Walking With Ghosts will play its final Broadway performance at the Music Box Theatre November 20. Starring two-time Tony nominee Gabriel Byrne, the show was initially scheduled to run through December 30. The production began previews October 18 and officially opened October 27. Read the reviews here.
Described as a "lyricial homage to the people and landscapes that shape our destinies," the part-solo play, part-reflection 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 from his memoir of the same name.
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.
The stage adaptation 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.
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.