Gwen Orel talks with Obi Abili and Ciarán O’Reilly of Irish Rep’s “The Emperor Jones,” and Larry Kirwan, author of Irish Rep’s “Rebel in the Soul.”
“The Emperor Jones” has a genre– and it’s horror. The play is a nightmare, produced like a dream.
Trump read an Irish proverb he’s “heard for years.” Who trolled him into reading a Nigerian poem?
Darrah Carr reports back on the New York- New Belfast conference held in June, where loads of NYC’s Irish culture movers and shakers turned up to speak.
Set in Dublin in the 1960s, Da is Hugh Leonard’s Tony-winning classic memory play. Charlie returns to his childhood home after his father’s funeral only to find the stubborn patriarch’s ghost unwilling to leave the house. As Charlie rummages through his father’s belongings, he surrenders to his own memories, both hilarious and wrenching, as the complexity […]
Mark Butler reports on Irish Rep’s groundbreaking in September– full of hardhats and song!
Philomena Connors finds Juno and the Paycock surprisingly humorous and a feast for the senses.
Conor McPherson’s “The Weir” at Irish Rep, reveals dark realms of life and death.
Cara Seymour as Lily (@Carol Rosegg) How It’s New York: With “Occupy Wall Street” not too distant a memory, there’s an urgency and a relevancy to a play about people oppressed for protesting. How It’s Irish: The Freedom of the City, by Brian Friel, is set in Northern Ireland during theTroubles, and is presented by […]
Margaret Loesser Robinson, Patrick Cummings , Cliff Bemis (Carol Rosegg) How It’s New York: Irish Rep is one of the city’s best producing houses, and the cast is full of NY regulars. What’s more, Eugene O’Neill spent a lot of time here. How It’s Irish: O’Neill was of Irish descent, and the romantic lead, Matt, […]
Eugene O’Neill How It’s New York: Eugene O’Neill (1888 – 1953) was a Broadway baby, born in a Broadway hotel room, and there are traces of him all over the city. The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center (based in Connecticut, but has offices in NY) nurtures and develops new talent at a highly prestigious retreat every […]
Podcast: Play in new window | Download Mick Moloney talks about “going out on the wren” and his new album “An Irish Christmas: A Musical Solstice Celebration,” (Concerts at Irish Arts Center (thru 12/18); Gerard Mannix Flynn talks about his show James X, running at the Culture Project (thru 12/18); Chris Layer talks about his […]
How It’s New York: Irish Repertory Theatre is one of New York’s finest companies, and has become a fixture not only in the Irish but in the New York theatre world. And this production of Brian Friel’s Dancing at Lughnasa: A Playwas a huge hit on Broadway Plymouth Theatre 20 years ago. It won the […]