John Lithgow, Wallace Shawn, Paul Dooley to Perform "Ulysses" on Radio Bloomsday

News   John Lithgow, Wallace Shawn, Paul Dooley to Perform "Ulysses" on Radio Bloomsday
Radio Bloomsday will present its annual seven-hour radio broadcast of artists interpreting James Joyce’s novel "Ulysses," June 16 on WBAI, 99.5 FM in New York City and on KPFK, 90.7 in Los Angeles; the show will also be streamed live on

The program brings together contemporary world-class international artists each year to make Joyce’s text new and accessible to modern audiences. This year’s broadcast will feature artists from New York City, Los Angeles, London and Dublin.

New York playwright and performer Wallace Shawn will perform as Leopold Bloom with novelist Anne Enright narrating the entire Calypso episode. Actor John Lithgow will perform the poetry of Joyce as well as Charles Lamb’s version of the Ulysses legend, Joyce’s first encounter with the story while a student.

Others performing in the radio broadcast include Paul Dooley, Bob Odenkirk, Marc Maron, Paul Muldoon, Marc Singer, Jim Fletcher, Nick McDonell, Caraid O’Brien, Kate Valk, John O’Callaghan, Conn Horgan, Marie-Louise Bowe, Aaron Beall and Shawnee Benton, among others.

Radio Bloomsday is directed by Molly Bloom and Caraid O’Brien. Larry Josephson produces the broadcast.

For more information, call Josephson at (212) 595-1837 or visit

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