The Josephine Hart Poetry Foundation Presents The Josephine Hart Poetry Hour: Oscar Wilde The Josephine Hart Poetry Foundation Presents The Josephine Hart Poetry Hour: Oscar Wilde
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2019

Following the success of the WB Yeats and WH Auden Poetry Hours, The Josephine Hart Poetry Foundation is delighted to return to the Abbey Stage to celebrate the genius of Wilde. (more...)

LAST ORDERS AT THE DOCKSIDE Comes to Dublin Theatre Festival LAST ORDERS AT THE DOCKSIDE Comes to Dublin Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2019

The Abbey Theatre will produce Last Orders At The Dockside, the world premiere of a new play by critically-acclaimed playwright Dermot Bolger, directed by Abbey Theatre Co-Director Graham McLaren. (more...)

Kieran Brown And Union Theatre Announce SUNDAY NIGHT SOCIALS Season 2 Kieran Brown And Union Theatre Announce SUNDAY NIGHT SOCIALS Season 2
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2019

Kieran Brown, in association with Chris Matanlé and Union Theatre today announce the 2nd season of Sunday Night Socials. (more...)

Dublin Theatre Festival 2019 Announces Its Programme Dublin Theatre Festival 2019 Announces Its Programme
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2019

This year's Dublin Theatre Festival programme reflects with many contemporary topics - but also reaches beyond, to a poetic enquiry about the times we live in. Over three weeks performances include 10 World Premieres, reimagined classic texts, inspiring international projects from Australia, Belgium Estonia, Portugal, Sweden, the UK and the USA, and an expanded season of Theatre for Children. (more...)

THE BEAUTIFUL VILLAGE Premieres On Abbey Stage THE BEAUTIFUL VILLAGE Premieres On Abbey Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2019

In September 2019, the Abbey Theatre will premiere This Beautiful Village by Abbey Theatre Associate Playwright Lisa Tierney-Keogh on the Abbey Stage. After 10 years writing in New York and heading up the American wing of Waking the Feminists, this marks the critically-acclaimed Irish playwright's debut at Ireland's National Theatre. (more...)

Meet the Current Cast of COME FROM AWAY on Broadway Meet the Current Cast of COME FROM AWAY on Broadway
by Stephi Wild - Jul 27, 2019

Come From Away is in its third year on Broadway! Meet the current cast of the musical below! (more...)

The Young Curators Festival Presents MY DAD'S BLIND By Anna Sheils-McNamee The Young Curators Festival Presents MY DAD'S BLIND By Anna Sheils-McNamee
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2019

My Dad's Blind by Anna Sheils-McNamee is returning to the stage at the end of July. The WINNER of Best Production at the Dublin Fringe Festival Awards 2018 is coming to the Abbey Theatre on the Peacock Stage as part of The Young Curators Festival, ahead of a national tour. (more...)

Young Curators Take Over the Peacock at the Abbey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2019

In March 2018, the Abbey Theatre issued the first ever call out for 18 - 25 year olds to help us to programme a two-week festival at the Theatre. Young Curators is a unique training ground for those with a passion for theatre. More than 120 people applied from all across the country. (more...)

BWW Review: TWO PINTS - Reflection and Mirth at The Abbey Theatre BWW Review: TWO PINTS - Reflection and Mirth at The Abbey Theatre
by Jini Rooney - Jul 1, 2019

Much like stepping into a pair of comfortable slippers, two amiable aul Irish gents meet regularly at their local watering hole. Each armed with a pint, they follow the same ritual (in no particular order): grumbling, swapping accounts of life events, discussing current affairs, daydreaming, counseling, reminiscing, philosophizing and idling in the comfortable silences in between. Roddy Doyle, influential Irish novelist, playwright, and screenwriter, has ubiquitously made his mark in literature, on screen, and on stage. Impressively, whilst Two Pints runs at The Abbey, his novel-adapted-into-play The Snapper is running concurrently at The Gate. (more...)

BWW Review: THE UNMANAGEABLE SISTERS at The Abbey Theatre BWW Review: THE UNMANAGEABLE SISTERS at The Abbey Theatre
by Jini Rooney - Jun 22, 2019

Who would have thunk a sociable gathering of inquisitive neighbours would turn into such a rollicking free-for-all? One million Green Shield stamps. Fifteen delightful characters. A single winner - Ger Lawless. Fourteen family members & neighbours to help her paste the stamps in booklets to claim her prizes. Four outspoken sisters (1 spurned). Three tolerant daughters and one fabulously feisty mother-in-law. 130 minutes of rib-tickling comedy. (more...)

Corrib Theatre 2019-20 Season Announced Corrib Theatre 2019-20 Season Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2019

For its seventh year of offering plays by contemporary Irish playwrights to Portland audiences, Corrib Theatre announces a three-show season: Eclipsed by Patricia Burke Brogan, James X by Gerard Mannix Flynn, and Kissing the Witch by Emma Donoghue. All three 2019-20 productions will be held at New Expressive Works, 810 SE Belmont St., Portland. (more...)

THE PATIENT GLORIA Announces Further Details for Edinburgh Fringe Run THE PATIENT GLORIA Announces Further Details for Edinburgh Fringe Run
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2019

The Abbey Theatre announces further details about The Patient Gloria, a co-production with Irish artist, Gina Moxley, which receives its UK premiere at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this summer.  This critically acclaimed production, written by and featuring Gina Moxley, with direction by John McIlduff, will run at the Traverse Theatre from 1 until 25 August 2019. (more...)

BWW Review: CITYSONG, AN ENCHANTING SYMPHONY at The Abbey Theatre BWW Review: CITYSONG, AN ENCHANTING SYMPHONY at The Abbey Theatre
by Jini Rooney - May 31, 2019

Writer Dylan Coburn Gray, a keen and compassionate observer of human nature has created in Citysong a compelling narrative of a multigenerational family featuring pivotal moments in their lives. In 90 minutes he captures our imagination with dozens of joyous, tender and intimate family interludes. Citysong resembles an enchanting symphony, with every element resonating with the living, breathing city of Dublin. Gray's hopeful script, Sarah Bacon's captivating set, Paul Keogan's eye-catching lighting, Adrienne Quartly's entrancing music and the highly accomplished cast combine to produce theatre magic. (more...)

COME FROM AWAY Releases Original Broadway Cast Recording On Vinyl This Friday COME FROM AWAY Releases Original Broadway Cast Recording On Vinyl This Friday
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2019

A limited edition two LP yellow vinyl set of the original Broadway cast recording of COME FROM AWAY will be released on Friday, May 31. The vinyl will be available exclusively online and in store at Barnes and Noble. The vinyl lacquers were cut by Clint Holley at Well Made Music and the records were pressed at Memphis Record Pressing. David Lai, Ian Eisendrath, August Eriksmoen, Irene Sankoff and David Hein serve as album producers. (more...)

Irish Live Performance Company ONE TWO, ONE TWO Heads To Edinburgh Festival Fringe Irish Live Performance Company ONE TWO, ONE TWO Heads To Edinburgh Festival Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2019

One Two, One Two have announced that they will debut at Edinburgh Festival Fringe this summer with their award-winning, box office hit, Everything I Do, at Summerhall from 31 July until 25 August 2019. (more...)

COME FROM AWAY Extends Its Run In The West End COME FROM AWAY Extends Its Run In The West End
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2019

Hit musical Come From Away will extend its run in the West End until 15 February 2020. Telling the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded air passengers during the wake of 9/11, and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them, the critically acclaimed production recently earned great success at the Olivier Awards, winning "Best New Musical", "Best Theatre Choreographer", "Best Sound Design" and "Outstanding Achievement in Music". (more...)

BWW Review: IT WAS EASY (IN THE END) at The Abbey Theatre BWW Review: IT WAS EASY (IN THE END) at The Abbey Theatre
by Jini Rooney - May 1, 2019

In this THEATREclub & Abbey co-production, 13 disgruntled millennials are intent on single-handedly annihilating capitalism. The set is the Absent Factory, a dystopian simulation of a Foxconn iPhone factory complete with production line and fuschia-lit control room. A motley crew of random homeless individuals are recruited to participate in a social experiment highlighting the injustices of capitalism. Impersonating Chinese factory workers at the Absent Factory they protest against the inhumane working conditions burning their own phones in defiance. The assembly line becomes a hijacked Speaker's Corner where the evils of capitalism are broadcast. (more...)

COME FROM AWAY's National Tour Will Continue Through 2020, Hitting Philadelphia, D.C., Boston, and More! COME FROM AWAY's National Tour Will Continue Through 2020, Hitting Philadelphia, D.C., Boston, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2019

The North American Tour of the Tony Award-winning smash hit Broadway musical COME FROM AWAY will continue touring into the fall of 2020! (more...)

Origin Will Honor Brennan Glucksman at Spring Gala Origin Will Honor Brennan Glucksman at Spring Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2019

With the 2nd annual 'European Month of Culture NYC' as its backdrop, Origin Theatre Company will pay tribute to one of New York's most prominent arts and culture benefactors, Loretta Brennan Glucksman, at its annual Spring Gala on Monday May 20, at 6:30pm. Hosted by Mutual of America, 320 Park Avenue, the evening features a special performance by the iconic songstress Judy Collins, in honor of Tom Moran, beloved longtime leader of Mutual of America, who passed away in 2018. (more...)

The Abbey Theatre And Soho Theatre Co-Produce The World Premiere Of CITYSONG The Abbey Theatre And Soho Theatre Co-Produce The World Premiere Of CITYSONG
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2019

Winner of the Verity Bargate Playwriting Award 2017, Dylan Coburn Gray's Citysong makes its world premiere on the Abbey Stage from 25 May – 8 June ahead of going Out of the Abbey to London's Soho Theatre, co-producers of Citysong, from 12 June – 6 July. (more...)

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