Debra Messing & the Cast of Outside Mullingar Celebrate Opening Night on Broadway
January 23, 2013 -

Photos from the opening night of Outside Mullingar on January 23, 2014 at the Friedman Theatre. Read more

BWW Interview: 'Inside' Mullingar  With Peter Maloney
January 22, 2013 -

Peter Maloney, who plays Tony Reilly in John Patrick Shanley's Outside Mullingar, has nothing but praise for the playwright's work, which has been called an Irish Moonstruck. "The humanity of this story, the way John has crafted these characters, is astonishing," said Maloney, a stage veteran and writer. "When I'm backstage after I've finished, I listen to the show on my little speakers in my dressing room and I am emotionally moved every single night. I am so touched by the tenderness in the writing and the brilliance of the actors."

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Debra Messing Is a Russian Polish Jew Playing an Irish Farmer in Outside Mullingar
January 14, 2013 -

John Patrick Shanley has been sitting on the idea of Outside Mullingar for a long time — since he first visited his family in the Irish countryside a quarter of a century ago. Shanley immediately became enamored with the family's use of language. "My family in Ireland can actually talk better than I can write," said the Pulitzer- and Tony Award-winning author of Doubt. Read more

John Patrick Shanley on His Irishness and Outside Mullingar
January 9, 2014 -

I never wanted to write about the Irish. When I got out of the Marine Corps in 1972, I was invited to a lunch of Irish-American writers. At a table of perhaps 10, I was conspicuously underaccomplished. I’d been brought along by my old professor Terry Moran (he was perhaps 37), because I was a poet. At the table, among others, were James T. Farrell and Jimmy Breslin. Farrell had 50 books to his credit, including, most famously, the Studs Lonigan trilogy. Breslin had reinvented blue-collar New York and maybe journalism. Read more

Gracing Broadway — Debra Messing Returns to the Stage in MTC's Outside Mullingar
January 4, 2014 -

Although her auburn tresses may suggest otherwise, Debra Messing is not Irish. "I'm a Polish-Russian Jew," she admitted. "I have been mistaken for Irish before because of my hair, but I've definitely never been mistaken for a farmer." Read more

Brian F. O'Byrne, Debra Messing & the Cast of John Patrick Shanley's Outside Mullingar Meet the Press
December 3, 2013 -

Brían F. O'Byrne, Debra Messing and the cast of Outside Mullingar gather to greet the press December 3, 2013, at MTC's rehearsal studios in New York City. Read more

Holiday Arts Guide: Inside Mullingar
November 27, 2013 -

He was a pedophile priest. She was a naïve nun. How could they not fall in love? Depending on your predilections, the Tony-nominated actors Brían F. O'Byrne and Heather Goldenhersh met cute or met queasy, starring in John Patrick Shanley's Doubt, first at Manhattan Theatre Club in 2004 and then on Broadway. Onstage, her Sister James suspected his Father Flynn of sexual misconduct. Offstage, a subsequent wedding and two children suggest a happier relationship. Read more

John Aylward and Dearbhla Molloy Will Join Brían F. O'Byrne and Debra Messing in Broadway's Outside Mullingar
November 25, 2013 -

Casting is now complete for the Manhattan Theatre Club world premiere of Tony and Oscar winner John Patrick Shanley's Outside Mullingar, which will begin its limited Broadway engagement Jan. 3, 2014, at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. Rehearsals begin Nov. 25. Read more

Debra Messing Fulfills 'Lifetime Dream' by Heading to Broadway
October 16, 2013 -

Debra Messing is best known for her TV roles on "Smash" and "Will & Grace," but the actress says it's always been a "lifetime dream" to star in a Broadway play. Well, her dream will come true next year when she makes her Broadway debut in a play entitled Outside Mullingar. Read more

Debra Messing "terribly anxious" about Broadway debut
October 4, 2013 -

Debra Messing has never performed on the Broadway stage before, but that's about to change very soon -- and she's quite anxious about it. The actress, who rose to fame on TV's "Will & Grace," starts rehearsing next month for her co-starring role in Outside Mullingar, a romantic comedy from writer John Patrick Shanley. Read more