Two-time Tony nominee Gabriel Byrne will bring Walking With Ghosts, a solo show adapted from his memoir of the same name, to Broadway this fall. The 75-performance run will begin October 18 at the Music Box Theatre (currently the home of the Tony-winning Dear Evan Hansen) with opening night set for October 27. Lonny Price is directing.
The work premiered at Dublin's Gaiety Theatre before playing Edinburgh International Festival, both earlier this year, and a West End run is set to run September 7–16. The autobiographical play is described as a "lyricial homage to the people and landscapes that shape our destinies."
The production will feature scenic and lighting design by Sinéad McKenna, costume design by Joan O’Clery, and music and sound design by Sinéad Diskin. The piece was originally commissioned and produced by Landmark Productions, with Anna Clarke, Mara Isaacs, and Neal Street producing the Broadway run. Wagner Johnson Productions will serve as executive producer.
"What an honor to be on Broadway again, especially in a glorious venue like the Music Box," shares Byrne. "It was a real joy to hear laughter in a theatre during the premiere run of Walking with Ghosts in Dublin. I've chosen to be honest and unflinching in the recounting of a life from working class Dublin to Hollywood. Although rooted in the local, I hope the play has a universal resonance."
Walking With Ghosts will be Byrne's fourth Broadway outing, following performances in A Moon for the Misbegotten, A Touch of the Poet, and Long Day's Journey Into Night. Byrne received Tony nominations for his work in Moon for the Misbegotten and Long Day's Journey. The stage and screen star has also appeared in such films as Excalibur, Little Women, The Man in the Iron Mask, and Vanity Fair. Byrne's memoir, Walking With Ghosts, was published in 2020.