“How hard Ireland was on the women who could not fit in – the wild ones, the ones who had to get out, seeming emigrants but actual exiles.” – Nuala O’Faolain ℘℘℘ Chicago May wasn’t from Chicago and, in fact, spent little time there, but the name somehow suited her. May Duignan was born inRead more..
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The Irish Repertory Theatre’s Tenth Annual Gala Benefit on Broadway offered a rare concert version of the classic musical Finian’s Rainbow. Hosted by Hollywood legend Lauren Bacall, the evening show starred John Cullum (Tony Award winner for Shenandoah and On the Twentieth Century) as Finian McLonegan, Melissa Errico (2003 Tony Award nomination for Amour) as Finian’s daughter,Read more..
The Irish did well at the Tony Awards, sweeping the best actor categories and landing a few prizes for their work in Hairspray, which was the runaway winner of the night. Brian Dennehy pictured left won best leading actor in a drama for Long Day’s Journey Into Night. The Eugene O’Neill classic also won forRead more..
Séan Campion and Conleth Hill of Stones in His Pockets and the legendary Shirley Jones headlined a spectacular cast of performers appearing in The Irish Repertory Theater’s 8th Annual Broadway Benefit on Monday, June 4. Founded by Ciaran O’Reilly and Charlotte Moore, the Irish Rep enjoys a reputation for stellar performances and this evening wasRead more..
Two years ago they were hardly known, now Séan Campion and Conleth Hill are the toast of Broadway. ℘℘℘ In a departure from the world of big-budget films and special effects, Conleth Hill, 37, and Séan Campion, 41, create a world of characters and situations on a nearly bare stage with no props, as theyRead more..
The West End hit comes to Broadway. Seth Linder talks to playwright Marie Jones. ℘℘℘ “It’s just amazing, never in a million years could I have imagined it.” Belfast playwright Marie Jones is talking of the imminent Broadway run of her play Stones in His Pockets, the story of two extras in an Irish villageRead more..
Perish the thought! But it’s a possibility Riverdance producers Moya Doherty and John McColgan are prepared for. The power couple are already working on a new show that picks up where Riverdance leaves off. “I call is Riverdance meets Les Miserables,” McColgan told the Irish Voice. “It will be a major show that takes usRead more..
Actors Milo O’Shea and Gabriel Byrne and author Malachy McCourt were iust a few of the luminaries who attended the New York City-based lrish Repertory Theatre’s 7th annual Broadway benefit, Song of the Century, which celebrated the best of lrish entertainment in the 20th century. Byrne hosted the event along with actress Sinéad Cusack, whoRead more..