The Plough and the Stars Revival

Opened: April 20, 2019
Closing: May 25, 2019

The Plough and the Stars - 2019 - Off-Broadway History , Info & More

Irish Repertory Theatre
132 West 22nd St.(between 6th & 7th Aves) New York, NY 10011

Pretty young newlywed Nora Clitheroe is the talk of her tenement as she tirelessly works to lift her family out of their impoverished circumstances. She tries to keep her husband Jack from the revolutionary fervor sweeping through Dublin. But Jack becomes a Commandant in the Irish Citizen Army, and when the Easter Rising of 1916 begins, he leaves a pregnant Nora to help lead the fight. The disparate, quarrelsome tenement residents are forced to shelter together as urban warfare makes their home nearly as treacherous as the streets. Passions and ideals rise and converge, but in the end, loss and devastation triumph over the promise of a new Ireland.

The Plough and the Stars (1926), along with The Shadow of a Gunman (1923) and Juno and the Paycock (1924) 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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Shakespeare Theatre Company Reveals Full Details for MACBETH, Starring Ralph Fiennes and Indira Varma
by Blair Ingenthron - Oct 31, 2023

Shakespeare Theatre Company has announced the location, cast, and creative team for the highly-anticipated spring production of Macbeth. Directed by STC Artistic Director Simon Godwin, Macbeth stars Tony and BAFTA Award-winner Ralph Fiennes and Olivier Award-winner Indira Varma as the leading lord and lady. Learn more about the location, cast, and creative team here!

Berkshire Theatre Group Reveals Cast for the Upcoming Production of COPENHAGEN
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 31, 2023

Get all the latest updates on Berkshire Theatre Group's upcoming production of Copenhagen. Find out who has been cast in the lead roles and when and where you can catch this highly anticipated show. Don't miss this limited engagement - learn more now!

Cast Revealed For COWBOIS, A New Queer Cowboy Show For The RSC by Charlie Josephine
by Stephi Wild - Aug 31, 2023

Casting has been announced for the Royal Shakespeare Company's forthcoming production of Charlie Josephine's new play, Cowbois. 

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by Blair Ingenthron - Jul 24, 2023

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by A.A. Cristi - Jun 19, 2023

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by Stephi Wild - Jun 14, 2023

Matthew Seager’s deeply affecting and celebrated play In Other Words returns to London prior to a UK tour, in an enhanced production six years on from its acclaimed premiere and subsequent international success.

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by Stephi Wild - Jun 13, 2023

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by Stephi Wild - Jun 5, 2023

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Soho Theatre Reveals 2023 Edinburgh Festival Fringe Programme
by Stephi Wild - May 18, 2023

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Galway International Arts Festival Reveals 2023 Programme
by Stephi Wild - May 16, 2023

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by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 5, 2023

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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 28, 2023

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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 15, 2023

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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 9, 2023

Irish Repertory Theatre has announced extensions for the first two productions of their 2023 season. 

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by A.A. Cristi - Feb 1, 2023

The film adaptation of Bizet's classic opera, Carmen, will hit theaters this spring starring Academy Award-nominee Paul Mescal and 'In the Heights' star Melissa Barrera.

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE Becomes Fastest Selling Play To Date in Any Ambassador Theatre Group Venue
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 1, 2023

Following unprecedented demand, tickets for all existing performances of Streetcar have now sold out for the run at the Phoenix Theatre from 20 March to 29 April 2023.

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by A.A. Cristi - Jan 24, 2023

Paul Mescal, just nominated for an Oscar and a BAFTA for his leading role in the film Aftersun, and best known for his BAFTA winning role in Normal People, Olivier Award winner Patsy Ferran (Summer & Smoke), Anjana Vasan (We Are Lady Parts) and Dwane Walcott (One Night in Miami, Our Girl) will continue in the roles of Stanley, Blanche, Stella and Harold 'Mitch' Mitchell respectively, in the transfer of the Almeida Theatre's critically acclaimed, hot ticket & sell-out production of A Streetcar Named Desire.

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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 24, 2023

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by Stephi Wild - Jan 6, 2023

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by Stephi Wild - Oct 20, 2022

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by Stephi Wild - Aug 17, 2022

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The Plough and the Stars has had 6 productions including Broadway which opened in 1927, Broadway which opened in 1934, Broadway which opened in 1937, Broadway which opened in 1973, West End which opened in 2018 and Off-Broadway which opened in 2019.



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