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The Playboy of the Western World - 2002 - Off-Broadway


Irish Repertory Theatre

(New York, NY)
132 West 22nd St.(between 6th & 7th Aves)
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2018
Em-Lou Productions today announces full casting of world premiere of James Hogan's High Ridin' at the King's Head Theatre. Peter Darney directs Linda Beckett (Ivy), Tom Michael Blyth (Stan) and Chicho Tche (Ronnie). The production opens at the King's Head Theatre today 6 September with previews from Tuesday 4 September and runs until Saturday 22 September.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Sep 3, 2019
Variety reports that actress Martha Plimpton will star in 'Generation,' a half-hour dramedy pilot from HBO Max. 
by Julie Musbach - Sep 26, 2019
Quintessence Theatre Group, Philadelphia's professional classic repertory theatre, launches its tenth anniversary season of progressive classic theatre with J. M. Synge's masterpiece THE PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD.
by Julie Musbach - Sep 19, 2019
Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Tracy Letts takes a brutally comedic look at Wheeler, a 50-year-old divorcee in the throes of a mid-life spiral. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances!
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 17, 2019
Quintessence Theatre Group, Philadelphia's professional classic repertory theatre, launches its tenth anniversary season of progressive classic theatre with J. M. Synge's masterpiece THE PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD. The play will be presented in repertory with THE SYNGE TRIPTYCH, three short plays by J. M. Synge presented in one evening. All performances are at the Sedgwick Theater, 7137 Germantown Ave., Mt. Airy, Philadelphia, 19119.a?? To purchase tickets, visit www.QTGrep.orga??or call 215.987.4450. 
by Stephi Wild - Sep 11, 2018
Artistic and Executive Director of Exeter Northcott Theatre Daniel Buckroyd today announces the full cast for a major new revival of Schiller's Don Carlos presented in a co-production with Nuffield Southampton Theatres (NST) and Rose Theatre Kingston. Gadi Roll directs Tom Burke (Rodrigo, Marquis of Posa), Alexandra Dowling (Eboli), Darrell D'Silva (Philip), Kelly Gough (Elizabeth), Jason Morell (Domingo), Vinta Morgan (Alba), Samuel Valentine (Don Carlos), Stephen Ventura (Lerma) Flip Webster (Duchess), with Alexander Allin, Dan Ball, Guy Dennys and Euan Shanahan completing the company's ensemble.
by Student Blogger: Audrey Lang - Oct 31, 2019
Within our theatre department at Ithaca College, we have five majors: BFA Musical Theatre, BFA Acting, BFA Theatre Production & Design, BS Theatre Arts Management, and BA Theatre Studies, or the 'BATS.' To some people, Theatre Studies is the catch-all major, where those who do 'everything else' go. While it's not entirely untrue that playwrights, stage managers, directors, and dramaturgs end up as BATS, I like to think of it as the major for multi-hyphenates.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 23, 2019
Quintessence Theatre Group, Philadelphia's professional classic repertory theatre, recently began its tenth anniversary season of progressive classic theatre. Due to rave reviews from critics and audiences alike, the company has announced that its productions of The Playboy of the Western World and The Synge Triptych have been extended one week. The productions will now close on Sunday, November 3. All performances of this repertory at the Sedgwick Theater, 7137 Germantown Ave., Mt. Airy, Philadelphia, 19119.a?? To purchase tickets, visit www.QTGrep.orga??or call 215.987.4450.
by Julie Musbach - Oct 2, 2018
The Ferryman has come to Broadway hot off its acclaimed West End run. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances!
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 18, 2018
Goodman Theatre adds to its 2018/2019 Season a limited engagement of St. Nicholas-an internationally-acclaimed major revival by London's Donmar Warehouse of Conor McPherson's 1997 intimate thriller, directed by Simon Evans. The monologue play stars Olivier Award-winning actor Brendan Coyle ("Mr. Bates" of the smash sensation Downton Abbey, for which he earned an Emmy Award nomination) in "a superlative, mesmerizing performance that's simply not to be missed" (The Arts Review). The U.S. premiere, which appears in the Goodman's 350-seat flexible Owen Theatre, follows two acclaimed recent appearances at the Donmar Warehouse and the Dublin Theatre Festival. The creative team includes Peter McKintosh (Set), Matt Daw (Lighting) and Christopher Shutt (Sound). Goodman Theatre's limited engagement of St. Nicholas appears January 9 - 27, 2019 in the Owen Theatre (170 N. Dearborn). Tickets are available now ONLY with the purchase of a new Classic Membership (4-play packages start at $80). Individual tickets ($25 - $60; subject to change) go on sale Friday, November 9. For tickets and more information, visit or call the box office (312.443.3800, 12 noon - 5pm daily).
by Stephi Wild - Oct 11, 2018
Wayward Productions, led by Judith Dimant, today announce that their inaugural production of Enda Walsh's adaptation of Max Porter's award-winning novel Grief is the Thing with Feathers. Walsh also directs, reuniting him with Cillian Murphy, following the huge success of their past collaborations: Disco Pigs, Ballyturk and Misterman.
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 27, 2018
59E59 Theaters (Val Day, Artistic Director; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) is thrilled to welcome the NYC premiere of ALONE IT STANDS, written and directed by John Breen. Produced by Gyre and Gimble Productions as part of Origin's 1st Irish Festival, ALONE IT STANDS begins performances on Thursday, January 10 for a limited engagement through Sunday, January 27. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 2, 2020
Tennessee Shakespeare Company is continuing its Dr. Greta McCormick Coger Literary Salon Series on Sunday, November 8 with an exploration of the Literary Renaissance of the Emerald Isle and its mystical Aran Islands.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 15, 2018
Pittsburgh CLO is proud to announce casting for the 27th annual production of A MUSICAL CHRISTMAS CAROL, December 7-23 at the Byham Theater. This year's production will feature lavish costumes and thrilling effects made possible by the support received from the Next Generation Capital Campaign. TV veteran and Broadway star Richard Thomas makes his Pittsburgh CLO debut leading the cast as Ebenezer Scrooge. Tickets are now available by calling 412-456-6666, online at or at the Theater Square Box Office.
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 13, 2018
Artists Repertory Theatre presents Everybody, by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, a Pulitzer Prize finalist for Drama. The production is co-directed by Jessica Wallenfels and Damaso Rodriguez, and is an inventive twist on a medieval morality play. Everybody runs from November 25 through December 30 on the Alder Stage.
by Stephi Wild - May 23, 2019
Shakespeare's Globe has announced the full cast for William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Sean Holmes. Sean joined the Globe as Associate Artistic Director after almost a decade as Artistic Director of the Lyric Hammersmith. A Midsummer Night's Dream, Shakespeare's evergreen comedy of chaos and order, opens on Friday 28 June in The Globe Theatre. Bottom will be played by Jocelyn Jee Esien, returning to the Globe following her titular role of Dr Faustus.
by A.A. Cristi - May 22, 2019
Quintessence Theatre Group, a professional theatre company located in the Mt. Airy neighborhood of Philadelphia, turns ten years old during the 2019-20 season. The company is celebrating with a series of programming that highlights the magic and dreams of the theatre with a season that features a span of work unlike anything that Quintessence has produced before. Subscriptions are currently available.
by Julie Musbach - May 21, 2019
Second Stage Theater has announced complete casting for the Broadway production of Tracy Letts's Linda Vista. Directed by Dexter Bullard, the production will feature Ian Barford (Wheeler), Sally Murphy (Margaret), Caroline Neff (Anita), Chantal Thuy (Minnie), Jim True-frost (Paul), Cora Vander Broek (Jules) and Troy West (Michael).
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 6, 2020
During the Annual General Meeting held earlier today, the Shaw Festival announced positive financial results for the 2019 season. Kevin Patterson, Treasurer of the Board of Directors, shared with an audience of patrons, donors and company members that both sales and fundraising revenues achieved all-time highs, resulting in a $519,000 season surplus.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 6, 2020
At today's Shaw Festival Annual General Meeting, Board Chair Peter E.S. Jewett welcomed new members - Thomas R. Hyde, senior counsel at Hodgson Russ LLP and Nicole R. Tzetzo, partner at Hodgson Russ LLP - to the Shaw Festival Board of Directors. The Board of Directors is invested with fiduciary oversight to support and further the mission and longevity of the Shaw Festival.
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 4, 2020
Quintessence Theatre Group, Philadelphia's professional classic repertory theatre, closes out its 10th Anniversary season with its first-ever three show repertory. From March 25-May 17, 2020 the company is presenting the Dreams and Madness Repertory. Each of these three plays explores the danger of love, the difference between dreams and madness, and the destructive power of authority and government. 
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 27, 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, March 27-28, 2021.
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 26, 2021
Today (March 26) in live streaming: Richard Ridge chats with John Lloyd Young on Clubhouse, a Ragtime reunion on Stars in the House, and more!
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 25, 2021
Today (March 25) in live streaming: the premiere of Electric Island, AAPI Broadway unites on Stars in the House, Ashley Spencer visits Backstage Live, and more!
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 24, 2021
Today (March 24) in live streaming: The Chaos Twins celebrate Black Lady Magic, a Fiddler party on Stars in the House, Micah Stock visits Backstage Live, and more!
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 23, 2021
Today (March 23) in live streaming: A #BeAnArtsHero Town Hall, ladies unite on Stars in the House, BKLYN is back, and more!
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 20, 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, March 20-21, 2021.
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 19, 2021
Today (March 19) in live streaming: a Little House on the Prarie reunion on Stars in the House, Jackie Hoffman visits Backstage Live, and more!
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 18, 2021
Today (March 18) in live streaming: a Little House on the Prarie reunion on Stars in the House, Jackie Hoffman visits Backstage Live, and more!
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 17, 2021
Today (March 17) in live streaming: a Head Over Heals reunion on Stars in the House, Irish Rep goes to The Aran Islands, and more!
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 16, 2021
Today (March 16) in live streaming: Stars in the House celebrates one year, The Last Five Years continues, and more!
by Stephi Wild - Mar 14, 2019
Full casting is announced today for The Omission of the Family Coleman by Claudio Tolcachir, in a new version by Stella Feehily and directed by Laurence Boswell at Theatre Royal Bath's Ustinov Studio. Laoisha O'Callaghan, David Crowley, Anne Kent, Evanna Lynch, Rowan Polonski, Robert Mountford, Patrick Moy, Natalie Radmall-Quirke will appear in the UK Premiere which runs from Thursday 28 March to Saturday 27 April with opening night for press on Wednesday 3 April and completes the venue's Season of UK Premieres from the Americas
by Julie Musbach - Mar 14, 2019
Irish Repertory Theatre announced today special events and programming for the month of April as part of The Sean O'Casey Season, celebrating 30 years of Irish Repertory Theatre.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 25, 2021
City Lit Theater has re-announced programming for its 41st year of production, according to Producer and Artistic Director Terry McCabe. The 2021-22 subscription season will open with a world premiere adaptation – THE VIRGINIAN: A HORSEMAN OF THE PLAINS.
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 A.A. Cristi - Jul 31, 2019
Synesthesia the Musical, an acoustic solo show written and performed by Jillian Vitko, will premiere at Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August before its US premiere at New York Theatre Festival in September.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 22, 2020
Based on the Province of Ontario's framework for reopening businesses and the further extension of the State of Emergency, the Shaw Festival is not able to proceed with the season as scheduled. As a result, The Shaw must cancel all performances and public events through September 15.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 17, 2020
Three new releases now available on digital platforms today via Broadway Records, Broadbend, Arkansas (Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording), The Perfect Fit a?" The Musical (The Remote Album), and the re-release of Golden Boy of the Blue Ridge (Original Cast Recording). You can buy or stream all three where digital musical is sold.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 12, 2021
Walls and Windows is a tender, complex and beautiful love story that examines how external circumstances pull people apart, when all they really want is to be together. All Julia and John want is to live their lives with their two sons, on their own terms. But despite their hopes, the outside world and its racism puts paid to their plans.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 7, 2020
Michelle Collins will play Meg Boles, Tristan Gemmill will play Goldberg and Paul Hickey will play McCann in a national UK tour of Harold Pinter's comedy of menace which will receive a dramatic new re-imagining from the team behind Waiting for Godot. Following a two-year celebration of the works of Harold Pinter in the West End, this is Pinter's most popular and widely performed play. Further casting will be announced in due course.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 23, 2021
Irish Repertory Theatre announced today that their next Performance on Screen digital production is The Aran Islands by J.M. Synge and adapted and directed by Joe O’Byrne. Starring Brendan Conroy, the virtual production of The Aran Islands will premiere on Tuesday March 16, 2021 at 7pm ET and run through Sunday March 28, 2021.
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 11, 2019
On the heels of an acclaimed tour to dozens of local pubs dotting the Irish countryside, Chicago Shakespeare Theater welcomes Abbey Theatre's Two Pints to The Pub at Chicago Shakespeare for a limited Chicago engagement, March 6-31, 2019. Written by Booker-Prize-winning novelist Roddy Doyle and directed by Caitriona McLaughlin, the production invites audiences to pull up a stool in the Theater's intimate lobby gathering space for an immersive, site-specific theatrical experience, starring Liam Carney and Philip Judge. Over the course of a few rounds, their characters' banter evolves into a wide-reaching and deeply revealing dialogue on life, loss, and vegetarianism-hailed 'achingly, breathtakingly funny' by The Sunday Independent.
by Christine Swerczek - Dec 9, 2018
Cathy Kurz, Artistic Director and Founder of Omaha's Brigit Saint Brigit Theatre Company, talks about classic theatre and what's ahead for its 26th season.
by Stephi Wild - Dec 17, 2018
Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres, Robert Hastie, today announces the full casting for Caroline Steinbeis' major revival of Githa Sowerby's Rutherford and Son. Steinbeis directs Esh Alladi (Richard), Laura Elphinstone (Janet), Brian Lonsdale (Martin), Marian McLoughlin (Ann), Ciaran Owens (John), Lizzie Roper (Mrs Henderson), Danusia Samal (Mary) and Owen Teale (Rutherford).
by Roger Catlin - Dec 17, 2018
Humbug's my usual reaction when there's yet another variation of 'A Christmas Carol' on local stages this time of year. Can't someone come up with an original idea for a Christmas play?
by Julie Musbach - Aug 8, 2019
Janice Bogen, Interim Chair of the Board of Directors of Quintessence Theatre Group (QTG) announced today that the company has hired David Lloyd Olson to be its new Managing Director.
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 7, 2019
Artistic Director Tim Carroll and the Shaw Festival have announce their 2020 season.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 5, 2019
Two formidable figures a?" the Queen and Margaret Thatcher a?" are set to be reunited at the New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-Under-Lyme as Fiona Buffini (The Widowing of Mrs Holroyd, New Vic Theatre) makes a welcome return to the theatre in September to direct her sister Moira's Olivier award-winning play Handbagged.
by Stephi Wild - 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.