Two-time Tony winner Matthew Broderick will star in Irish Repertory Theatre’s upcoming production of Conor McPherson’s The Seafarer. Performances will begin at the Off-Broadway venue March 30, with opening night set for April 18.
Joining Broderick, who will play Lockhart in the Ciarán O’Reilly staging, are Colin McPhillamy as Richard, Michael Mellamphy as Ivan, Andy Murray as Sharky, and Tim Ruddy as Nicky.
The play, about a Christmas Eve poker game that receives an unexpected guest, premiered in 2006 at London's Royal National Theatre before opening on Broadway the following year.
Broderick returns to Irish Rep—and a McPherson work—after headlining Shining City in 2016. The How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and Brighton Beach Memoirs Tony winner most recently appeared on stage in Evening at the Talk House with the New Group.
The limited engagement will feature sets by Charlie Corcoran, lighting design by Brian Nason, costumes by Martha Halley, and sound design by M. Florian Staab and Ryan Rumery; the latter will also compose original music. Performances are currently scheduled through May 13.
Irish Rep's current production, Disco Pigs, will play on extension through March 4.