Opening October 27, Walking With Ghosts starring two-time Tony nominee Gabriel Byrne plays Broadway's Music Box Theatre. The 75-performance run began previews October 18.
Part-solo play, part-reflection, Walking With Ghosts is the stage adaptation of Byrne's memoir of the same name. Described as a "lyricial homage to the people and landscapes that shape our destinies," Walking With Ghosts offers an intimate look at the actor's reflections on his life. Byrne shares memories growing up in a working class family in Dublin and the "theatre of the street" to the pressures of fame and everything comic, dark, and seemingly commonplace in between.
Director Lonny Price helms the production which features scenic and lighting design by Sinéad McKenna, costume design by Joan O’Clery, and music and sound design by Sinéad Diskin.
"What an honor to be on Broadway again, especially in a glorious venue like the Music Box," said Byrne. "It was a real joy to hear laughter in a theatre during the premiere run of Walking with Ghosts in Dublin. I've chosen to be honest and unflinching in the recounting of a life from working class Dublin to Hollywood. Although rooted in the local, I hope the play has a universal resonance."
Byrne returns to the Broadway in his fourth 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.
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.