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Outside Mullingar - 2014 - Broadway

Tony winner Brian F. O'Byrne (Frozen, Doubt, Million Dollar Baby) and Emmy winner Debra Messing (Will & Grace, Smash, Collected Stories) play Anthony and Rosemary, two introverted misfits straddling 40. Anthony has spent his entire life on a cattle farm in rural Ireland, a state of affairs that - due to his painful shyness - suits him well. Rosemary lives right next door, determined to have him, watching the years slip away. With Anthony's father threatening to disinherit him and a land feud simmering between their families, Rosemary has every reason to fear romantic catastrophe. But then, in this very Irish story with a surprising depth of poetic passion, these yearning, eccentric souls fight their way towards solid ground and some kind of happiness. Their journey is heartbreaking, funny as hell, and ultimately deeply moving.

Outside Mullingar - Shanley's tenth play at MTC - is a compassionate, delightful play about how it's never too late to take a chance on love. It's kind of an "Irish Moonstruck."

Schedule

Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
261 W. 47th St. Seating Chart
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Featured Reviews For Outside Mullingar


Theatre review: 'Outside Mullingar' -- 2.5 stars - amNY
While the play itself is meandering and uneventful, it opens up considerably in the heartwarming final scene where Anthony and Rosemary finally connect in spite of their hesitations and quirks. It serves as a hearty payoff after over an hour of straight boredom. Messing, who is making her Broadway debut, has noticeable difficulty handling an Irish accent but still manages to make her character sympathetic and endearing. Byrne, who originated the role of Father Flynn in "Doubt," foregoes his charismatic intensity and makes for an unexpectedly cute and quirky counterpart to Messing.

Messing is fine but basically miscast in ‘Outside Mullingar’ - NY Post
Overall, it's as if Shanley, director Doug Hughes and the Manhattan Theatre Club had been afraid to let this play be as small as it needs to be. Even the production overcompensates, with meticulous rotating sets by John Lee Beatty and elaborate water effects. It's never a good sign when you find yourself looking away from actors to watch falling rain.


 



 

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by BWW News Desk - February 18, 2014
Debra Messing, star of Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere Outside Mullingar, the new play by John Patrick Shanley, directed by Doug Hughes, will appear on 'The Today Show' as a live guest today, February 18 at 10:00AM. Locally, the program can be found on NBC (Time Warner Cable channel 4.)
by BWW News Desk - February 14, 2014
Debra Messing, star of Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere Outside Mullingar, the new play by John Patrick Shanley, directed by Doug Hughes, will appear on 'The Today Show' as a live guest on Tuesday, February 18 at 10:00AM. Locally, the program can be found on NBC (Time Warner Cable channel 4.)
by Walter McBride - February 10, 2014
Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere production of Outside Mullingar, the new play by Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner John Patrick Shanley, directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes, opened on January 23 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street) in a strictly limited 11-week engagement. Below you can check out photos of the cast in the BroadwayWorld.com series 'In The Spotlight' by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride!
by Tyler Peterson - February 5, 2014
Theatre Communications Group (TCG) has announced the publication of John Patrick Shanley's Outside Mullingar, a compassionate and delightful romantic comedy from the Pulitzer Prize, Tony Award and Oscar-winning author of Doubt. The play is currently enjoying its world premiere, helmed by the Tony Award-winning director, Doug Hughes, at Manhattan Theatre Club, starring Debra Messing and Brian F. O'Byrne.
by BWW News Desk - January 30, 2014
OUTSIDE MULLINGAR cast members Brian F. O'Byrne and Debra Messing will be featured on WNYC's 'The Leonard Lopate Show' tomorrow at 12:40 PM EST. WNYC broadcasts locally on 93.9 FM, 820 AM, or online at http://www.wnyc.org/shows/lopate/.
by BroadwayWorld TV - January 25, 2014
Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere production of Outside Mullingar, the new play by Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner John Patrick Shanley, directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes, opened on January 23 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street) in a strictly limited 11-week engagement. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on hand on the special night to chat with the cast about the new play. Check out what they had to say below!
by Walter McBride - January 24, 2014
Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere production of Outside Mullingar, the new play by Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner John Patrick Shanley, directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes, opened last night, January 23 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street) in a strictly limited 11-week engagement. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big night and you can check out photos from the after party below!
by Walter McBride - January 24, 2014
Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere production of Outside Mullingar, the new play by Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner John Patrick Shanley, directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes, opened last night, January 23 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street) in a strictly limited 11-week engagement. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big night and you can check out photos from the star-studded theatre arrivals below!
by Walter McBride - January 24, 2014
Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere production of Outside Mullingar, the new play by Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner John Patrick Shanley, directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes, opened last night, January 23 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street) in a strictly limited 11-week engagement. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big night and you can check out photos from the curtain call below!
by Michael Dale - January 24, 2014
John Patrick Shanley's warm and quirky new romantic comedy features a couple that's imperfect for each other.
by Review Roundups - January 23, 2014
Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere production of Outside Mullingar, the new play by Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner John Patrick Shanley, directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes, opens tonight, January 23 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street) in a strictly limited 11-week engagement. Let's see what the critics had to say...
by BroadwayWorld TV - January 23, 2014
Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere production of Outside Mullingar, the new play by Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner John Patrick Shanley, directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes, opens tonight, January 23 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street) in a strictly limited 11-week engagement.
by BWW News Desk - January 23, 2014
Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winner John Patrick Shanley's OUTSIDE MULLINGAR, directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes, opens tonight, January 23 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47thStreet). Check out photos of the cast in action below!
by BroadwayWorld TV - January 22, 2014
Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere production of OUTSIDE MULLINGAR, the new play by Tony and Pulitzer Prize winnerJohn Patrick Shanley, directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes, is now in previews and opens, January 23 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street) in a strictly limited 11-week engagement. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action below!
by BWW Staff - January 22, 2014
On Twitter Watch, Debra Messing wrote ' MERYL FUCKING STREEP in my dressing room!! #dead #cantspeak '
by Naomi Serviss - January 22, 2014
A veteran actor is touched by 'the tenderness in the writing' of John Patrick Shanley's OUTSIDE MULLINGAR, which has been called an Irish MOONSTRUCK.
by Nicole Rosky - January 16, 2014
Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winner John Patrick Shanley's OUTSIDE MULLINGAR, directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes, is currently in previews and opens Thursday, January 23 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). This strictly limited 11 week engagement began previews on Friday, January 3. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look of the cast in action below!
by Tyler Peterson - January 13, 2014
Debra Messing, star of Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere OUTSIDE MULLINGAR, the new play by John Patrick Shanley, directed by Doug Hughes, will appear on "Live With Kelly and Michael" as a live guest on Tuesday, January 14 at 9:00AM. Locally, the program can be found on ABC (Time Warner Cable channel 7.)