The Seafarer's David Morse and Jim Norton will be guests on WNYC's
"The Leonard Lopate Show" this Thursday, January 3 (12:40 1:00 PM).
Morse and Norton will sit down with Lopate to discuss
working on the New York
premiere of Conor McPherson's The Seafarer currently
playing at the Booth Theatre (222
West 45th Street).
"The Leonard Lopate Show" can be heard on 93.9 FM or 820 AM.
From Conor McPherson,
the author of the Olivier Award-winning The Weir and the Tony-nominated Shining
City, comes "a chilling new play
about the sea, Ireland,
and the power of myth. It's Christmas Eve and Sharky (Morse) has returned to
Dublin to look after his irascible, aging brother (Norton) who's recently gone
blind. Old drinking buddies Ivan (Hill) and Nicky (Mahon) are holed up at the house too, hoping
to play some cards. But with the arrival of a stranger (Hinds) from the distant
past, the stakes are raised ever higher. In fact, Sharky may be playing for his
very soul," explain press notes.
Two-time Olivier Award winner Conleth Hill (Stones in His Pockets, The Producers) is reprising his role as 'Ivan
Curry,' which he originated at The National Theatre in London. Ciarán Hinds is best known to audiences as 'Gaius Julius Caesar'
in HBO's epic drama "Rome," and Closer in
the West End and on Broadway. Sean Mahon is making his Broadway
debut as 'Nicky Giblin.'Drama Desk Award winner David Morse (How I Learned to Drive) is returning to New
York theatre after receiving an Emmy nomination for his guest starring role in
"House, M.D." Jim Norton is
reprising his role as 'Richard Harkin' for which he received the 2007 Olivier
The Broadway production of The Seafarer opened on Thursday, December 6 and began previews on Tuesday, October 30.
The Seafarer received its world premiere in 2006
at the National's Cottesloe Theatre, opening to critical acclaim. The
Seafarer received two Olivier Award nominations including Best New
Play for McPherson. Jim Norton received the Olivier for Best Performance in a
The creative team for
The Seafarer includes: Rae Smith (set and costume design),
Neil Austin (lighting design),
and Mathew Smethurst-Evans (sound
The Seafarer is the latest
National Theatre production to be produced on Broadway by Boyett Ostar Productions. Previous
productions include Alan Bennett's Tony Award-winning The History Boys
directed by NT director, Nicholas Hytner, as well as the recent productions of Coram
Boy, Jumpers, Democracy, and The Pillowman.