Irish playwright Conor McPherson, a frequent visitor in New York City of late, may be represented in the 2000-2001 Gotham season as well. Discussions are currently underway to bring McPherson's Dublin Carol to Broadway. David Richenthal would produce.
Dublin Carol premiered at the Old Vic in London earlier this year (later transferring to the Royal Court). The three-character play starred Brian Cox and was directed by Ian Rickson. Both Rickson and Cox would cross the Atlantic with the play, said sources close to the venture.
Cox is familiar with McPherson's work, having starred in the playwright's St. Nicholas in London and at Off-Broadway's Primary Stages in 1998.
Other McPherson plays seen in Manhattan included This Lime Tree Bower, also at Primary Stages, and The Weir, which played eight months on Broadway beginning in March 1999. Carol tells the story of an alcoholic man whose estranged daughter offers him a final chance for redemption.
--By Robert Simonson