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Theater Review (NYC): ‘Finian’s Rainbow’ Starring Melissa Errico at the Irish Repertory Theatre

The director and cast have wisely kept the slenderized production intimate and "close to the hearth," helped by handsome artistic design and fine musical direction. The character portrayals are down-to-earth and heartfelt amidst an energy and joyful vibrance that is contagious and encourages us to soar spiritually.

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Irish Repertory Theatre Hosts Memorial Honoring Brian Friel, With Gabriel Byrne and Jim Dale

As Broadway dimmed its lights for a minute on Tuesday evening in remembrance of this great soul and most unique voice of the theater, all those in the theater world understood that Friel's shoes will not be filled easily. And who better than the Irish Rep to honor him?

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Theater Review (NYC Off Broadway): ‘The Belle of Belfast’

Belfast, Ireland in 1985 is home to the fiery and foul-mouthed Anne Malloy who lives with her Aunt Emma Malloy who seeks the help of the Catholic Church in a frequent confession of her sins which are practically non existant. Anne, too seeks confession, but for a different reason which has more to do with the good looking Father Reilly than salvation of her soul. The Troubles are the backdrop in the lives of the characters, but these individuals have inured themselves to the violence as they try to cope as best they can. The issue is how successfully can you cope when you live in a war zone?

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