Irish Repertory Theatre will honor Bill Clinton at its upcoming 30th anniversary gala at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall June 17. The Off-Broadway theatre company, which is dedicated to the work of Irish playwrights old and new, will celebrate the former president’s efforts in helping secure peace in Northern Ireland, including his work on the 1998 Good Friday Agreement.
“We have long admired what President Clinton has done for both Ireland and the Irish-American community here in the U.S.," says Irish Rep Producing Director Ciaran O’Reilly. "His peace-building efforts were instrumental in securing a lasting peace in Northern Ireland and we are honored that he will join us to commemorate our 30th Anniversary Season.”
The evening, directed by Artistic Director Charlotte Moore, will feature a performance by Judy Collins and musical direction by John Bell (On a Clear Day You Can See Forever). Additional performers will be announced at a later date.
“As one of the performers at his 1992 inauguration—it’s no surprise she has been hailed as the ‘President’s troubadour'—President Clinton let it be known that Ms. Collins ranked high among his favorite singers. It is deeply meaningful to have Judy Collins in our celebration,” adds Moore.
For tickets and more information on the gala, visit IrishRep.org.