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Juno and the Paycock - 2019 - Off-Broadway

Jack Boyle is out of work and determined to stay that way. He postures and drinks with his sidekick Joxer while his long-suffering wife Juno struggles to support their family and maintain their dilapidated tenement flat. Their son Johnny, crippled fighting in the revolution, cowers indoors to avoid the bitter new civil war, while his sister Mary considers her options for the future. When a handsome visitor arrives with news of an inheritance, the family begins to plan their new life, but their apparent salvation soon reveals itself to be the cause of their ruin. One of the great plays of the twentieth century, Juno and the Paycock is a devastating portrait of wasted potential in a Dublin torn apart by the chaos of the Irish Civil War.

Premiering in 1924, just one year after Sean O'Casey's professional debut, Juno and the Paycock became the first play at The Abbey Theatre to run for more than one week. Its success allowed O'Casey to quit his road repair job and became a full-time writer at age 44. It has since become one of his most frequently performed plays and has been adapted several times, including into a 1930 film by Alfred Hitchcock and a 1959 Broadway musical entitled Juno. Irish Repertory Theatre has presented Juno and the Paycock twice previously (1995 & 2014), both directed by Charlotte Moore.

Juno and the Paycock (1924), along with The Shadow of a Gunman (1923), and The Plough and the Stars (1926) make up Sean O'Casey's Dublin Trilogy (or Dublin Plays), presented here in repertory as Irish Rep's O'Casey Cycle, which established O'Casey as one of the major figures in modern drama. These masterpieces introduced O'Casey's innovative playwriting style, which balances deeply comic and tragic elements in an atmosphere of stark realism. These plays premiered during a time of revolution and civil strife throughout Ireland, proving both provocative and popular, and establishing O'Casey's legacy among the most influential and enduring playwrights in history. This spring, don't miss this rare opportunity to see Sean O'Casey's full Dublin Trilogy - subscribe to the O'Casey Cycle!

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Irish Repertory Theatre

(New York, NY)
132 West 22nd St.(between 6th & 7th Aves)

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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 4, 2020
Sonia Friedman Productions today announced that Ian Rickson's production of Conor McPherson's new adaptation of Uncle Vanya has been filmed on stage at the Harold Pinter Theatre in partnership with Angelica Films.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 21, 2020
Uncle Vanya, Ian Rickson's highly acclaimed production of Conor McPherson's new adaptation starring Toby Jones and Richard Armitage, comes to cinemas across the UK, Ireland and internationally from 27 October 2020.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 18, 2019
Sonia Friedman Productions today announced further casting for Conor McPherson's (The Weir, Girl from the North Country), new adaptation of Uncle Vanya directed by Ian Rickson (Jerusalem, The Seagull).
by Stephi Wild - Nov 21, 2019
Jermyn Street Theatre kicks off its 2020 season with three of Samuel Beckett's finest short plays. The Beckett Triple Bill will be directed by Trevor Nunn and feature the stellar cast of Niall Buggy, Lisa Dwan, James Hayes and David Threlfall. These works are as funny as they are poignant, as compelling as they are lyrical and, together, they demonstrate Beckett's remarkable range, inventiveness, and wit.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 18, 2019
Sonia Friedman Productions have today released a new show image for Conor McPherson's (The Weir, Girl from the North Country) new adaptation of Uncle Vanya directed by Ian Rickson (Jerusalem, The Seagull) which begins previews in eight weeks' time.
by Julie Musbach - May 7, 2019
Irish Repertory Theatre, in association with Gabriel Byrne (Long Day's Journey into Night), is proud to present the world premiere of Yes! Reflections of Molly Bloom.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 4, 2020
Irish Repertory Theatre has announced a virtual performance of Brian Friel's Molly Sweeney. The first in a new series, A Performance on Screen, Molly Sweeney will be directed by Charlotte Moore (London Assurance) and will be streamed on Tuesday May 12 at 7pm, Wednesday May 13 at 3pm, Thursday May 14 at 7pm and Friday May 15 at 8pm.
by Stephi Wild - May 27, 2021
The world premiere of 'Psychodrama', a revenge tale about an actress in her 40s under investigation for the murder of an auteur theatre director, performed by Emily Bruni ('Peep Show') extends its run by two extra weeks to July 3 due to overwhelming demand.
by Julie Musbach - May 21, 2019
Irish Repertory Theatre announces two new productions for summer 2019. On the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage will be Little Gem by Elaine Murphy (Shush) and directed by Marc Atkinson Borrull (Outlying Islands). Performances begin on July 17, 2019, with an opening night set for July 25, for a limited run through September 1, 2019.
by Nicole Rosky - May 15, 2020
Today (May 15) in live streaming: Broadway's Next on Stage continues, ALW streams Cats and so much more!
by Nicole Rosky - May 14, 2020
Today (May 14) in live streaming: Broadway's Next on Stage premieres, Josh Groban hosts movie night and so much more!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 14, 2020
Irish Repertory Theatre announced today two additional virtual performances of Brian Friel's Molly Sweeney.
by Nicole Rosky - May 13, 2020
Today (May 13) in live streaming: Ben Cameron counts down song about Spring, Laura Michelle Kelly sings Rodgers and Hammerstein and so much more!
by Stephi Wild - May 13, 2019
The Outer Critics Circle Award winners have been announced! The big winner this year is Hadestown, taking home 6 awards, including Outstanding New Broadway Musical, Outstanding New Score, and Amber Gray for Outstanding Featured Actress!
by Stephi Wild - May 13, 2019
The Donmar Warehouse today announces full casting for Artistic Director Michael Longhurst's inaugural Donmar production Europe by David Greig. Joining previously announced cast members Billy Howle (Berlin), Kevork Malikyan (Sava), Faye Marsay (Adele), Stephen Wight (Billy) and Shane Zaza (Morocco) will be Theo Barklem-Biggs as Horse, Ron Cook as Fret and Natalia Tena as Katia.
by Nicole Rosky - May 12, 2020
Today (May 12) in live streaming: It's the Day of the Show Y'all with Spencer Glass, Ken Davenport chats with James Snyder and so much more!
by Nicole Rosky - May 11, 2020
Today (May 11) in live streaming: Join the BroadwayWorld Book club, JRB and Georgia Stitt visit Stars in the House and so much more!
by Stage Tube - Mar 30, 2020
In celebration of Sean O'Casey's 140th Birthday, John Keating, as Joxer Daly, and Ciaran O'Reilly, as 'Captain' Jack Boyle, perform a scene From O'Casey's JUNO AND THE PAYCOCK for #TheShowMustGoOnline #IrishRepOnline.
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 2, 2021
Today (March 2) in live streaming: a Rent reunion, and more!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 2, 2020
After a strong critical & audience response, Irish Repertory Theatre (Charlotte Moore, Artistic Director and Ciarán O'Reilly, Producing Director) announced today a one-week extension for Lady G: Plays and Whisperings of Lady Gregory. Lady G is written by Lady Augusta Gregory with additional material by Ciarán O'Reilly (Dublin Carol), and direction by O'Reilly. Originally set to close on March 22, 2020, Lady G will now play in the W. Scott McLucas Studio Theatre through March 29, 2020.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 16, 2020
Spanning twenty years, Shandyland is a story of life, love, death and drink at the heart of a small, northern, family-run pub, and a shout of frustration from an abandoned working class community. Shandyland opens at Northern Stage (12-23 May), and after its Newcastle premiere will tour to Everyman, Liverpool (27 May - 6 June)
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 8, 2021
The Unsung Hero by award-winning Irish playwright David Gilna will stage a special production at The Co. Kerry Patriotic & Benevolent Association of NY on June 27th after wowing audiences online with their virtual debut in New York for this years St Patrick's Day Festivities.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 8, 2021
The Guthrie Theater today announced its 2021–2022 Season, including the national tour of What the Constitution Means to Me by famed writer Heidi Schreck; a world-premiere adaptation of A Christmas Carol by Lavina Jadhwani, featuring all-new creative design; Lorraine Hansberry’s heralded A Raisin in the Sun, and more.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 6, 2019
Tonight, Tony Award-winner previewed a song from his upcoming album, 'The Long Haul.' Get a first listen of his song, 'Two Good Reasons' before the album drops Wednesday, June 10.
by Julie Musbach - Jun 25, 2019
Irish Repertory Theatre announces the full cast and creative team for Little Gem, written by Elaine Murphy (Shush) and directed by Marc Atkinson Borrull (Outlying Islands). Performances begin on July 17, 2019 on the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage with an opening night set for July 25, for a limited run through September 1, 2019.
by Kaitlin Milligan - Jun 19, 2019
Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, Norbert Leo Butz, Dale Dickey, Eddie Marsan, Bailey Noble and Katheryn Winnick have joined the cast of Flag Day, directed by Sean Penn and starring his children Dylan and Hopper, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
by Marianka Swain - Jul 5, 2019
The Old Vic today announces casting for Lucy Prebble's new play A Very Expensive Poison, based on the book by Luke Harding and directed by John Crowley. The cast includes Thomas Arnold, Tom Brooke, MyAnna Buring, Callum Coates, Marc Graham, Amanda Hadingue, Yasmine Holness-Dove, Lloyd Hutchinson, Robyn Moore, Peter Polycarpou, Sarah Seggari, Michael Shaeffer, Reece Shearsmith, Gavin Spokes and Bea Svistunenko. A Very Expensive Poison opens at The Old Vic on 5 September with previews from 20 August.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 9, 2020
Irish Repertory Theatre (Charlotte Moore, Artistic Director and Ciarán O'Reilly, Producing Director) has announced the cast & creative team for Lady G: Plays and Whisperings of Lady Gregory. Lady G is written by Lady Augusta Gregory with additional material by Ciarán O'Reilly (Dublin Carol), with direction by O'Reilly. Previews begin in the W. Scott McLucas Studio Theatre on February 12, 2020, with opening night set for February 19, 2020, for a limited engagement through March 22, 2020.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 6, 2020
The English premiere of acclaimed Northern Irish playwright Joseph Crilly's On McQuillan's Hill opens at the Finborough Theatre for a four-week limited season on Tuesday, 4 February 2020 (Press Nights: Thursday, 6 February and Friday, 7 February 2020 at 7.30pm).
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 30, 2021
On this day we're wishing a very Happy Birthday to two- time Tony Award-winner Norbert Leo Butz!
by Stephi Wild - Jan 3, 2020
Sonia Friedman Productions have today released rehearsal images for Conor McPherson's (The Weir, Girl from the North Country) new adaptation of Uncle Vanya directed by Ian Rickson (Rosmersholm, Jerusalem, The Seagull) which begins previews at the Harold Pinter Theatre on 14th January.
by Nicole Rosky - Jan 26, 2021
Today (January 26) in live streaming: Disney legends stop by Stars in the House, Bobby Cannavale and Marisa Tomei star in Three Hotels, and more!
by Review Roundups - Jan 24, 2020
Uncle Vanya opened last night in the West End at the Harold Pinter Theatre! Toby Jones (The Birthday Party, Don't Forget the Driver, Detectorists) stars in the title role of Vanya alongside Richard Armitage (The Crucible, Berlin Station, The Hobbit) as Astrov. Rosalind Eleazar (The Personal History of David Copperfield, Deep Water, The Starry Messenger) plays Yelena, with Aimee Lou Wood (Sex Education, Downstate) as Sonya, the Emmy Award-winning Anna Calder-Marshall (LOVE, Evening at the Talk House, Male of the Species) as Nana, the Olivier and Tony-award nominated Dearbhla Molloy (The Ferryman, Dancing at Lughnasa, Juno and the Paycock) as Grandmaman, Peter Wight (The Birthday Party, Hamlet, The Red Lion) as Telegin and Olivier Award-nominated Ciarán Hinds (Translations, Game of Thrones, Girl from the North Country) as Professor Serebryakov.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 17, 2020
Production images have been released for Conor McPherson's (The Weir, Girl from the North Country) new adaptation of Uncle Vanya directed by Ian Rickson (Rosmersholm, Jerusalem, The Seagull) which is now in previews at the Harold Pinter Theatre.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 13, 2021
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.
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 6, 2021
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, February 6-7, 2020.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 3, 2021
The Hangar Theatre has announced that Shirley Serotsky has been named Artistic Director. Serotsky served as the Hangar Theatre Associate Artistic Director and Education Director from September 2019 to October 2020, and as Interim Artistic Director from October 2020 to the present.
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 26, 2021
Today (February 26) in live streaming: a Jerome Robbins Broadway reunion on Stars in the House, Alex Timbers on Backstage Live, and more!
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 18, 2021
Today (February 18) in live streaming: Anna Deavere Smith visits Backstage Live, Orfeh and Andy Karl visit My Broadway Memory, and more!
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 13, 2021
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, February 13-14, 2020.
by Nicole Rosky - Dec 4, 2019
Danielle Brooks and John Keating have been selected to receive the 2019 Joe A. Callaway Award presented by the Actors' Equity Foundation. The award, honoring the best performance in a professional production of a classic play (one written prior to World War ll) in the New York metropolitan area, will be presented at Actors' Equity Association's Eastern Regional Membership Meeting at 2 pm on Monday January 13, 2020 at the Equity offices, 165 West 46th Street in New York. The announcement was made by Judy Rice, President of the Foundation, and Joan Glazer, Managing Director.
by Stephi Wild - Dec 27, 2020
The Adobe Theater Next Presents Samuel Beckett's KRAPP'S LAST TAPE featuring James Cady and Philip J. Shortell.
by Stephi Wild - Dec 10, 2019
Mile Square Theatre, Hudson County's leading professional theatre, presents a reading of A SHERLOCK CAROL, a new play by Mark Shanahan (The Dingdong, A Merry Little Christmas Carol) on December 17th.
by Julie Musbach - Aug 8, 2019
Irish Repertory Theatre announced today an extension for Little Gem by Elaine Murphy (Shush) and directed by Marc Atkinson Borrull (Outlying Islands). Little Gem began previews on July 17, 2019 on the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage and opened July 25 and will now play through September 8, 2019.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 7, 2020
Now the theatre is able to announce that an archive recording of this sell-out production is available on Digital Theatre until December 31, by special arrangement with the Beckett Foundation.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 29, 2021
Norbert Leo Butz, Broadway veteran who is known for his work on stage and screen, has signed with APA.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 24, 2020
Norbert Leo Butz took to Instagram to share a video of himself and his daughters playing (on guitar and piano) and singing Sia's Cheap Thrills!
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 23, 2019
The Outer Critics Circle, the organization of writers covering New York theatre for out-of-town newspapers, national publications and other media beyond Broadway, welcomes 'Tootsie' star Julie Halston along with 'Torch Song' sensation Michael Urie to announce the nominees for the 2018-19 season today, April 23rd. Click here to watch live!
by Stephi Wild - Apr 17, 2019
Irish Repertory Theatre (Charlotte Moore, Artistic Director and Ciar n O'Reilly, Producing Director) announced today special events and programming for the month of May as part of The Sean O'Casey Season, celebrating 30 years of Irish Repertory Theatre. May's events will include a screening of the biographical film Under the Colored Cap by Sean O'Casey's daughter, Shivaun O'Casey; an original concert of songs from O'Casey's plays; and two free scholar-led panels about O'Casey's life that will be livestreamed on Facebook.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 14, 2021
The Unsung Hero by award-winning Irish playwright David Gilna will have a special screening at The Irish Cultural Centre of New England on Sunday 25th April 2pm. After making its virtual debut in New York for this years St Patrick's Day Festivities.