September 8, 1994

A Roundabout Theater Company revival of Brian Friel’s famous 1964 play “Philadelphia Here I Come!” opens at the Criterion Center in New York. The production starred Robert Sean Leonard as Gareth O’Donnell as well as a supporting cast of notable Irish character actors, including Milo O’Shea, Pauline Flanagan, Leo Leyden and Jarlath Conroy. “This 1964 work established the Irish playwright as one of international stature,” the New York Times wrote in its review, “30 years later, it seems no less fresh and vital.”

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