Garry Hynes will direct a cast that features Victoria Clark, Conrad John Schuck, Dermot Crowley, Celia Keenan-Bolger and Michael Arden. Eric Stern provides music direction, and Warren Carlyle handles choreography. The Encores! production marks the first time the work has hit New York City since the original 1959 Broadway production.
Based on Sean O’Casey's 1924 play Juno and The Paycock, the musical "chronicles the disintegration of an Irish family in Dublin in the early 1920s during the confrontation between the Irish Republican Army and the British," according to show notes. Clark plays the stuggling mother who tries "heroically to hold her family together in the face of war, betrayal, and her husband's drinking." Schuck takes on the role of her husband, Captain Boyle.
Here is a look at the featured players:
All photos by Joan Marcus.