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The Smuggler - 2020 - Off-Broadway

Tim Finnegan is an Irish immigrant living the American dream - and he's here to tell you all about it. Out of work, ashamed and angry, with his marriage on the rocks, Tim sinks into the seedy underbelly of his small town. With the help of a few friends, he soon sees opportunities to climb the ladder - so long as he's willing to bend the rules. Written entirely in rhymed verse, this strikingly original work by Ronán Noone won the best playwright award at Origin Theatre's 1st Irish Festival in 2019.

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Running Time: 70 minutes with no intermission

Irish Repertory Theatre

(New York, NY)
132 West 22nd St.(between 6th & 7th Aves)
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by Sarah Murphy - Sep 9, 2019
The Smuggler, which won the Best Playwright Award at the 1st Irish Festival of New York in January, is a 9000 word rhyme-poem by Irish-American playwright, Ronán Noone. Originally from County Galway and now settled in Boston, Noone brings a journalistic eye to the modern immigrant experience and ruminates on the impossibility of the 'American Dream'.
by Robert Diamond - Sep 30, 2013
The Dallas Opera has announced that it will revive—by popular demand—the exciting festivities marking the opening of a new season, known as FIRST NIGHT. The one-night-only celebrations presented by NGP Energy Capital Management will take place both inside and outside the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center in the Dallas Arts District, on Friday, October 25, 2013 beginning at 5:30 p.m. with a lavish black-tie dinner at 6:00 provided by Puck Catering in a beautifully appointed tent in Sammons Park (located just off the main promenade to the Winspear Opera House).
by Rosie Hertzman - Sep 30, 2013
The Dallas Opera is set to revive—by popular demand—the exciting festivities marking the opening of a new season, known as FIRST NIGHT.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2015
Lamplighters Music Theatre present this full-length original satire, set (mostly) to the music of Sir Arthur Sullivan with a nod to W.S. Gilbert.
by Tyler Peterson - Sep 25, 2013
The Dallas Opera is extremely proud to present the opening production of the 2013-2014 'By Love Transformed' Season: Georges Bizet's colorful, sensual and passionate 19th century masterpiece, CARMEN, one of the most beloved and popular works in the entire opera canon. CARMEN opens on Friday, October 25, 2013 in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center in the Dallas Arts District.
by Rosie Hertzman - Sep 25, 2013
The Dallas Opera has announced the opening production of their 2013-2014 “By Love Transformed” Season: Georges Bizet's colorful, sensual and passionate 19th century masterpiece, CARMEN, one of the most beloved and popular works in the entire opera canon.
by Roger Catlin - Sep 11, 2019
Pull up a bar stool. The Irish barkeep has a little story to tell you. The saga of 'The Smuggler,' a new prize-winning play by Ronán Noone, couldn't have a more authentic setting than the gently curved eight-seat wooden bar in the speakeasy-like Allegory Bar at the Eaton Hotel downtown. That's where the Irish arts collective Solas Nua has ingeniously set the one man play.
by Julie Musbach - Sep 10, 2019
Boston Playwrights' Theatre (BPT) opens its 2019-20 season with The Book Club Play, a comedy by Karen Zacarías. Running from September 26 to October 13, this Boston premiere is directed by Shana Gozansky.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2013
The Dallas Opera, in partnership with Klyde Warren Park and with support from The Dallas Arts District, is delighted to announce our first-ever artistic collaboration: a live simulcast of one of the most popular operas in the repertoire, Georges Bizet's 1875 masterpiece, CARMEN, starring the gorgeous and gifted French mezzo-soprano Clémentine Margaine in her American debut.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2013
The Dallas Opera is set to revive—by popular demand—the exciting festivities marking the opening of a new season, known as FIRST NIGHT.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 16, 2019
Boston Playwrights' Theatre (BPT) continues its 2019-20 season with the smuggler by Ronán Noone. Running from November 7-24, this darkly-comic drama is directed by Judy Braha.
by Sarah Murphy - Oct 1, 2020
Solas Nua has commissioned a series of digital plays from African-American playwright Jeremy Keith Hunter and Irish playwright John King. Their first collaboration asks us to consider how language, specifically GIFs and emojis, can be used to forge connection is our digital world.
by Nancy Grossman - Nov 11, 2019
Ronán Noone is an Irish-American playwright, an immigrant, who writes about what he knows and what he has lived. In his most recent work, THE SMUGGLER, which won the Best Playwright award at the 1st Irish Festival of New York, 2019, he allocates much of that knowledge and experience to the protagonist, Tim Finnegan. Taking on the role and commanding the stage at Boston Playwrights' Theatre, award-winning actor Billy Meleady's masterful performance gives a solo piece the effect of an ensemble of players telling the story.
by Sarah Murphy - May 2, 2020
Exploring the digital landscape of theatre, Solas Nua is commissioning a new play to capture the self isolation that people around the world are experiencing during the COVID 19 pandemic. Audiences can tune into the production to enjoy a live performance of a play specifically written for the online platform. The performance will feature optional, mild audience interaction. 
by Stephi Wild - May 11, 2020
As the shutdown continues, BroadwayWorld is keeping you up to date on the latest announcements and updates from New York's Off-Broadway theatres. 
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 11, 2020
Among tonight's winners was the pre-Broadway engagement of Six the Musical. which took home Outstanding Visiting Production for its run at ART, while David Byrne's American Utopia was honored with Best Visiting Performance, Musical.
by Jade Kops - Mar 26, 2017
Bizet's CARMEN's big dramatic imagery, colourful crowd scenes and bold iconic music lends itself to a major spectacle like HANDA ON SYDNEY HARBOUR (HOSH), the jewel in Opera Australia's annual programme so it is understandable that they have opted to 'revive' the 2013 production.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2015
The Dallas Opera, in partnership with AT&T Stadium and with support from our founding sponsor, The Dallas Foundation, is extremely proud to announce the company's fourth stadium simulcast -- and the tenth free Dallas Opera simulcast since 2010 -- scheduled to take place tonight, March 21, 2015 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX (home of the Dallas Cowboys).
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 13, 2020
Irish Repertory Theatre (Charlotte Moore, Artistic Director and Ciarán O'Reilly, Producing Director) announced today that in light of yesterday's announcement from the state and city government, all future performances of Lady G: Plays and Whisperings of Lady Gregory and Incantata are cancelled.
by Alan Henry - Mar 13, 2020
Which productions are currently running, cancelled, and postponed in NYC? We've got a comprehensive list of all the changes.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 12, 2020
Irish Repertory Theeatre has released a statement regarding tonight's performances of Incantata and Lady G:
by Ben Peltz - Jun 28, 2013
The Dallas Opera, in partnership with Klyde Warren Park and with support from The Dallas Arts District, is delighted to announce our first-ever artistic collaboration: a live simulcast of one of the most popular operas in the repertoire, Georges Bizet's 1875 masterpiece,CARMEN, starring the gorgeous and gifted French mezzo-soprano Clementine Margaine in her American debut!
by Macon Prickett - Jun 20, 2018
Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema announced today its film lineup of 110 films and the news that Regal Entertainment Group has signed on to become the lead sponsor for the 2nd annual 10-day event in Queens. While the festival organizers are saddened to leave the Kew Gardens Cinemas in Kew Gardens, they are very excited for what this means for the future of the film festival. For it's sophomore year, Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema will be moving into its new home at Regal Entertainment Group's UA Midway Stadium 9 in Forest Hills, Queens. From August 3rd to August 11th guests can enjoy films exhibited by state of the art projection and sound equipment in the comfort of Midway's recliner seats. The Opening Night Film at the Midway will be the New York Premiere of Ari Gold's award-winning and critically acclaimed “The Song of Sway Lake” starring Rory Culkin on Friday, Aug. 3rd at 6:30pm. On Sunday, August 12th, the festival's Awards Dinner Gala returns to Terrace on the Park in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park.
by Jade Kops - Jun 18, 2016
Recognisable melodies of Bizet's CARMEN and iconic images of Havana are blended together to retell this passionate story of infatuation, independence, strength and seduction for a modern audience.
by Tyler Peterson - Jul 7, 2015
Disney and LucasFilm have announced the next film in the upcoming STAR WARS Anthology, to be direced by THE LEGO MOVIE's Christopher Miller and Phil Lord.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 15, 2020
Adventure Theatre MTC channels snowflakes and cocoa with its next flash creation of new work for family audiences. Directed by the incredibly talented Nicole Marie Maneffa, Laley Lippard, and Nicole A. Watson, the Jingle in July script readings will be a free event on Facebook Live, July 26, 2020. Time TBD. 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2013
The Dallas Opera, in partnership with Klyde Warren Park and with support from The Dallas Arts District, is delighted to announce our first-ever artistic collaboration: a live simulcast of one of the most popular operas in the repertoire, Georges Bizet's 1875 masterpiece, CARMEN, starring the gorgeous and gifted French mezzo-soprano Clémentine Margaine in her American debut.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017
An ambitious student who always planned to return home. Two old friends who found love in a strange city. A young man who risks death to reunite his family.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 29, 2019
The crowd-pleasing rugby play "Alone It Stands" scored Best Production at the 2019 Origin 1st Irish Theatre Festival's closing night festivities at The Manhattan Club at Rosie O'Grady's in Times Square tonight. The locally produced American premiere of "Alone It Stands," a play with an illustrious production history in Ireland, The West End and elsewhere, was nominated in four categories, and played at 59E59 Theaters. Two critically acclaimed productions imported from Ireland -- "On Blueberry Hill" (at 59E59 Theaters through February 3) and "The Morning After the Life Before" which played at the cell - also had big wins, with "On Blueberry Hill" (produced by Fishamble: The New Play Co in Dublin) earning Best Actor for Niall Buggy and Best Design; and "The Morning After the Life Before" (produced by Dublin's Guna Nua Theatre) winning Best Actress for Lucia Smyth, and Best Director for Paul Meade.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 25, 2019
Productions and plays from Ireland face off against several homegrown New York productions as the 11th annual Origin 1st Irish Theatre Festival hands out its awards at a closing night ceremony at Rosie O'Grady's Manhattan Club, 800 Seventh Avenue, on Monday January 28 at 7pm.  Origin 1st Irish 2019, the world's only theatre festival dedicated to showcasing the work of contemporary Irish playwrights from around the world, began on January 9. Among the festival's six mainstage productions in competition, five are US premieres, and one is a world premiere. To RSVP to the awards ceremony, which is a free event, visit www.origintheatre.org
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2014
Infidelity, escapism and crime thrust the characters of Alan White's new book 'Savannah and the Soldier' (published by Trafford Publishing) into a whirlwind of dramatic fervor.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 17, 2017
Crowded Fire Theater (CFT) Launching Crowded Fire's 2017 season of new and contemporary plays is the Bay Area premiere of Mia Chung's YOU FOR ME FOR YOU directed by M. Graham Smith. YOU FOR ME FOR YOU is an Alice In Wonderland-like tale of sacrifice, love, and patriotism told from the perspective of two sisters fleeing North Korea. When Minhee and Junhee are torn apart at the border as they attempt to flee the Best Nation in the World, each must race across time and space to be together again-navigating the perilous Land of the Free and the treacherous terrain of personal belief. YOU FOR ME FOR YOU was hailed by The Washingtonian as "…(a) magical universe…a dizzying, sometimes surreal tale…endlessly creative…" in it's world premiere production at Woolly Mammoth Theatre in Washington D.C.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015
The Dallas Opera, in partnership with AT&T Stadium and with support from our founding sponsor, The Dallas Foundation, is extremely proud to announce the company's fourth stadium simulcast—and the tenth free Dallas Opera simulcast since 2010—scheduled to take place on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX (home of the Dallas Cowboys).
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015
The Dallas Opera, in partnership with AT&T Stadium and with support from our founding sponsor, The Dallas Foundation, is extremely proud to announce the company's fourth stadium simulcast -- and the tenth free Dallas Opera simulcast since 2010 -- scheduled to take place on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX (home of the Dallas Cowboys).
by Jade Kops - Feb 5, 2017
Having celebrated 50 years since CABARET debuted in New York on 20th November 1966, the return to the stage of this love story, set against the transition from the Hedonistic days of the Weimar Republic to the early days of the Nazi Germany, is both entertaining and a timely reminder to a world facing an uncertain future.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 4, 2020
The 37th Schwabacher Recital Series continues on Wednesday, March 4, with its second performance of 2020. San Francisco Opera Adler Fellows Simone McIntosh and Zhengyi Bai take the stage at San Francisco's Dianne and Tad Taube Atrium Theater for a musical exploration of love and heartbreak, accompanied by Robert Mollicone on the piano. Their program will spotlight Olivier Messiaen's rarely performed Harawi, Richard Strauss' beloved Opus 27 songs and selections from Vincenzo Bellini's Sei Ariette da Camera.
by Robert Diamond - Feb 22, 2014
Infidelity, escapism and crime thrust the characters of Alan White's new book 'Savannah and the Soldier' (published by Trafford Publishing) into a whirlwind of dramatic fervor.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2015
After the successful New York and Bay Area premieres of the dance ritual Bear/Skin, Keith Hennessy is back with the World Premiere of Sara (the smuggler). This dynamic solo performance by Sara Shelton Mann pays tribute to her iconic and iconoclastic role in Bay Area and international dance history, starting with her years in NYC with Alwin Nikolais and Murray Louis through her decade plus as the choreographer of Contraband to her subsequent collaborations with local and international artists.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 11, 2020
Irish Repertory Theatre (Charlotte Moore, Artistic Director and Ciarán O'Reilly, Producing Director) has announced The Smuggler written by Ronán Noone (The Second Girl), directed by Nicola Murphy (Pumpgirl) and starring Michael Mellamphy (The O'Casey Cycle).
by Roger Catlin - Dec 7, 2020
The third online production in the series, and the second from Kennedy’s Alexander Plays, is a penetrating, seemingly straightforward tale of mid-20th century discrimination in academia, blended with unspeakable crime.
by Stephi Wild - Dec 11, 2018
The 2019 Origin's 1st Irish Theatre Festival, New York's all-Irish theatre festival and the world's only festival devoted exclusively to producing the plays of contemporary Irish playwrights from around the world, settles in to its new January time slot, running three weeks from January 9 to 28. A total 17 events, including six mainstage productions from Belfast, Derry, Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Queens and Manhattan, will be seen in and out of competition. Among the productions, five are US premieres; one is a world premiere. 15 contemporary Irish writers are represented with work in performance.
by Christina Mancuso - Aug 5, 2013
The Dallas Opera is pleased to announce that “theatrically masterly” (Seattle Times) German/American stage director Chris Alexander, has agreed to stage our season-opening production of Georges Bizet's CARMEN, starring French mezzo-soprano Clémentine Margaine in her American debut. Born in Provo, Utah but a life-long resident of Germany, Alexander recently received critical acclaim for his staging of Seattle Opera's production of Beethoven's Fidelio (Mr. Alexander is a favorite of opera audiences in the Pacific Northwest), as well as Cincinnati Opera's presentation of Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss earlier this summer.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 20, 2019
Boston Playwrights' Theatre (BPT) today announces the new plays that will comprise its 38th season. The line-up includes The Book Club Play by Karen Zacarías, The Smuggler by Ronan Noone and Deal Me Out by MJ Halberstadt.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015
After the successful New York and Bay Area premieres of the dance ritual Bear/Skin, Keith Hennessy is back with the World Premiere of Sara (the smuggler). This dynamic solo performance by Sara Shelton Mann pays tribute to her iconic and iconoclastic role in Bay Area and international dance history, starting with her years in NYC with Alwin Nikolais and Murray Louis through her decade plus as the choreographer of Contraband to her subsequent collaborations with local and international artists.
by - Apr 15, 2014
When an undercover NCIS agent is suspected of working for the smuggler he's supposed to be investigating, the team takes him into custody to find his true intentions.