The year is 1980. A former movie actor, Ronald Reagan, whose great-grandfather was an emigrant from the village of Ballyporeen in County Tipperary, is the newly-elected, 40th president of the United States. That same year another emigrant, Ciarán O’Reilly from County Cavan, was performing in an off-Broadway play called Summer by the Irish writer HughRead more..
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In Nora Connolly’s 1935 memoir of her father, James Connolly, she mentions a play of his entitled The Agitator’s Wife, which scholars have never been able to find. A short story of the same name was recently discovered in an obscure journal in Warwick University’s library, leading University of Glasgow academics to believe it couldRead more..
The Eugene O’Neill Theatre Festival in New Ross, called “One Festival, Two Countries,” was a big success. The first half of the festival, the 19th Annual Eugene O’Neill Festival in Danville, was held throughout September 2018, and the second half, the First Annual Eugene O’Neill International Festival of Theatre, was held in New Ross October 11-14, 2018,Read more..
The Irish Repertory Theatre’s revival of Finian’s Rainbow brightens New York’s theatrical scene. ℘℘℘ A musical comedy that involves an Irishman and his daughter arriving in the mythical Southern state of Missitucky, followed in hot pursuit by a leprechaun whose crock of gold the father has “borrowed,” not to mention black sharecroppers and a racistRead 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..
The Riverdance phenomenon continues as the world-famous Irish dance show celebrated its 5,000th performance in San-Francisco last month and Mayor Willie Brown Jr. proclaimed March 6 “Riverdance Day.” Brown attended the performance and presented a proclamation to stars Tara Barry and Michael Patrick Gallagher. ♦
Nicolas Kent, the man behind the Tricycle, the uniquely innovative theater in Kilburn and launching-pad for many of Ireland’s most successful plays, is interviewed by Marilyn Cole Lownes. ℘℘℘ It’s 10 a.m. on London’s busy Kilburn High Road and the Tricycle Theatre, emblazoned with flashing lights, is already open for business and ready for action.Read more..