The Rep Takes Broadway

Left to right: Frank McCourt, Henry Wrinkler and Pauline Flanagan.

By Irish America Staff
August / September 2001

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 was no exception. The many Irish participants included Frank and Malachy McCourt, Milo O’Shea, Kitty Sullivan, Carmel Quinn and Tommy Makem, were joined on stage by circus performers including a fire-eater and a contortionist. The evening was presided over by Shirley Jones, who was a superb ringmaster. A gala supper followed at Sardi’s restaurant.♦

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