The Roundabout Theatre Company's Off-Broadway production of Sean O'Casey's Juno and the Paycock closes one day earlier than planned, Dec. 23, after a total of 32 previews and 76 performances. Dec. 24 ticketholders have been reassigned other dates, including the new closing performance on Dec. 23. The show opened Oct. 19 at the Gramercy Theatre.
As reported earlier, O'Casey's story portrays the Boyle family, doomed to poverty in the early 1920s, during the time of the Civil War. The cast for Juno includes Derbhla Molloy (Juno Boyle), Jim Norton (Captain Jack Boyle), Thomas Jay Ryan (Joxer Daly), Norbert Leo Butz (Jerry Devine) as well as Gretchen Cleevely, Liam Craig, Cynthia Darlow, Jason Butler Harner, Roberta Maxwell, George Heslin, Edward Hyland and John Keating.
John Crowley, associate artistic director at Donmar Warehouse, directs the show. The design team for Juno includes set and costume design by Rae Smith, lighting design by Brian MacDevitt with original music and sound by Donald DiNicola.
Playwright O'Casey established his name in the 1920s with such bitter comedy-dramas as The Shadow of a Gunman (1923), Juno and the Paycock (1924), The Plough and the Stars (1926), The Silver Tassie (1928), Purple Dust (1940), Red Roses for Me (1946), Cock-a-Doodle Dandy (1949) and The Drums of Father Ned (1956).
Director Crowley made his New York directing debut with Juno. The brother of Tony Award-winning designer Bob Crowley, John Crowley's London directing credits are How I Learned to Drive, One for the Road, The Master Builder, and the Sondheim-Lapine musical Into the Woods, which was designed by his brother Bob Crowley. Tickets are $55. The Gramercy Theatre and box office is located at 127 E. 23 St. For tickets call the Gramercy Theatre at (212) 777-4900 or TicketMaster at (212) 307-4100.
— By Murdoch McBride