John Shuck in "Juno"

John Shuck in "Juno"

Julie Stevens
Julie Stevens

March 13th, 2008, 7:04 pm #1

A musical based on the 1924 play Juno and the Paycock by Sean O'Casey, Juno chronicles the disintegration of an Irish family in Dublin in the early 1920s, during the confrontations between the Irish Republican Army and the British. Juno Boyle is the hardworking matriarch who struggles heroically to hold the family together in the face of war, betrayal, and her husband's drinking. Songs include "I Wish It So," "We're Alive" and "One Kind Word". This will be the first production since the original Broadway staging in 1959 to use the original orchestrations by Blitzstein, Hershey Kay and Robert Russell Bennett.

5 Performances ONLY!
March 27-30

NEW YORK CITY CENTER ENCORES!®
Artistic Director Jack Viertel Music Director Rob Berman

JUNO
Book by Joseph Stein
Music and lyrics by Marc Blitzstein

Starring
Victoria Clark _Conrad John Schuck
Celia Keenan-Bolger _ Michael Arden

Also Starring
Clarke Thorell _ Tyler Hanes
Louisa Flaningam Jennifer Smith Kay Walbye
With
Rosaleen Linehan
And
Dermot Crowley

Featuring The Encores! Orchestra
Guest Music Director Eric Stern
Directed by Garry Hynes
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