For the final time, Walking With Ghosts plays Broadway's Music Box Theatre November 20 in an early end to its scheduled run. Two-time Tony nominee Gabriel Byrne stars in the solo show which began previews October 18 and officially opened October 27. Read the reviews here.
The actor collaborated with director Lonny Price to create the piece, best described as part-solo play, part-reflection. Based on the actor's memoir of the same name, the "lyricial homage to the people and landscapes that shape our destinies" offers an intimate look at the actor's life. From growing up in a working class family in Dublin and the "theatre of the street" to the pressures of fame, the work also contemplates memories that are comic, dark, and seemingly commonplace in between.
Walking With Ghosts is Byrne's fourth Broadway production, having previously starred in A Touch of the Poet, as well as A Moon for the Misbegotten and Long Day's Journey Into Night for which he received Tony nominations. With over 100 screen acting credits to his name, he has also starred in films such as The Usual Suspects, Excalibur, and The Man in the Iron Mask.
Featured in the production is 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. Anna Clarke, Mara Isaacs, and Neal Street produce the show on Broadway, with Wagner Johnson Productions serving as executive producer.