Read Reviews for The Seafarer, Starring Matthew Broderick

The Verdict   Read Reviews for The Seafarer, Starring Matthew Broderick
 
See what critics think of Irish Rep's revival of the Conor McPherson play.
The_Seafarer_Irish_Rep_Production_Photo_2018_Matthew Broderick & Andy Murray in THE SEAFARER at Irish Rep, Photo by Carol Rosegg (1)_HR.jpg
Matthew Broderick and Andy Murray Carol Rosegg
The_Seafarer_Irish_Rep_Production_Photo_2018_Matthew Broderick in THE SEAFARER at Irish Rep, Photo by Carol Rosegg (2)_HR.jpg
Matthew Broderick Carol Rosegg

Irish Repertory Theatre celebrated the Off-Broadway opening of Conor McPherson’s The Seafarer, helmed by Co-Founding Artistic Director Ciarán O’Reilly, April 18. The production stars two-time Tony winner Matthew Broderick and has been extended through May 24.

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In The Seafarer, a Christmas eve poker game between friends in Dublin is disrupted by the arrival of a mysterious stranger. The play premiered in 2006 at London's Royal National Theatre before opening on Broadway the following year.

Completing the cast of the Irish Rep revival are Colin McPhillamy as Richard, Michael Mellamphy as Ivan, Andy Murray as Sharky, and Tim Ruddy as Nicky. Broderick plays the role of Lockhart.

Read reviews for The Seafarer below:

DC Theatre Scene (Deb Miller)

Daily Beast (Tim Teeman)

The Hollywood Reporter (Frank Scheck)

The New York Times (Ben Brantley)

New York Magazine / Vulture (Sara Holdren)

Time Out New York (Helen Shaw)

The limited engagement features sets by Charlie Corcoran, lighting design by Brian Nason, costumes by Martha Halley, and sound design by M. Florian Staab and Ryan Rumery. Original music is by Rumery.

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