, to achieve. (Writer/performer McAuliffe is herself a former championship Irish dancer, and devoted 18 years to the form).
2019 Origin 1st Irish Award Winners Announced

The crowd-pleasing rugby play "Alone It Stands" scored Best Production at the 2019 Origin 1st Irish Theatre Festival's closing night festivities at The Manhattan Club at Rosie O'Grady's in Times Square tonight. The locally produced American premiere of "Alone It Stands," a play with an illustrious production history in Ireland, The West End and elsewhere, was nominated in four categories, and played at 59E59 Theaters. Two critically acclaimed productions imported from Ireland -- "On Blueberry Hill" (at 59E59 Theaters through February 3) and "The Morning After the Life Before" which played at the cell - also had big wins, with "On Blueberry Hill" (produced by Fishamble: The New Play Co in Dublin) earning Best Actor for Niall Buggy and Best Design; and "The Morning After the Life Before" (produced by Dublin's Guna Nua Theatre) winning Best Actress for Lucia Smyth, and Best Director for Paul Meade.

Productions and plays from Ireland face off against several homegrown New York productions as the 11th annual Origin 1st Irish Theatre Festival hands out its awards at a closing night ceremony at Rosie O'Grady's Manhattan Club, 800 Seventh Avenue, on Monday January 28 at 7pm.  Origin 1st Irish 2019, the world's only theatre festival dedicated to showcasing the work of contemporary Irish playwrights from around the world, began on January 9. Among the festival's six mainstage productions in competition, five are US premieres, and one is a world premiere. To RSVP to the awards ceremony, which is a free event, visit
BWW Review: ON BLUEBERRY HILL at 59E59 Theaters is a Mesmerizing Two-Hander

59E59 Theaters is now presenting On Blueberry Hill, a two-hander that is mesmerizing its audiences. Written by Sebastian Barry and superbly directed by Jim Culleton, this affecting play stars Niall Buggy and David Ganly.
Irish Arts Center Announces Spring 2019 Season

Irish Arts Center (IAC), a multidisciplinary center dedicated to bringing people of all backgrounds together through the excellence and dynamism of Irish arts and culture, announces its Spring 2019 season a cross-section of the exhilarating theater, music, dance, literature, art, and genre-defying performance coming from Ireland and Irish America, alongside educational events engaging participants with an array of rich traditions. With performances as wide-ranging as Margaret McAuliffe's acclaimed one-woman play The Humours of Bandon, Declan O'Rourke's epic song cycle Chronicles of the Great Irish Famine, and Paul Muldoon's performance adaptation of a 1773 Irish poem, IAC provides an intimate home for artists' boldest visions. As construction on IAC's landmark permanent new home in Hell's Kitchen takes place just beyond the organization's original location, IAC's vast ambition and accomplishment will be on full display, outside and in, throughout Spring 2019.
NY's All-Irish Theatre Festival ORIGIN'S 1ST IRISH Kicks Off January 9

The 2019 Origin's 1st Irish Theatre Festival, 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, settles in to its new January time slot, running three weeks from January 9 to 28. A total 17 events, including six mainstage productions from Belfast, Derry, Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Queens and Manhattan, will be seen in and out of competition. Among the productions, five are US premieres; one is a world premiere. 15 contemporary Irish writers are represented with work in performance.
Niall Buggy and David Ganly star in Sebastian Barry's ON BLUEBERRY HILL

59E59 Theaters is thrilled to present the US premiere of ON BLUEBERRY HILL, written by SebastianBarry and directed by Jim Culleton. Produced by Fishable: The New Play Company as part of Origin's 1st Irish Festival, ON BLUEBERRY HILL begins performances on Tuesday, January 8 for a limited engagement through Sunday, February 3.
59E59 Theaters Announces Productions For The 2019 Winter Season

59E59 Theaters announce the line-up of shows for the 2019 Winter Season.  All performances take place at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues).  Ticket prices and performance schedules vary. For tickets, call the 59E59 Box Office at 646-892-7999 or online at 

Hot off award-winning film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, and reunited with Matthew Dunster, who directed his hit Hangmen, Martin McDonagh brings his latest to the Bridge - quite a coup for Nick Hytner. Yet this provocative take on Hans Christian Andersen, and on the nature of storytelling, takes too scattershot an approach to fully land.
Arye Gross to Star in UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL at Geffen Playhouse

The Geffen Playhouse today announced that Arye Gross (Minority Report, Castle, Geffen's Coney Island Christmas) will star in Glen Berger's award-winning one-man play Underneath the Lintel: An Impressive Presentation of Lovely Evidences, directed by Steven Robman.


How many shows has Sebastian Barry written?

Sebastian Barry has written 1 shows including White Woman Street (Playwright).

What awards has Sebastian Barry been nominated for?

Sebastian Barry has been nominated for the BBC Award for the Play of the Year (Olivier Awards) for "The Steward Of Christendom."

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