New York may soon see its third play by British phenom Martin McDonagh. According to a report in Variety, McDonagh's The Lonesome West may reach Broadway in spring 1999. Leonard Soloway and Steven Levy have been mentioned as the producers. Levy was not available for comment. Two of the prolific McDonagh's plays have thus far made the trip across the Atlantic. The Beauty Queen of Leenane debuted at the Atlantic Theatre Company in early 1998 and quickly transferred to Broadway's Walter Kerr Theatre for an open run, where it and its Irish cast were nominated for numerous Tonys. The play has since been produced across the U.S. The Cripple of Inishmaan opened with less success in the spring of 1998 at the Public Theatre.
Lonesome West is part of the playwright's "Leenane" trilogy. According to Variety, the producer will import the Druid Theatre production directed by Tony-winning Leenane director Garry Hynes.