The Verdict: Critics Review John Patrick Shanley's Outside Mullingar, With Brían F. O’Byrne and Debra Messing

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24 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, starring Brían F. O’Byrne and Debra Messing, officially opened Jan. 23 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.

Directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes, the play also features Dearbhla Molloy (Dancing at Lughnasa; Arcadia at London’s Haymarket Theatre) and Peter Maloney.

The critics have filed their reviews, and has collected them for our readers. will continue to update our list as the reviews come in.

AM New York

Entertainment Weekly

The Hollywood Reporter

The Huffington Post

NBC New York



The New York Daily News

New York Magazine

The New York Post

The New York Times

USA Today


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

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