Matthew Broderick Stars in Shining City, Opening Tonight

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Irish Repertory Theatre is reviving Conor McPherson’s acclaimed play Off-Broadway.
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The Irish Repertory Theatre revival of Conor McPherson’s Shining City officially opens June 9, starring two-time Tony winner Matthew Broderick. Performances began May 17 for the play about a widower who begins to see his wife's ghost, directed by Ciarán O’Reilly.

The cast also includes Billy Carter, Lisa Dwan and James Russell.

The IRT staging marks the play's first revival since its Broadway debut a decade ago. The play had its world premiere in London in 2004 and transferred to Broadway in 2006. In Shining City, John (Broderick) seeks help from a counselor (Carter) after the unexpected death of his wife. It is billed as a haunting play, dense with urban lives that brush against one another while never making contact.

The production has scenic design by Charlie Corcoran, costume design by Martha Hally and lighting design by Michael Gottlieb. Original music is by Ryan Rumery.

The Irish Repertory Theatre returns to its home in Chelsea, located at 132 West 22nd Street, after an 18-month renovation.

To purchase tickets and for more information, call (212) 727-2737 or visit

(Updated June 9, 2016)

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