Podcast #39: T’he Emperor Jones’ and ‘Rebel in the Soul’


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.”

‘Emperor Jones’ review: stay out of the woods

“The Emperor Jones” has a genre– and it’s horror. The play is a nightmare, produced like a dream.

Theatre Review: New Girl in Town

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, […]

Judy Collins to Receive 2012 Eugene O’Neill Award

How It’s New York: Judy Collins lives here in NYC on the not so emerald isle of Manhattan.  And the event honoring her will be held in Times Square!How It’s Irish: Irish roots on both sides of the family and her father was quite the Irish tenor. John Lee brings us the good news: Singer, […]

Theatre Review: Beautiful Dreamer- Eugene O’Neill in Brooklyn and Chelsea

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 […]