Debra Messing Is Outside Mullingar, Beginning Jan. 3 on Broadway

By Andrew Gans
03 Jan 2014

Debra Messing
Debra Messing
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The Manhattan Theatre Club world premiere of Tony and Oscar winner John Patrick Shanley's Outside Mullingar begins its limited Broadway engagement Jan. 3 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.

Directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes, the production, part of MTC's 2013-14 Broadway season, will officially open Jan. 23.

The 11-week engagement stars Tony Award winner Brían F. O’Byrne, Emmy Award winner Debra Messing, Dearbhla Molloy (Dancing at Lughnasa; Arcadia at London’s Haymarket Theatre) and Peter Maloney.

For the first preview only, Manhattan Theatre Club is offering a special snow discount. All tickets for the 8 PM performance are available for $50 by using code OMSNW14 or coming to the Friedman box office.



Tony winner O’Byrne (Frozen, Doubt) and Emmy winner Messing (“Will & Grace,” "Smash," Collected Stories), press notes state, "play Anthony and Rosemary, two introverted misfits straddling 40. Anthony has spent his entire life on a cattle farm in rural Ireland, a state of affairs that—due to his painful shyness—suits him well. Rosemary lives right next door, determined to have him, watching the years slip away. With Anthony’s father threatening to disinherit him and a land feud simmering between their families, Rosemary has every reason to fear romantic catastrophe. But then, in this very Irish story with a surprising depth of poetic passion, these yearning, eccentric souls fight their way towards solid ground and some kind of happiness. Their journey is heartbreaking, funny as hell, and ultimately deeply moving."

The creative team includes John Lee Beatty (scenic design), Catherine Zuber (costume design), Mark McCullough (lighting design), Fitz Patton (original music and sound design), Tom Watson (hair and wig design) and Stephen Gabis (dialect coach).

Tickets, priced $67-$127, are available by calling Telecharge at (212) 239-6200, online by visiting Telecharge.com, or by visiting the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre Box Office (261 West 47th Street).

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John Aylward, Brían F. O'Byrne, Debra Messing and Dearbhla Molloy
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